President's Report of the December 2006 Board Conference Calls

Patrick Anderson, Interim President of the SCA Inc., has published his report from the two most recent conference call meetings of the SCA Board of Directors.

Greetings:

This is the President's report of the actions taken during the SCA Inc.'s most recent Board of Directors conference calls, held December 5, 2006 and December 14, 2006. This material may be freely distributed, and those receiving it are strongly encouraged to share this information with the general membership. Permission is hereby granted to reprint all or part of this report in Kingdom, Principality, and local newsletters. It is requested that the source of the information be identified as "from the President's Report of the December, 2006 Board conference calls" and that, as far as possible, exact quotes be used. Please note that this report is NOT the official Minutes of the Board conference call. In case of any discrepancy between this document and the approved Minutes, the Minutes are binding. Any inaccuracies in reporting contained herein are my own.

Subscriptions to the Board Minutes are available from the SCA Inc. A subscription includes this report in addition to the Minutes approved at the meeting. Past approved Minutes are also available on the SCA web site (http://www.sca.org/).

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on January 27, 2007, in San Diego, California, in the Kingdom of Caid. The deadline for submission of agenda items is January 1, 2007. Please send hardcopies of any agenda items to Renee Signorotti at the SCA, Inc. corporate office by that date

Respectfully submitted,
Patrick Anderson
Interim President, SCA Inc.

OLD BUSINESS - 12/5/06

Corpora VI.D Revision - Society Marshal Equestrian Office Oversight

The proposed change to Corpora VI.D, which would clarify that the Marshal of the Society has responsibility for equestrian activities performed within the Society was approved by the Board.

Administrative Suspension

The proposed change to Corpora X.C. Administrative Suspension, which would grant the Society Seneschal some powers to sanction a person in certain circumstances, and only with Board approval, was approved by the Board.

Committee Membership Proposal

By consensus, no action was taken on a proposal to require all members of committees of the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. to be paid members of the SCA, Inc.

NEW BUSINESS - 12/14/06

Interim Society Chirurgeon Selection

Motion by Shawn Reed to appoint Kim McAuley (Kaellyn mac Dermott) to the position of Interim Society Chirurgeon until a new Society Chirurgeon is appointed or to a term ending no later than April 30, 2007. Seconded by Gabrielle Underwood. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Tom Hughes, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Chairman Williams exercised his option to vote and did so in favor of the motion. Opposed: none. Motion carried.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - 12/5/06

Van Doren Review

Director Tom Hughes recused himself from discussion of or voting on this issue.

A. Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren) Exile from the Realm

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to uphold the Exile From the Realm of Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren) imposed by Bardolph and Brigh, King and Queen of The Middle Kingdom, on September 16, 2006. Seconded by Heather English. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Heather English to revoke the peerage of Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren) and degrade him from the Order of the Chivalry effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Gabrielle Underwood. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Heather English to revoke the peerage of Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren) and degrade him from the Order of the Pelican effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Gabrielle Underwood. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to revoke the Royal Peerage of County of Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren) effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Jeff Brown. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to revoke the title of Court Baron from Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren) effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Jeff Brown. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Shawn Reed that the Society Seneschal be directed to begin an investigation into a possible revocation and denial of membership of Vance Van Doren (Pieter van Dooren). Seconded by Gabrielle Underwood. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

B. Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid) Exile From the Realm

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to uphold the Exile from the Realm of Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid of York) imposed by Bardolph and Brigh, King and Queen of The Middle Kingdom, on September 16, 2006. Seconded by Heather English. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Heather English to revoke the peerage of Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid of York) and degrade her from the Order of the Pelican effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Gabrielle Underwood. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to revoke the Royal Peerage of County of Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid of York) effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Jeff Brown. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to revoke the Order of the Rose of Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid of York) effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Heather English. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to revoke the title of Court Baroness from Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid of York) effective December 5, 2006. Seconded by Heather English. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

Motion by Shawn Reed that the Society Seneschal be directed to begin an investigation into a possible revocation and denial of membership of Nancy Van Doren (Nan Astrid of York). Seconded by Heather English. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Recused: Tom Hughes. Motion carried.

The Board wishes to reaffirm that the stations of royal peerages and nobility in the Midrealm carry with them certain expectations, including to continually uphold the goals and ideals of the Kingdom. Any action with respect to the removal of royal peerages and noble ranks in no way impacts the honors and awards bestowed on individuals or groups throughout the course of a reign.

Confirmation of Director Hal Simon

Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to confirm Hal Simon to Seat B on the Board of Directors for the remainder of the standard term. Seconded by Jeff Brown. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Tom Hughes, Shawn Reed, Gabrielle Underwood, Jason Williams. Opposed: none. Motion carried.

Patrick Anderson
Interim President
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
president@sca.org
952-412-4112

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Editor's note: The above notice has been corrected pursuant to an erratum issued by Mr. Anderson shortly after the original announcement.