[Ansteorra] Member or Not?

Chass charinthalis at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 10 11:41:17 PST 2008

Aye Tivar besides who needs 5 copies of the blackstar anyway. My wife and 
myself both have Sustaining memberships but she gets the CA instead of the 
Blackstar, our son gets the family membership... why? So we dont have to 
fill out that paperwork every time... oh wait they made us fill it out 
anyway at the last 2 events... The point was made by Sir Burke... where is 
the change made and when? Show us in black and white there Pug Baiter not in 
your or crowns opinion...

Chass or Rundel aka Charinthalis Del Sans
Muddeler of Mead

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Zakes" <dontivar at gmail.com>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Member or Not?

> At 11:15 AM 1/10/2008, you wrote:
>>Pug gave a clue in his response. They are looking at the membership
>>requirements for a group as an indicator that the group can field a slate 
>>officers to operate that group over time. Sustaining members are typically
>>old enough to be an officer. Since the associate members usually include
>>family and usually include minors, it is more difficult to assume a count
>>which includes those represents a reasonable pool for officers.
> I'm not sure that's entirely accurate. I would expect most sustaining
> members to be folks who are sufficiently hooked on the SCA to be
> willing to pay full price. Associate members would most likely be
> college students or other folks with limited budgets, not minors.
> (Realistically, the only difference between a sustaining membership
> and an associate membership is whether or not you get a "Black Star"
> and how you get counted in situations like the current one.)
> The kicker is the family memberships. It makes a lot more sense for a
> husband and wife with three kids to get the family membership
> ($35.00+25.00=60.00) instead of five sustaining  memberships
> ($175.00) or even one sustaining and the rest associate memberships
> ($35.00+4x20.00=115.00.) The only time that it really matters how
> many of those memberships are "sustaining" is in a situation like this 
> one.
>         -Tivar Moondragon

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