Re: Membership lists
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 2 Oct 1996 22:12:05 CST
On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 15:18:19 -0400 Steve Eisenberg said:
>This morning, I received a "cold-call" from a financial planning service who
>said that they were from the BSA. The agent asked if I had received
>information for a seminar that they were planning. I don't think it had
>anything to do with supplemental Cub Scout Leader training <grin>.
Our council used to host financial planning seminars to get people to
include the council in their will. But, all mailings came from the council
office and the financial experts never got the lists. After the seminars
(free) you could make your own arrangements with financial planners if you
wished but few people did. Most just talked to their lawyers!
I would view these people with suspicion and contact your local council to
see where they might have gotten the "list". I hope you gathered some info
about your caller.
From time to time, I have people call and imply that they are associated
with BSA but after I discuss it with them, I find that they have gotten
my name from a news article or occasionally from another scouter (whose help
I don't need!) If it's legit, it should come through the council office,
not from an outside person!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City