Re: Cancellations: was Scout Letter
John Lindner (johng@GARLIC.COM)
Sat, 10 Feb 1996 11:21:40 GMT
On Thu, 8 Feb 1996, Cheryl Singhal wrote:
>In Scouts, as in DAR, CYO, and other organizations, phone trees only work
>if the callee is at home to receive the call. If Person A leaves a
>message on Person B's machine to call Person C (who is supposed to call D
>and E) and Person B goes from school to Math League to Karate to Scouts
>This is one of the reasons our Troop adopted the If the School system is
>closed, our meeting is cancelled policy.
That sounds like a sound policy for a school-based troop. An alternative
that I've used is this:
Person A calls Person B. If Person A gets an answering machine, Person A
leaves a message, and then calls Person C (he/she has told Person B this on
the machine). Person A continues down his/her branch of the phone tree
until he/she gets a living breathing body.
Troop Committee Member
San Jose, Calif.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City