A Chatelaine is an officer position in the SCA responsible for recruiting and assisting new members to the Society. As an officer, the Chatelaine must be a paid member.
The Chatelaine is responsible for:
Often a canton Chatelaine will also serve as Media Relations Officer and Gold Key for their group.
A Châtelaine is a French term for the mistress of a castle or château, or the mistress of any large medieval household. It can also refer to a woman's ornamental chain worn around the waist, with keys, a purse, timepiece, or other household attachments - hence why the symbol of the Chatelaine's office is a key. The masculine form is châtelain, which was the keeper of a castle without a resident count.