Recharter suggestions needed
George Huffman (HUFFMAN_GEORGE_W@LILLY.COM)
Fri, 15 Jul 1994 13:54:31 -0500
Net wisdom needed.......
As a district commissioner I am charged with seeing that my units recharter on
time. We have gone to some trouble to see that this occurs in a timely manner.
For example, we hold charter training nights, we have follow-up visits by unit
commissioners, we have special charter turn-in events, we have a "charter
trouble hot line" that unit leaders can call, etc., etc.. The result is that
most units (80%) recharter on time, some are maybe a week or two late (<20%).
Overall our results are good. However, I have one unit that just doesn't care.
This unit is two+ months late. They will tell me the charter has been turned in
when it hasn't. They tell me that someone else is in charge of rechartering.
They tell me that it's none of my business. Etc. Many of these unit adult
leaders are leading citizens of the community.
I know that no less than a dozen phone calls have been made by myself, my
commissioner staff, and the DE. I have sent out overly polite letters asking if
they need help or guidance. None of my phone calls are returned. I asked the
council office to flag the units participation at summer camp and was promised
that indeed they could not attend until registered. Guess what? They attended
camp. What can I do? I am composing a letter to the sponsoring institution this
weekend. Remember, it's not my job to antagonize these people (we're at the
edge now) and I really want to help them. Last year they were over four months
George W. Huffman Lilly Research Laboratories DC 1523
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(317)276-4251 Indianapolis, IN 46285
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