[Northkeep] Donations to assist SCA corporate
haskell.ed at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 09:23:47 PDT 2020
This should have been discussed with the Finance Committee first. I suggest
we schedule a Zoom meeting soon.
Edward de Lacy
On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 9:59 AM Seneschal of Northkeep <
seneschal at northkeep.ansteorra.org> wrote:
> Hello Gang, I'm forwarding the following message from Martel:
> This is a suggestion I would like to offer to the officers of the Barony.
> The TL;DR version is. Since our local groups have wisely budgeted and saved
> for a rainy day, could and should Northkeep lead the way in donating a
> substantial amount, my suggestion is $1000, of our funds to save SCA
> corporate rather than rely on individuals to donate in the current times of
> By now I am sure most of you have seen message from the SCA board of
> Directors. If not, here is a link to the video.
> If you would like more reference material this is a link to the 2020 budget
> for the SCA.
> From a cursory look, it seems like membership fees are a problem, but also
> the insurance cost of having events with no events happening, and the non
> member surcharge paid at events is a major loss of income.
> The budget shortfall of over 700,000 dollars. Even if folk were to pay the
> $45 fee, it would take more than 17,000 memberships to close the gap.
> However, we already have a precedent set that when the SCA as an
> organization needed to raise money for a settlement, that local groups used
> the funds they had stored up to save the organization. I feel like we are
> once more in a position where the society could use our help.
> If Northkeep and the other local groups, were to donate what they could
> without falling below the required funds we need to save for our own lean
> years I feel certain it would be a far more meaningful amount of money than
> individuals will be able to donate in the current financial climate.
> In service,
> Lord Matthew MacGilleFhaolâin
> Northkeep Seneschal
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