From the Board of Directors
Proof of membership has long been a requirement for sitting royalty, and a lapse in membership during a reign automatically resulted in termination. In order to bring officer requirements into line, the addition to Corpora of
items I.D.2.a and I.D.2.b has been proposed:
D. Membership Requirements
Participants should expect to show proof of membership in order to qualify for member privileges. The level of proof required should be commensurate with the long-term risk to the Society posed by an erroneous claim to membership.
Officers at all levels of the Society must be Society members as defined in the Glossary and must have immediate access to the corporate newsletter for their area received at their residence. (Alternate access arrangements may be made for members of affiliated organizations or on a case-by-case basis for people with post office boxes and for International Members.) This standard also applies to deputies designated as successors to officers subject to this provision, or assigned independent administrative duties. Deputies who only assist with specific tasks are exempt from the newsletter access requirement.
a. The warrants and/or appointments of officers found to be without a valid membership shall be considered terminated as of the date of the lapse.
b. Warrants terminated due to a lapse in membership may or may not be reinstated upon demonstration of a valid membership at the pleasure of the warranting authority and within the confines of the governing documents and kingdom law.
The Directors request comments from the membership regarding this proposed revision no later than May 1st, 2007. Please send them to:
Milpitas CA, 95036