ARCH - Our Greatest Test

Rumil Fletcher rumil at
Mon Apr 23 10:04:05 PDT 2001

You are correct.  In most cases, SCA funds, even if raised by auction 
specifically for the archers, cannot go to help any individual.  The 
only exception is for the purchasing of prizes for competitions.

There is a way to do this though.  Keep it completely private.  Hold 
an auction that does not involve a treasurer at all.  As long as a 
warranted treasurer never touches the money and it never passes 
through an SCA account, then you should be in the clear.  But you 
have to be very clear up-front about that, that the money is intended 
for private use.


On the other hand, you may find that auctions to raise money for 
archers may not raise all that much money.

First, there is auction fatigue at work now.  There have been so many 
auctions lately that people are starting to wear out from them, or 
have stretched their disposable income to the limit.

Secondly, there is a huge psychological difference between raising 
money for someone who had a fire and raising money so that archers 
can play.  The heavy fighters may see that and ask why no one raised 
money for them when the rules changed to require shield hand 

I think there may be better ways to help archers who are having 
trouble with money for the retrofit.  For example, you could run a 
lunchtime tavern at a number of events and invite needy archers to 
come work it.  Then the money could be divided between those who 
helped worked, prorated by the number of hours they helped out.  You 
might even get a few new archers to switch to CA if they had some way 
to help offset the costs.



At 11:17 AM -0500 4/23/01, Dewart, Charles R. --G3 Contractor (Anteon 
Corp) wrote:
>Well, if that's what would happen if the Kingdom Treasurer gets involved,
>then that won't happen.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Eadric Anstapa [mailto:eadric at]
>  > Since the BoD is going to wait till the October meeting to review the
>>  decision, there are now some possibilities that weren't there before.  So
>>  the exact outcome is unclear at this time.
>>  In this post I want to talk about the auction thing. 
>OK, I am not aopposed to an auction thing or other fund raiser to help the
>kingdom out  However, I think you are going to find that when you starting
>getting the SCA treasurers involved and talk about giving money to
>*individuals* to help them offset the cost of new equipment or retrofits
>things are gunna get shot down.
>Lord Eadric Anstapa
>Coastal Regional Archery Marshal, Ansteorra
>eadric at
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