[Ansteorra] newcomer question
chandra at plumes.org
Tue Nov 6 14:54:50 PST 2001
> In all my reading of the corporate documents concerning the definition of
> our group I have never seen the word "policy" when it comes to the
> definition of our period endeavors specifically.
> Did someone tell you it was our official policy, in writing and all that
> good stuff?
> Anyone know where it is in writing that it is an official policy?
Since you ask, this is from a recent post from me to Northern:
First off, corpora states that the only requirement for attending Society
events is wearing pre-17th century clothing. No further stipulation is
made in that section (Requirements for Participants at Society events).
Moving into the By-Laws, we see that the SCA is "dedicated primarily to the
promotion of research and re-creation in the field of pre-17th-century
The above section also references the second item of the Articles of
Incorporation. Section (b) of this item reads:
"Generally, to engage in research; publish materials of relevance and interest
to the field of pre-17th-Century Western Culture; to present activities and
events which re-create the environment of said era, such as, but not limited
to, tournaments, jousts, fairs, dances, classes, etc cetera; to acquire
authentic or reproduced replicas of chattels representive of said era; and
to collect a library."
So much for corporate documents. I don't yet have the new copy of Kingdom
Law, obviously, but I freely assume nothing has changed recently that affects
our topic. The only relevant item I see, in fact, is under Primary Rights
and Duties of the Populace: "The primary right and duty of each Subject of
Ansteorra is, by their presence, participation, research, and interaction,
to assist the Kingdom in recreating the environment of pre-Seventeenth Century
culture at activities and events such as, but not limited to, tournaments,
fairs, parties, dances, classes, et cetera."
So there's policy. :)
Shri (Lord) Chandranath <chandra at plumes.org>, Insegnante of Mooneschadowe
"Per pale sable and gules, a decrescent argent."
mka Russ Smith (http://www.randomgang.com/)
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