It's not like other activities are using up the funds. The activities we have are cost-free or near to it.
Here's my challenge.
When I read funding guidelines, I find segments like this:
"The increase in the local unit budget allowance is intended to fund activities more effectively and to relieve the financial burden on families.
With this increase, fund-raising activities should be substantially reduced or eliminated."
Local Unit Budget Allowance Increase [Apr. 6, 2004]
This announcement doesn't reflect our reality at all.
There's a lot of LDS Fundraising information on the Internet.
Is that a sign that no wards can fund their summer youth activities, from the local unit budget allowance?
Last Friday, our ward had a fundraising dinner, to fund Scout & YW camps.
This Wednesday, our YM are preparing for a Saturday yardsale. It's to fund the same camps.
These are in-state, moderately priced camps.
Our Priests and Laurels have a stake fundraising dinner in two weeks.
In the mean time, a multipage chart is being circulated by the stake; it lists youth, the work they do and rates to hire.
A flag drive is planned and I forget what else.
I wish our youth programs weren't dominated by fundraising, year after year after year.
But I'm about the only one who feels that way.
I'm curious - do folks here think I should just resign myself to this?
Thank you for reading.