April 23, 2016 – Grand Council Disbanded
The Grand Council was formed in 1994; a time before email and social media. There was a need then for a committee that made sure that the membership had a way to communicate with the directors on issues of importance to the SCA. Twenty years later, members have access to the Internet and with it direct lines of communication to the directors and Corporate officers. We know we still have problems receiving input from, and transmitting information to, the membership; but we don’t think an intermediary body provides us with the solution to these problems today.
So with thanks for the long and faithful service of the Grand Council, we have decided to disband the committee and work on new methods and approaches for increasing our responsiveness to the members of the SCA.
Society President John Fulton, Director Richard Sherman, and Director Andrew Coleman have been directed to investigate the creation of a new vehicle to facilitate communication between the membership and the directors that recognizes and utilizes the changes in technology, demographics and culture that have changed the way the Society conducts business in the 22 years since creation of the Grand Council.
Board of Directors, SCA Inc
The Grand Council (GC) was created by a 1995 vote of the SCA, Incorporated’s Board of Directors as a purely advisory body to the Corporation. The Council’s primary purpose is to examine issues of interest related to the business side of the SCA; either on topics put before it by the Board, or on topics it self-selects. The GC is to return quarterly reports to the Board in time for its quarterly meetings. Those reports may consist of either progress reports, or clear and actionable recommendations for changes in rules, policy or business models.