ARCH - Our Greatest Test

Dewart, Charles R. --G3 Contractor (Anteon Corp) Charles.Dewart at
Mon Apr 23 10:10:01 PDT 2001

Now there's a thought.  I got the stuff for a tavern.  That's a possibility.
Good idea.

But, Eadric is right, if that siloflex passes, the arrows actually got
cheaper to build.  In that case, no help should be needed.

I'm just basically worest casing this thing so that if that is what happens,
we'll still be darkening the sky.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rumil Fletcher [mailto:rumil at]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 12:04 PM
To: ansteorra-archery at
Subject: RE: ARCH - Our Greatest Test

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.


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