[SCA-AE] Noratization requirement lifted from Consent to Participate Waiver
Sir Tristen Sexwulf
tristen at tribalbellydance.net
Mon Aug 30 09:48:48 EDT 2010
In March it was brought to my attention, by a parent, that there was a
youth waiver that required notarization.
As we had just launched our 16+ age requirement for adult combat and
adult rapier there was much concern about what was required.
As a result, in March I spent several hours on the phone with:
Sir Omarad (Society Earl Marshal)
Countess Kenna (Society Seneschal)
and Baroness Ardenia (Special Deputy - Youth Officers' Coordinator)
as well as exchanged many, many eMails.
The end result was that I was INSTRUCTED to use the notarized waivers
for any minor engaging in "combat related" activities. I even
clarified, "Does this include Youth Combat Programs" and was told "Yes."
Recently, my Deputy for Youth Combat Jenna MacPherson contacted me.
She impressed upon me how this requirement was having a negative
impact on the Youth Combat system. She also informed me that it seems
that no other Kingdom is being held to this "standard"
So once again, I contacted Society Seneschal Kenna. After a bit of
discussion she informed me that restructuring of the Society waivers
and forms is one of the current Society level projects being
undertaken. She agreed that it was unreasonable to ask our kingdom to
continue living under this ruleset while turning a blind eye to the
actions of the other kingdom. Especially considering the waivers we
are using are acknowledged as obsolete and due to be overhauled.
Therefore, with the blessing of the Society Seneschal and effective
On the CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN AUTHORIZED COMBAT waiver ONLY
notarization is NO LONGER REQUIRED
NOTE: "Medical Release" and "Consent to Travel" Waivers (the
ones needed for a minor to go to an event without a parent) still
My special thanks to Jenna for upholding a policy that was thrust upon
us, yet not yielding in her efforts to fight an obviously inequitable
and unfair application of said policy.
All for Chivalry,
Sir Tristen Sexwulf
Earl Marshal of Æthelmearc
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