The Shire of Darach
The Ventura County California Chapter of the SCA, the Society for Creative Anachronism

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Master Contact List of Everyone In Charge

These are the people you can contact about events and activities in the Shire of Darach. Each contact person is listed by his or her Society name and then legal name in parentheses. Please always call before 9 pm. All phone numbers are (805) area code, unless otherwise indicated. Email addresses are provided as available.

A special note: For contacts that say "See the Oak Leaf" for their information, this is because they have not consented to putting their information on the internet. Please respect their privacy. Contact the Chronicler for more information on the Oak Leaf.

Champions of Darach Shire

Armored Champion Armored Champion: Duke Sven Gunnarson
Description?  An Honored Hero of Darach Shire. Was Awarded the title of Armored Champion of Darach Shire at Darach Shire's 39th Anniversary tournament.
Protector Protector: Lord Calthor McDoghlsson
Description?  Has become the Defender of the Shire at the Anniversary Tournament.
Equestrian Champion Equestrian Champion: Lady Courtney of the White Meadow
Description?  An Honored Hero of Darach Shire
Rapier Champion Rapier Champion: Don August Todde McDonnell
Description?  Won the Rapier Championship at the Darach Anniversary Tournament.
Bardic Champion Bardic Champion: Master Sean Vuibhearn
Description?  An Honored Hero of Darach Shire

Officers

Seneschal

Seneschal
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What is it? The Seneschal is the branch president. The Seneschal conducts the monthly business meeting, signs official paperwork, and helps keep the local group running. Officers need to send copies of all their reports to the seneschal.

Seneschal:  THLord Kelvin of Tynedale (Kelvin Dodd) , seneschal@darach.org
Deputy Seneschal:  THLady Lareej Jaida bint Al Shammari al Dujja (Heather Smith) 805.320.2236, chronicler@darach.org

Chatelaine/Castellan

Chatelaine/Castellan
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What is it? The office of the Chatelaine/Castellan is designed to help newcomers find their place in the SCA. Contact this person to ask any questions at all about the SCA or Darachshire. "Silver Key" coordinates loaner garb, and is coordinated by this officer.

Chatelaine/Castellan:  Baroness Morgana Isolde of Ander Hall (Morgana Krinsley) (805) 483-7846, chatelaine@darach.org

Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences
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What is it? The office of Arts and Sciences is designed to help promote classes and workshops both at the local and regional level. Contact the A&S officer to find out what workshops are being offered, how to find artisans of specific disciplines (like you may want to do arrow fletching but you can't find it on our schedule), or to get ideas about what kind of arts and sciences you can get involved with in Darachshire.

Arts and Sciences:  Comptesse Albra Katerine Marie Isabelle Bautiste (Kathryn Wolters) (805) 652-0372, artsandsciences@darach.org
Deputy Arts and Sciences:  Dame Elyramere of Tymbrelyne Heyghts (Pat Browne) (805) 987-0184, artsandsciencesdeputy@darach.org

Chronicler

Chronicler
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What is it? The office of the Chronicler publishes the local newsletter, called The Oak Leaf.

Chronicler:  THLady Lareej Jaida bint Al Shammari al Dujja (Heather Smith) 805.320.2236, chronicler@darach.org

Constable

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What is it? The office of the Constable is in place for two primary functions. First, if you have either lost or found something at an event, the Constable should be notified. Second, the Constable is a key point of contact for security at events, and should be notified if there are any problems. Always include the Seneschal if there are problems at events.

Constable:  Rathormer Scyldwulf (Bif Letner) , constable@darach.org

Exchequer

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What is it? The Exchequer is the treasurer for the group. Members who need reimbursement forms should contact the Exchequer for rules and regulations. And event stewards (coordinators) should always work with the Exchequer for their event budgets and arranging for gate.

Exchequer:  Lady Alia la rousse (Cathy Taylor-Reed) , exchequer@darach.org
Deputy Exchequer:  Master Don Alexander Kallidokos (Brian Krinsley) (805) 483-7846, rapier@darach.org

Herald

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What is it? The Herald helps members find SCA-appropriate names and devices (designing unique coats of arms). At events, the heralds also conduct court and announce the fighters upon the field.

Herald:  Lord Richard James MacCausland (Fred Strange) , herald@darach.org

Lists

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What is it? The office of the Lists coordinates and runs the fighting competitions at events. If you would like to learn how Lists is run, please contact our Lists officer about volunteering at the next event.

Lists:  Mistress Thomasina MacGregor of Tay (Sheila Taylor) , lists@darach.org
Deputy Lists:  THLady Cáelfind ben Uí Chonfraích (Heather Purkiss) , listsdeputy@darach.org

Marshal

Marshal
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What is it? The Marshals' job is to act as a Safety expert for the fighting arts in the SCA. The Kingdom and Society Marshallate publishes the rules for armor and fighting, and the local marshals help distribute these rules among the fighters and other marshals. If you would like to learn how to become a Marshal-in-Training, contact the local marshal in your group.

Marshal:  Lord Wilhelm von Frankfurt (Michael Ramey) 805-216-1346, marshal@darach.org

Minister of Youth Activities

Minister of Youth Activities
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What is it? The Minister of Children's job is to coordinate various events for children at major tournaments. These events are not a baby-sitting service, but a participatory opportunity for parents and children together. Activities sometimes include boffer sword fighting, a form that uses foam "weapons" and child-specific armor. If you would like to learn more about kids activities and how you can get involved, contact the minister of children.

Minister of Youth Activities:  See the Oak Leaf

Quartermaster

Quartermaster
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What is it? The Quartermaster keeps track of Shire belongings. Members who need to arrange for the Shire pavilion or eric to be at an event should contact the Quartermaster in advance, to make arrangements.

Quartermaster:  Barone Umberto Lodovico Scolari (Ken Meese) , quartermaster@darach.org
Deputy Quartermaster:  Barwnes Rhieinwen Cyfarwydd ferch Angharad (Dayle Dermatis) 805-302-9123, chatelaine@darach.org

Webwright

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What is it? The Webwright's job is to maintain electronic communications within the shire. This includes the shire website and email groups. This is who to contact for questions or problems with this website.

Webwright:  Lady Éadaoin inghean uí Cruadhlaoich (Etain O'Crowly) , webwright@darach.org
Deputy Webwright:  Lord Wilhelm von Frankfurt (Michael Ramey) 805-216-1346, marshal@darach.org

Other Activities

Brewers Guild >>

Brewers Guild
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What is it? The Brewers Guild is interested in all aspects of brewing from the mundane to the medical. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic recipes are researched. However, NO underage drinking is tolerated. We want to represent the best in our craft, and invite you to join us.

Brewers Guild:  Lady Mattea di Lanciano (Catherine Robey) , exchequerdeputy@darach.org
Brewers Guild Deputy:  Robie Johann von Frankfurt (David Robey) , david_j_robey@yahoo.com

Cooking Guild >>

Cooking Guild
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What is it? The Cooking Guild studies period recipes and cooking techniques. If you would like to learn more about period cooking, please contact the Guild about scheduling new workshops.

Cooking Guild:  THLady Catherine Ainsdale of Lancashire (Kim Strange) (805) 650-8814, seneschaldeputy@darach.org

Equestrian

Equestrian
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What is it? 

Equestrian:  Doña Arabella da Siena (Melissa Midzor) (805) 312-1336, equestrian@darach.org

Herbal Guild >>

Herbal Guild
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What is it? We are interested in all aspects of period and modern uses of herbs including medicinal, culinary and cosmetic, and make many herbal products. Meetings are third Thursdays of the month at 7 PM.

Herbal Guild:  Baroness Morgana Isolde of Ander Hall (Morgana Krinsley) (805) 483-7846, chatelaine@darach.org

Textiles Guild (or Sewing Workshops) >>

Textiles Guild (or Sewing Workshops)
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What is it? The Textiles Guild is another way of saying "Sewing" or "Costuming Workshops." Textiles is open to anyone, regardless of whether you are at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced sewing level.

Most Mondays: Comptesse Albra Katerine Marie Isabelle Bautiste (Kathryn Wolters) (805) 652-0372, artsandsciences@darach.org

Woodworking Guild >>

Woodworking Guild
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What is it? The Woodworking Guild is dedicated to historical research and practical application of medieval woodcraft. Our goal is to learn the art of woodworking, period techniques and tools, modern tool use and safety.

Woodworking Guild:  Lady Luzia da Silva (Debbie Gomez) , woodworking@darach.org