[Ansteorra-archery] Current TI

Chass Brown chass at cox.net
Thu Apr 25 16:46:06 PDT 2002

Hmm if one did do a event where they charge extra for non-paying members..
how would one get the currency to corporate.... and how would it be put in
the books?? Very curious for we were discussing this for our event next

Chass Brown aka Charinthalis Del Sans
Owner Dwarvenhome Armory    www.dwarvenhome.com
Minister of A&S of Canton of Rundel

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Eadric Anstapa" <eadric at scabrewer.com>
To: <ansteorra-archery at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Current TI

> Actually (and I know this will shock people) Gilli and I almost agree 100%
> this.
> I have had a paid membership for 17 years now.  For the frist 5 or so of
> those 17 years I was poor broke college student you realy couldn't afford
> membership yet I managed to scrape up the money to pay for at the very
> an associate membership.  Basically by the time you consider site fee,
> and transportation the membership didn't cost any more than attending a
> single event so perhaps I had to skip an event or two to afford my
> but I made sure that I had my membership.
> I also think that if you can not afford the membership then you in all
> likelyhood cant afford to play.  we dont need to go nearly as far as doing
> the math and equating to a cigarette a day or a beer a week.  Armor,
> archery equipment, garb, etc all cost money and if you are buying those
> you should have the money for a membership.
> I get somewhat miffed that for years my money and the money of other
> dedicated enough to purchase memberships has paid for the infrastructure
> makes the SCA happen while there are others that I have seen at events for
> years who have never purchased memberships as our infrastructure costs
> the percentage of the burden shouldered by the paid members also rises.
> The last three events that our branch has hosted I have looked at the gate
> sheets very carefully and at each event apparently between 25 and 30% of
> attendees have not had memberships.
> I am not sure that I am completely an advocate of pay-to-play but I get
> closer every year.  I am certainly in favor of a mandatory non-member
> surchage. (or membership discount)  We are the only not for profit
> corporation of this scope (meaning 25k+ paid members and an international
> presence) that I have ever been involved with that didn't require
> for continued participation.
> I dunno that I would advocate moving the corpporation out of California
> someone else suggested) to avoid litigatioon because Americas a whole has
> grown to become an overly litigious society.  However, there are many
> places in amercia where the cost of living and going business is far less
> than it is in the San Francisco Bay Area.   I do beleive that SCA could
> some money if it's corporate offices were located elsewhere.
> Whatever the answer to the SCAs funding delimma turns out to be it will
> certainly not be an easy one.  It will certainly displease some portion of
> the people(but bow many of those people are paid members).  I for one will
> still be here with a paid membership doing my part to support the SCA.
> Regards,
> --
> Lord Eadric Anstapa
> Coastal Regional Archery Marshal, Ansteorra
> eadric at scabrewer.com
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