Garth Jonah, DCC Recognition, email@example.com
The 2012-2013 Scouting Year is nearing completion. Please remember, if you have not already done so, to recognize a Scouter or Group Committee member who has “gone that extra mile” in providing our youth with an excellent program or providing support to the operation of your group. Also, you still have the opportunity to recognize some of our Scouters who may not have been recognized for their efforts prior to now. This will be the last opportunity to recognize our deserving, long-time members through the 2012-2013 Voyageur Council Outstanding Service Catch-up Program. Talk to you DAC Recognition for details.
As we all know, Recognition of our members was a significant activity during the past Scouting Year. Mike Jowett, Stew Ross, the members of the council Recognition Team and all of the other Scouters in the Council and Areas who supported this “push” deserve a strong word of thanks by the rest of us for their combined efforts.
But we cannot rest on our laurels for the 2012-2013 Scouting Year. Recognition of our Members will be done along three paths:
►the first path using the “Thanks” button on the Voyageur Council Web page that will lead you to the new process for recognizing members for all of the National Outstanding Scouting Awards (OSA) up to and including the Silver Acorn. This path is the main path for recognizing members;
►the second path will involve “grandfathering” to catch up those members who were not eligible in last year’s major effort. This path is the one that we will be using to ensure that our deserving Scouters with more than 5 years of service do not fall through the cracks and miss being recognized for their service to Scouting; and
►the Milestone Recognition Program
I look forward to working with the other members of the 2012 - 2013 Voyageur Council Recognition Team who are:
♦ Emily Beausoleil, Deputy Council Youth Commissioner for Recognition;
♦ Darlene Wright-McCallum, DAC Recognition for Algonquin Hills;
♦ Bernie McMullen, DAC Recognition for Carleton;
♦ Brent Craig, DAC Recognition for Heritage;
♦ Dave Parker, AC for Loyalist;
♦ David Kent, DAC Recognition for Nepean;
♦ Alan Clapp, DAC Recognition for Odawa;
♦ Randy Miller, DAC Recognition for Rideau;
♦ Max Hill, DYAC Recognition for Rideau;
♦ Brian McAuley, AC for USLV;
♦ Kevin Tetreault, DAC Recognition (incoming) for Valley Highlands;
♦ Roger Nuttal, DAC Recognition (outgoing) for Valley Highlands; and
Other members of the recognition team as they are appointed.
In closing, remember that recognition can be a great motivator.
Garth Jonah, Council DCC Recognition