Here’s a template for a typical branch herald’s report. Fill this out and send it to Crux Australis and your local seneschal once every three months according to the schedule, and you’ve met the basic requirements of the job. How easy is that?
DATE Herald’s Report for BRANCH
To Karl Faustus von Aachen, Crux Australis Principal Herald, SCA NAME HERALD TITLE sends greetings.
Since my last report, the following matters of heraldic note have occurred:
My preferred email address for heraldic matters is email address.
I am / am not subscribed to the Blazons mailing list with the email address email address.
(You should be – it’s a requirement of the job.)
I am / am not subscribed to OSCAR with a user name of user name.
(NEW POLICY: You should be – it’s now a requirement if you ever act as a consulting herald.)
I am / am not subscribed to Lochac Heraldry Chat on Facebook with a Facebook name of Facebook name.
(You don’t need to be. Facebook will never be compulsory, though it’s certainly worth it if you like keeping in touch.)
Sentence about submissions
Sentence about consultations
Sentence about Kingdom awards received by the local populace of your group
Sentence about any voice heraldry you’ve done during the last month
List of all active heralds in the group
Other Heralds’ Activities
Sentence about what other heralds in the group are up to
Recommendations for Promotion
Sentence about heraldic promotion recommendations, if any
Sentence about any purchases of books, tabards etc., if needed
Recommendations for Awards
Sentence about award recommendations, if any
Any problems, small or big, that might be worth mentioning earlier rather than later.
Questions and Comments
Questions you have for Crux, or general comments, if needed
SCA NAME (MUNDANE NAME)
PERSONAL RANK, HERALD TITLE
FULL CONTACT DETAILS