Re: POW WOW
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 7 Oct 1993 10:15:23 CDT
> As the Pow Wow book committee chairman, I really need some help. at the last
> Pow Wow, the book committee and staff, printed and collated and punched and
> inserted 200 books. then they found out that they were 50-100 too low. all
of the activity was done in jan/feb in an unheated building in central Mass.
> The participants never knew of the problems, of course. However, this book
> has already "bid" by commercial firms and may be done by an in-house print
> shop for the cost of the paper and with a 10 day lead-time.
--- The Pow Wow book is the major carry home aid to all the leaders who attend,
and as such should be a resource that can be used over and over. It is very
difficult to estimate the number of books you need, unless you do as we do in
this area, REQUIRE pre-registration and take NO WALK-INS at the time of the Pow
Wow. This enables us to get the book count, plus a few done and meet the
deadline. One year, Northeast Ill did not have the book done in TIME for the
Pow Wow and THAT has never been forgotten, even though it was easily 15 years
I have been the book chairman 3 times in 2 councils. The book can be project
sold -- that is for the cost of the paper (which can usually be donated or at a
very low rate because of volume).
Another way to handle the book, is that only those who preregister are promised
a book -- walk-ins may or may not receive a copy, and then only after all
participants have registered at the Pow Wow. People who have paid but do not
come still get their book.
What might be fun is to set up a record of the Pow Wow's dates and locations and
costs for this year. Most Pow Wows are in November (purposely as that helps
the new leader a great deal.
The greatest fun is visiting other council Pow Wows and meeting all those great
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City