Friday, 29 May 2009

ISF Meeting

What is the ISF you might ask and how does it relate to scouting. Well the answer is that it is the interamerican Scout Foundation which just recently held its meeting in-conjunction with the BSA National Annual Meeting. Here is the story of how the meeting went and what was accomplished:

Meeting of the Board of the Interamerican Scout Foundation

As has become the custom, the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Interamerican Scout Foundation was held in the framework of the national assembly of Boy Scouts of America, on 20 May in Orlando, Florida, in the United States.

The meeting was chaired by Geoffrey Wheatley (Canada), Chairperson of the ISF, and attended by Marshall Hollis (USA), Treasurer; José Antonio Hernández (Mexico), Secretary; and members William Finerty (USA), John Neysmith (Canada), Héctor Robledo (Mexico), Bruce Trefz (USA) and Ricardo Wagner (Guatemala); as well as Ronald Castro, Chairperson of the Interamerican Scout Committee and Gabriel Oldenburg, Acting Regional Director (WSB-IR).

In line with the meeting agenda, the Board heard the report of the Treasurer and took note of the current financial situation, which had been affected by the difficult conditions recently in the global economy. It analysed the options available for promoting the Order of the Condor within the national scout associations of the Interamerican Region, in order to increase the funds that the Foundation administers for enhancing operations in the Region. After reviewing other internal matters, the motion was approved to extend for one year the offices of Chairperson Geoffrey Wheatley, Vice Chairperson Bari Saunders (USA), Secretary José Antonio Hernández, and Treasurer Marshall Hollis.

Here in the Interamerican Region we would like to publicly acknowledge the efforts of Interamerican Scout Foundation Directors to provide financial support for the institutional activities of our Region, and we would like to invite all members of the Order of the Condor to actively help to seek new donors in their respective countries.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 1616
Great Alaska COuncil
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
NSJ '05 WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

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