Re: Announcements at Weekly Meetings
Grant O'Neil (poneilgdo@ALPHA2.CURTIN.EDU.AU)
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 00:08:34 +0800
My comments on announcements at meetings:
At almost every age group I have worked with (8 - 18) there are at least
half of the group in the "in one ear out the other" category who will not
remember five minutes later what you announced, much less an hour or so
later when they are home and supposedly telling parents etc.
I am a great believer in written notes for everything; in fact if you are in
the habit of at least a brief note every week it also has the advantage of
parents getting in the routine of expecting and therefore looking/asking for
the note each week (i.e. less chance of notes being forgotten)
An interesting idea I have seen used with cubs is to give them the notes at
the end of the meeting and tell them to tuck the note into their socks; the
idea is that they cannot possibly forget the note when they get home as they
will at least see it when they take their shoes off... ;-)
Another point about written notes is that they can easily be passed on to
anyone who missed the meeting...
Grant O'Neil _r| Ll\
Assistant Venturer Leader | |_|__\
2nd Ballajura Venturer Unit => \ |_|_ /
Swan Valley District ~~ `_'
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