The Board of Directors of the Society recently announced the creation of a Non-Member Surcharge (henceforth, NMS) of $3, to be collected from all event attendees who were not paid members of the SCA, Inc. A number of Carolingians had reservations about this policy, so we spent several months discussing the matter, and eventually bringing it to a vote of the Great Council to advise the Seneschal.
Both the proposals and the seneschal's report on the conclusions can be found here. Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the seneschal about them, as describing in the report.
Due to the resignation of the old list administrator and the desires of bloom-beacon, the Carolingia and Carolingia-Announce mailing lists have been moved to a new home, effective immediately. The lists will now be located at indra.com, and administrated by Yelizaveta Medvedeva.
IMPORTANT: While the old list address will be forwarded to the new address for a period of time, administrative functions sent to bloom-beacon will NOT work - you must use the new address and/or web page at indra.com
All subscribers to the old list have been moved to the new list automatically. You do not need to do anything to continue to receive email from the list.
However, please address all mail for the list to
from now on.
In addition to an email interface for admin functions, there is now a web site for admin functions as well:
This will be listed on the bottom of every list message.
You now also have the option of receiving the mailing list as a daily digest. Go to the very last box on the bottom of the web page, where it says "To change your subscription (set options like digest and delivery modes, get a reminder of your password, or unsubscribe), enter your subscription email address:"
Enter your email address, and hit 'edit options'. You will then see a new page which shows you your personal configurations, and allows you to unsubscribe, change to or from digest, set yourself 'no mail', and other options. You must enter your password for these to take effect, so there's a box at the top to have the password mailed to you if you need it (it will be automatically set for all people who were transferred over from bloom-beacon). You will also receive automatic email on the first day of every month that includes your list password.
If you want to sub or unsub, you can also send email to
with the subject line of 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe'.
Ditto all of the above information for the announcements list, changing 'carolingia' to 'carolingia-announce'. As before, you do not need to join carolingia-announce if you are already on carolingia.
For those who are curious, the list will now be run with the Mailman software instead of the Majordomo software.