Re: OA elections -- Adult Role
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Sat, 22 Aug 1998 23:18:55 -0400
At 08:06 AM 8/19/98 -0500, Roman J. Smith wrote:
>I need to clarify what we do. We have always handed out blank pieces of
>Now if that was the correct thing to do or not is unimportant to my
>original post. My point was that we should not tell Joe to *not* vote for
>Bill. Nor can we tell Joe to vote for Bill.
And I agree completely, once the list of eligibles is decided by the SM, the
adults should do nothing to influence the election, one way or the other.
>So when my reference to leaving a name off of the ballot, I was saying that
>we should not influence the elections.
>As far as I am concerned, having the OA lodge members hand out a blank
>piece of paper shows that the troop adult leaders are totally out of the
>picture in the elections, as it should be.
Except that one of the requirements to be eligible for election is to have
the approval of the SM. My post was in reply to a suggestion that the SM
could "control" who got elected by only "certifying" those who he wanted
elected. My point was that I don't think that is an appropriate use of the
SM approval process.
Bruce E. Cobern
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