[sca-comments] Decision Not to Share the R&D List with the Populace
briana.maccabe at gmail.com
Tue May 18 12:53:49 CDT 2021
Greetings to the Board of Directors of the SCA,
I am writing to you today to comment on the recent decision not to share a
list of all those that have been R&D'd from the SCA.
I strongly disagree with this decision for several reasons:
1) This information is otherwise publicly available in the minutes of the
BoD meetings so this is pre-existing info. By not having a list compiled by
the BoD/SCA powers that be, you are guaranteeing that others will compile
this list for you and you will not be able to guarantee the validity of
2) The SCA has a continued problem with obfuscating important information
like this. It is not a good look for our organization.
3) Most importantly, obfuscating this information makes all of us less safe
and sends a very bad message to alleged victims of the bad actors in our
organization. Folks aren't just R&D'd on a whim and all participants have
the right to know if they are going to be putting themselves in danger by
interacting with R&D'd individuals. I realize that they should no longer
darken our doorsteps but not everyone knows everyone else in the SCA and
I appreciate that this is a tricky legal spot for the SCA when R&D'd
individuals have not been convicted and/or even tried in a mundane court of
law. However, as stated above, this information IS publicly available in
the minutes and I do not see where a simple list of SCA/mundane names with
no mention of the R&D reasons would be legally actionable. We are a club
with membership rules and have the right to deny membership for a reason.
We should be able to keep our members informed AND safe.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Baroness Briana MacCabe
Barony of Altavia
Kingdom of Caid
mka Alana Beltzer
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