Board of Directors
An Announcement Concerning Membership
Greetings unto the membership of the SCA.
At the Third Quarter 2002 meeting of the SCA Board of Directors, held July 20, 2002 in Herndon, VA, the Board acted on the membership unbundling/fee increase proposal that has been out for comment. A total of 525 comments were received (a very high response rate in comparison to other items for which comment has been requested). No one option got a majority, but the most popular ideas were:
1) removing either Tournaments Illuminated (TI) or both TI and the
member's Kingdom newsletter from the basic membership package (33%)
It is noteworthy that, despite the Board's definitive statement that "pay-to-play" was not being considered, 11% of the respondents specifically said they favored that option.
The Board decided that:
1. TI will become an optional publication. The price of a sustaining
membership will remain US$35 per year, but will no longer include
TI-those subscriptions will be sold separately. The price of a TI
subscription will be decided upon after consultation with the editor and
the Corporate office to determine actual costs--the idea is that it will
become self-supporting. Existing memberships will remain unchanged
(that is, will continue to receive TI) until their expiration date.
All of the above items are to go into effect January 1, 2003. Some corresponding change to International memberships will be made in the future (hopefully in time to be implemented as of 1 January) but has not yet been decided upon by the Board of Directors.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
Society for Creative
P.O. Box 360789