Board of Directors comments request pt 2
- Despite the budget shortfalls over three of the
past five years, this is not an emergency situation.
At present there is enough money to cover our
subscription liability and the Society's immediate expenses.
But, looking into the future, clearly that situation
will not continue forever. The Board is strongly of
the opinion that an adjustment is needed to cover
increases in operating expenses that will inevitably occur
in the coming years. It is our feeling that a single
increase designed to last several years is preferable to
smaller, more frequent increases, though we are open to
argument on that point. As Directors, we have a fiduciary
responsibility to ensure that the corporation has resources
adequate to continue its operations. To that end, the
Board of several years ago instituted the Non-Member
Surcharge (NMS), which allowed the accumulation of an
operating reserve. Once that reserve was established, the
Board repealed the NMS. That operating reserve, which
was fueled by the NMS, has been funding budget
shortfalls at the Corporate level for some years now. It
would not be financially prudent to spend all of the
operating reserve with no plan to replace those funds. We
ask that members consider the following suggestions
on how to increase revenues so that expenses can be
met into the future. We realize that these
suggestions are by no means the only options available.
Please send us your comments on these options and your
alternative suggestions. The Board is seeking a consensus
from the membership on how to proceed. At present no
decisions have been made except that something must be
done. We request and highly encourage your suggestions
and assistance. Note that<br>International
memberships are not specifically addressed here. Those rates
may need to increase proportionately to any other
rate increases that occur.
- --- In email@example.com, jfreak_99_16 wrote:
> Brand New to SCA<br>I haven't even been to an
> event yet. Except for the onen heavy fighting practice.
> I have no idea how to get started<br><br>JF