Rf:removing a leader
James D Wellborn 325 795 2010 (WELLBOJ@MAIL.FIRN.EDU)
Thu, 2 Oct 1997 17:06:37 -0500
Patrick Heller presented a problem which seems simple on the
surface and only gets complicated in a system which looks to litigation for
all too many issues.
The Troop accepted the leader in good faith, appears to have
facilitated the individual's involvement by providing appropriate
responibilities genuinely needed by the troop.
The issue is not the leader's physical or mental limitations,
including hemophilia, nor one of HIV education and awareness, or
discrimination based on physical imparement(s) but that he purposefully
withheld health information which could have a direct and substantial
impact on others, including minors (duh).
I don't have any adult applications w/me but isn't there a line
there that says "This health history is correct so far as I know..." and
purhaps a few others that expect an adult applying for the position to be
as forthright as expected? HIV is not something someone just doesn't
remember. Someone who has experiences in litigation becomes aware of the
don't tell what isn't asked philosophy. Parents striving to provide
opportunities for their child(ren) is one thing and secretive manipulation
Now the rest of the disussion goes to the hands and hearts of
defining a victim, wondering how come the world isn't a Disney movie and
people who see a profit in conflict and just how much of a profit margin is
in this little set-up.
Seems to me a plain and simple statement that health matters that
could impact the well being of others were withheld when that information
was requested. Membership in your organization is therefore terminated...
or something to that effect. I've had to write a few yuck letters and
short and direct but courteous seems to do the job with the minimum of
Jim Wellborn Gulf Ridge Council
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