[SCA-AE] Change in Corpora Proposed
odlahorde at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 6 12:35:47 EST 2009
I'm not seeing the proposed changes as anything major.
The wording change is actually in our favor.
They are saying "If you have to get your membership renewed the day OF the event, so be it, just provide proof that you have done so, in some form"
We already had a pay to play statement in the documents, now they are relaxing it a bit and saying that as long as we provide valid proof we have paid to play, in one way or another (including the gasp - internet receipt), that we are good to go.
There is no mystery here, there is no hidden agenda.
I really feel like this one is face value folks, and we are discussing the hell out of it, for no apparent reason.
Last year I had a lapse in my membership. I notified my regional and Kingdom office of my lapse, and that checked to determine if it would affect my ability to continue to do the jobs I had already been doing.
In a non-decision making position, it appears that the answer was that the lapse (of 20 minutes) was handled, because I notified the upper level offices of the lapse, and the recovery from the lapse, in a timely manner.
What the BoD appears to be saying here is that if you are going to make decisions / make policies / etc. the least you can do is to make sure that your membership is up to date for your term of office.
Most offices are 2 years. there is now an option to buy a 2 year membership from sca.org
(I don't recall if you can get a 3 year or not... boy wouldn't that be nice for being in a seated Baronial situation)
But the point is, IMHO, that the BoD is asking each person who is looking at taking a leadership role in the SCA to think through the ramifications of taking that position. If you are going to do so, shouldn't you be able to take responsibility for renewing your membership on time?
I can tell all sorts of stories of other kingdoms where this person or that let their membership slide at a very inopportune time. The issue is not a short lapse (probably) but rather long lapses.
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