This is in regard to the directions by the Kingdom Seneschal and the Crown to suspend all face to face meetings of the SCA throughout Lochac for the rest of March and all of April.
The Baron and I have come to a decision (the Baroness is unavailable at the moment due to a prior engagement). We will abide by the Kingdom Seneschal’s decision starting today.
This means that all trainings, meetings and events will be postponed until after April.
I understand that this could be considered overkill but we need to take precautions. As this is the directive of our Kingdom Seneschal and the Crown we need to respect their wishes. While South Australia is currently showing low infection rates other areas are not so lucky and we need to show solidarity with our interstate cousins.
As our Council meeting was to take place tomorrow we have decided to postpone it till next Sunday. It has been recommended Discord be used as an alternative to meeting in person. For those who are unaware Discord is a communication platform used via the internet. Lochac has its own server that anyone in Lochac can use for communication. It is similar to Skype as a communication tool.
We will need to give people time to deal with Discord and the inevitable problems that will come with people accessing new technology. We will also need to make contingencies for those who unable to access Discord to be a part of these meetings.
Here is a couple of links to some information on Discord and how to set yourself up https://masonry.lochac.sca.org/discordquickstart & https://masonry.lochac.sca.org/discord-all-you-need-to-know/.
Please bear with us in this time as we try to make council and other meetings available to all who would like to be a part of them.
Tomorrow we will have a trial to see who can get on and who will need help. We will start the trial at 11.00am and will stay on till we can get most people connected and able to chat. Amos and Federyic has offered to help as many as they can with trouble shooting. Amos is a discord admin and Federyic is a frequent user.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail, messenger or phone. This also includes any technical issues in relation to Discord. I may not know the answer now but I will be able to find it. We also have other discord users in the Barony and if any of you would like to offer your services please say so.
Please stay safe and well during this time and we will try to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Yours in Service