[Ansteorra] Fw: [Announcements] Answers to Questions-Waterbearer proposal

Alasdair MacEogan alasdair at bmhanson.net
Wed Jun 18 14:16:44 PDT 2008

Further information and clarification.

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: Patrick Anderson <president at sca.org>
>  Subject: [Announcements] Answers to Questions-Waterbearer proposal
>  Sent: 18 Jun '08 16:06
>  Ladies and Gentlemen,
>  There have been a couple common questions that have come through on
>  comments and in various email lists. I have asked Mazelle Attiya, the
>  Society Exchequer and Interim Corporate Treasurer, to address those. Her
>  comments are below.
>  I appreciate your patience and your well-thought out comments.
>  Patrick
>  President, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
>  Letter from Mazelle Attiya follows:
>  Allow me to address two specific questions that numerous people have
>  asked in regards to the proposal dealing with water bearing activities.
>  1.      Does it mean that we can’t use SCA Funds to purchase water,
>  Gatorade, food, etc for the fighters?
>  The answer is yes, groups, including kingdoms and the major wars can
>  still use SCA Funds to purchase supplies and food products for the
>  populaces’ use. Donations can still be taken for this but instead of it
>  going to the Waterbearer’s Fund; it will have to be place into a
>  different Fund. I will be discussing this with all the kingdom
>  exchequers. The group funds currently set aside for waterbearing would
>  still belong to the group to purchase water, etc. It just is not labeled
>  as belonging the guild/office anymore.
>  2.      What happens to the equipment and supplies that belong to the
>  office?
>  Since SCA Funds were probably used to purchase the equipment and
>  supplies, then it all belongs to the group that bought the items. The
>  items still need to be listed on inventory and in the case of items
>  valued over $500 have to be included on the depreciation schedule of the
>  group as should currently be the case. Nothing changes there at all. The
>  best analogy that I can give is the following: think of the
>  Waterbearer’s Office as a division of a large corporation. If the
>  division is dissolved then the assets would be absorbed back into the
>  rest of the corporation. Same sort of scenario is happening here. There
>  is no impact financially as to who can use a group’s equipment, however
>  individual groups might have policies in place that restrict usage, such
>  as not allowing individuals from borrowing equipment for usage outside
>  of the SCA. You do not need to be an officer of a group to use its
>  property. Feastcrats/Headcooks would be a good example of non officers
>  using group property.
>  If any one has any further questions or comments, they may contact me at
>  treasurer at sca.org.
>  Mazelle Attiya
>  Interim Corporate Treasurer/Society Exchequer
>  --
>  Patrick Anderson
>  President
>  Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
>  president at sca.org
>  952-412-4112
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>  SCA Inc.
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