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Membership Announcement

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  • Jeremy Vail
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2010
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      > Due to extraordinary legal
      > expenses from an ongoing lawsuit, the SCA has determined
      > that our best option
      > is to raise membership fees in most
      > classes by $8.00, effective January 1, 2011. Family
      > membership rates will not
      > increase, although the family cap for memberships will be
      > raised by $5.00
      > effective the same time.
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      >
      >
      > When we indicated in 2009
      > that membership fees would raise gradually over the next
      > three years, we were
      > not fully aware of the extent and impact of the legal fees
      > required to defend
      > our organization. Earlier this year we received a realistic
      > projection for
      > legal expenses through 2011. We are committed to protecting
      > not only the SCA
      > Inc., but the assets of every SCA group. This lawsuit may
      > go on for additional
      > years and cost-cutting alone will not be sufficient.
      >
      >
      >
      > We are formulating a plan to
      > get the SCA back on track and are selecting options to
      > restructure our
      > operating business model. One option is a move to
      > electronic kingdom
      > newsletters with a print-on-demand option for those who
      > would like to get their
      > version in hardcopy. With these changes, there are many
      > details to consider
      >
      > including: legal issues
      > surrounding the fulfillment of our current subscription
      > liability; the
      > development of an electronic publishing framework for use
      > by kingdom chroniclers
      > that supports both web-publishing and print-on-demand;
      > writing relevant changes
      > to governing documents, officer handbooks, and kingdom
      > procedures; and making
      > dramatic programming changes to the SCA website and
      > corporate systems.
      >
      > The current migration of
      > corporate and Society officer email addresses to a more
      > robust infrastructure
      > is a step in this direction.
      >
      >
      >
      > It is our hope that as
      > financial circumstances evolve we will be able to
      > re-evaluate the entire
      > membership fee structure once the effectiveness of the
      > restructured business
      > model can be determined. This would include evaluating the
      > necessity of
      > collecting NMS as well as potential reductions in
      > membership fees.
      >
      >
      >
      > There will be many stages in
      > this process where feedback will be needed and solicited.
      > We want to be
      > completely transparent with any changes that will be made,
      > and will share
      > details as they become available. As every year, the budget
      > will be posted on
      > the SCA website as soon as it is approved for your review.
      > Our job is to keep
      > you as fully informed as possible and in that spirit we
      > welcome any and all
      > questions and comments. For the moment, please submit
      > questions and comments
      > through comments@....
      >
      >
      >
      > Finally, this process will
      > be very difficult and take many months to complete, so
      > please bear with us.
      > During this time, Board members will be attempting to
      > attend as many events as
      > possible to be available to answer your questions.
      >
      >
      >
      > The SCA Board of Directors
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