The following announcement was just posted on the SCA's website:
The Board of Directors of SCA, Inc. believes that there are better options in terms of electronic payments in the SCA; the corporate office is moving towards an alternative payment service as rapidly as possible. As such, the Board of Directors is discontinuing its relationship with ACCEPS and no longer approves the usage of ACCEPS as of midnight April 18, 2015. As such, I am directing all Kingdom and Local Group Seneschals to follow the decision of the Board, Corporate Treasurer and Society Seneschal to not utilize ACCEPS. If anyone makes the unfortunate mistake of not being in compliance with this directive, the officer in question’s warrant will be immediately suspended.
As for all current ACCEPS related events, these will be allowed to go to completion; however, there will be no time extension in terms of these same events.
A.J. PongratzSociety Seneschal
For those who do not know, ACCEPS is the Ansteorra Credit Card Event Payment System. ACCEPS has posted the following on their website in reaction to this notice from the Society Seneschal:
The Board of Directors has decided to discontinue the variance granted to ACCEPS to take credit cards on behalf of SCA events, effectively immediately. There was no explanation nor discussion from the corporate level with any member of the ACCEPS staff prior to this decision, which was broadcast to the Kingdom Exchequers on Saturday, April 18.
Based on subsequent phone conversations with the Society Treasurer and President, no issues or problems were communicated to us, just that the Board had decided to stop using ACCEPS.
Without the variance, ACCEPS cannot continue to operate in good faith within the SCA. We apologize for the inconvenience to all our friends and those events which were in progress.
The ACCEPS fee will be refunded to all branches for events which were not able to complete their requested registration period. All current registrations and funds will be sent to the event stewards during the next two weeks.
It has been an interesting and fun 12 years providing ACCEPS to the SCA.
Farewell and good luck.
ACCEPS Staff - Mistress Isobail, HL Sarra, Sir Rhodri, Misress Kaitlyn
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