Proposed Corpora Change -- Royalty memberships

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has forwarded an announcement from the Board of Directors regarding requests-for-comment on a proposed change to Corpora related to membership requirements for competitors and consorts in Crown Tournaments.

Patrick Anderson writes:

From the Board of Directors:
Please note that the following proposed change has been previously discussed in a variety of forms, but is now being distributed for commentary.

The Board of Directors would like commentary on the proposed change to Corpora:

Section IV A 2

From:

2. Each competitor and prospective consort must hold a valid membership on the day of the Royal Lists, and must maintain that membership until their term of Royalty is over. Positive confirmation that the Registry has processed the membership application is required before anyone may fight or be fought for in a Royal List. Positive confirmation consists of a valid membership card, appearance of the name with a valid membership on a printout from the Corporate Office, a membership label issued by the Corporate Office showing the name and expiration date, or a postcard or letter from the Corporate Office confirming that the membership has been received.
To:
2. Each competitor and prospective consort must hold a valid membership on the day of the Royal Lists, and must maintain that membership until their term of Royalty is over. Positive confirmation that the Registry has processed the membership application ****and that it is valid through the end of their prospective reign***** is required before anyone may fight or be fought for in a Royal List. Positive confirmation consists of; a valid membership card, appearance of the name with a valid membership on a printout from the Corporate Office, a membership label issued by the Corporate Office showing the name and expiration date, ****receipt of online membership (as downloaded from the renewal website)****, or a postcard or letter from the Corporate Office confirming that the membership has been received.
The additional wording is in bold type, and would require all combatants and consorts to show, prior to acceptance in Crown Tournament, that their membership will remain valid throughout the duration of their potential Reign.

All commentary should be sent to comments@sca.org. All Commentary should be received on or before April 1, 2009.

As ever, the Board of Directors and Corporate staff welcomes any and all input.

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