Four Essential Rules of the Road for Every School Group

Last week, we examined the ten primary responsibilities of a booster club chaperone. Our focus was primarily on the chaperone’s role, and how to lead a school group with confidence.

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Today, let’s broaden our scope and discuss the four essential rules of the road for every school group. These rules will help you to maintain safety and order while traveling.

A Chaperone’s Ten Primary Responsibilities

Are you anxious because you’ve volunteered to chaperone your child’s school event? Are you wondering just what you’ve gotten yourself into?

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Well, rest assured, you’ll get through this. Today we’re going to look at the role of the chaperone. Once you understand these ten responsibilities, you’ll be ready to lead with confidence.

Ensure Your Booster Club’s Financial Integrity Through Transparency

Embezzlement continues to be the greatest threat to the livelihood of any booster club, and it pervades in epic proportion. Sadly, too many booster clubs make it easy for dishonest – or potentially dishonest – people to steal. The most common factor – putting one, unsupervised person in charge of all financial duties.

The best way to prevent theft and fraud is to make it difficult to commit theft and fraud. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, as simple as it sounds, this is where many booster clubs fail. They do not build proper checks and balances into their operating procedures.

Transparency is the foundation of a booster club’s financial integrity. Therefore, separate financial roles and reporting among two or more people.

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Every booster club should have at least two financial officers: treasurer and bookkeeper. Separating financial duties between the two officers creates checks and balances that make it very difficult to embezzle funds.

Increase Your Leadership and Influence Through Toastmasters

Last week, I shared with you nine proven ways to speak with confidence. Speaking with confidence helps you assert your influence in leading a group of volunteers.

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One of the best ways to develop your public speaking and leadership skills is through Toastmasters International. When you join a local club, you begin working toward two certifications: Competent Communicator and Competent Leader. I am certified in both.

Nine Proven Ways to Speak with Confidence

Leading a thriving booster club starts with effective communications. As the spokesperson for your booster club, you must conduct meetings with intention and passion.

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Many parents will only see you leading meetings, and they’ll form opinions of the booster club based on the example you set. Use this opportunity to win them over and draw them into active membership.

Here are a nine pointers to help you improve your public speaking skills: