Committee Chair Candidacy Agreement
Talidandaganu’ Lodge 293

Dear Lodge Committee Chair Candidates and Parent/Guardian,

Thank you for wanting to serve as a lodge Committee Chair for the upcoming year. Serving as a chairman is a unique and exciting opportunity. The success of the lodge depends on each chairman, and their appointed adviser, to make a commitment of their time, talent, and energy. If you have any questions or are unsure about what will be asked of you as a chairman, please talk with one of the current chairman or advisers before completing this form.

This form is meant to make sure that each candidate has the support and understanding of their parents/guardians before making a commitment to serve as a lodge committee chair. This is a crucial part of ensuring the success of every chairman. Each Lodge Chairman is expected to do the following:

  1. Attend ALL scheduled Lodge events and the Section SR-6 Conclave.
  2. Regularly communicate with their adviser, chairmen, and officers throughout the year.
  3. In consultation with your adviser, create goals, milestones, budget, and a backdated calendar for the position you were elected.
  4. Meet the goals and milestones that you set.
  5. Help recruit, train, and lead lodge members in carrying out the lodge’s year round program.
  6. Set the example by correctly wearing a full Class A uniform.
  7. Conduct themselves at all times according to the highest standards of the Scout Oath, Law, and OA Obligation.

The success of the OA Lodge is dependent on active, engaged chairman. Each chairman will have an experienced adult adviser assigned to him to work as a team with their officer. Advisers in the OA are experienced Scouters who enjoy volunteering their time to mentor motivated Arrowmen. Advisers train, coach, and guide their chairman to complete assigned duties that exceed what is normally asked of young men in high school or college. Lodge chairmen are expected to diligently work with their adviser, lodge officers and fellow chairmen, and with other Arrowmen.

Service as a lodge chairman is not for everyone. Lodge chairmen are expected to be able to budget their time between school, family. religious and other responsibilities with what is required of them as a lodge chairman. A great many chairmen have served with distinction and managed their other responsibilities well. Since the effective operation of a Lodge with over 250 members depends on each Lodge Chairman, any officer who finds that he cannot keep up with the duties above or balance these duties with other commitments and obligations will be expected to resign or will be removed from office.

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