Looking at the fleet bank tab we have an EC deposit, and it is unavailable for any one else to withdraw except for Attilio. It makes sense that it is this way, I have heard many stories of fleets being robbed of EC by unscrupulous members.
However I think that it would be useful for many if we had potential access to another source of EC. I would imagine that some people may have tons of EC which is just sitting around and collecting dust. May I suggest that we put the fleet EC deposit to use by giving members an incentive to donate and to use it. Not only will this help out everyone, but we can also create a commendation for EC donations which would encourage people to use this new service. Obviously we can't just let anyone use the EC bank, so I would suggest having a procedure in which the people who want to withdraw from the EC bank to email Attilio and if possible, he would give them limited access to the bank. These members who have withdrawn would then be encouraged (or obliged, turning it into a loan) to repay their sum within a certain deadline. As we have hundreds of members, we can restrict the demand for this potential service by capping the numbers via ranks ( i.e. Fleet Captain or Comm. and above) which will give members an added incentive to donate and gain commendations, and also to further restrict numbers have having a monthly rota system in which a set number of qualified members have the right to request a withdraw ( or loan).
Just wanted to float this idea out there, there are a lot of pro's and cons to this, so I hope that I won't take too much fire for this...
EDIT- I now realize that enforcing the loan idea is nearly impossible.