Guild of Taxidermists Policy for Payment of Conference Contributors
The conference is an important aspect of the Guild and this policy gives a framework for when payments are deemed acceptable or not acceptable for those who contribute to the running, presentation, judging and other aspects of the conference. Any payments made should be itemised on the Treasurer's’ report for full transparency. Any payments made are at the discretion of the Guild committee.
The conference is organised by members of the guild on an entirely voluntary basis, generally committee members. No payment for time spent organising the conference is acceptable, it is understood that people volunteer their time for the benefit of the guild.
However, reimbursement for any materials and services needed for the organisation of the conference will be paid provided appropriate evidence is provided to the Treasurer.
Judging is split into two categories – Invited Judges (e.g. foreign judges), and Guild member judges. Judges often do not benefit from all the presentations and talks at the conference and therefore some form of payment is considered acceptable for judges.
Stall holders will not be paid for their attendance at the conference. If it is deemed by the Guild Committee that the stall is an integral part of the conference, then full or part reimbursement for the conference cost may be offered.