Weekly Meeting: 15 July 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance.

The Party Secretary began with preparations for MicroCon 2019. He specified that he and the Sôgmô should extend outreach to fraternal peoples throughout the micronational world at the convention. This includes solidarity-building, cooperation, and mutual political causes. Then, he and the Sôgmô focused on discussing the proposal for a community associated with the Social System that will encourage solidarity and cooperation on key policy interests. Both then planned an agenda of meetings and common decision-making events.

The Facilitator followed by mentioning preliminary stages of proposal for key “Sandum Economic Principles,” including a basic monetary and economic policy for Sandus. Key issues revolved around how to value the persuma, the status of CivBanca as Sandus’s state bank, and CivBanca‘s role in the Commission for the Command Economy. She also mentioned ideas for revenue, including bonds, voluntary taxes, and the sale of state surplus.

Finally, the Sôgmô briefly mentioned two proposals: one for solidarity citizenship, a new citizenship status sine suffragio, and another for a basic litigation system in Sandus, divided into arbitration and formulary or actio legis systems.

The next meeting will take place on 29 E July 2019.

Weekly Meeting: 9 July 2019

All three Grand State Officers were in attendance.

The Party Secretary began. He mentioned the need to restart the Commission for the Command Economy, and it was decided both to schedule a meeting in the coming month and also to issue a directive regarding the Commission’s membership. The need for a catalogue or registry of workers’ skills was also added to the docket, and a system for citizens to request items. Finally, the State of Sandus needs a monetary and fiscal policy, which will be discussed by the CCE in the future.

Next, the Facilitator mentioned the need to update certain pages on the Sandus.org portal, since some pages are outdated. The Sôgmô will also recreate a citizenship application form.

Finally, the Sôgmô discussed ongoing negotiation between Sandus, Überstadt, and Saint-Castin regarding the Social System and a potential new associated community. The idea for an associate membership in the Social System and an associated non-citizenship-sharing community was floated. Ideas for the community include a rotating presidency, committees on key points of interest and cooperation, and scheduled meetings. The need for a Social System secretary and commission was also mentioned, and also a potential memorandum of understanding on the ability of Sandus to enter into bilateral social agreements outside the Social System. Finally, það mentioned both proposals for solidarity citizenship, a proposed new citizenship status in Sandus, and the need for a Sandum litigation system.

The next meeting will take place on Monday 15 G July 2019.

Three State Officers begin scheduled weekly meetings

The three Grand State Officers—the Sôgmô, the Party Secretary, and the Facilitator of the Council—have begun to hold weekly meetings over the phone to discuss major State business, in addition to the long-established State Officers’ chatroom. At the meetings, major Sandum policies are discussed, counsel is given to the Sôgmô, and questions are posed to all three officials. The new meetings will have their agendas and their minutes posted in order to provide transparency in the Central People’s Government’s policies, but details may be kept to the minimum in favour of state security.

The weekly agendas and minutes will be posted on Veritum Sandus under the “policy projection” category.

Policy Projection: 17 – 31 January 2018

We have granted a new logo and emblem to the Sandum Church. (14/1)
We have celebrated the Carmentalia. (15/1)
We have celebrated this month’s Dharmapalas Day. (15/1)
We have celebrated this month’s Buddha Shakyamuni Day. (16/1)
We have celebrated the Concordalia. (16/1)
We have celebrated the Festival of Felicitas. (17/1)

In the upcoming week (in XVII usque ad XXXI d. Ianuariis MMXVIII),
We shall create new baronetcies in Sandus.
We shall work on the Party’s platform.
We shall work on the bill for þess succession.
We shall draw up plans for a way to teach and learn the Latin language in Sandus.
We shall hold a survey to see what Sandus’s most important State holiday should be—the Secession (20 February), the Foundation (13 April), and the Creation (26 May).
We shall prepare for Losar and for the Secession and for holding public events for them.
We shall work on updating Sandus.org.

Office Hours (calendario Gregoriano):
M: 17h00 usque ad 19h00
T: 22h00 usque ad 23h00
W: 19h00 usque ad 20h00
T: 19h00 usque ad 20h00
F: post 17h00 si quae officio horae debeantur
S&S: post 10h00 si quae officio horae debeantur

Horae officio Sôgmôni pertinebunt antequam XVII Aprili.

Policy Projection: 11 – 17 January 2018

We have expressed our best wishes to our American friends for Labour Day. (4/9/2017)
We have congratulated Aaron von Friedeck on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (5/9/2017)
We have published the decisions of the Eighth Session of the Council 2017. (6/9/2017)
We have celebrated Philia Day. (9/9/2017)
We have commemorated the Day against Imperialism and Terrorism. (11/9/2017)
We have celebrated Bisexual Pride Week. (18/9/2017)
We have condemned the Spanish state’s attack on the Catalan ministers. (20/9/2017)
We have published an article in Micropatriological Notes. (21/9/2017)
We have established a new capital, Quercus Candida. (22/9/2017)
We have broken another charity tax record by donating nearly $1,500USD in Summer 2017. (22/9/2017)
We published the Autumn Equinox report. (22/9/2017)
We have confirmed our attendance at the 2018 OMF Summit in Paris. (22/9/2017)
We have celebrated Celebrate Bisexuality Day. (23/9/2017)
We have issued the first economic command for the Armilustrium. (26/9/2017)
We have condemned the Spanish state’s attack on the right of Catalonia to exercise their right to self-determination. (1/10/2017)
We have expressed our support for efforts to minimise economic disruption to Native American and First Nation peoples through the appropriation of their cultural patrimony. (4/10/2017)
We have published the Decisions of the Ninth Session of the Council in 2017. (5/10/2017)
We have celebrated Indigenous People’s Day. (9/10/2017)
We have celebrated the Festival of Felicitas. (9/10/2017)
We have celebrated the Day of the Americas. (13/10/2017)
We have shared a new image from our capital. (15/10/2017)
We have shared a new image from our capital. (16/10/2017)
We have prepared for the 2017 Citizens’ Party of Sandus Party Congress, held on 4 November. (16/10/2017)
We have celebrated the Armilustrium. (19/10/2017)
We have established the Honourable Order of Athena Pronoea for academic merit. (21/10/2017)
We have shared a Spotify playlist celebrating the centenary of the October Revolution. (28/10/2017)
We have appointed the Party’s Central Committee. (3/11/2017)
We have held the 2017 Citizens’ Party of Sandus Party Congress. (4/11/2017)
We have published the Decisions of the Tenth Session of the Council in 2017. (4/11/2017)
We have published the results of the Seventh CPS Party Congress. (4/11/2017)
We have elected Party Secretary Adam Camillus von Friedeck to a fourth term. (4/11/2017)
We have prepared for 2017 Athena’s Day. (5/11/2017)
We have celebrated the National Day of Socialism. (7/11/2017)
We have celebrated the Day of the Ways & Means of Revolution. (8/11/2017)
We have recreated le Mur des Drapeaux. (9/11/2017)
We have shared a picture of the national flag. (9/11/2017)
We have celebrated Lhabab Düchen. (10/11/2017)
We have celebrated the National Day of Truth. (15/11/2017)
We have prepared a “tea chat” for Athena’s Day. (17/11/2017)
We have shared in the celebration of Überstadt’s celebration of Kingdom Day. (19/11/2017)
We have commemorated Transgender Day of Remembrance. (20/11/2017)
We have begun a program on sharing things Sandum citizens were thankful for each day during the week before Athena’s Day. (22/11/2017)
We have shared a bill on the þess succession. (22/11/2017)
We have celebrated the National Day of Harmony. (24/11/2017)
We have celebrated Athena’s Day. (29/11/2017)
We have published the Decisions of the Eleventh Session of the Council in 2017. (3/12/2017)
We have begun to celebrate the winter holidays. (8/12/2017)
We have started voting in the 2017 Winter Solstice elections. (10/12/2017)
We have wished our friends and allies a happy Hanukkah. (12/12/2017)
We have celebrated the Saturnalia. (17/12/2017)
We have published the results of the 2017 Winter Solstice elections. (21/12/2017)
We have published the Winter Solstice report. (21/12/2017)
We have celebrated Christmas and the dies natalis Solis Invicti. (25/12/2017)
We have invested two knighthoods. (27/12/2017)
We have published an opinion piece on the GUM. (30/12/2017)
We have celebrated the New Gregorian Year. (1/1/2018)
We have published the Decisions of the Twelfth Session of the Council in 2017. (2/1/2018)
We have applied to be an observer of the GUM. (2/1/2018)
We have begun preparations for the 10th anniversary of the Creation of Sandus. (4/1/2018)
We have shared a Spotify playlist for the month of January, known in Sandus as the Month of Peace. (9/1/2018)
We have celebrated the anniversary of the first policy projection. (10/1/2018)

In the upcoming administrative week (in XI usque ad XVII d. Ianuariis MMXVIII),
We shall create new baronetcies in Sandus.
We shall hold a tea chat for the Concordalia.
We shall work on the Party’s platform.
We shall work on the bill for þess succession.
We shall draw up plans for a way to teach and learn the Latin language in Sandus.
We shall hold a survey to see what Sandus’s most important State holiday should be—the Secession (20 February), the Foundation (13 April), and the Creation (26 May).
We shall prepare for Losar and for the Secession.
We shall work on updating Sandus.org.

Office Hours (calendario Gregoriano):
M: 17h00 usque ad 19h00
T: 22h00 usque ad 23h00
W: 19h00 usque ad 20h00
T: 19h00 usque ad 20h00
F: post 17h00 si quae officio horae debeantur
S&S: post 10h00 si quae officio horae debeantur

Horae officio Sôgmôni pertinebunt antequam XVII Aprili.

Policy Projections: 1-8 September 2017

We have shared news of the Honourable Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola pursuing a degree to become a Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) at the University of Michigan. (2/4)
We have enacted the Sôgmô’s proposal to establish Limited Nobility in the State of Sandus. (28/4)
We have announced the installation of formal regalia for the Sôgmô. (22/5)
We have convened the first party meeting of the Commission of the Planned Economy (CCE) between the Sôgmô and the Party Secretary and developed three points to help develop the economy. (9/6)
We have shared the news of Artemis Baca has come out publicly as a transgender woman and congratulated of her progress. (13/6)
We have published the Solstice Report. (21/6)
We have shared news of the Sôgmô representing the State at MicroCon and of presenting the Sandum Constitution to the public. (26/6)
We have shared an update of the Sôgmô’s progress at MicroCon (26/6)
We have congratulated Facilitator Hatsu Ryuho for receiving a new three-month term due to no opposition. (9/7)
We have shared the news of le Mur des drapeaux or the “Wall of the Flags”, has been removed from the Office of the Sôgmô in the Palace of the State and shall be moved to Michigan at the new capital and a new commission of the new le Mur des drapeaux.
We have shared the Trans* History throughout the history of Sandus. (26/7)
We have shared the news of Sandus, MOCC, Uskor, and among many other nations signing a joint statement condemning the U.S. transgender ban in the US military. (27/7)
We have announced the formation of the State Media Cooperative. (3/8)

In the upcoming week,
We shall prepare new certificates of creation for gentry in Sandus.
We shall prepare new coats armorial for new nobles in Sandus.
We shall prepare for the creation of a new Sandum province in the Michigan peninsula.

We shall work to create several new awards, honours, and orders.
We shall author and work through the Council a new law governing the succession of the Sôgmô.

Policy Projection: 1 – 8 April 2017

We have celebrated the Minervalia and the Quinquatria. (19/3)
We have celebrated the Spring Equinox. (20/3)
We have published the Equinox Report. (20/3)
We have shared news about the OMF’s election. (20/3)
We have shared an update from the Citizens’ Party of Sandus. (20/3)
We have celebrated la Journée internationale de la Francophonie. (20/3)
We have commemorated the Dakhini Day. (22/3)
We have celebrated the Tubilustrium. (23/3)
We have congratulated Angyalistan Emperor Olivier on his election as General-Secretary of the OMF. (24/3)
We have shared a Latin-language message in support for LGBTQ+ and bi+ equality and activism. (24/3)
We have submitted our article for Micropatriological Notes. (24/3)
We have celebrated the Hilaria. (25/3)
We have prepared for the Veneralia with a Spotify playlist. (25/3)
We have filled our first salaried position in the State of Sandus. (25/3)
We have announced a proposal to establish a system of nobility in the State of Sandus. (25/3)
We have commemorated the Dharmapala Day. (26/3)
We have commemorated the Buddha Shakyamuni Day. (26/3)
We have announced that Sandus will affix the Collegium Sacerdotum’s logo to all future statuses related to Tibetan Buddhist holy days. (29/3)
We have celebrated the Festival of Salus. (30/3)
We have celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility. (31/3)
We have celebrated the Festival of Luna. (31/3)
We have prepared for the Day of Foundation. (1/4)
We have shared news from Überstadt related to their King’s speech in the General Assembly of the United Nations. (1/4)
We have celebrated the Veneralia. (1/4)

In the upcoming week,
We shall prepare for holidays in April and May.
We shall begin work on the Sôgmô’s Constitution Project.
We shall ensure activity and progress in the Εκκλησία and in the Systema Socialis.
We shall seek further membership from other peoples and seek media programs for the dissemination of Sandum Philosophy.
We shall train our new scriptor.
We shall work to establish a state bank, CivBanca.
We shall work with the Party Secretary in order to call a session of the Commission for the Command Economy.

We shall lay forth work on these objectives from today, 1 April 2017, to 8 April 2017 and draft another projection for the following administrative week of 8 days on 9 April 2017.

We will hold office hours on 6 F April 2017 and 13 E April 2017 from 16:00 to 18:00 SLT.

CSP

Policy Projection: 17 – 25 March 2017

We have shared information from the United Nation’s Free and Equal Campaign. (2/3)
We have shared news that the Überstadti King Adam I will visit the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (3/3)
We have shared Nuntii Latini. (4/3)
We have confirmed our attendance at the 2017 MicroCon in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (4/3)
We have announced that it was a Medicine Buddha Day in the Tibetan calendar. (5/3)
We have celebrated the Navigium Isidis. (5/3)
We have shared a Sandum cultural post on Facebook. (5/3)
We have shared information about the Hawai’ian independence movement’s efforts in Hawai’i, pursuant to our policy in support of Hawai’ian self-determination. (6/3)
We have announced that it was a Guru Rinpoche Day in the Tibetan calendar. (7/3)
We have celebrated International Women’s Day. (8/3)
We have shared a video from the United Nations on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on cultural rights. (10/3)
We have shared Nuntii Latini. (10/3)
We have reminded our citizens that Sandus does not observe daylight savings. (11/3)
We have announced that it was an Amitabha Day in the Tibetan calendar. (12/3)
We have shared the decisions of the Second Administrative Session of the Council in 2017. (12/3)
We have celebrated the festivals of Jupiter and Anna Perenna. (15/3)
We have celebrated the Liberalia. (17/3)
We have shared Nuntii Latini. (17/3)

In the upcoming week,
We shall prepare our journal article for Micropatriological Notes.
We shall add information on cultural holidays to Sandum media.
We shall prepare for holidays in April and May.
We shall begin work on the Sôgmô’s Constitution Project.
We shall observe citizens’ concerns with relation to events in the United States.
We shall ensure activity and progress in the Εκκλησία and in the Systema Socialis.
We shall seek further membership from other peoples and seek media programs for the dissemination of Sandum Philosophy.
We shall prepare a schedule of modest office hours.

We shall lay forth work on these objectives from today, 17 March 2017, to 25 March 2017 and draft another projection for the following administrative week of 8 days on 1 April 2017.

Policy Projection: 1 – 8 March 2017

We have explained the reasons for celebration in January. (10/1)
We have celebrated the anniversary of the first Policy Projection on 10 January 2012. (10/1)
We have added Buddhist holidays to the menstrual calendar. (10/1)
We have applied for GUM observer membership. (11/1)
We have published the decisions of the Council in the First Intercalary Session of 2017. (12/1)
We have issued an open letter to GUM delegates. (12/1)
We have had our application for observer membership in the GUM rejected. (14/1)
We have journeyed to Iceland. (15-21/1)
We have engaged in diplomacy with the Mercian Lord Spiritual. (21/1)
We have prepared for the Day of Secession. (23/1)
We have declaimed the GUM rejection with the Mercian Lord Spiritual. (23/1)
We have published the decisions of the Council in the First Session of 2017. (10/2)
We have celebrated Realism Day. (13/2)
We have celebrated the Parentalia. (13/2)
We have prepared for the Day of Secession. (14/2)
We have celebrated the Lupercalia. (15/2)
We have celebrated the Day of Secession. (20/2)
We have celebrated Losar, or Tibetan New Year. (27/2)
We have published the annual Sancta Speech in Latin on the Regifugia. (28/2)
We have prepared for International Women’s Day. (1/3)

In the upcoming week,
We shall prepare our journal article for Micropatriological Notes.
We shall add information on cultural holidays to Sandum media.
We shall prepare for holidays in March, April, and May.
We shall begin work on the Sôgmô’s Constitution Project.
We shall observe citizens’ concerns with relation to events in the United States.
We shall ensure activity and progress in the Εκκλησία and in the Systema Socialis.
We shall seek further membership from other peoples and seek media programs for the dissemination of Sandum Philosophy.
We shall prepare a schedule of modest office hours.

We shall lay forth work on these objectives from today, 1 March 2017, to 8 March 2017 and draft another projection for the following administrative week of 8 days on 9 March 2017.

Policy Projection: 9-16 January 2017

We have announced that the Winter Solstice elections for 2016 will be shortened. (1/12)
We have celebrated the Festival of the Bona Dea. (3/12)
We have celebrated the Faunalia. (5/12)
We have celebrated the Halcyon Days, also known as the Brumalia. (10/12)
We have announced the decisions of the Twelfth Session of the Council in 2016. (14/12)
We have celebrated the Consualia. (15/12)
We have opened the 2016 Winter Solstice Elections. (15/12)
Nous avons partagé la communiqué festive de l’Organisation de la MicroFrancophonie pour le Noël. (16/12)
We have celebrated the Saturnalia. (17/12)
We have advised on icy conditions in Kremlum Sandus Province. (17/12)
We have celebrated the Opalia. (19/12)
We have closed the polls for the 2016 Winter Solstice Election. (20/12)
We have celebrated the Winter Solstice. (21/12)
We have released the Winter Solstice report. (21/12)
We have celebrated the Enfranchisement of the Party and the Majesties. (21/12)
We have address the nation on the occasion of Christmas and the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti. (24/12)
We have celebrated Christmas and the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti. (25/12)
We have updated the Winter Solstice Report with charity taxes. (28/12)
We have congratulated the Grand Duke of Westarctica on the occasion of his marriage. (28/12)
We have announced the decisions of the First Intercalary Session of 2016. (29/12)
We have shared the schedule of the Council for 2017. (31/12)
We have added two new Days of Recognition to the Sandum calendar, African Diaspora Day and the Day of Religious Tolerance. (31/12/2016)
We have celebrated the new Gregorian year. (1/1/2017)
We have released a survey on Sandum holidays. (4/1)
We have shared Buddhist dharma from Chögyam Trungpa. (5/1)
We have shared the Kumanoese premier’s New Year’s address. (6/1)
We have added Buddhist monthly holy days to the Sandum calendar. (7/1)
We have established a new sodality in the Collegium Sacerdotium, the Sandum Ecclesia (ἡ Ἐκκλησία Σανδῆς). (8/1)

In the upcoming week,
We shall prepare for the Sôgmô’s trip to Iceland.
We shall prepare an ecumenical and inter-faith religious service with Lord Richard Hytholoday of Mercia in Iceland.
We shall prepare our journal article for Micropatriological Notes.
We shall add information on cultural holidays to Sandum media.
We shall add the Buddhist holy days to the online Sancta Calendar.
We shall determine whether or not to apply for observer membership in the Grand Unified Micronational.
We shall publish the outcomes of the holiday survey and point to specific policy changes.
We shall begin work on the Sôgmô’s Constitution Project.

We shall lay forth work on these objectives from today, 9 January 2017, to 16 January 2017 and draft another projection for the following administrative week of 8 days on 17 January 2017.