Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 28 Sep 1993 04:17:03 EDT
quoting From: Jon Eidson EIDSON%TCUBVM.BITNET@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU
> It is my understanding that a District cannot have a bank or finance
> account (ie have any money to spend). While on the surface this seems ok,
> the reality of things are that a district requires some funds in order to
> operate. Things like district awards, roundtables, etc.
Jon, when I was active on my District Committee, and now serving on my
Councils Exploring Division, here's how we handle such things...
For awards, we have an awards dinner each year, and it, like all other
District or Council events here, is self funding. We pay for everything
needed for the event wtih money generated by the event (entry fees, or
The District Pinewood Derby here charged each entrant $1 and the money went
to whatever awards and prizes couldn't be gotten from donations, etc... The
DAMs (Exploring Division Award of Merits) we gave out this year were all
paid for (as well as the food and drinks served) by the $$ each member paid
to attend the event.
Our District Roundtables are funded through our Council as are many other
District overhead items (DE salary, office supplies, etc...). In many
Councils the District events (Camp-O-Ree, Scout-O-Rama, Pinewood Derby, etc)
are also required to "contribute" a portion of their proceeds directly to
the Council for "support" functions.
What goes around comes around I suppose, though I never did like the fact
that when I was District Activities Chairman several years back, the $$ from
our COR in excess of our costs was all "obsorbed" into the Council, rather
than being used for other direct District uses.
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