Membership, Awards, Local Participation
Nathan W. Jones
njones at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jan 16 00:03:00 PST 1997
Greetings, from Gio,
> FitzBubba wrote:
> People join the SCA for a variety of reasons. If I didn't have
> two...er, three jobs in Ansteorra that require me to be a member, then I
> would still be a member of the Society. It's because I believe in what
> we do here, and I want to support it with my money as well as my time
> and sweat.
I am not currently a member, although I have been one for most of the
five years that I've been in the SCA. From my point of view, there are
only two reasons why I send a check to SCA, Inc.:
1. _The_Black_Star_: Because I tend to travel and participate around
Kingdom, I like having my own copy. Although I might be able to get
a copy of the calender elsewhere, I rely on the event announcements
and resources that are printed in the BS. If I could get a copy
without having to be a member, I would probably do that.
(and, yes, I do know that it is know online, but that's not
the same as being able to keep a copy in your car! *grin*)
2. Because I have to be a member to hold office, or to autocrat
Again, if there were a way to get around this requirement and still
be active at the level that I prefer to be in the SCA, I would do it.
But, because I have been mostly inactive for the past year or so, and
I have been poor, I haven't sent a check to Milpitas in a while.
And while I recognize that SCA, Inc. has a place and purpose, I'm not
fond of the way it's stuctured. Count me as a reformist, not an
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