Re: Annual District Meeting
Sam Fairchild (SAMF@OHSTMVSA.BITNET)
Thu, 18 Mar 1993 09:36:00 EST
> My District is having it's annual Meeting, to inform all groups
> some pie charts, but I think some of you could come with something
> Siempre Lista,
> Claudia Micher.
> Distrito Guadalajara, Guias de Mexico, A.C.
Dear Siempre Lista,
Here is some feedback for you:
What you descrive sounds very dry and boring to someone who sees
a lot of meetings. If your audience does not participate as an audience
very often, then the lecture format might work well and impress them
as you wish.
I vote against lecture format.
I suggest you give everyone attnding a stake in what is happening and
entertain them as well. Sample ideas: use an after-dinner format where
everyone helps put together a "pot-luck" dinner (names beginning A-K
bring main course and salad, L-Z bring main course and a dessert.)
Ask specific parents/unit-leaders to help with crowd control (greeters
Since this is a district meeting, ask several unit to "showcase" what
their boys do.
Arrange a game or a giveaway for the audience.
Recognize unit leaders who have done a good job, not just those who have
been around a long time.
Keep the program after dinner no longer than an hour, unless you arrange
a rest break (adults do not like sitting over an hour :-)
Smile from the podium. Do not use a podium. Smile anyway.
In the Buckeye District in Columbus, Ohio we try to keep it fun.
Sometimes our District Annual Banquet gets a little long, but we keep
people busy with awards, walking to the stage, and just plain standing
clapping and singing.
Have fun with your district.
Invite your Roundtable Staff to participate and give ideas.
Ithink you will do very well! Your initiative to ask questions shows it.
Cubmaster, Pack 74
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City