I hope this finds you all in good health and spirits!
For those that do not know, my name is Mike Jurkowski and I am the Dan Beard District Chairman. I am in my second year as the Chairman. One of my goals this year is to share and communicate District information with the unit leaders. I feel this will have two purposes. First, and most importantly, to give you the information you will need to continue to run and improve the quality program that you currently offer to your Scouts. Secondly, your knowledge and hopefully participation in District events will strengthen the District, which can then provide more support to the units.
I invite each of you to attend the District Committee meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at the SSTC. The Cub Scout and Boy Scout roundtable meetings will follow these meetings and will begin at 7:00pm.
Due to a conflict at the SSTC, the March meeting will be on March 7th at 6:00pm. The annual Fireside Chat will follow this meeting at 7:00pm. This is an opportunity to meet Mark Barbernitz, the “new” Council Executive, and to ask questions and here the future plans for the Council.
Linked to this message is what I am calling our “State of the District” report. This report summarizes The District JTE results and addresses the needs of the Units and the Districts based upon 2016 JTE results.
Thank you for all that you do for Scouting!
Yours in Scouting,
Dan Beard District Chairman