Soapstone District Banquet Details?
- Instead of the normal monthly automatic reminder of the Soapstone Ridge
District Roundtable Meeting one week before the event from the Soapstone
Yahoo! Group Calendar, I need some information in order for such a
reminder to be correct. I have previously email some people, but I have
not received any reply.
I assume that the Soapstone Ridge District is having a District Banquet
on Monday, May 10, 2004 (as it says in the Soapstone Ridge District
article on page 16 of the April/May 2004 issue of “The Promise”), where
the District Award of Merits will be awarded, but I have heard nothing
else about this.
What time is the district banquet? Do people need to make reservations?
How much will it cost? Is it at the usual roundtable location (The
Cathedral at Chapel Hill (Cathedral of the Holy Spirit), 4650 Flat
Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA 30034)?
Are there any significant characteristics to the banquet, such as door
prizes given out at assorted times during the event (as we used to do at
the DeKalb District Banquets)? I will never forget when an elderly
grandmother won a free whitewater rafting trip. Perhaps if asked, adult
leaders could use their connections to acquire door prizes from
businesses. Most of the door prizes don’t have to be big, but it is
exciting for there to be one big door prize given out last (such as a
round-trip ticket to anywhere Airtrans or Delta goes). (Note: If we are
going to have door prizes, I would be willing to contribute some
computer related items.) Maybe the district/council could give out some
free adult leader fees to Atlanta Area Council Summer Camps or Webelos
Encampments. This would encourage the units to participate in these
events in the Atlanta Area Council and to bring an additional leader. If
he/she has any free time and/or a special skill needed at camp he/she
might be willing to volunteer as an unpaid staff member while their unit
is at camp such as I have done at Bert Adams the last four summers. Door
prizes certainly add spice to a district banquet that at times can get
Do you have any other ideas to make the district banquet more exciting?
What are you willing to do to improve the banquet? If anyone has any
suggestions, who should they contact?