Talakto Unit & Leader Award Nominations

Talakto Unit Leaders,
 
As many are aware, the District Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, 11 January 2020, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, starting at 6:00pm.  This is about 2 weeks earlier than usual, but had to be scheduled this date due to other conflicts the following two weekends.
 
The purpose of the banquet is to recognize units for their accomplishments during 2019, as well as unit leaders who have completed requirements for their respective registered position, as well as Veteran Awards, for tenure in Scouting awarded in increments of 5 years.  To date, I have about 5 individual awards requests submitted, and only 2 Veteran Awards, and NO unit awards, including Summertime Pack Awards. 
 
Given the early banquet date, in order to ensure I get awards processed in time, I need to have all unit and individual leader awards requests in by Friday, 13 December.  That gives me the following week, and the first week in January to get processed at Council. 
 
Any Veteran Awards with 25 years or more, I need those ASAP since they have to go to National for approval.  Blank form attached.
 
Lastly, I have only received one nomination for the Talakto District Award of Merit (DAM).  Our nominating committee will be meeting at our December Roundtable on Thursday, 5 December.  I will NOT accept nominations at that time.  If you want to nominate someone, please use the attached form, and provide on separate form more details since this form does not really provide enough room to clearly articulate someone’s accomplishments.
 
I need the DAM nominations emailed to me by Monday, 2 December, so I can have the review packet completed before 5 December.
 
Links are below for a few of the individual award nomination forms, but this by no means inclusive.  I can send other forms if you need one not linked. 
 
Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via email or cell.
 
Thanks.
 
Jim Charlton
Talakto District Commissioner
jchar295@aol.com
256-603-0405


District Award of Merit
Veteran Award Application
National Outdoor Challenge Award
Scouters Training Award – Pack
Scouters Training Award – Troop
Den Leader Award Application