Charter

Charter

Mission Statement
Our goal and desire is to promote the research, study and recreation of hound-related arts and science activities from the SCA medieval period.

 

Membership
Any member of the populace interested in pursuing hound-related Arts and Sciences and sharing their studies and skills with the Kingdom shall be considered a Hound Handler of Caid guild member. SCA Membership is NOT required though enthusiastically encouraged. All guild members are encouraged to weigh in on issues and are always invited to voice their opinions/suggestions. Owning a hound is NOT a requirement, all one needs isa love for them.

 

Procedures
The Hound Handlers of Caid guild shall be housed under Caid Arts and Sciences reporting directly to the Kingdom A&S officer
All finances will be maintained by the Kingdom Exchequer
All amendments to this charter must be approved by the Kingdom Hound Master and the guild.

 

Guild Structure
Hound Master/Mistress

The guild shall be administrated by a Kingdom Hound Master/Mistress. To be eligible for this position an individual must

Be a member in good standing with the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
Have the approval of the Crown and Kingdom A&S Officer
Be selected by vote of the guild
Facilitate the promotion of hound-related arts and sciences to the best of his ability
Be prepared to serve a term of two years (if there is no suitable replacement at the end of the Kingdom Hound Master’s term he may request to remain in his position for an additional year or until a suitable replacement can be found)

The Kingdom Hound Master serves as the chief administrator, arbiter and group spokesperson for the guild and has the following responsibilities:

Actively promotes the goals, activities and events of the guild
Reports quarterly to the Kingdom A&S Officer on guild activities
Works directly with designated exchequer to oversee guild finances
Promotes safe and responsible use/treatment of hounds in all activities
Attends and supports guild activities whenever possible
Keeps the Kingdom coursing equipment or designates a guild member to do so
Holds the title of Hunt Master

 

Deputy of the Kennels (position pending)
The Deputy of the Kennels shall assist the Kingdom Hound Master/Mistress.
To be eligible for this position an individual must:

Be a member in good standing with the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
Have the approval of the Crown and Kingdom A&S Officer
Be selected by vote of the guild
Facilitate the promotion of hound-related arts and sciences to the best of his ability
Be prepared to serve a term of two years (if there is no suitable replacement at the end of the Deputy of the Kennel’s term he may request to remain in his position for an additional year or until a suitable replacement can be found)

The Deputy of the Kennels serves as the assistant administrator, arbiter and group spokesperson for the Hound Master/Mistress and has the following responsibilities:

To assist the Hound Master/Misstress in all aspects of the Hound Handler Guild when the need calls
Actively promotes the goals, activities and events of the guild
Promotes safe and responsible use/treatment of hounds in all activities
Attends and supports guild activities whenever possible
Keeps the Kingdom coursing equipment or designates a guild member to do so
Holds the title of Deputy of the Kennels

 

Warrener
Guild members will be given the title of Warrener with the authorization to set up and run the lure coursing equipment at Caid events. To be eligible for this position an individual must:

Be a member in good standing with the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
Authorized by designing and running an entire course at two seperate events under the supervision of an authorized Warrener, Deputy of the Kennels or the Hund Master/Mistress.
Facilitate the promotion of hound-related arts and sciences to the best of his ability

The Warreners serves as an administrator for the lure coursing activities they will be placed in charge of at a specific event and has the following responsibilities:

To check the area of coursing for any dangerous obstacles, such as holes, tall weeds, or unsafe footing
To design, set up, and run the coursing equiptment at the specific event
To have a basic understanding of dog health, fitness, injuries and first-aid
Have the responsibility to have local emergency vet contact information on hand
Promotes safe and responsible use/treatment of hounds in all activities
Actively promotes the goals, activities and events of the guild
Attend and support guild activities whenever possible

Additional Positions

As the Hounds of Caid guild grows, additional positions may be created as needed.

 

Guild Responsibilities

The guild will actively promote hound-related arts and sciences through:

Research of period hound arts and sciences (i.e. breeds, uses, hunting techniques, care, collars and leads, barding, armor, equipment, etc.)

Sharing of period hound knowledge through classes, papers, articles and A&S projects

Demonstration of period hound activities at events (i.e. coursing, carting, herding, etc.)

In exchange for the Crown’s generous support of the guild and for the privilege of hunting upon Royal lands, the Hound Handlers of Caid guild will make a payment of 5 rabbit pelts (or the equivalent) to the Crown twice per year

In addition, the guild will also maintain a “Royal” pack of hounds for the Crown, kept fit in hunting condition and ready to be slipped at the pleasure of the Crown whenever they request