Board Seeks Comments on Proposed Governing Documents Change

The SCA Board of Directors seeks comments on a proposal to change the policy for sanction of royalty whose membership lapses during Their reign. Meg Baron, President of the SCA, writes:

Greetings unto the esteemed members of the Society:

At its October 2003 quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors requested comment from the membership on the following proposed change to Corpora.

Corpora IV.C.10. currently reads as follows:

The Royal Heirs and Royalty must maintain their memberships until their term as Royalty is over. Should anyone serving as a Royal Heir, or as Royalty, be found in violation of the membership requirements, the term ends for the couple involved as of the date of the membership lapse. Provisions of Kingdom Law dealing with the situation are in force. Official acts after the lapse are void. The couple shall not receive any recognition for having temporarily held the status of Royal Heirs or Royalty.

The following change is proposed:

The Royal Heirs and Royalty must maintain their memberships until their term as Royalty is over. Should anyone serving as a Royal Heir, or as Royalty, be found in violation of the membership requirements, that individual's term ends as of the date of the membership lapse. Provisions of Kingdom Law dealing with the situation are in force. The individual shall not receive any recognition for having temporarily held the status of Royal Heir or Royalty.

The purpose of the proposed change is to place the penalties for failing to maintain required membership solely on the member of a Royal couple who committed the error, and eliminate the penalty currently imposed on the other member of the pair.

Your input is important! Please send your comments to:

comments@sca.org

or by mail to:

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
P.O. Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Commentary must be received by April 1, 2004.