Delegation of Distinction Explained

DELEGATION OF DISTINCTION EXPLAINED


The Delegation of Distinction program is a way for California YMCA Youth & Government to recognize the delegations that best exemplify our programs and mission. To be selected as a Delegation of Distinction, delegations will need to submit an application that will be made available shortly after T&E II. The MLC’s Advisor Development Team will review applications and supporting documentation during the Sacramento conference and recipients will be announced at the MLC’s Closing Joint session. After reviewing the selection criteria (and their explanations), if you still have questions, please send them to advisors@calymca.org.

Honesty

  • Voted in statewide elections (at least 90% voted).

    • EXPLANATION: Y&G actively encourages people to participate in the government process. One of those activities is voting. During T&E I, and the MLC at least 90% of your delegation’s delegates need to vote. Abstentions do NOT count as voting.

Caring

  • Ran a qualified candidate for statewide office or submitted an appointed leadership position application (1/10 delegates).

    • EXPLANATION: Delegations of Distinction help to lead our programs. As such, they need to have either qualified candidates that run for office, or that submit appointed leadership applications.

  • Submitted an application for Secretariat (1/delegation).

    • EXPLANATION: Helping other people experience all the great opportunities that Y&G has offer is important. Each delegation that would like to be a Delegation of Distinction should submit at least one qualified applicant for the Model United Nations Secretariat program.

  • Participated in at least one activity away from conferences with another delegation prior to the start of the February MLC conference. With whom, and what was the activity?

    • EXPLANATION: One of the great things about Y&G is that participants have the opportunity to get to know people from different backgrounds than their own. Delegations of Distinction make an effort to take advantage of this opportunity, and participate in activities with other delegations.

  • Delegation volunteers for their YMCA/School without compensation (1 hr/delegate). Please list the activities and the length of time.

    • EXPLANATION: Delegations of Distinction make a difference in their communities. Please list what volunteer activities the delegates participated in, along with the number of hours they did it.The volunteer hours also need to be completed prior to February's MLC conference.

  • Delegation volunteers for non-YMCA/school activity in their community (0.5 hrs/delegate). Please list the activities and the length of time.

    • EXPLANATION: Delegations of Distinction make a difference in their communities. Please list what volunteer activities the delegates participated in, along with the number of hours they did it. The volunteer hours also need to be completed prior to February's MLC conference.

Respect

  • No participants/advisors sent home for illegal activity.

    • EXPLANATION: Do not have anyone sent home for breaking the law.

  • No delegates/advisors sent home (<1/25 delegates).

    • EXPLANATION: Do not have any non-medical related send homes (breaking the Code of Conduct, breaking a delegation rule, etc…)

Responsibility

  • Delegation adheres to deadlines regarding payment and administrative paperwork.

    • EXPLANATION: Payments and paperwork are sent to the Y&G office by the deadlines provided.

  • Delegation adheres to guidelines regarding submissions of program specific projects.

    • EXPLANATION: Your delegation bill(s), NIC proposals, etc… are submitted by the deadlines provided.

  • Recruited a community leader who attended MLC VIP Day (1/delegation).

    • EXPLANATION: Delegations of Distinction take advantage of the opportunity to show off their delegation to community leaders and important donors. Please note that VIP Day attendees can only count towards one delegation. Multiple delegations may not submit the same name.

  • Delegation meet required advisor/delegate ratio.

  • Delegation did not miss advisors duties (no more than 1/delegation).

  • Delegation advisors attended required meetings at the conferences.

  • At least one delegation advisor attended ADT in September.

  • Delegates/Advisors responded to program volunteer and/or core staff requests for help. If so, what?

    • EXPLANATION: Sometimes Y&G needs help getting things done. If your delegation stepped up and helped complete duties not assigned to them, let us know.

  • Anything else the Advisor Development Team should know?

    • EXPLANATION: If you feel your delegation did anything else that would the team should know about, let them know here. For example, if your delegation has members volunteering for the Annual Support Campaign.

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