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REMINDER: All Award Nomination are due no later than February Roundtable.  Please submit them directly to Gary Utrup or through the link https://www.tonkawaawards.com

The first step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the Service Assessment Committee which were unanimously approved by the Executive Board of the Longhorn Council, November 19, 2019 is the formation of the 2020 District Nomination Committees for the newly formed 12 traditional Scouting Districts.

The nominating committee has a major responsibility mandated in Standard Local Council Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws which states: Form a slate compromised of nominees for District Chair, one or more Vice Chairs, and District Members at Large, plus a nominee to be submitted by the District Chair for Council Executive Board approval to serve as District Commissioner.

Wayne Haythorn has graciously agreed to serve as the Chairman of the nominating committee for the merging of Tonkawa and Topsanah Districts. At the January district meeting, he presented the process and procedure to be followed. He is selecting 3-4 registered Scouters from each district (for a total of 7 or 9 on the committee) and is looking for representation from all facets of Scouting. He'd like each program in Scouting represented as well as all of the geographic 'regions' of the new district. Since this is an open process, he would like input from ALL SCOUTERS on who should be considered for this committee.

Wayne is a life long scouter, most recently serving as the Council OA Lodge Advisor. He has continue in Scouting beyond his sons' years in the program and maintains many relationships within many of the Troops, Packs, Postsand Crews in both districts. The District Committees are excited to support Wayne in this role.

All recommendations must be to Wayne before the February Roundtable as the membership of the nominating committee needs to be publicly announced 30 - 60 days before the April business meeting (which is scheduled prior to April Roundtable).

Attention UoS Participants:

Brandee Ganz is requesting that all participants from this years University of Scouting complete the following survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmvmYoZ610cNwhx_CNnekEwwUgV3HVhG4jJBOeBSRZko_4BA/viewform

If you were staff, there is a separate staff survey which would have been emailed to you.

Good Afternoon,

 

This weeks Roundtable will have a special guest, Blake from Troop 9168. He is collecting toys for Dallas Scottish Rite Hospital. Please bring a new unwrapped toy suitable for a hospital. Portable games, art supplies, barbies, hot wheels, legos, action figures, coloring books, etc., are highly encouraged.

 

Bob Hammers
Tonkawa District Commissioner

A message from the District Commissioner:
 
This week the Longhorn Council voted to realign the districts. Longhorn Council will move to a 12 district structure.  The result of this change means that Tonkawa and Topsanah will be merging effective January 2020. 
 
The boundaries of the new formed district will be all of Little Elm ISD and Lewisville ISD (except LISD in Carrollton). Council has recommended that activities already planned for early 2020 happen as planned. I have reached out to Topsanah's District Commissioner in an effort to plan together and see if we should combine any of these early 2020 activities.  
 
District leadership will also need to discuss Roundtable location, time, and dates going forward. December will be as scheduled.  
 
A nominating committee composed of representatives from both Topsanah and Tonkawa will be formed and they will determine the leadership of the new district. This must happen by March of next year as it will be effective no later than Council Banquet in April.  
 
There is no changes expected to recharter for our units in March 2020.
 
 
Yours In Scouting,
Bob Hammers

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