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From: Kay White <katryne@...
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 10:05:18 -0500
Subject: [EK-announce] BoD Announcement re: Membership Costs
To: EK announce <sca-east-announce@...
Good morning to all,
Below is an announcement from the Board of Directors regarding
membership costs. Please redistribute where appropriate.
If you have any questions or concerns, kindly submit them through
Given the realities of both member needs and SCA expenses, there have
been, and continue to be, discussions about how to meet both in ways
that give us more options as members and as a corporation. Sensitive
as we try to be to member concerns about rising membership costs,
maintaining current levels in one area means that there must be
adjustments and adaptations in others. After careful consideration, we
have determined that there will be no increase in membership fees in
2012. Instead, the Sustaining and International membership fees will
include full access to SCA Newsletters Online with all kingdom
newsletters (excluding Lochac who uses a separate e-newsletter
system), an excerpt from Tournaments Illuminated and the inter-kingdom
directory in place of a printed copy of a kingdom newsletter.
Those members who prefer to continue receiving a printed newsletter
will need to pay a separate subscription fee, in addition to their SCA
membership fee. The price of a subscription for a printed newsletter
will be $30 per year for US third class mail, $35 for US first class
mail, $40 for Canadian mail, and $50 for airmail (all countries except
US and Canada). As you can well imagine, working to predict the number
of members who will opt only for e-newsletters has been of great
concern and at this time these dollar amounts are our best projection
of actual costs.
The new pricing will take effect on January 1, 2012 (with the first
kingdom e-newsletters being available March 1), but please know that
all current paper subscriptions will be honored, no matter if your
membership is up for renewal in three months or three years. We do
hope that many of you will choose to opt out of paper when that option
becomes available on January 1, but we realize that online access to
your kingdom newsletter simply is not a viable option for all.
Since our announcement of e-newsletters, many have worked to assure
this transition happens as smoothly as possible. We would like to
thank the kingdom chroniclers who have worked both to incorporate and
disseminate information about these changes, as well as the Society
officers who have worked tirelessly on this project.
If you have any questions or concerns, please submit them through
The SCA Board of Directors
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