How SISC runs
In Denmark a society is a very deeply rooted old freedom right, and we have a saying
“if 3 Danes meet on a street corner, they immediately form a society.”
So how does SISC run?
First there is a board and there are filekeepers who take care of your bookings.
We have week staff, that run the SISC events.
Then there is you.
You become a member if you make a booking at SISC. You, as a member, have a saying in the General Assembly, and if you attended at least 3 full weeks in a period of 5 years (one each year), you can vote during the General Assembly.
In short, this is how it works:
at the General Assembly, you appoint the board members and filekeepers;
board members appoint the week camp managers;
camp managers select their week staff members.
We are volunteers
SISC is completely run by volunteers. Nobody makes a profit, and SISC strives to break even every year. All our profits are invested back into the farm, play rooms, maintenance, facilities, food and cooking.
What can you do for SISC?
As a member, you are part of SISC - the farm is partly yours, you can do things to help out, for example:
- Join the Give a Hand pool to help improve the farm
- Attend the General Assembly
- Sign up as week staff (just mark it in the booking form)
- Fill in your questionaire that is handed out at the end of your week
- Help out by just having a great time at SISC weeks!
The weeks are run by the week staff, up to 9 people a week.
1 Camp Manager
1 Camp Manager Assistant / Bookkeeper
1 to 3 Bartenders
1 Poolboy (m/f)
Board, Filekeepers and PR
SISC is run by an international board, elected by the members. Because most board members have to travel to meet, there are often Skype meetings where everything is discussed. Twice or three times a year, all board members meet, talk, and work in teams on running issues.
The board members consist of:
3 board members
2 substitute board members
Bookings and communication is done by 2 Filekeepers, who mostly attend meetings, but have no vote.
1 PR person takes care of the website and newsletters.
The General Assembly
Every year, around Week 42, there is a General Assembly. All SISC members are welcome to discuss and vote (if you have been on at least 3 full weeks in a period of 5 years). SISC has members all around the world, and realises that some have to come from far to attend the meeting.
Perhaps the bonus week makes it easier for you decide to travel to Denmark and attend the big meeting. We built this week around the General Assembly. Not only as a present for SISC members, also to give you even more reason to join the meeting.