|Newly Elected Cabinet|
|Friday, 23 September 2011 09:28|
Please congratulate our newly elected Crew 42 Officers for 2011-2012!
President Melissa W. The Crew President is elected by the youth members and is the primary leader of the crew and leads the other officers. The president delegates responsibilities, and with the support of the Advisor, follows up to be sure the jobs have been carried out. She leads meetings and activities, and conducts the monthly officers' meetings. The president provides counsel to members who have problems, questions or concerns. She appoints Crew Guides to mentor new Venturers. Melissa is a senior at North Kitsap High School, is a Philmont veteran, a Desolation Sound kayaker, an Odyssey sailor, and has earned her Venturing Outdoor Bronze and Gold Awards. She has staffed Wood Badge. Melissa is a graduate of the National Youth Leadership Training course and completed a Kodiak Challenge and staffed another.
Administration Vice President Chris Z. The administrative vice president is elected by the youth members and is the administrative officer of the crew. The three key responsibilities of this position are: 1) leading the recruiting efforts for new crew members, 2) managing the recognition of members, and 3) maintaining the crew records. This vice president ensures that prospective members are invited to the crew's open house, and encourages members to bring friends. He follows up with members who seem to be losing interest, and addresses these issues at crew officer's meetings and during the planning of program activities. The administrative vice president is responsible for recognizing members and making them feel a part of the crew, and honoring crew members who win scholarships, win awards, or gain achievements in or out of Venturing. He may conduct the opening and closing ceremonies at crew meetings. Chris is a freshman at North Kitsap High School, a Desolation Sound kayaker, an Odyssey sailor, and a candidate for Eagle Scout. He has twice staffed Wood Badge. Chris is a graduate of the National Youth Leadership Training course and completed a Kodiak Challenge and staffed another.
Program Vice President Nat W. The program vice president is elected by the youth members and is the activity officer of the crew. He manages the development of a good program, based on meeting the needs of the members by asking what they want their crew to do. This vice president maintains the activity file of programs, projects, and trips then formulates a file of ideas for future activities using the responses from interest surveys. He maintains and publishes the crew calendar and coordinates with school and community calendars to avoid scheduling conflicts. The program vice president also enlists crew members to serve as activity chairs for the various events throughout the year. Nat is a sophomore at Kingston High School and an Odyssey sailor. He has completed a Kodiak Challenge.
Communications Vice President Samantha R. The communications vice president is elected by the youth members and is the record-keeping youth leader of the crew. She is responsible for the communication that needs to be put into writing – correspondence, publicity, records, and minutes showing officer decisions, actions and plans. She reminds the crew officers of agreed-upon decisions and important items in behalf of the crew. This vice president ensures the web site is kept up to date; organizes a telephone network; handles publicity through school or community newspapers, newsletters, radio, television, speakers, bulletin boards, and other media. Samantha is a senior at Kingston HS and has earned the Venturing Outdoor and Arts & Hobbies Bronze Awards and her Venturing Gold Award. Samantha has staffed the National Youth Leadership Training course. She has staffed Wood Badge three times.
These outstanding Venturers will lead the Crew toward promising new horizons and success over the next year. Some of their major goals for next summer include attending Powderhorn, the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) at Philmont Scout Ranch, as well as lots of fun events dotting the calendar in the coming months.