October 31, 2012 at 09:59am
What a whirlwind of a fall it’s been. We ‘ve transitioned through SU Fall Kick-Off, Registrations Nights, Parent Meetings, Fall Product Sale, Training and of course the Appointment Process-you know the paper work that goes along with becoming a volunteer. Many of you are scanning the Program Guide with your girls checking our Programming options or deciding with your girls which Journey Book best suits them. At your local SU Meetings you are deciding who will be your delegates at the Annual Meeting in Duluth representing your local Girl Scouts.
I have had the pleasure to travel across our Region and meet many of our volunteers and frankly you have taken to heart my strong encouragement of building a troop committee to support your troops and your Service Unit (SU). I’ve had some of you e mail me and tell me to check my phone there must be something wrong as it’s always busy…it’s been busy alright. We are facing a wonderful problem – we have a lot of new volunteers. I tallied my book last night and the last count was 91 new volunteers in Region 3 and the number is continuing to increase daily!
Our functional Volunteer Specialist Team will continue to refine our process and increase our efficiency. You can help us by filling in the blanks on the forms and providing e mail contacts for references when possible as this does speed up the process. If you have questions please ask us as we are here to serve you our volunteers. Keep building your troop and SU teams and take a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are to have so many people willing to volunteer for our girls to empower them and help develop their leadership skills. We will help them develop their courage, confidence and character to be able to dream and believe that their dreams can come true and to be true to themselves. Along the way we’ll provide fun with a purpose and create our own remarkable journey.
Regional Day of training for R03 is on our website- regsitration deadline is Nov 12th
Thank you for volunteering for Girl Scouts for taking time from your busy lives to make a difference in another girls life.