Did you know that the Province of Malagentia has its own way to recognize worthy members? Our Provincial Honors allow us to say “Thank you!” to those who have given back to Malagentia in the areas of Service, Martial, Courtesy, Youth, and Arts & Sciences. It only takes a couple minutes to recommend someone for an Honor! There will be a couple Provincial events coming up where we can bestow some of these, so recommend someone today!!! Visit https://malagentia.eastkingdom.org/main/provincial-honors/ to learn more about the Provincial Honors and recommend someone.
I will be accepting nominations for Provincial Officers at seneschal @ malagentia.eastkingdom.org until 5pm November 7th, and in person at the Province meeting that evening. The slate of candidates will be announced at the November Province Meeting (11/7). Elections will be held at the Dec. Province mtg (12/5).
In order to run for a Malagentian Office, you must reside in Malagentia (this includes the Ridings of Giggleswick and Ravensbridge), and be a paid member of the SCA. The nomination and election procedures from our Malagentia Guidelines are copied below. If you have any questions, please feel free to pm me or email me at seneschal at malagentia.eastkingdom.org
TERMS OF OFFICE 1.) Terms of office last for two years.
NOMINATION PROCEDURES 1.) Nominations shall take place at the Province meeting one month before the election. The nomination process requires one nomination and a second. A nominee may refuse the nomination at any time. If there are no nominees for a given office, the write-in candidate with the greatest number of votes will be elected, provided the candidate is willing to perform the duties of the office. 2.) Nominees must show proof of membership to the Seneschal two (2) weeks prior to the election.
ELECTION PROCEDURES 1.) Elections are to be held at the December Province meeting in odd numbered years. 2.) The Province Chronicler shall post notice of the election date and the nominees to all current paid SCA members residing in Malagentia via the Malagentia Website, Malagentia List and the Moonstone. 3.) The Chronicler is responsible for printing, distributing, and collecting ballots. 4.) Absentee ballots will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to the time of the election. Gentles voting in this fashion are responsible for seeing that their ballots will reach the Chronicler in time. 5.) If necessary, the Chronicler is empowered to request verification that any voter is a paid member of the SCA, Inc., and a resident of the Province of Malagentia aged 14 years and above. Such verification may be a membership card or label from a Pikestaff or other Kingdom or Society level publication and an official mundane ID. 6.) Ballots will be counted and verified by the Chronicler and two gentles not running for office. Any ballots received after the start of the ballot counting will not be included in the final total. 7.) A simple majority of votes of paid members is required for election to office.
A fund has been created to assist Malagentians in need of assistance in paying for local event fees. This fund is in no way connected officially with the Province, and will never be funded with Provincial monies. Donations from individuals are of course welcome and encouraged, and may be made online at paypal.me/Vinland1982 or in person to myself. If any Malagentian needs help in paying local event fees, please contact me confidentially at . This fund will work on the honor system, first come, first served, no questions asked.
This post is not associated with or sanctioned by sca.org. The above is provided as information only to interested parties.
Please join us at 7pm – or earlier for dinner – this Thursday, October 3 at Doughboys Deli in Westbrook for this month’s Province Meeting. I will be announcing the opening of the Officer nomination period before December’s election. If you or someone you know is interested in running for an officer position, come check it out!
Get your Fall and Winter bids in ASAP! I have received a bid for Winterfeast/Yule and am aware of those who want to put in bids for Harvest Moon, Autumn’s Inspirations and Winterfeast. Time is growing super-short and we need to get these events on the calendar! Don’t delay! Submit bids here: https://malagentia.eastkingdom.org/main/submit-a-bid-for-an-event/