Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Communication with council
Re: Communication with council
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 12:32:18 -0800
At 13:59 -0500 on 12/19/99, Forshaw spake about Communication with
>What is the official method for units to communicate with council?
Your charter organization representative is a voting member of the
District Committee and of the Council. Your Unit Commissioner
through the District Commissioner to the District Committee is
another route for news and views, in both directions. If as is often
the case, your Commissioner staff is way under strength, volunteer!
>Should this be done through the districts?
That would be a good idea. If it is something that can be addressed
locally, then it spares the Council office the extra work of dealing
with it. If it is not something that can be addressed locally, then
you can pick up some allies and spokespersons at the District
Committee level -- or have it explained to your satisfaction that
your notion should not be pursued.
>Does the district committee chair sit on some sort of council committee?
He/she is also a voting member of the Council.
>Although the district committee chair is a volunteer, he is
>recruited by the DE, isn't he?
He is nominated by a nominating committee appointed by the Chair and
approved by the District Committee (which does permit a certain
amount of self-selection to occur) and elected at the District annual
meeting. Whether that amounts to anything different from what you
said above, varies by District.
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