December 2017

Chance for reflection in times of peace & prosperity

Greetings to Lochac,
I trust that this message finds you well into a wonderful festive season with family and friends.
My thanks to the officers of Lochac who submitted reports recently. While no one (ok very few people) look forward to reporting time, it provides a valuable opportunity to compare notes and share ideas between groups as well as identifying areas we can develop further.
I mentioned last month that in times of peace and prosperity we find opportunity for review – and that’s certainly true today, with so many creative ideas being thrown around for exploration.
First things first though, we are looking to standardise on a media platform to host involved discussions – one which is widely accessible and easily transferred into action points. as our new Masonry Deputy, Master Nicodemus will be consulting on and reviewing various options this month.
Meanwhile, kudos to Anne de Tournai who’s doing a great job with the Lochac Facebook page and congratulations to Andreas Reinhardt on his rise to superstardom as Web-write extraordinaire whose FB Live session has left Lochac wanting more.
Twelfth Night is fast approaching, and I would like to extend my thanks to their Majesties, Steffan II and Branwen II, whose presence and support have always been everything I could wish for from royalty.
It’s also exciting to welcome Their Highnesses, Rowland and Tailltiu as our next King & Queen. While new to the Crown, Their Highnesses are very well credentialed, play an excellent brand of SCA and their coronation heralds in exciting days.
What a grand time to live in Lochac.
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Introducing our shiny new Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings to Lochac , from Lachlahn, Seneschal.

At the wonderful event that was November Crown, I stepped up as Lochac Seneschal. It quickly became apparent how well Baron Nicodemus has executed this office and how well he has been supported. I would like to thank His Excellency for his dedication to Lochac and for the continued support that he offers as I step into the office.

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that almost every congratulation I received on taking this role was accompanied by tongue in cheek commiserations — but while there can be no denying Seneschal includes a daunting array of activities, I’m excited to be in the job and I hope to live up to the lofty standards set by my predecessors.

In times of peace and prosperity we find opportunity for review and I’m excited to hear your thoughts and ideas. In addition to the excitement of developing our game in China, some suggested topics for consideration include:

  • Using technology to streamline mundane activities
  • Enabling & supporting event stewards!
  • Clarifying & potentially streamlining reporting paths
  • Balancing recruitment with retention & enjoyment
  • Can we do more to assist families staying active?
  • Are we ensuring that our society feels inclusive?
  • As our game expands are our institutions keeping pace?

Now I’m not nearly foolish enough to think that I can drive all of these ideas, so if any of these topics pique your interest then please let me know that you’d like to be involved!

Finally (for now) I would like to hear from you on what would you most like to see on the list or what ideas would you like to share?

Yours in service,

Baron Lachlahn Dunbar

Kingdom Seneschal

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