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Lone Wolf District Highlights- December 2011

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Thursday, December 1, 2011

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District Chairman- Duwane Skipper- duwaneskipper@yahoo.com

District Commissioner- Bob Post- postbob@allegiance.tv

Senior District Executive- Steve Knollenberg- stevek.bsa@gmail.com

December Calendar:

1- Dalhart Roundtable meeting, 7:00 p.m., CUMC,Dalhart,TX.

2- Deadline for Unit popcorn invoice payment,CouncilServiceCenter,Amarillo,TX.

6- Perryton Roundtable meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC,Perryton,TX.

8- District Committee & Commissioners meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

13- Guymon Roundtable meeting, VMUMC,Guymon,OK.

January Calendar:

12- District Committee & Commissioners meeting, 7:00 p.m., FUMC, Spearman, TX.

21-MeritBadgeUniversity, WTAMU, Canyon, TX

21- District Committee & Commissioner Training, WTAMU, Canyon, TX

Roundtable Leader meetings

The December Roundtable (Adult Leader) meetings will be held at the times and locations listed in the above calendar.  These meetings are an excellent time to turn in your Unit’s recharter, or receive last minute help in getting the recharters completed.  Let’s get those recharters completed before the Christmas Holiday festivities swing into high gear!

Popcorn Sale Money Due

Your unit’s popcorn sale money is due in Amarillo, at the Council Office, on or before Friday, December 2, 2011.  The last 2% popcorn sales incentive depends on your unit making this deadline.  Steve will be going to Amarillo, early on the morning of Friday the 2nd, so if you get your check & a copy of your invoice to him, he’d be glad to take it toAmarillo, to save you having to mail it.  This will also insure your payment will make it in by the deadline.

Unit Recharters

Unit recharter time is almost upon us.  All of our unit charters expire on December 31, 2011.  We need to have the rechartering process completed by December 1, 2011.  This allows our Council staff adequate time to correct any errors, or help you with online procedural questions.  We are utilizing online rechartering again this year.  This is our seventh year to do a portion of the recharter via the Internet.

What does your unit need to be doing to get ready?

  • Complete any applications for any new Scouts, or leaders, and submit them, along with the required registration and Boy’s Life fees, to the Council Office, now.  This will save you from having to manually enter new members and leaders during online rechartering.
  • All applications for membership need to be complete: all birthdays, Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers filled in, all signature blocks signed (this includes unit Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Head or Representative’s approval signatures for all adults, and Authorization for Background Check) and application dates.
  • Recruit/designate one adult leader from your unit to complete the online recharter portion of the process.
  • Remember, rechartering is not complete until all paperwork and fees have been received by the Council Office!

Please remember that the National Council registration fee is $15.  Don’t forget to add the $1 mandatory insurance fee for each paid adult and youth.  Recharter packets for your Unit will be distributed during the month of November.

District Award of Merit

Congratulations to Jim Lear, Eagle Scout and longtime Scouting volunteer, fromPerryton,Texas!  He is our 2011 District Award of Merit honoree.  Jim was nominated, by his fellow volunteer Scouters, for his years of service to youth.  The District Award of Merit is the highest honor that a District can bestow upon a volunteer Scouter.

Steve will be leaving, for East Texas

Most of you should have heard by now that I have accepted a promotion with the East Texas Area Council, located inTyler,TX.  I will begin my new duties on January 3, 2012, as a District Director.

It has been my pleasure to serve the youth and Scouting volunteers of the Lone Wolf District, for the last 6-1/2 years!  I will miss being involved in Scouting with you all!

An active search is already underway for my replacement.  Please welcome my replacement and show him/her the same kindness and devotion to Scouting, which you have shown me.  This District is blessed with outstanding Scouters, who believe in the future of our kids and how Scouting is the premier way to insure our kids will be prepared for that future.

Thank you and God bless you all!

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012!

Steve

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