Earlier this year, the Board of Directors received from the Peerage Committee a proposal for a possible new pan-activity patent order in the SCA and a framework for future orders, should the need arise. The proposal calls for recognizing those members who are already acting as peers in an endeavor but cannot be considered for elevation to one of the existing peerage orders because that endeavor or endeavors fall outside the areas considered by those orders. It also outlines how activity-specific peerages might be formed out of this shared peerage only when it is clear that the activity has achieved a level of participation and maturity within the Society to warrant its own peerage order.
Nothing in this proposal is final at this point in time.
The complete proposal can be found here: https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/New-Peerage-Proposal-.pdf
A list of frequently asked questions related to the proposal is available here: https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/New-Patent-Order-Proposal-QA-October-2021.pdf
Following the call for commentary in April 2021, the Board is issuing a poll on the matter to provide additional information. This survey is now live on the Member Portal and will run for two weeks. Note: you do not have to be a paid member to take the survey, but you do need to log in. Non-members can create accounts if they don’t already have one for event registration or Marketplace purchases.
Commentary is welcome and can be sent to [email protected]. Please use the title ‘Peerage Committee Proposal’ in the subject line of your email.
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