On Thursday, December 17, 2015, the District Committee eligible voters met at St Luke’s United Methodist Church to review the Nominating Committee’s slate of proposed officer. The slate included the District Chair and district members-at-large as nominees subject to the vote of the District and the District Commissioner designate who is recommended for approval to the Council’s Board of Directors and the Council Commissioner Rick Tardy. The slate passed by unanimous consent.
The list below represents the current District Chair and the persons elected as District members-at-large. The District Chair appoints the district members-at-large to specific committee positions from time to time. The District Chair can shuffle the appointments as the needs so require. Consequently, the list below represents a blend of positions held in 2015 with new appointments for 2016, and appointments made since April 7, 2016. The Vice Chairs are all new appointments. Other positions are currently hold-overs awaiting final appointments at the January 2016 District Committee Meeting.
Since we still have vacancies that the District is seeking to fill, the vacancies reported and the old reports on efforts to fill those vacancies remain here. The hope is that the old information will help us in recruiting new District members-at-large. The following information and more is available in an older PDF called District Needs Overview, which was written in May 2015. The most up-to-date information is below. If you wish to register as a District scouter, please read this article.
To review job descriptions for vacancies, where available, please click on the “vacant” link for the appropriate vacancy.
District Key 3
Cornellius “Con” Sullivan
(317)813-7087 ofc; (317)797-1545 mob
The Vice-Chairs are responsible for specific subdivisions of the District. These are as follows:
Vice-Chairs: Steve James (2015 District Chair), Scott Clabaugh (Council Scout Executive, retired), Sharla Merrick (Pack 358 and Troop 69), James Kacius (Troop 174).
Communications: Vice-Chair (to be appointed); Newsletter (Jeff Heck); Website (vacant); 500 Festival (Greg Jacoby); State Fair (Bill Cherry).
Programming: Vice-Chair (James Kacius); see subcommittees below
Development (formerly Finance): Vice-Chair (to be appointed); FOS to Scouters (Steve James); FOS to scouting families (Sandy Walters); Popcorn Kernal (Tom Petersen); Camp Cards (Andrew Himebaugh)
Nominating: Chair (Scott Clabaugh, immediate past Council Scout Executive)
Advancement: Chair (Mark Pishon); Eagle Boards (Jerry Simon); Eagle Projects (co-coordinators-elect Bill Cherry & Rick Akers); Merit Badge Counselors (Mike Yates); Cub Scout advancement (vacant); Boy Scout advancement (Jim Beck); Venturing (vacant)
Camping & Outdoor Programming: Chair (Brian Crow); Summer Camps (vacant); Order of Arrow chapter advisor (John Ruggles); Firecrafter Ember advisor (Greg Hoyes).
Special Events & Community Service: Chair (vacant); Camporees (Stu Bowes); District recognition dinner (Tucker Herbold); Scouting for Food (vacant); Pinewood Derby (Bill Buchalter); Cub Fun Day (vacant)
Training for adults: Chair (vacant); Cub Scouts (vacant); Boy Scouts (Don Bievenour); Venturing (vacant); YPT (vacant); Council representative (Bill Cherry)
District Chaplain: Rev. Jim Brinkley
District Members-at-Large without portfolios
|Name||Other Duties in Scouting|
|Denise Purdy-Andrews||Chair Council International Committee, among others|
|Vincent Hernly||Scoutmaster Troop 73|
Chartered Organization Representatives
as voting members ex-officio
The Chartered Organization Representative (“COR”) is the glue between units and the District. The COR votes in District elections. The COR serves on District Committees. The COR reports on the units’ needs to District. The COR reports District’s activities back to the home units. COR’s have not been customarily active in North Star District. We are working to change this pattern to better serve our units and youth. Those with COR Training (Course #D72) and rated as “Trained” are marked with (*). Our goal is 100% trained by the end of 2016.
|American Legion of Zionsville||Zionsville||P105, T804, C408||Ron Penczek|
|Christ the King Catholic||Washington||P175||Cheryl Beckerich|
|Church at the Crossing||Washington||T191||Nyle Kardatzke|
|Crooked Creek Elementary||P179||Joseph Fitzgerald*|
|Eagle Creek Foundation||Pike||C1121|
|Friends of Fishback Creek Elem||Pike||P830||Fred Winter|
|Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic||Washington||P174 & T174||Robert “Kim” Baxter*|
|IPS School 84||Washington||P84||Robert Long|
|LDS Zionsville Stake||Zionsville||P586 and T586||Geoff Nielson*|
|Pike Twp Fire Dept||Pike||T343||Eileen Orban|
|Second Presbyterian||Washington||P18, T18||Catherine Cavey|
|St Alphonsius Catholic||Zionsville||T358, C358||Mark Maucere|
|St Andrew Presbyterian||Pike (nearly)||T269||Philip Votaw|
|St Luke’s United Methodist||Washington||T56||Jeff Heck*|
|St Paul’s Episcopal||Washington||T73||Brian Stephens-Hotopp*|
|St. Joan of Arc Catholic||Washington||P35, T35||Melinda Rivelli*|
|St. Luke’s Catholic||Washington||P171||Andrew Horton|
|St. Monica’s Catholic||Pike||P514, T514||Charles Meer*|
|Sycamore School||Washington||P64||Glenna Lykens*|
|Traders Point Christian||Zionsville||P98, T69, C69||Stanley Sorgen II*|
|Zionsville Christian||Zionsville||P358||Laura Starkey*|
|New Augusta South PTO||Pike||P625||Pati Allison|
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