[Northkeep] Donations to assist SCA corporate
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
>> 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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