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Re: A place to find out..

Poster: Julien de Montfort <julien@spiaggia.org>

> I was recently browsing around the Sacred Stone web site, reading the
> various officers, and I came to a realization...I have absolutely no
> idea what most of those jobs are!
> Can anyone inform me? I'd really be appreciative!

Well, basically, here are the Reader's Digest versions of what the
offices are:

Seneschal:  Kinda like the 'group president.'  Is the legal
representative for the group.  The powers and duties of the seneschal
vary widely from groups to group; in some, the senschal is simply a
paper-pushing position, in other, they actively work and shape the
group's activities.

Chronicler:  The person in charge of the newsletter for the group (if
they have one).

Knight Marshal/Marshal:  The individual in charge of combat-related
activities within the group.  They help insure that no-one is injured
and that combat occures in a safe manner.

Herald:  The herald is responsible for helping folks with their
heraldry (duh :->), which includes names and actual coat of arms.  They
are also used to dealing with courts, making announcements, and
oftentimes protocal issues, too.

Arts and Science Officer: This person is responsible for promoting the
research/application/experimentation of period means of arts and
sciences.  if someone wants to know how to weave a basket or do a
mosaic, they're usually one of the best people to go to first.

Exchequer: The 'bookkeeper' or financial officer for the group.

Chatelian/Castelan:  one of the less well-defined but very important
jobs in the SCA.  The chatelaine is kind of like a combination PR
person and Welcome Wagon rolled into one.  They often deal with people
new to the SCA, and help them get acclimated to the oddball little
culture we have. ;-)

Those are the ones you'll find most often, I suspect.  Some other
groups have additional 'officers', such as Chiurgeon (first-aid),
Minister of the Lists (runs tournaments, handles fighter cards and
renewals), Webminister (runs the website) and others.


Seigneur Julien de Montfort                  De sable, seme d'hermines
"Solum Dice Nullus Sunt Suficio"                  d'or, un caid argent
Seneschal, Web Minister, pursuivant@large
Canton de Spiaggia Levantina                   http://www.spiaggia.org
Bright Hills, Atlantia                             julien@spiaggia.org
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