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Seneschal Device New Branch Requirements

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The Requirements for Establishment of a Shire, Canton or College

  1. At least 5 subscribing members
  2. At least 3 officers, including a Seneschal, Exchequer and either a Marshal or a
    Minister of Arts and Sciences. A Marshal is mandatory if Martial activates will
    take place.
  3. Consensus among members in the area favoring establishment of the proposed
    branch.


Incipiency Paperwork


Required Paperwork (in triplicate mailed to Kingdom New Branches Deputy)


Proposed Incipient Branch must submit

  1. A letter from an established branch, in good standing with the kingdom, stating it
    will act as sponsor. *
  2. A letter of petition from the members of the proposed branch. Format should be
    SCA Name, modern name, zip code , and SCA membership number. Nonmembers
    should be listed as well.
  3. A list of zip/postal codes clamed.
  4. A map of the area claimed.
  5. If the proposed branch is within area clamed by another branch, a letter form the
    established branch seneschal making clear that the branch is giving up the area
    and the zip/postal codes.
  6. A completed new branch application form.
  7. Copies of the proposed branch officers membership cards with Driver’s Licenses
    or equivalent ID.
  8. A completed Job Acceptance/Change of Officer form for each Officer.


*Sponsoring Branch must submit:


The Branch Seneschal must write a letter declaring their support of the Incipient
Branch. The Sponsoring Branch officers must acknowledge their responsibility to
train their incipient Branch officer counterparts which includes accepting quarterly
reports from them and in some cases commenting of the reports for training
purposes.


Once the New Branch Deputy receives the paperwork, he/she will discuss the
proposed incipiency for the branch with the Kingdom Seneschal. If the Kingdom
Seneschal approves, the New Branch Deputy will notify the group they have been
accepted as an Incipient Branch of the Kingdom of An Tir.

For Full Branch Status

For Full Status Paperwork: Required Paperwork (in triplicate mailed to Kingdom New Branches Deputy)


Incipient Branch must submit

  1. A letter from an established branch, in good standing with the kingdom, stating it will
    act as sponsor. *
  2. A letter of petition from the members of the proposed branch.
  3. A list of zip/postal codes clamed.
  4. A map of the area claimed.
  5. If the proposed branch is within area clamed by another branch, a letter from the
    established branch seneschal making clear that the branch is giving up the area and the
    zip/postal codes.
  6. A completed new branch application form.
  7. Copies of the proposed branch officers membership cards and driver’s license or
    equivalent ID.
  8. A completed Job Acceptance/Change of Officer form for the proposed seneschal.

* The Sponsoring Branch

  1. Seneschal writes a clear statement that you believe they are ready to be on their own,
  2. a concurrence that their officers are performing their jobs correctly and reporting
    routinely (quarterly and Domesday), [Incipients report to Kingdom Seneschal
    Reporting Deputy, correlating sponsoring branch officers, Baron/ess (if applicable),
    patron/ess (if applicable),and Kingdom Seneschal Deputy for New Branches],
  3. that their Exchequer is well-versed and capable of running their funds,
  4. they have regular routine business meetings,
  5. their required officer positions have depth (i.e., ideally each position should have a
    Contingency Deputy)
  6. they are capable of running at least one event a year on their own.

For more information, go to: Starting A New Branch
and What happens after you submit your new branch application packet
PDF (33K) Last updated: 19-Jan-2007
If you have more questions contact, the Kingdom Deputy for New Branches
listed in the Crier or send an email to new-branches [at] antir.sca.org


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