AD - The Charter as decided at Steppes

Russell russmax at cowboy.net
Tue Jun 1 22:13:32 PDT 1999


Here it is. Those present at the meeting please verify that this is what
we agreed upon. Those not present, please look this over and make sure
you find nothing hideously wrong with it. Share it with every dancer you
know, and urge them to send their names to me if they want to be a part
of the Guild.
--Guillaume

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Charter for the
Ansteorran Guild of European Dancers
A Kingdom-wide dance guild of Ansteorra

Purpose
The primary purpose of the Guild is to promote the learning, teaching,
and performance of Medieval, Renaissance, and SCA (original and commonly
performed) dances. The purpose of the guild shall be achieved by: 
* facilitating communication between existing dance guilds; 
* assisting any local group in forming a dance guild; 
* maintaining a roster of dance teachers throughout the Kingdom; 
* producing and updating a Kingdom dance manual; 
* providing and updating a discography; 
* producing dance tapes and/or compact discs; 
* encouraging research in Medieval, Renaissance and SCA dances; and 
* recognizing excellence in dance teaching.
* recognizing excellence in dance performance.

Membership:
Any person in the SCA who is interested in Medieval, Renaissance, and
SCA dance may become a member of the Guild. A Guild Member is a person
who is interested in dances from the SCA period and the current Middle
Ages. The Guild Member is expected to know or learn basic dance
etiquette, basic dance steps, and a few basic dances known generally
throughout Ansteorra. One becomes a Guild Member by sending his/her SCA
and mundane name and address to the Guild Proctor, expressing interest.
The Guild Member will be informed of the Guild's activities and projects.

Guild Proctor:
The Proctor is responsible for overseeing the activities of the Guild
and ensuring that the Purpose of the Guild is pursued. The Proctor will
be elected by the members of the Guild.

Bylaws:
The Guild will establish and maintain a set of bylaws by which the Guild
shall be governed. Bylaws to the Charter may be added or changed by a
2/3 majority of assembled Guild members, including those who send
absentee votes by letter. Proposed bylaws will be announced at least two
months in advance of the vote, which will be done at a Kingdom calendar event.



Submitted to Their Royal Majesties ______________________________________________________

this ________ day of _________, A. S. ________, by the Charter Members
of Ansteorran Guild of 

European Dancers:

<signatures of the charter guild members go here>
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