Re: Member at Large
Colin M. McConnell (colinm@RUST.NET)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 18:25:19 -0400
The Member at Large (MaL) is:
"Individuals of character and standing in the community who, because of
interest, organization experience, ability, or general knowledge, may be
available for service as a chairman of one of the committees in the district
or for service in some special capacity to the district. The incoming
district chairman appoints the chairman of the various committees related to
the four functions of membership/relationships, finance, program, and unit
service, and other special or ad hoc committee chairman."
Yes, it varies by district as to the use of MaL. One of the other important
items that involves the MaL role is that it is a voting position just like
the CoR's. In our district, the District Chair, District Vice Chair, and all
the various committee chairs are also registered as MaL (code 75). We also
have MaL who chair or serve on the committees of one-time events.The MaL are
a resource pool for the committee chairs to bring in for guidance,
counseling, resources, assistance, etc. The MaL serve for a one year term in
our District. We have business leaders, religious leaders, elected
officials, educators, and Scouters serve as MaL. It is an opportunity to
serve the Scouts on a different level than the unit. We consider the MaL to
be a valued resource and call upon them accordingly. We also find that it is
a way to retain ties to the Scouter who just stepped down from a position
and "wants to take a break".
>Can anyone tell me, assuming that my nomination is accepted, what are the
>duties, responsibilities, trials, and tribulations that are associated with
Mark, I can't respond directly to your questions in the above paragraph, but
I will respond to your other statement..... "Why not? I'll give it a try."
As I stated above, MaL is an opportunity to serve the Scouts at a level
other than the unit. The type of individuals we have are those that want to
get it done and know they can get it done. Please, for both the Scouts and
yourself, do more than "just give it a try".
>A fellow Scouter called me the other day and asked me if I would become a
>"Member-at-Large" of the District Committee. Since it only involves
>hour a month <TFIC>, I said "Why not? I'll give it a try."
Remember----On my Honor I will do my best.......
Colin M. McConnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Having so much fun I can Bearrrrrly stand it
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