President's report of the July 2007 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson, President, SCA Inc., reports on the actions taken by the SCA Board of Directors at the July 14, 2007 meeting held in Bloomington, Minnesota, in the Kingdom of Northshield.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT OF THE JULY 2007 BOARD MEETING

Greetings:

This is the President's report of the actions taken at the SCA Inc.'s most recent Board of Directors meeting, held July 14, 2007 in Bloomington, Minnesota, in the Kingdom of Northshield.

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 July, 2007 Board meeting" and that, as far as possible, exact quotes be used. Please note that this report is NOT the official Minutes of the Board meeting. 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.

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on October 20, 2007, in Phoenix, Arizona, in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. The deadline for submission of agenda items is October 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
President, SCA Inc.

BRANCH STATUS CHANGE

The Board took note of one new branch, the canton of Brokenbridge, Crown Province Ostgardr, East (Brooklyn, NY). . The Board also noted that Lough Devnaree, Drachenwald (Dublin, Ireland) changed its name to Dun In Mara.

Unfortunately, the Board also took note of two dissolutions, Shire of Middleford, Ansteorra (Ft. Hood, Texas) and Shire of Londinium ad Rubrum Flumen, Atenveldt (Lake Havasu City, Arizona).

OLD BUSINESS

SCA Chief Financial Officer Position

The SCA, Inc. was looking into a Chief Financial Officer position. It requires more work by the Board and the Corporate officers so, by consensus Chairman Simon ordered that no action be taken

SCA Financial Ethics Statement

The SCA, Inc. is also creating a financial ethics statement which also needs more work, so by consensus Chairman Simon ordered that no action be taken.

Pennsic 2007 Waiver Variances

Every year, the Board is asked to add a couple of minor language changes to the Pennsic Waivers, namely including adding language identifying the event, and adding the site owners to the names of people to whom a release of liability is granted. Because changes to the standard waivers can only be made with the Board’s approval, this needs to be reviewed by the Board. The Board approved these changes.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

REPORTS

President—Patrick Anderson (Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason)

Report filed.

Vice President of Operations (Society Seneschal) – George Reed (Aaron faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep)

Policy interpretations:

Mr. Reed was asked if discussing a gathering for fighting, equestrian, etc., on an unofficial e group/website invoke responsibilities and benefits pertaining to SCA events. The Board approved his policy that, no, discussing it does not make it SCA. If a branch official with the capacity to do so lends the gathering status by saying it is sponsored by the branch, *then* it attains the responsibilities and benefits pertaining to SCA events

Mr. Reed was also asked if the New Minors policy prohibit children attending classes taught by an adult. The Board approved his policy that, no; the minors' policy does not address or restrict classes any more or less than any other activity.

Report Filed.

Vice President of Corporate Operations—Renee Signorotti

Report Filed.

Tournaments Illuminated – Dori Andrepont (Doria Tecla)

Report filed.

Compleat Anachronist - - Rae L. Hadley (Towen ferch Grufudd Aur)

Request for Board Action:

The Board remanded to the August 21, 2007 Conference Call a request for an increase in the Compleat Anachronist budget to upgrade the binding on the Compleat Anachronist to perfect binding, as was done on the last issue.

Report filed.

Treasurer – Alan Andrist (Alanus of Bunghea)

Report filed.

Society Exchequer – Mazelle Attiya (Maitresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres)

Report filed.

Investment Committee – Abel Sussman (Abel Brem of Regensfolke)

Report filed.

Society Chronicler – Susan Carroll-Clark (Nicolaa de Bracton)

Requests for Board Action:

The Board noted that the Tournaments Illuminated Editor and The Compleat Anachronist Editor do not report to the Chronicler, regardless of how it appears in some publications.

Report filed.

Laurel Sovereign of Arms – Lisa Mohr (Elisabeth de Rossignol)

Report filed.

Marshal – Kevin Roderick (Hrothgar Monomakh)

Policy Interpretations:

Mr. Roderick noted that the Society Seneschal's Handbook states a policy of "Uniform Sanction Procedure" to be followed whenever a sanction is (as described in Corpora X) is completed. The first step in this procedure is mediation. Revocation of a fighter or other participant (marshal, equestrian, etc.) authorization is an administrative sanction, but due to safety considerations it is not a reasonable or safe course of action to allow potentially dangerous participation to continue while mediation is attempted. The Board upheld his interpretation that where safety of participants is concerned within activities under the Marshalate, the presiding authority may bypass mediation in the issue of a sanction, through all other requirements remain.

Report filed.

Minister of Arts and Sciences – Tim Jennings (Garraed Galbraith)

Mr. Jennings was present to give his report in person.

Report filed.

Society Chirurgeon – Marcia Schlemm (Katrei Grunenberg)

Policy Interpretations:

The Board upheld the Society Chirurgeon’s policy that chirurgeons warranted by the SCA are not required to provide their contact information for publication and dissemination on private websites.

Report filed.

Chief Technology Officer – Scott D. Courtney (Iustinos Tekton called Justin)

Report filed.

Grand Council – James Sena (Brendan ap Llewelyn)

Report filed.

Legal Committee – David R. Knudson (Tamlin Lochmaben)

Report filed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE BOARD MEETING:

The Executive Session opened on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 6:12 p.m. CDT. Note: Director Aaron Lloyd was present for this session via telephone.

A. New Director Selection
Motion by Gabrielle Underwood to appoint Erik Langhans (Modius von Mergentheim) to Seat E on the Board of Directors, effective at the conclusion of the October 20, 2007 quarterly meeting and subject to the standard probationary period. Seconded by Marilee Lloyd. In favor: Jeff Brown, Heather English, Aaron Lloyd, Marilee Lloyd, Shawn Reed, Hal Simon, Gabrielle Underwood. Opposed: None. Motion carried unanimously.

The Executive Session recessed for dinner at 6:19 p.m. CDT.

The Friday session reconvened on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 8:56 p.m. CDT and recessed at 9:05 p.m. CDT. Note: Director Aaron Lloyd was not present for this session.

B. Barbara Busillo Appeal Request
By consensus, the Directors declined to hear this appeal and directed President Anderson to contact Ms. Busillo with this final decision.

C. Liaison for International Affairs Applications
By consensus, Chairman Simon ordered that no action be taken.

D. Society Chronicler Applications
Chairman Simon ordered this item remanded to the August 21, 2007 conference call.

E. Lisa Christy Administrative Sanction
By consensus, Chairman Simon directed this item returned to the Society Exchequer for completion pursuant to the sanction process.

F. Joel A. Oppenheimer (Joel the Wanderer) Revocation & Denial of Membership
By consensus, Chairman Simon directed the Society Seneschal to continue his investigation.

G. Jeffery Neimeyer (Philippe) Revocation & Denial of Membership
By consensus, Chairman Simon directed the Society Seneschal to continue his investigation.

H. Greg Prevost (Janos of Cyddian Downes) Revocation & Denial of Membership
By consensus, Chairman Simon directed the Society Seneschal to continue his investigation.

I. David Mitchell (Damingo De Vasquez) Revocation & Denial of Membership
By consensus, Chairman Simon directed the Society Seneschal to continue his investigation.

J. Jason Tate Revocation & Denial of Membership
By consensus, Chairman Simon directed the Society Seneschal to continue his investigation.

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

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