The Companions of the Order of the Pelican are those who have been recognised by the Crown with a Patent of Arms (the highest level of award) for unrelenting service to the Kingdom and the Society, along with their consistent display of the virues of Grace, Courtesy and Chivalric Demeanour.
Generally it takes many years (usually 10 or more) of unstinting service to be recognised as a Member of the Order of the Pelican. Service is generally rendered through running events (autocratting), holding offices or undertaking work on behalf of the SCA.
As Knights may take on Squires, Pelicans may take on Proteges. Stormhold is lucky to have a number of very active Pelicans. Ask around at a meeting or an event, and you'll be sure to have one pointed out to you. Feel free to ask them about the Order, and about the SCA. As Peers it's their job to pass on knowledge and assist gentles whenever possible. :)