Welcome to a new SCA year!
I am hopeful that it allows us to settle back to some semblance of normality so we can gather and enjoy the social aspect of the society again.
I am awe inspired by how the populace of the Kingdom have embraced these hard times to ensure that we all remain connected and encouraging towards each other. It is the creativity and imagination of you all that provide many of us with the information, direction and encouragement of how we can function in these difficult times.
As you know, there have been decisions made around events and activities which are directed by mundane restrictions and laws. These decisions are not made only by myself, but a large group that provide feedback and advice to me so that we may continue in a safe and socially distant way. We will not rush any decision made, and all will be done with strong consideration of the populace.
With the anticipated easing of restrictions, there is a large working group that are constantly assessing what the next steps of the SCA are. We would ask that you be patient, and work with us to ensure that we can all return to the activities we all love.
My thoughts are with you all. Please reach out if you need to. We are all in this together and it is our support of one another that provides us with the strength to continue. Stay safe, healthy and socially distant!
In service to the Crown and dream,
Countess Beatrice Maria Malatesta