Re: [Ayreton] Update on Settlement Payment
- On 14 Feb 2012, at 2:57 PM, Jill Elaine Hughes wrote:
> I just wanted to shout something out----if your personal is money is very tight, and you have little/nothing in savings, please do NOT feel obligated to give money to SCA. You should never put your own personal finances at risk for a hobby. Let those of us with higher financial means do that. The donation of your time and moral support is equally valuable if you cannot afford to donate money.That's why I call it "extra." If I do have it, it will be over and above subsistence funds. Naturally the basics come first, always. Rent, utilities, cat food, people food, clothing to get by in the mundane world, those are necessities. "Extra" means "can be devoted to non-essentials."
> Real life comes first! Okay, off my soapbox now.
Would I like a fluffy coffee drink? Sure, but the SCA is also a treat for me. Would it be nice to attend a movie? Yes, but the SCA is also entertainment. If I have that $5 for coffee, or that $20 for a movie, maybe the SCA should get that $5 or $20 instead next month. That's all I'm saying. Real life always comes first, but where I put 'excess cash flow' after that will show my true priorities. :)
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