Henry of Bexley Henry of Bexley

March Missive

Greetings from the Kingdom Seneschal and Chancellor of the Exchequer to all the local Seneschals and Exchequers.

We appreciate the hard work you do of keeping our local groups running. Seneschals have the sometimes-difficult job of maintaining good relationships within groups while also having to make sure that jobs get done. Exchequers have a responsibility that has repercussions to the health of both the local group and the Kingdom.

Over the last few years there have been regular problems with different groups not filing quarterly Exchequer reports in a timely manner, or not filing NMR event reports and payments. These last two are quite often overlooked.

We all serve with good intent, but sometimes we fail to do the job properly. It’s life. It happens.

However, it is extremely important that these reports are turned in on time. The reason the reports must be turned in on time is that the Kingdom Exchequer must compile all those. Then the Kingdom reports these to Society. We can face sanctions up to and including losing the ability to hold events if we don’t report properly.

In the past we have given some groups weeks or even months to get reports filed. However, Society is getting stricter about Kingdom reporting. So now we must become stricter on reporting.

Reporting details, and penalties, can be found in the Northshield Financial Policy under section IV (see below).

A word to those who have been faithfully reporting on time for years: I hope you don’t feel like “Hey, why are you yelling at me?” Please understand this is going out to everyone. We are all in this together and we all need to be aware of what is important.

Our goal is NOT to catch you being “bad”. It is to help you get reports submitted correctly and on time. The regional Seneschals and I will help. The Exchequer staff including the Regionals are more than willing to help you.

The purpose of this missive is not to scare you. It’s to say that this is a serious matter, AND that you can ask for help if you need.

Thank you for your continued service to the Dream.

Kingdom of Northshield Financial Policy
http://www.northshield.org/Resources/PDF/Exchequer/NorthshieldFinancialPolicy.pdf

Ealdred (with Dyonisia)


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