District Recognition Dinner
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 22 Feb 1993 13:04:16 CST
At our recent district awards dinner we actually recognized every unit on
the basis of tenure. We started with the oldest and went to the youngest.
If someone from the unit was in attendance, they were invited to stand and
share current status, etc. with us. Although they were asked to keep it to
a minute or so, a few went longer but no one seemed to mind--most of the
longer ones had more to tell about and I don't remember anyone just
We had a few introductions and presented a few awards (quality unit, training,
etc.) and concluded with presentation of the "L.E.Tinker Award" and the
District Award of Merit. The L.E.Tinker Award is given to a registered
adult whose contribution has been at the unit level rather than the district
level and carries as much prestige as (maybe more than) the DAM. The
presentations were simple but well done--I think the recipients were the only
ones surprised, most of the audience thought they should have been recognized
All of this took only a little over an hour and people were headed home before
they got bored. One of the joys of having a right size (not too large, not
to small) district.
BTW, dinner was Pizza. Simple, efficient and enjoyed by all!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City