SCA Purchases

William H. Herron III wherron at
Fri Jul 18 13:02:58 PDT 1997

I'm glad that we're all having a nice discussion on the purchase of
alcohol with SCA funds.  It brings up another issue that I've hit in the
past, and I'll throw it out to see what reactions you all come up with.

The Barony of Namron (and most other groups, I'm sure) has a first-aid
kit that is maintained by the chiurgeon.  We always brought it with us
to events, demos, etc. when we had a reasonable assumption that it would
get used.

As a treasurer, I always had the chiurgeon refill the box after its use,
and reimbursed the chiurgeon off of their receipts.  No problem.

So, my question is, if the chiurgeon decided to keep some form of birth
control in the box (and for my example, I'll say condoms), and this was
a part of supplies used during a weekend, should the SCA be responsible
for reimbursing that expense?

I don't want to talk about the legal side of this.  It's a valid
expenditure, and if I had ever been presented with receipts I would have
reimbursed without question.  I want to know the opinions that people
have on the, er, "correctness" of the expense.

Try not to let personal feelings or beliefs interfere (any more than
they normally would, anyway).  Should we pay for such items?

When the issue came up in Namron, we discussed it and agreed that the
Barony should not be subsidizing, er, such things.  But I think it could
have gone either way.


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