Charter of the St. Adrian Society, 1840
the IMPERIAL SOCIETY of SAINT ADRIAN of LEUVARDEEN
as organized by the MINISTRY of CIVIL AFFAIRS
Pictured - The Old Imperial Association's 1821 Convention
Throughout the history of the Empire, the Crown has at various times commissioned various creatures and instruments of the State whose task is to advise His Imperial Majesty's Government. These bodies have taken various names, functions, and styles. In Johannesburg, an advisory Imperial Diet, precursor to our modern legislature without any of its power, filled this role. In Helena, the Imperial Everardine College met to offer its sage advice. More recently, the Crown has authorized the Imperial Association, which has met a few times to fulfill this role. These institutions have proved insufficient.
Therefore, in order to serve the Empire and provide good advice and counsel to our Government, the Ministry of Civil Affairs dissolves the Imperial Association. In its place, we charter the Saint Adrian Society, which will fulfill the legal requirements for an imperial scholarly association. This Society will hold conventions of scholars, experts, and other advisors who will submit summary findings in accordance with a convention agenda crafted in conjunction with Crown and Government. Further, it will support, advance, and promote scholarship and academic excellence among the Imperial citizenry.
Chapter I — Governance
SECTION I. THE SOCIETY ADVISOR
Subsection a. There shall be an Advisor of the Imperial Society of Saint Adrian.
Subsection b. The Advisor is a neutral organizer of conferences, elections, and other activities.
Subsection c. The primary goal of the Advisor is to ensure the Society remains stable and active.
SECTION II. THE SOCIETY PRIOR
Subsection a. There shall be a Prior of the Imperial Society of Saint Adrian.
Subsection b. The Prior is elected per Chapter II by Society members in order to lead, coordinate, and supervise its activities.
Subsection c. The Prior is the chief executive officer of the Society and works with the Advisor to achieve its goals.
Subection d. The Prior may, with written approval of the Advisor, create, amend, and delete ad hoc officer positions. For example, the Prior could create a secretary, a treasurer, or other officer position as they see fit.
Subsection e. The Prior may select Society members to appoint to these ad hoc officer positions.
SECTION III. THE SOCIETY VICE PRIOR
Subsection a. There shall be a Vice Prior of the Imperial Society of Saint Adrian.
Subsection b. The Vice Prior is elected per Chapter II by Society members in order to assist in governance of the Society.
Subection c. The primary function of the Vice Prior is to coordinate event planning activities. See Chapter III.
SECTION IV. THE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
Subsection a. The Advisor will review applications to the Society and grant them on a temporary basis until a time in which the founding members can create a comprehensive membership policy that meets the goals of this Society.
Subsection b. The Council of State, Imperial Judges, and members of the Imperial Diet will have honorary membership in the Imperial Society.
Chapter II — Elections
SECTION I. CANDIDACY DECLARATION
Subsection a. Members may submit in writing their intent to run for the Priorship of the Society when an election is declared.
Subsection b. Five signatures evidencing support from other members for their candidacy will enter their name onto the ballot.
SECTION II. OFFICER ELECTION
Subsection a. The Prior of the Society shall be elected by a plurality of votes.
Subsection b. For a vote to be valid, the Advisor must verify all current members have submitted their votes.
Subsection c. The person to receive the second most votes in a given election will serve as Vice Prior.
Chapter III — Activities
SECTION I. THE SOCIETY CONVOCATION
Subsection a. On a quadrennial basis [every 4 real-life weeks], the Society shall host a Convocation.
Subsection b. This will be a meeting of its members who will engage in Society meetings.
Subsection c. The Council of State shall, at their discretion, submit agenda items to the Advisor.
Subsection d. The Society will review these agenda items and submit summary suggestions, expert counsel, and other documents or thoughts as pertinent and relevant in order to facilitate its function as an advisory body of scholars and experts.
Subsection e. This shall be a public event, but order will be maintained in order for the functions of the Convocation to not be disrupted.
Addendum I — Forms
SECTION I. MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION
Any Imperial citizen may submit this form [reply to this forum post] to be considered for Society membership.
An example of how to fill out this form is below for your convenience.
THIS CHARTER IS A DRAFT & WILL BE AMENDED, FINALIZED, SIGNED, AND RATIFIED AT THE 1ST CONVOCATION.
AS AUTHORIZED BY
Victor Simon Halcourt, Jr.
1st ADVISOR of the ST. ADRIAN SOCIETY
MINISTRY of CIVIL AFFAIRS