From the Chair of SCA Ltd (January)

I hope you read about the changes to contributing membership in the December pegasus newsletter, or in this column. This couldn’t have happened without a lot of work by a lot of people, so I hope you’ll bear with me while I name some of them: Leonor d’Scotia for her work on administering the constitutional change process which allowed this change, Jacques du Bar sur le Loup for changing the registry database to enable these changes, Nicodemus Novello for changing the registry website, Sorle Maknicoll for changes to the SCA Ltd website and following up on contributing memberships, Caelia the Fair, for sending out messages to contributing members as registrar, and the rest of the board for processing these amendments. Seeming small changes can take a big group effort to produce like this one, so please take a moment to appreciate all the jigsaw pieces that go together to make our chronicler’s life easier and our organisation more financially viable.

While I am talking about the bumper December issue of pegasus, I’d like to thank Lucia delli Fenice, the pegasus editor and Lochac chronicler for her extra effort in editing such a long edition, and for all the editions she has edited during her extra long term. If you’ve been really inspired by her efforts, perhaps the best way you can repay her is by giving her a holiday – see the advertisement for replacement chroniclers in this edition of pegasus.

We’ve also introduced our revised alcohol policy recently. Those who read carefully may notice the requirement for a intoxicated persons management plan where alcohol is served. I’d just like to reassure people that the word “served” is important – this refers to alcohol being provided by the event, and is already a requirement for liquor licenses in many states. This revision owes it’s existence to our former board member Danielis Pyrsokomos, and I’d like to take this chance to thank her for all her work for the board and regret that we couldn’t have kept her for longer. I’d also like to thank Rurik Farseer for giving feedback on this revision on behalf of the brewer’s guild.

Just as Danielis has made her mark on the board, you’ll find an advert for replacement board members on this site, I’d encourage you to read that and recommend people of rare  perseverance to apply for our remaining vacant positions.

I hope you’ve all had a great festive season, and if you are having any summer holidays that they are very enjoyable. I’ll be heading to the lovely green Southron Gaard for Canterbury Faire where I hope to meet with some of the SCA New Zealand committee in person as well as having a lot of fun at a relaxing event. But despite that, the work of the board will continue through January as we ponder questions such as improving the procedures for applying for bank accounts.
If you’d like to hear the board in action, we meet electronically on a monthly basis, usually on the first Monday of the month (except January when we meet on the second) at 7:30pm Sydney time. Please contact our secretary <secretary@sca.org.au> if you’d like to listen in.

Tiffany Brown
Chair, SCA Ltd

Changes to Pegasus and contributing memberships

Dear SCA Ltd Members,
We wish to write to you about a number of changes related to our corporate newsletter “Pegasus”, which is also the newsletter of the Kingdom of Lochac. We regret having to change matters, but the economics of the situation demand we act to use your membership payments wisely, and make systems more sustainable for the future. The following changes apply only to Australia.
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Changes to the Constitution for comment

Greetings unto the Populace,
 
The Board regularly reviews policies every two years, and as such we have done so with the constitution, the changes that have been made to the constitution means that this will be a new constitution.  We are putting this draft version of the Constitution along with an Explanation of changes out to the Populace for comments, all comments can be sent to the Secretary via secretary@sca.org.au. Comments will close on 31 December 2013.  The final product after hearing comments and changing appropriately will be published for voting before the AGM held at Festival.
YIS
Laurence Cooke/Paidin MacLorkan
SCA Ltd. Secretary

New Board members

The Board of SCA Ltd. wish to welcome Sláine inghean Uí Ruadháin (Sandra Watkins) to the board.  We would also like to thank her for taking on the role of treasurer after Margarita Deniskaia (Margaret Sleigh) had to step down.

Laurence Cooke (Paidin MacLorkan)
SCA Ltd. Secretary

 

Thank you

It is with a heavy heart that the board of SCA Ltd. say farewell to Margarita Deniskaia (Margaret Sleigh) as the treasurer of the SCA Ltd.  We wish you good health for the future and we thank you for all the hard work that you have done.

Laurence Cooke (Paidin MacLorkan)
SCA Ltd. Secretary