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This week the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. released the following summary of it’s committee structure via the official announcements email list:

SCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEES

The following proposal is a summary of the Board Committee structure approved by  the SCA Board of Directors on October 22,2012.

  1. The Board approves the formation of the following committees to serve at the  pleasure of the Board, with the mission of each committee to be as set forth below that committee’s name:
  • Executive Committee

Mission:  Execute day-to-day oversight of Society business between Board meetings and such other responsibilities as may be designated by the Board from time to time in its discretion.

  • Finance and Audit

Membership to include 3 representatives of membership at large

Mission:  assist the Board’s oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, the audit and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditor

  • Risk Management

Membership to include 3 members at large

Mission:  Oversee insurance, legal, and related matters.

  • Nominating and Governance

Membership to include 3 members at large

Mission:  recommend to the Board the persons to be nominated for appointment as directors; recommend to the Board the directors to be appointed to each committee of the Board; develop and recommend to the Board Society governance guidelines and policies

  • Communications

Membership to include 3 to 7 members at large

Mission:  develop and oversee advertising; public relations; publications, social media and other communications initiatives of the Society

  • Membership

Membership to include 3 members at large

Mission:  grow and sustain membership in the Society; evaluate and oversee implementation of programs and initiatives for membership support

  1. The Board also approves formation of the following ad hoc committees to serve for a specified period of time or until their mission is completed in the discretion of the Board:
  • Youth Activities

Membership to include 2 members at large

Mission:  Completion of design and implementation of YAFA programs

  • Technology

Membership to include 4 members at large

Mission: Prepare 5-year technology development plan for Society

  • Peerage

Membership to include 4 members at large

Mission: Review proposals for the creation of new peerage

  1. From time to time the Board, at its discretion, may form other ad hoc committees for special projects. The Board has the authority to dissolve or modify any committee or its membership at any time.  Committees will make recommendations to the Board and give quarterly reports, but final decision making on all issues will remain with the Board.
  1. Committees will consist of Board members, Society officers, and members-at-large to be nominated in response to a Request for Nomination (RFN) sent by the Board to each Kingdom Seneschal, describing the mission of the committee and suggested minimum qualifications for committee members. Nominations may be made by the sitting Crown with the advice and consent of the Kingdom Seneschal.  RFNs for membership of the Finance, Communications and Peerage Committees will be promulgated by the Board on or before year-end, 2016.

It was followed a short time later by an addendum, also distributed via the Announcements e-list:

Requests for nomination for the Finance, Communications and Peerage Committees have been sent to all Kingdoms (Crown and Seneschal) asking for nomination of members from the populace.

Please contact your Kingdom Seneschal if you are interested.

Requests for nomination of members for the remaining committees will be sent at the end of Q1 2017.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.