[Sca-cooks] IKA: Kingdom funding feast (was Minor rant Re: An Event Without a Feast, was Cookery book at Longleat House?)

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 11:41:24 PST 2009

In Atlantia, last time I checked, local groups were not reimbursed for
losses...which does make smaller groups think twice about doing a Kingdom
event.  Also, the Kingdom does share in the profit...in fact, we went
through a major upset here when not only did the Kingdom increase its share
to half, but also told us we had to give them "x" amount of money from the
event or take a loss ourselves.  So even if the group made $5 over what a
half share would have been, they would have had to give the Kingdom the full
amount of what the half share would have been had the estimated profit been
made.  It was scary!  Fortunately they backed off on that.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Karstyl <karstyl at gmail.com> wrote:

> Gretchen Beck wrote:
>  Just as an aside/interkingdom anthropology note -- I just realized that
>> part of this discussion was about the kingdom funding feasts. Wow, it took
>> awhile because (IKA), in AEthelmearc, nearly all events have feasts, I've
>> never been to a kingom level event without at least a day-board (and
>> Coronation/Crown Tourney always have feasts), but the Kingdom of
>> Aethelmearc never funds feasts. All events/feasts -- including kingdom
>> level events -- are the responsibility of the local hosting group to pay
>> for. The kingdom shares the profits, but takes no risk on losses (I
>> suppose
>> if a small group lost their entire bank account, there might be some
>> special reimbursement, but this is not a usual practice).
> Aethelmearc now will cover losses for kingdom events if the losses are from
> expenses that were in the approved budget. We made sure of this for the last
> kingdom bid we entered.
> I think it was changed to encourage more groups (especially the small ones)
> to bid on kingdom events.
> -Hrefna
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