Weekly Meeting: 20 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary announced that he had received only one donation in his role as treasurer of the Fraternal Annonary Order of the Wooden Bowl, and that he had completed an agenda for the CCE’s planned meeting. The Facilitator discussed updates to diplomatic affairs. All three officers…

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Weekly Meeting: 12 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary had no prepared subjects to discuss, but mentioned that he had received the Facilitator’s letter on economic policy and her diplomatic letter as minister. The Facilitator discussed her effort to contact Sandum friends and allies, gave an updated on voting in the Council, and…

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21 March will be Anti-Apartheid Day

On 21 March 1960, in Transvaal, South Africa, the South African Police of the apartheid regime massacred 69 people protesting against pass laws, which restricted freedom of movement for black indigenous South Africans. The event stirred almost universal condemnation, including from the United Nations that proclaimed the day the “International Day for the Elimination of…

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Lobster, Hydrangea become national symbols

The Council of the State of Sandus has recently chosen two new national symbols for Sandus: homarus gammarus, also known as the common lobster, and the hydrangea. The Council decided unanimously to choose the common lobster as its national animal, while the hydrangea faced competition from the lotus as the national flower but still won…

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Major reshuffle of ministries, new health ministry

The Sôgmô has reshuffled ministers for the first time since the Ministry of Diplomatic Affairs was first established in August 2016, and for the first time Sandus has had a cabinet. This comes after a period of inactivity from former Diplomatic Affairs minister Jacob Barnet, who has been on a leave of absence because of…

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Weekly Meeting: 6 August 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance. The Party Secretary discussed the CCE and planned a treaty for economic unity to be completed by December, in time for the Winter Solstice Elections. The Facilitator of the Council discussed diplomatic affairs with the Abeldane Empire and about fiscal policy. The Sôgmô discussed an update to…

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