[Ansteorra-archery] Current TI
gilli at seacove.net
Thu Apr 25 17:04:12 PDT 2002
That's Kingdom Treasure thing. I'd ask her. They did it before a few years
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chass Brown" <chass at cox.net>
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Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Current TI
> 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
> Get a Taste for Religion, Lick a Witch.
> ----- 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > grown to become an overly litigious society. However, there are many
> > places in amercia where the cost of living and going business is far
> > 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
> > the people(but bow many of those people are paid members). I for one
> > 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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