James West Award
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 21 Feb 1994 07:50:11 CST
Kathie asked about the presentation of the James West Award to a pro. I did
not see anything in the literature about it being a volunteer award. What I
saw suggested that the award was available to anyone who made a $1,000
donation to a council's endowment fund. It also stated that a donation could
be made in honor of someone. It wasn't clear whether the individual so honored
would be eligible to wear the West Knot. But, who cares. Personally, I hope
millions of people make donations (or have them made in their behalf) and wear
those knots . . . that adds up to more money in the endowment funds and more
people in uniform (so they'll have a place to wear the knot).
I do not think the knot will influence many individual donors but I do think
it may increase giving by those who want to honor someone such as was done by
the volunteers in Olan's council. Now, let's figure a way to wear multiple
devices on the knot--maybe a metal dollar sign ($) for each additional $1,000.
Or, maybe we could change the color of the border if you make a $5,000
donation, and again if you make a $25,000 gift.
Maybe the West Knot is a way volunteers can honor the pros who deserve it.
Roundtable Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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