While we did make some adjustments to the charter in light of His Majesties wishes, we didn't change the intent of the charter that we created. In the final version that came out of the charter meeting last Sunday, we actually removed the part where the Baron & Baron have to approve the officers. The changes we ended up with for officer selection were made to reflect kingdom law and are actually a copy of the wording used in Flaming Gryphon's charter. In section IX, it clearly states that events are under the purview of the baronial curia. And the section on decision making was changed to reflect both the wishes of His Majesty regarding the authority of the Baron and Baroness, while at the same time more clearly defining framework within which that authority can be exercised. To put it plainly it states what is there's by kingdom law or the charter is theirs, what is the purview of baronial officers is theirs, and anything left over is for the Baron and Baroness to decide only after they take into consideration the advice of the curia.
I do plan to present the changes at the meeting tonight and take a vote on whether to proceed or not. This is the same process we used for approving the previous version of the charter as well.
If anyone can't make it tonight and wants to put in a proxy vote, please send me an email with your vote. I've already received several proxy votes from others.
In your service,
--Richard de Scolay
On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 12:23 PM, kevin purtrell <krpurtell@...>
I agree with Tim.
I consider this to be a major revision, and should be discussed in our local groups for at least 2-3 months. I can in no way condone what his Majesty proposes. It gives the Baron & Baroness way too much power. They decide who the Offiicers are, Who runs Events, and which Events are to be held. There is no recourse for the Populace if they Baron & Baroness are unacceptable. They only power we have is to shun them.
From: TCD3125@... <TCD3125@...>
Subject: [Ayreton] Re:[CHARTER] Agenda for 2010-02-07
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 4:33 PM
"The goal for this meeting is to edit the charter to resolve issues that make it unacceptable to Their Majesties or are of concern to the kingdom Seneschal. When this meeting is over, we should have a final text to return to the advancement packet as our baronial charter, with all issues addressed."
With the major changes being made to this document is there a plan to send it to the populace as we did for the First Charter. I am uneasy with major revisions being made to a document and then being submitted without giving the people it will affect a chance to voice their opinions and vote upon it's adoption.