Proposal for Changes to the Award Constitutions of All Grant Orders

Their Majesties seek feedback from the populace of Ansteorra regarding a proposed change to the Award Constitutions for Grant Orders. Currently, Ansteorra has essentially two types of Grant Orders: Polling and Non-Polling. This is a function of unique circumstances in Our history, which may or may not be as pertinent or relevant today as they once were. This change seeks to create more consistency among the Orders, or at least allow the Crown the opportunity to create consistency among the Orders.

In short, the proposal is to allow all Grant Orders permissive polling at the discretion of the Crown. This means it will be the decision of the current Crown to decide whether they wish to poll each Order before They elevate new members. The Crown will not be required to poll the Orders, but may do so if They so choose.

Each Order will have the Award Constitution amended to add a section which states: “The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.” The use of “may” in this context allows the Crown to consult with the Orders before creating new members of that Order, but does not require them to do so. This would apply to the Orders of the Arc d’Or, Blade of Merit, Centurions of the Sable Star, Golden Lance, Iris of Merit, Star of Merit. At this time, no decisions have been made and Their Majesties earnestly seek the input of the populace. Your words matter and They wish to hear from you.

The full text of changes is below.

Commentary should be sent to trm@crown.ansteorra.org by April 29th 2024.

Order of the Star of Merit of Ansteorra:
C. Investiture in the Order
a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown.
(new b.) The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.
(new c., previously b) c. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
(new d., previously c) d. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

Order of the Iris of Merit of Ansteorra:
C. Investiture in the Order
a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown.
(new b.) The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.
(new c., previously b) c. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
(new d.) d. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

Order of the Centurions of the Sable Star of Ansteorra:
C. Investiture in the Order
(new a.) a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown.
(new b.) b. The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.
(new c., previously b.) c. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
(new d., previously c) d. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

Order of the Arc d’Or of Ansteorra:
C. Investiture in the Order
(new a.) a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown.
(new b.) The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.
(new c., previously b.) c. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
(new d.) d. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

Order of the Golden Lance of Ansteorra:
C. Investiture in the Order
(new a.) a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown.
(new b.) The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.
(new c., previously b.) c. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
(new d., previously c) d. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

Order of the Blade of Merit of Ansteorra:
C. Investiture in the Order
a. Companions shall be inducted into the Order at the discretion of the Crown.
(new b.) The Crown may consult with the Order before inducting new members.
(new c., previously b) c. The selection of a companion of the Order shall be publicly proclaimed by the Crown in open court.
(new d.) d. Persons being selected must be present to be inducted into the Order.

Commentary should be sent to trm@crown.ansteorra.org by April 29th 2024.

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