Report from the Grand Council: July, 2002
Directors of the SCA (and cc: Grand Council):
A. ACTION ITEMS
B. POLICY INTERPRETATIONS
C. NEW POLICIES
The Grand Council wishes to commend the efforts of Tibor of Rock Valley (Mark Schuldenfrei) during his tenure as Chairman of the Grand Council and extend to him their most sincere thanks for his leadership and service. Furthermore, the Grand Council deeply appreciates his willingness to remain as a valuable resource and font of wisdom as a Member-at-Large.
The Chairman would like to recognize and thank the officers who have chosen to continue in their positions, and those who have volunteered to serve:
Haraldr Bassi (Dave Calafrancesco) - Moderator
Margherita Alessia (Susan Earley) - Vice-Chairman
Kwellend-Njal Kollskeggsson (David W. James) - List Owner
Morgan Cain (Margo Lynn Hablutzel) - Secretary
Rosalyn MacGregor (Pattie Rayl) - Clerk
E. GENERAL STATUS REPORT
The Grand Council voted on a number of items; please see the detail report for information, background, discussion, and a detailed count on the voting.
1. Should the Society have a Code of Conduct? NO (97% oppose)
2. Should the SCA have a Mission Statement instead? Yes (see proposed texts) Support by slightly more than 50% of the members voting
F. PUBLISHABLE SUMMARY
The Grand Council was asked to consider whether a Society-wide Code of Conduct is desirable. The consensus of the GC is "NO." However, adherence to and enforcement of existing rules of behaviour and conduct are strongly recommended. The GC raised several suggestions of how this can be done, including requiring (not merely encouraging) all participants at events to wear a reasonable attempt at pre-1600 garb; educating new participants early, as well as reminding those who do not participate frequently, of the basic rules of behaviour (including putting a summary, with references to Corpora, in an easily-accessible location); and reinforcing to officers (including autocrats) their ability and obligation to ensure adherence to these rules and 21st-Century laws.
G. UNDER THE ROCKS
Respectfully submitted, etc., Margo Lynn Hablutzel, Secretary SCA: Morgan Cain - #014527 Barony of Steppes, Ansteorra