"During a meeting last month with the National Service Territory #10 (the state of NY) leadership, we were informed the Council would be receiving a Conditional Charter for the upcoming year.
The territory cited concerns about our Council’s sustainability. They cited specifically the declining membership of the Council for the last few years.
Last month, at our monthly Executive Board meeting, the Council Key 3 signed a document that gave the Rip Van Winkle Council a Conditional Charter for the year 2023 to 2024. It also outlined the expectations the Council is to meet in order to maintain that Conditional Charter.
The expectations of the Conditional charter are the following:
- We, as a council, have a combined membership on December 31, 2023 of 500 youth members.
- We have a dedicated employee focusing on growing membership and providing unit service.
If we do not meet the expectations of the Conditional Charter, the Council will be forced to begin a plan to merge
with another Council.