Re: Food for Thought
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 00:01:37 -0500
On Fri, 17 Apr 1998, Michael A. Golrick wrote:
> I found it interesting since for much of March, I was defending the BSA in
> a discussion in the American Library Association (ALA) on both the members
> list and the Council list (In ALA, the Council is the governing body with
> 100 at-large members, 53 from the states and territories and about 15 from
> the association's divisions. I serve as the Connecticut Chapter
Personal feelings of individual members vary within the ALA and is often
not reflected in official policies of their organization.
Peggy Sullivan, former president of the American Library Association, and
more recently former Acting Executive Director of the ALA, does believe
very strongly in the Scouting program.
I knew her when she was serving as Director of Founders Memorial Library
at Northern Illinois University, where I am employed.
One year I was helping as a captain for our F.O.S. breakfast. Each
captain recruits a table full of major contributors ($100+). Peggy was
one of the people I recruited. I enjoyed having breakfast with her and
others at our F.O.S. fundraiser. She was very enthusiastic in her
support of Scouting.
The next year Peggy did not say yes to being a contributor at my table
because she was too busy recruiting contributors for HER table. I was
very pleased to learn that she had decided to serve as an F.O.S. captain
herself. Peggy cheerfully volunteered her time to help raise money for
Whether people agree 100% with our policies or not, I believe most people
still overwhelmingly support the BSA. The ALA is a diverse group of well
educated people representing many different viewpoints. Their official
policies are rarely ever made with unanimity.
Good luck to you Michael.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33 / Advisor Post 333; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
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