Re: SME = FOS???
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 7 Nov 1991 09:44:47 CST
> Mike --
> The District Chairman and Committee agree on the FOS amount *before* the
> DE takes it to Council???????
> Neither our Committee nor our DE has *any* input on our quota. It is
> assigned to us by the SE! Period. No discussion or appeal allowed!
> Our quota jumped from $25K in 89-90 to $35K in 90-91 to $48K in 91-92. I
> like our DE -- I sure hope he can handle it! (We help to the best of our
> abilities, but some units refuse to do an FOS campaign.)
The district I live in consists of one town (Evanston IL) in Northeast ILL
Council, and it alone has over $50 grand as a goal! Most districts in
Northeast long ago passed the mere $20000 mark.
However, in Chicago Area Council, the goals are indeed set by the Key 3 and
approval of the district committee, once presented by the Finance committee
of the district. What in the world do you have them for, if you put
everying on your D.E. By the way - $48,000 is possible, but NOT with the
family part of the program, you are overlooking two other parts of the fund
raising plan, the business support is indeed going to be very important at
this point for you to get over that goal.
But then, if your Key 3 does not like the goals nor agree with the council
budget - the volunteers need to actively work to participate in the
process, it is the right of every volunteer, and the specific charge of
your district finance committee. They should be sitting in at the council
level planning meetings where these goals are set.
In Chicago Area, we have a council wide meeting (after the districts have
met to set the individual goals, including finance) of all Key 3s of the
council, at which time the entire financial picture is shown and discussed,
and the districts participate openly in this process. Result? Our
district goal is only $21,000 and we will make it this year for the first
time in years, because of a concentrated effort of members of our finance
committee to raise the funds for the boys. And - that is what it is all
about - the more our economy gets financial in trouble, the more boys we
need to reach out to and help - the more single parents trying to survivie
and raise those kids - the more important our movemnet becomes.
Instead of worrying about your goals (that is the unwritten job of a
professional scouter) just do your best - that is all our movement has ever
asked of boys and adults. But - do make sure your volunteers are indeed
doing their best with the position they have accepted and been charged to
Good luck - good scouting -
KISMIF works in finance too.
Chicago Area Council
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