Friends of Scouting

Governor’s Luncheon December 18th

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The 22nd Annual Governor’s Luncheon is Monday, December 18, 2017 from noon to 1:30 pm at the downtown JW Marriott Hotel.

The Governor’s Luncheon serves as the kickoff for our 2018 Friends of Scouting Campaign. Governor's Luncheon 2016

For many of our units, fundraising to support scouting is not an easy task. The leaders do not do sales for a living or uncomfortable asking for money.

The Governor’s Luncheon is an easy way for each unit to participate in fundraising. Think of all the people who support or send well-wishes to your unit. Send them an invitation to attend the Governor’s Luncheon with you.

Historically, the luncheon has been an extremely impressive event.

If you are sure that someone has already been invited and you don’t want to trouble them, submit their name at this website. They will get you a response as to whether that prospect has already been invited. If they have not, you can ask guilt-free.

When the donations are made, people you invite from your unit can designate that your unit be credited for that donation. That way you won’t ask the same person twice at the next Court of Honor or Blue & Gold Banquet.

For more answers, contact District Executive Jessica Hofman.

Help us make 2018 the best year for Friends of Scouting ever!

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District’s Friends of Scouting Report

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North Star District is ahead of last year’s donations to the Annual Friends of Scouting Campaign! In 2016, District fell just short of meeting its goal. With the District ahead of last year, we have a great chance of meeting the goal.

Through much work, we have made sure that the District was set the same as last year to avoid an arbitrary target. As a result of this, your District Key 3 are hopeful that the District will beat this year’s target.

We still have many units that have not held their Friends of Scouting presentation. All but three units have scheduled their presentations with District Executive Con Sullivan.

So if you are the unit chair and you do not know when your presentation is scheudled, contact Con to make sure all is in order.

The sooner we meet this goal, the sooner Con’s time will be able to focus on other tasks in supporting your unit.

Remember this program is designed for the District to pay for its own costs of operations at Council, so your gifts help support our units.

Friends of Scouting Kickoff

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District Kick Off for Friends of Scouting will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Paul’s Episcopal church beginning at 7:00 P.M. The church is located at 6050 North Meridian Street. Any questions, please contact Sandy Walters at sandywalters75@gmail.com.

The kickoff will describe the purpose and system of the Friends of Scouting, describe the unit’s role in the FOS Campaign, instruct FOS presenting volunteers on how to deliver the FOS message to a unit, and describe how a unit’s contribution goal is determined. Finally, the kickoff will schedule presenters to deliver the message to individual units.

If you are interested in serving as an FOS presenter, please contact Sandy Walters and plan to attend the kickoff.

A draft agenda is available here.

North Star FOS Phone-a-thon

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We are holding a phone-a-thon on Tuesday, June 9th from 6pm-8pm to finish contacting some 300 donors who have not submitted their 2015 FOS donation. The cards represent approximately $29,000 in unworked pledges. Our goal is to try and collect $10,000 more towards our 2015 goal. If we are successful, we will be at our goal!

We are holding the phone-a-thon at the scout office. I know this is short notice, but, I need to hear from you by this Thursday’s roundtable if you can help us out. If you can not attend on the 9th, would you be willing to make calls on your own if we supply the contacts?

Please help us restore North Star’s image as a great district. Remember that money we raise goes to supporting programs for our young scouts.

Steve

District Chair

317 283-4285

steveandhelen80@yahoo.com