Re: Troop treasurer problems.
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 15:45:07 -0400
On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, Dean Hayes wrote:
> How does one deal with a troop treasure that accuses you of 'bleeding the
> troop dry'?
> When the troop committee does meet, the treasurer gets defensive when
> asked for a report. He usually doesn't have the information available.
> (I'm talking about simple things such as, how much money do we have)
> The troop does very little fundraising (popcorn sales each year) and the
> dues are only $2.00/month. I have suggested that dues be raised to a
> figure which reflect reality of the 90's (say $4.00/month) which has always
> met with resistance.
For starters, I suggest an audit of troop funds. When the treasurer
gives an "I dunno" answer to the "how much we got?" question, the
treasurer is the wrong person to be handling money for others.
Dues/fundraising should be based on the annual program projections,
rather than the program being based on what the dues will pay for. An
annual budget will show everyone what is projected for the year, and will
allow decisions about how much comes from dues, fundraisers, etc. SM
pocket isn't the proper place from which to fund the troop.
Paul H. Brown, WB 82-66
Roundtable Commissioner, George Washington District, NCAC
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