RE: Accreditation in Adventurous Activities (Australia)
Susan Wilcox (email@example.com)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 09:02:21 -0700
Yes there is a conspiracy because people are involved. Once you get a base
of authority and have been told your vision/ideals are good you begin to
feel you KNOW. Once this happens, some people forget that others also KNOW
and they might not see things just like you do. It is the exceptional
person who can keep flexibility in a program. Questioning someone's
schedules, requests, program who KNOWS sometimes leads to rigidity not
flexibility, inclusion of new ideas, increase in volunteer base, etc.
I just came back from a Camporee - district Boy Scout campout - where the
post I am associated with staffed the event for service. We didn't get
thanked and there was sexist remarks made to our young ladies. This all
occurred in the mist & by people who should have KNOWN better. Volunteer
run activities are always a challenge.
YIS, Susan Wilcox
At 08:25 PM 4/16/97 -0700, you wrote:
>There is a conspiracy against those of us who give freely of our time to
>Nobody is allowed to be nice or care about our Children any more.
>Didn't you get that memo?
>From: Joanne Healy [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, April 14, 1997 11:38 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Re: Accreditation in Adventurous Activities (Australia)
> Why is it that an organisation using Volunteers as leaders,
> makes it so beaurocratic (whew - did I spell that OK?) and
> difficult at times?? Sometimes I wonder......
> Joanne Healy
> Venturer Leader
> North Kambah Nudgee Venturers (ACT)
>______________________________ Reply Separator
>Subject: Accreditation in Adventurous Activities (Australia)
>Author: email@example.com at INTERNET
>Date: 15/4/97 12:55 PM
>In March, 1997 I discovered that Leaders in NSW had been asked to
>apply for accreditation as Instructors/Assessors under a National
>Scheme. Applications closed at the end of October, 1996. Obviously
>too late for me to apply. I have been advised at Branch Level:
>"tough". I have appealed, but based upon the documentation my
>chances of success are zero.
>Are there other Leaders out there in a similar situation?
>This, obviously concerned me. Due to no fault of my own, I have not
>been allowed to seek accreditation under "grandfather" clauses.
>Given my interest, experience and courses undetaken, I would have
>expected accreditation without much difficulty.
>I am a Coordinator for a ZVC and during this period having been
>pushing for higher Expedition Standards, more challenging areas for
>Expeditions etc. As other Leaders within the ZVC have been
>accredited, my position has become untenable
>Regional Leader - Venturers
>The Golden West Region
>11 Hughes Street
>KELSO NSW 2795
>Phone: (063) 31.7605(H) (063) 38.4428(W)
>Fax: (063) 31.7605(H) (063) 38.4769(W)