Re: New "1 hr/wk" job...
Jim Miller Sr. (JJMSR@AOL.COM)
Tue, 16 May 1995 14:47:34 -0400
My perspective on what a DC is supposed to do is colored by my current
position as Council President but here goes. The District Commissioner is a
representative of the Council Commissioner in the district. She/he is
responsible for coordinating the efforts of all the commissioners in that
district, including the Roundtable Commissioner. Primary concerns should be:
rechartering existing units, Recruiting and managing ADC's and UC's, promoting
leader training, chartering new units, etc. In addition, I view the DC's
role as communicating and promoting "council policies and procedures."
In other words, part of your job is to "defend" the councils to the district
and unit level volunteers. This means that you have to understand the
council policies and procedures and feel comfortable with them. You must use
the opportunities presented to you at the monthly commissioners meeting and
at the Council Key Three meetings to attain this comfort level. ***In my
opinion*** if the commissioner is one of the "nay-sayers" who is constantly
b****ing about "them vs us" than she/he is not doing the job. To dredge up
the 1960's cliche, "If your not part of the solution, than you are part of
In other words, be positive. Be a cheerleader for new ideas. Look for ways
to reconcile differences between "us" & "them." YOU CAN be a peacemaker and
force for good. Take the opportunity to do so.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City