Q: May a non-CAV be asked to take minutes, assist the Guardian Secretary, prompt from the Ritual or protem for a missing BGC member during a Bethel meeting
A: No. All leader and authority figures must be CAVs. The JDI standard is leadership and adults performing leadership duties, even temporarily, are held to that standard.
Q: If I am a non-CAV can I assist at an activity like a leadership camp?
A: Yes so long as that assistance is not serving in any type of leadership or authority capacity. For example, helping put packets together is fine but being in charge of registration or running the registration desk is not allowed unless you are a CAV.
Q: I forgot to renew my CAV on time and I am currently on a Bethel Guardian Council, is it ok to just keep that BGC position while I wait to get into another CAV class?
A: No. All leadership/authority positions must maintain continual CAV status. If you no longer have a valid CAV card you may no longer be on the BGC or serve in a leadership or authority position within JDI. You can potentially be re-appointed once your CAV is current again.
Q: I forgot to renew my CAV and I am on a GGC committee. Can I go ahead and keep doing my committee work, like send emails for fundraising, while I wait to get into another CAV class?
A: No you cannot continue any committee work unless you are a CAV. You can potentially be re-appointed once your CAV is current again.
Q: Does someone who comes and plays the piano for our Bethel meetings, for example an Eastern Star member, have to be a CAV?
A: Yes. This function is currently viewed as a leadership role within JDI.
Q: Can a non-CAV still participate as a competition judge?
A: Yes they may be a judge so long as they are never alone with any Daughters or counted as a Chaperone. However, it would not be appropriate for a non-CAV to be a.Robe judge for something like a Ritual competition. Additionally, it would not be appropriate for any judge to touch a Daughter. Finally, there needs to be a CAV in each competition room.
Q: Does a Coach have to be a CAV?
A: Not necessarily. A coach on a one time basis does not have to be a CAV as long as they are never alone with any Daughter or counted as a Chaperone. An example of a ‘one time’ coach might be ‘vocal coach’ from a local school to help the Daughters prepare for a choir competition. A coach on a long term or continuing basis must be a CAV.
Q: Does a Majority Member have to be a CAV to assist as a Messenger during a Bethel Initiation?
A: Yes. A Majority Member is an adult and the practice of an adult proteming during a Bethel meeting is deemed as a leadership function.
Q: Do Installing Officers need to be CAVs?
A: No. An Installing Officer is not viewed as a leadership position.
Q: Can a non-CAV assist during a Bethel fundraiser?
A: Yes so long as they are not in charge or leading that Bethel fundraiser or acting as a Chaperone other than to their own family member.
Q: Do all Chaperones have to be CAVs?
A: Yes except in the case of Chaperoning only their own family member.
Q: Can a non-CAV be a Chaperone if they are given permission from a Daughters parent/legal guardian?
A: No. All JDI Chaperones must be CAVs unless they are Chaperoning only their own family member.
Q: Is a Bethel allowed to serve at a dinner where there will be alcohol?
A: Yes under the following conditions:
The Daughters are not allowed to touch any container with alcohol
The Daughters are not allowed to clear away containers that contained alcohol
No Chaperone or Daughter may consume alcohol
Q: Can our jurisdiction organize a trip to the baseball game and still allow the adults attending with us to consume alcohol?
A: A CAV may not consume alcohol at a Job’s Daughters function with Daughters present.
Q: Does a Daughter who is 18 have to become a CAV to remain in Job’s Daughters?
A: No. Job’s Daughters law recognizes the age of 20 as the transition to being an adult.
Q: If a Daughter turns 20 in the middle of the term must she be a CAV in order to finish that term?
A: A Daughter who turns 20 during a term is privileged to finish the term as a Daughter. However, once that term has ended she may no longer protem or act in a leadership or authority capacity until she is a CAV.
Q: How soon before my 20th birthday may I become a CAV?
A: It is recommended that a Daughter become a CAV no earlier than 6 months prior to becoming a MM so that she does not cut her time short as a Daughter. Once a Daughter becomes a CAV she must function as an adult under the JDI Youth Protection Policy. For example, in regard to accommodations, she may no longer room with any Daughters without parental permission from those Daughters’ parents/legal guardians.
Q: Can Bethels and/or individuals submit multiple CAV Application Forms in the same envelope?
A: No. We cover this in the CAV Training and repeat it many times during each training session.
To those submitting forms: Do not give them to anyone else to mail. You must mail your own form. Do not give them to your Bethel Guardian, Guardian Secretary, Grand Guardian, Grand Secretary, other family members, etc. You must fill out the form yourself and mail it directly to the Supreme Office.
To all: Do not accept any CAV Application Forms from anybody else to mail. If a Bethel decides to pay for those in the Bethel who take the training, and the Bethel wants to write a single check to cover all those making applications, that is fine, but either the check and a note explaining who is covered by that particular check must be placed in the envelope of one of the covered applications that is being sent, or the check must sent in its own envelope together with the aforementioned note. Those who are submitting forms that are being paid for by the Bethel must also put a note with their applications explaining that there is a separate check being sent to cover the application cost.
This also applies to a situation where one family member might be paying for multiple applications from the same family.
Thank you for your cooperation. Failure to comply with this will only result in delaying or possibly even preventing those involved from receiving their CAV Cards.