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June Missive

Greetings unto the populace of Northshield,

Summer has arrived in Northshield (as I doubtfully write this missive in chilly April). Congratulations to our new heirs. The royal succession is secure.

Speaking of successions, this month marks the beginning of my second year as Kingdom Chronicler. Come December, the office will be officially open for letters of intent, for my successor to step up in June AS 58. I mention it now, to encourage people to begin thinking about applying. As a great office of state, the office has a voice and the responsibilities of being a member of the Stallari Council. It is largely an administrative position, overseeing the more specialized deputies and making sure those positions are filled. One of my favorite duties is submitting nominations for the William Blackfox Awards, the Society chronicler awards. While experience as a chronicler, webminister, and/or social media officer can be helpful, it is not required. If you have questions about the Kingdom Chronicler position, or would like to be a Deputy Kingdom Chronicler, to get a feel for the office, please let me know. I am working to make sure all the infrastructure for the office is in place for my successor.

Speaking of infrastructure, work on the new kingdom website is proceeding well. A solid foundation has been laid and we are nearing the building stage. This is where the kingdom needs your help. There are four positions the website development team needs volunteers for the following:

Special Deputy: Web Service Developer:
This is a limited-term role under the Webminister. This individual will assist in the creation of the new Northshield website. Desired skills or knowledge includes MySQL, PHP, JSON, and Git Experience.

Special Deputy: Web Plug-In Developer:
This is a limited-term role under the Webminister. This individual will assist in the creation of the new Northshield website. Desired skills or knowledge includes programming for WordPress. Plug-In Maintainers and Database Programmers with knowledge of WordPress Security Architecture, Object Oriented PHP, JSON, JQuery, MySQL and Git experience are also desired.

Special Deputy: Web Front End Developer:
This is a limited-term role under the Webminister. This individual will assist in the creation of the new Northshield website. Desired skills or knowledge includes WordPress theme design/development (Website designer, GUI designer, PHP programmer, all in one),JSON, AJAX, and Git experience. Javascript knowledge a plus.

Special Deputy: Web Administrator:
This is a limited-term role under the Webminister. This individual will assist in the creation of the new Northshield website. Desired skills or knowledge includes DNS administration, website backup administration, general administrative tasks, and Git experience.

All positions are open until filled. Applications should be sent to the Kingdom Chronicler (chronicler@northshield.org) and Kingdom Webminister (webminister@northshield.org).

Now, for my monthly pitch for volunteers. We have a number of kingdom deputy offices open. Open offices include:
• Emergency Deputy Kingdom Chronicler
• Kingdom Archivist/Historian
• Media Relations Deputy
• Deputy Northwatch Editor
• Western, Central, and Eastern Regional Deputy SMO
• TikTok Deputy SMO

Many hands make light work. If anyone is interested in learning more about the Chronicler’s office, and/or is interested in becoming either a local group chronicler or a Deputy Kingdom Chronicler, please let me know. I will be very glad to talk to you about it.

Saving the Best For Last, after eleven years, the Well-Versed Northwatch returns! The WVN is the songbook of the kingdom. We are looking for songs, poems, short stories, and cover and interior artwork. Submissions are due by June 6, 2023. Email them to northwatch@northshield.org. Please use “Well-Versed Northwatch” in the subject line, to make it easier for the Northwatch editor to sort the submissions. Submissions need to include SCA Creative Work Copyright Assignment/Grant of Use Form.

Ever in service to Crown, Kingdom, and you,

Arnbjørn

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Posted by: Arnbjørn Karlsson Kingdom Chronicler on 6/7/2023

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