Baronial Fighter Practice hall donations

Want to donate to help the Barony hire the hall for fighter practice? Don’t want to carry cash? Well, luckily we take EFT!
Direct deposit details are:
BSB : 032062
Account: 384421
Name: The Society for Creative Anachronism – Rowany
Donations are, as always, completely voluntary.
The Barony recommends $5 per week or $50 for a quarter.

September Baronial Senate meeting 28/9

Rowany monthly Senate meeting will be held Monday, the 28th of September, at Hut 1 of the Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville, starting 7pm.
It will be chaired by the newly appointed deputy Seneschals Dustan and Nona.
If you have anything that you would like added to the agenda, please let us know via the Rowany Seneschal email address There is also time set aside for general business if there is something that you wish discussed that is not on the agenda.
Also, if you cannot attend, but wish to have something raised, please email us at and we will raise it on your behalf.
All are welcome to attend.

Deputy (replacement) Reeve for Rowany sought

Hello all,
A little over 2 months ago, I advertised for the position of deputy reeve, with a view to having said deputy take over when my term expires at the end of November.
Due to a dearth of applications, as well as some significant changes to the job role (due to having a bookkeeper, the role has become substantially easier to fulfill!), I am advertising again.
Reeve is a required position for all groups.
As Rowany Reeve, your duties are to:
* report on the financial status of the Barony each month at Senate
* report on the financial status of the Barony each quarter to Kingdom Exchequer
* manage day to day transactions
Those interested in the role would:
* have basic computer skills
* be a member of the SCA
* be aged 18+
* have good written and verbal communication skills
* have, or be willing to get, a Westpac CRN
Anyone interested in the role should contact me at: rowany [dot] reeve [at] gmail [dot] com
In Service

New Rowany Marshal sought

Greetings from Sigvaldr Sviðandi, Rowany Marshal

As I must soon stand down from my position as Rowany Marshal, I am looking for a brave soul to stand up and take over this task. Until I am able to step down, this position will be a deputy to work on handover together and bring you up to speed on anything you need to know. This position includes liaising with Rowany Senate, Seneschal, and Kingdom Earl Marshal on any martial matters you or they deem of interest.

The Marshal is in charge of combat-related activities. Your charter will be to promote armoured and missile combat, and to work with the Rapier Marshal as needed to promote both fields of combat. You will be part of the appeals and reporting chain for incidents and events under the Rowany banner and her sub-groups, such as Stowe and St Ursula.
You do not have to be an authorised Marshal or Senior Marshal, but it does help.

If you wish to volunteer or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Sigvaldr Sviðandi

GST for Event Stewards

Unto the Populace of Rowany does the Reeve send Greetings,

It has been brought to my attention that there is some confusion over how to calculate the GST component for event reporting.

The good news is there’s not much calculation required by you. The total amount collected from the event fee (Cell E27) is divided by 11 to create a value in cell J28 (GST collected).

To fill out “GST paid”, add up the amount of GST you paid from receipts or invoices (hall hire, food, miscellaneous) and enter it there. Remember that the original receipts or invoices must still go to the Reeve for filing and double checking purposes.

“GST Liability” should automatically be calculated by the spreadsheet. If not, the liability is the difference between the amount of GST collected and the amount of GST paid (or, in spreadsheet cell terms “=J28-J29”).

I hope this clarifies the matter satisfactorily.

Yours in Service

Jean-Christophe le Saussier


Financial Policy Version 1.1 Available – Suggested Reading

To the Populous of Rowany,

We tend to have quite a lot of activities in the Barony. Many of these involve money as not much comes for free and people / organisations expect to get paid for things like venue hire.

Anyone dealing with money in relation to any kind of activity within the Barony should be aware of and adhere to our financial policy. This will ensure you understand how things work, things run smoothly, and everyone is happy (especially our Reeve whose job is difficult enough, the tax man, our B&B, my mum…  you get the picture).

Version 1.1 of our Financial Policy can be found at the following link:

Thanks to our Reeve, Jean-Christophe le Saussier, for creating this document.


P.S.  All finance related posts (including those with other documents such as templates) can be found by using this site’s category Barony – Finances

Poll / Survey – Baronial Heirs – Pick Your Candidate

Greetings to the Barony of Rowany,

After much discussion the time has come to select the baronial heirs. Below you will find a link to a brief survey which will inform their Majesties of the preferred candidates of the populace. The Poll will remain open for 14 days closing on the night of the 27th of Feb (11:59 pm). Their Majesties will announce their decision shortly there after.


Alfgeirr Agnarsson
Returns officer

Information Regarding The Poll For Helping Choose Our Next Baron and / or Baroness

Greetings to the Barony of Rowany,

As we all know, their excellencies Loyola and Annora will soon be stepping down as Baron and Baroness of Rowany. Our Barony is strong and we are fortunate that 4 candidates have stepped forward who are willing to lead our barony into this new era. In recent weeks there have been several forums in which we have had the opportunity to talk to the candidates and hear their visions for the future of Rowany.

I have been asked by their Majesties and their Excellencies to conduct a poll to advise them of the wishes of the populace in choosing the next Baron &/or Baroness. This poll will be conducted via survey monkey. Unfortunately due to my mundane schedule this will be happening this Thursday rather than on the 10th (today) as previously advertised. I apologise for this but it is unavoidable.

In the mean time, should you have any comments to share with their majesties regarding the candidates they can be sent to:
crown (AT)

Please forward this message to any other relevant Rowany lists if I have missed them.


THL Alfgeirr Agnarsson

UPDATE 2014-02-14: The poll / Survey is now available – Please see this post