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what i find VERY interesting is that we can give free passes to royals 
and sometimes even retinue, but cant do so with new people ??

Lothar

On 4/7/2014 7:29 PM, Bruce Lapham wrote:
> Unfortunately, there is much more to this issue than is easily 
> publicly available.  Their Royal Majesties, Mistress Lynette and I 
> have already put in much time since April 1st.  Due to the nature of 
> our positions, we cannot share everything with the populace at this time.
>
> Trust me, I wish I could shout the facts from the mountaintops.  But 
> right now is not the time to make this any more public than it already is.
>
> I also ask that people do not make assumptions .
>
> The quote from the Exchequer's handbook regarding "Metal Tokens or 
> Artifacts" is directly related to a completely different issue from 
> several years ago.  A gentle approached the Society about creating a 
> "coin of the realm."  When the BoD decided not to pursue that idea, 
> they had the Society Exchequer establish a rule against it so that 
> other well intentioned individuals would not work towards something 
> that the Society will never adopt.
>
> That quote has nothing to do with the current issue.
>
> Please don't speculate openly about what you think may be the issues 
> involved.  Speculation will only cloud the issue, making a resolution 
> more difficult to achieve.
>
> Lastly, I wish to make it clear that Their Royal Majesties, Mistress 
> Lynette and I acted in good faith.  We believe our program is in 
> compliance with published financial policy.  However, until the BoD 
> makes a decision regarding the Guest Passes, the program is in hiatus.
>
> So, to sum it up in four sentences.
> 1. Sorry, but we can't tell you everything, yet.
> 2. Please avoid speculation as it only makes our jobs harder.
> 3. We acted in good faith.
> 4. Until the BoD announces a decision, the Guest Pass program is on hold.
>
> I remain a servant of Calontir and ALL of her populace.
> Maighster Murdoch, Calon Steward
>
> > Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:10:15 -0500
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] TRMs Address Newcomers Token Controversy, 
> State "We believe apologies are in order" | Falcon Banner
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> >
> > At least part of it is found in the SCA Exchequer Branch Handbook
> > (2007 pdf), which I downloaded from the Kingdom website.
> >
> > bottom of page 32 and top of page 33
> > 1. Metal Tokens or Artifacts
> > "Some kingdoms have organized minting, or coin-making activities. In
> > order to stay clear of any civil laws regarding currency, we may only
> > hand out or sell these tokens. We cannot honor them as currency,
> > exchange them for modern currency, or otherwise treat them as
> > currency. Merchants may decide, on their own, to honor tokens as
> > currency, but no merchant is required, nor can we require a merchant,
> > to honor any such tokens as currency. (CP XI)"
> >
> > Also involved is found on page 36
> > "A. Money may not be used in whole or in part to the benefit of
> > private individuals or businesses."
> >
> > Essentially, giving a token for admission to an event is giving money
> > to a private individual.
> >
> > Nest
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Apr 7, 2014, at 4:53 PM, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
> >
> > > On 4/7/2014 5:47 PM, Rex Deaver wrote:
> > >> Let us not jump to conclusions, lest we perpetrate the same error
> > >> that
> > >> we seek to correct. I believe the criticism was leveled at the
> > >> Kingdom
> > >> Exchequer and Seneschal, not at TRM. And just because we cannot
> > >> find it,
> > >> does not mean it is not there.
> > >
> > > There are procedures for the release of rulings and for the
> > > publication of regulations.
> > >
> > > So far: not followed.
> > >
> > > And, if the Crowns of Calontir say they take responsibility for
> > > the work of their officers, then I say I won't argue with them.
> > >
> > > Tibor, wonk