The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'Board Committee Structure to
Replace Grand Council

At its August 22, 2016 meeting the Board of Directors approved the
development and implementation of an expanded Board committee structure to
encourage and facilitate transparency, participation in and understanding
of Society governance throughout the membership of the Society.

The Board shall establish Board committees to serve at the pleasure of the
Board. Each of these committees will include representatives of the
membership-at-large of the Society, to be nominated by the Kingdoms. A
request for nomination process is expected to be in place for the initial
committees in the 4th quarter of 2016. Committees to be established include
the following:

   - Finance and Audit – 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 – Mission: Oversee insurance, legal, and related
   - Nominating and Governance – 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 – Mission: develop and oversee advertising; public
   relations; publications, social media and other communications initiatives
   of the Society
   - Membership – Mission: grow and sustain membership in the Society;
   evaluate and oversee implementation of programs and initiatives for
   membership support

The Board has also formed the following ad hoc committees to serve until
their mission is completed in the discretion of the Board:

   - Youth Activities – Mission: Completion of design and implementation of
   YAFA programs
   - Technology – Mission: Prepare 5-year technology development plan for
   - Peerage – Mission:     Review proposals for the creation of new peerage

From time to time the Board may form other ad hoc committees for special

The Board has the authority to dissolve or modify any committee or its
membership at any time.   Committee members serve at the pleasure of the
Board, subject to a 3-year term limit. Initial appointments may at the
discretion of the Board be for staggered terms so that the term of all such
members of a committee do not expire at the same time. Committees will make
recommendations to the Board and give quarterly reports. Committee members
will be appointed by the Board and Committee chairs designated by the
Board.  Committee members at large will 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.  Kingdoms may then (within a defined
period of time) nominate individuals in their Kingdom.  Nominations would
be made by the sitting Crown with the advice and consent of the Kingdom
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

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