Wow, what a month.
I’d like to start by congratulating and thanking the members of the SCAA & SCANZ committees along with our Khagan & Yeke Khatun for their prompt, clear and decisive statements reaffirming our Kingdom’s commitment to inclusivity in response to overseas events.
Let me also take a moment to thank my entire Kingdom, we’re a disparate and evolving bunch, perhaps a tad shy of perfect, but I’m very appreciative that those most divisive events have all come from other shores.
This seems like a timely opportunity to raise a small point, talk abounds of calling out behaviours – to which I will add a word of caution: the way we address an issue is critical to the outcome and getting that wrong can derail the best of intentions.
If you’re unsure how to proceed, chat with your local seneschal – they will not only point you in the right direction, but also advise on what support mechanisms we can make available. We’ve made some good progress on this and there’s more work underway.
Speaking of making some progress, once reports are in (about when you’ll be reading this) we hope to start pushing out the updated officer recruiting guide, just a few steps to help keep everyone informed and to help ensure the right steps are taken.
Also coming very soon is a DISCORD discourse channel, designed to be a safe environment open to all in Lochac for chats exploring topics of interest. One of the key differences of this space compared to the usual social media options is that our moderator will undertake to compile takeaways from the chat and provide them to the relevant bodies (Crown, Boards, officers etc) for their consideration.
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