Report from the Grand Council: October, 2002
Directors of the SCA (and cc: Grand Council):
A. ACTION ITEMS
The Grand Council believes that an alternate to the US $3.00 non-member event fee surcharge announced at the July 2002 meeting should be chosen by the Board, and provides several alternatives.
B. POLICY INTERPRETATIONS
C. NEW POLICIES
The Grand Council would like to recognize those individuals who helped put together proposals this quarter (listed in alphabetical order): Armand Dragonetti, Eadwyynne of Runedun, Fredrick of Holland, Galleron de Cressy, Kevin Eriol, Jean Louis de Chambertin, and Tibor of Rock Valley.
E. GENERAL STATUS REPORT
See attached detail. In summary, The Grand Council was assigned no formal topic to discuss this quarter. In light of the recent announcements of fiscal deficit and a US$3.00 non-member event fee surcharge (NMS) to be implemented as of January 1, 2003, the Grand Council chose to act in accord with its charter and select its own topic. The Grand Council discussed several alternative fee structures that it urges the Board to consider implementing instead of the NMS. A chart of the votes received by each proposal appears in the detail report.
Additionally, the Grand Council started discussing some alternative models of corporate structure, with an eye toward streamlining and cost reduction as a way to avoid future fiscal issues. Several proposals are being discussed, and are still considered works in progress, but have been attached to this report for the Board's information. Should the Board not have a discussion topic for the Grand Council in the fourth quarter, we would like to continue refining these proposals. If a topic is assigned to the Grand Council, a subcommittee will polish the proposals for presentation at the January 2003 meeting.
F. PUBLISHABLE SUMMARY
The Grand Council has discussed alternative fee structures to the US $3.00 non-member event fee surcharge announced by the Board at the July 2002 meeting. The Grand Council believes that these alternative are more fair, appropriate, and tolerable than the current NMS, and urges the Board to implement one of the alternatives instead.
G. UNDER THE ROCKS
Respectfully submitted, etc., Margo Lynn Hablutzel, Secretary SCA:Morgan Cain - #014527 Barony of Steppes, Ansteorra