Grand Council Seeks Nominations for New Committee Members

The Grand Council, an advisory group to the SCA Board of Directors, is currently seeking nominations for new members. The Grand Council recommends changes to SCA Governing Documents, administrative policies, and other modern-world aspects of the organization. Meg Baron, President of the SCA, posted the following open letter:

Greetings unto the esteemed members of the Society:

The following announcement is from the Grand Council. Please direct responses to the address below.

In service to the Society,

Meg Baron President, SCA Inc.

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Greetings from the Grand Council, a committee reporting to the SCA's Board of Directors.

The Grand Council is currently recruiting volunteers to fill out its numbers and provide a cross-section of opinion in its continuing work. The council consists of both kingdom appointed representatives and at-large members. If there is someone you feel should be a member of the Grand Council, please encourage them to apply. Only the Crown can appoint their Kingdom's representative.

The Grand Council meets on-line, not in person. The list is open for reading by anyone. Good e-mail access is required. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences and locations without any concern for rank or membership status. Applications are being accepted via the Grand Council's Web Page:

http://www.liripipe.com/sca/gc/

Applications should include SCA name, Kingdom/Principality of Residence, and Local Branch, Modern Name, e-mail address, and any relevant SCA and modern experience.

Nominations must be received by July 31, 2003.

The Grand Council functions as a think tank to the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. It is charged with formulating both possible changes to the Governing Documents of the SCA, as well as suggesting procedural changes for dealing with modern world problems and the SCA.

Recent discussions have included:

  • Youth activities and waiver text
  • The office of Minister of Children
  • Creating a polling process for voting on changes and officers in a group that allows for members outside the traditional area of that group
  • Does the SCA need an official Code of Conduct
  • Should the SCA do criminal checks/does a person's criminal past outside the SCA matter

The Grand Council is not involved in policy decisions or debate regarding how the SCA is organized on the medieval and recreational level, except where such organization impinges on the modern world.

For more information on the Grand Council, please visit our web pages at:

http://www.math.harvard.edu/~schuldy/gc

Questions about the Nominations Committee, or additional suggestions of lists to which this message might be posted, can be addressed to the Nominations Committee Chairman:

Haraldr Bassi (David Calafrancesco)

Thanks in advance on behalf of the Grand Council Nominations Committee.