Special Election Details Set

Per the Malagentia guidelines, a special election will be held to fill vacated offices within three months of the vacancy. The newly elected official will finish out the original term.

In this case, we will be holding a special election to fill the office of Seneschal, which was vacated on Oct. 31. Given our lack of physical meetings and the other COVID-related challenges, we have developed the process below to be inclusive and remote, in consultation with the Province’s guidelines, utilizing email for the casting of votes and relying on our established virtual meeting system for the nomination process.

The Province will need to work on a more robust overall election process for the elections at the end of 2021, which will see the full slate of officers up for consideration.

 Regarding this special election:

We will be accepting nominations for the office of Seneschal at the Dec. 3 online meeting. If you cannot make the online meeting, you can email your nomination to  by 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and it will be raised at the Dec. 3 meeting.

The nomination process requires one nomination and a second. A nominee may refuse the nomination at any time. Nominees must show proof of membership to the Seneschal two (2) weeks prior to the election (We’ll do this via emailed pics of blue cards).

The list of nominees and special election details (see below) will be posted on the official Malagentia FB page, in the December 2020 Moonstone, to the Malagentia email list, at www.malagentia.eastkingdom.org and via postcard to all current paid members of the province.

Any nominee wishing to speak to their desire to seek this office will have 5 minutes to do so at the January 7 online meeting.

 The election period will be open for 1 week, from January 8 through 15. No ballots will be accepted after midnight, Jan. 15.

 The process:

Paid members over the age of 14 will be asked to email their vote and SCA member number to . The chronicler shall identify two members not running for this office to verify the ballot count. All involved in the counting process shall consider the information gathered to be confidential, except for the ultimate numerical count. Put simply – no one outside of this process is to share information about who voted for whom. 

The Chronicler shall announce the winner no later than 5 p.m. on January 17 via Malagentia’s official FB page, www.malagentia.eastkingdom.org and through the Malagentia email list.

 In the case of a tie, the Chronicler will announce the results and, following consultation with the Provincial officers, determine how to proceed with a runoff election.

 Accessing the online meetings:

 Thursday, Dec. 3, 7-8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

meet.google.com/vuk-dofb-zwr

Or: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444

PIN: ‪435 381 900 4942#

Virtual Province Meeting this Thursday

Virtual Province Meeting
Thursday, November 5, 7:00 – 8:00pm

All are welcome – encouraged – to join us for our monthly meeting. Please pop in, if only for a few minutes.

Join with Google Meet:

meet.google.com/vuk-dofb-zwr

Or

Join by phone
‪ 1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪435 381 900 4942‬#

Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about the business of the Province.

A Missive from the Seneschal –

My dearest Malagentia, it is with a very heavy heart that I am resigning my position as Seneschal. I have been battling a disease that causes me chronic pain, and lately I have been losing the battle. My Deputy Lord Mat Wyck will step in until elections can be held. I know he will do a fantastic job. Once I can control this Dragon, I hope to be back to help. I have sent letters to kingdom Seneschal with my regrets. It has been a privilege to work with such a group of wonderful friends. Love and be kind to one another.

-Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus

Malagentian Fencing Practice Resumed

Following a significant amount of work, research and coordination, Malagentia has resumed fencing practices, which will remain outdoors for the interim.

All are invited to attend, regardless of experience levels. Non-participant assistance is also welcome, to help monitor adherence to our protocols.

When: Saturdays, 10-noon, weekly. Rain Cancels; please see calendar at https://malagentia.eastkingdom.org/main for latest info, including possible rain date.

Where: Ft. Williams, Cape Elizabeth – 1000 Shore Road. As you enter the park, drive to the right, and attempt to park in the lot up the hill on your right. Goal will be to practice up that hill, past the big picnic shelter. If occupied, we will grab another location. (there may parking fees; come prepared to pay.)

Notes: Please approach practice wearing a respiratory mask, and sign-in.

There will be no loaner gear, without prior arrangement.

Bring your own water.

Bring your own respiratory mask and back-up masks. We highly recommend trying on masks under your fencing masks so you can understand fit and potential challenges.

There may or may not be porta-potty facilities on site; there is no changing area on site.

These are the screening questions: If you answer yes to any of them, please do not come to practice. If you have questions, email fencing marshal Mat Wyck at :

Do you have:

Fever or chills
New cough in last 14 days
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
New Loss of taste or smell

Have you been in close proximity with someone who is currently sick with COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness within the past 14 days?

Have you recently traveled to any states besides Mass., New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Connecticut or New Jersey?

These are our basic rules (there will be other protocols explained at practice):

Masking is mandatory, even while fencing.

Maintain 6’ distance with individuals not in your household.

EACH bout must be marshalled to enforce distancing.

No close-in Combat.

Single or Case only. (We will evaluate changes to this as practices progress)

DO not loan gear or share food / water.

Be Kind, Be Understanding, Be Vigilant – We must do all we can to protect ourselves, our families and our communities

Please feel free to email questions to Mat Wyck at .

A new provincial e-mail list is now available!

A new e-mail list is now available for members of the Province of Malagentia. It is currently set up to receive any news announcements posted on the website automatically. Other items will need to be shared directly with the list as, unfortunately, there is no way to export posts made on Facebook.

To subscribe to this list, please visit:

https://groups.google.com/a/malagentia.eastkingdom.org/group/announcements/subscribe

Or send an email to:

If you have any questions regarding this please contact me at .

Yours in service,
Tessa Maria da Siena

June Virtual Province Meeting Info

Join us for the June Virtual Province Meeting this Thursday, June 4th at 7pm.

Join us at:
https://meet.google.com/zws-vgjj-szj

You can also join with audio only by calling 740-809-2079 PIN: ‪‪524 079 031#‬

Contact me at with any questions.

Yours in Service,

Tessa Maria da Siena