[Ansteorra] Answers to Questions-Waterbearer proposal

Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace sirlyonel at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 19 05:47:47 PDT 2008

Salut cozyns,
Mazelle Attiya, SCA treasurer, dit qe:
> > 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.> > 
Then what's the point of the change? If we're really concerned that someone will get sick from bad water or bad oranges handed out by our waterbearers, what makes you think the scenario described here protects the SCA? Any decent litigator will point out that, by funding the supplies, the group tacitly approved the waterbearing activity. The very existence of this email from the treasurer clearly demonstrates that the corporation is attempting to insulate itself from an activity that it, too, approves. So, removing the official status of the waterbearers and relabeling their moneys accomplishes nothing.
Your damned if you do and damned if you don't. Perhaps you should consider just adding some verbiage to the waivers instead of undermining an activity that has functioned well for years.
Mes dos sos.
Meser Lyonel Oliver Grace
Impedimentum via est (The obstacle is the path)

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