[Northkeep] Donations to assist SCA corporate

Jerry Herring jherring68 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 09:37:01 PDT 2020

I think that is a very noble thing to do.


> On Aug 11, 2020, at 11:24 AM, Ed Haskell <haskell.ed at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> need?
>> 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.
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdmPfECeur8
>> <
>> https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbdmPfECeur8%26fbclid%3DIwAR1XatNDChB6I6_acDdvTXZhJxfWNVkPrqNDLa2L80aTGMQPGYZyweTa25U&h=AT2T046drKXTI6UhE6HuDP3crl6r-gmk9Y2CeiHG9Vs13rnVRMxlAEgPK_WtdqmYeZnZuExdWmVk2q2uJ-wU3CexHaT69kQYPLidWCXnzrfyEV0kovGSdIzy8xYzr-nsRbFeAFyszJmMnMDibg&__tn__=-UK-R&c[0]=AT3ko-iwneRfs93X-WhrGlVmB3Vk5pgKD6uj9saUB77IhaKZbfO-msd7N32Ai4SkHbsXaYHIIa4OKER82bRfBuYAGgedwUkIrizsRCD8v5U8-yXHBiv-h3h2vNnWInomlKyavwEslKnuiYfKs-T5AlTyCh43cDy_ARsUsil_uWnR-td2dYPZ974FEAh3tPWRFVWzK38okoDt1iZd
>> If you would like more reference material this is a link to the 2020 budget
>> for the SCA.
>> https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020Budget.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2ohhc1uh5cTIjea84bRuN-xAq1uEUycMkkl9TlEdahjJmhm1IC29-GPvE
>> <
>> https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sca.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F05%2F2020Budget.pdf%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0_VONebETpPPJ7QRZBP1UgFZHcKndP6GvWT1YVJMyVw0V0sawfmBv2nD8&h=AT2x64hU3PzqPpHHcCx9RxSpbTZwU8H84UoCVFVQcDap38ktQVXJH2wueYlyZDAnIotgJ4TEEVMKKRCOI-gv3rFjRDPnH4jB0VpY44Qpcv91MNrf5o8KANlsqwLiPD9zDCtT2Xz97DWO7oOx-g&__tn__=-UK-R&c[0]=AT3ko-iwneRfs93X-WhrGlVmB3Vk5pgKD6uj9saUB77IhaKZbfO-msd7N32Ai4SkHbsXaYHIIa4OKER82bRfBuYAGgedwUkIrizsRCD8v5U8-yXHBiv-h3h2vNnWInomlKyavwEslKnuiYfKs-T5AlTyCh43cDy_ARsUsil_uWnR-td2dYPZ974FEAh3tPWRFVWzK38okoDt1iZd
>> 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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