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(Proposed) Charter Of The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the East Kingdom

PURPOSE: To study businesses and business practices of the middle ages and to encourage and support SCA merchants within the context of our Society.

ACTIVITIES:

  1. To encourage Historical Portrayals of merchants
  2. To establish & encourage business ethics and best practices among our members
  3. To help and encourage new and existing ventures
  4. To help in the coordination & running of “Merchants’ Row” areas of events
  5. To form a mutual aid society in the case of disasters

ORGANIZATION: The Company shall have a Governor who be elected by a simple majority of the Company every year at a meeting at Harper’s Retreat in the Barony of Stonemarche to commemorate our beginnings. Said election shall be by written poll and members unable to attend may cast their votes by proxy. The Governor shall select up to twelve Assistants who shall seem best to represent the Company to the broadest geographical area. Among those Assistants, the Governor shall select two Wardens, one to represent the Merchants and the other to represent the Volunteer Adventurers who are members of the Company.

MEMBERSHIP: A person may become a member of the Company by:

  1. Being a regular Merchant at SCA events OR… Being a regular volunteer to merchants at SCA events
  2. Being Honorable in character and worthy of Trust
  3. Bering supportive of merchants in general
  4. Applying in writing to the Company, with a letter asking for membership.
  5. Having said application approved unanimously by the Governor and Assistants or failing that and upon appeal being approved by a 2/3 majority of the existing membership.
  6. Maintaining said activities, honor, and trustworthiness throughout their membership.

A person may be removed from membership:

  1. By submitting a written resignation to the Governor, or any Warden. OR
  2. By a majority vote of the Governor, Wardens, and Assistants.

IN THE EVENT OF THE GUILD BEING DISBANDED, all Guild money shall revert to the Kingdom of the East, and any guild property shall be given to the Kingdom of the East or to other groups with similar interests within the Kingdom.

SIGNED:

Lord Brian of Stonemarche (Proposed Founding Governor)

Lord Domenico Dei Medici (Proposed Founding Warden of the Merchants)

Lord Corwin Færlic (Proposed Founding Warden of the Adventurers)

Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwynnedd, C.L., C.P. (First Proposed Founding Assistant)

Elias Gedney, C.L. (Proposed Founding Assistant)

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