Hello Everyone

WOW what a busy three months it has been as County Commissioner!

I attended Girlguiding North West Region for my induction at the beginning of February where I was excited to meet the Region Chief, Deputy, Assistant, and the support staff.  It was my proudest moment being presented with my commissioner badge and a little plaque ‘I promise that I will do my best’ which I will treasure and is a great reminder of what we all do.

There have been lots and lots of new appointments to the County Team, and I would like to thank all those who have continued in their roles as well.

We now have a County Commissioner Team and I welcome Catherine as the Deputy County Commissioner and Emma as the Assistant County Commissioner.

You can find all the County roles on our updated ‘Meet the Team’ page and I would personally like to thank each and every one of you for accepting these roles – you will all be amazing!

There are still have lots of vacant roles and these will start to be advertised over the next coming weeks. If you are interested, please contact me.

It was a quick start with Subscriptions and thank you to everyone for making sure all invoices were paid on time.

Then onto County Intops information and selection process and I’m so pleased to announce that three Rangers – Safiya, Thea & Erin – have been selected to attend North West England’s INToPS 2024 to the NASA themed USA trip which is absolutely fantastic news! We also have Rosa who is attending Canada and Freya who is attending Japan this year too! I can’t wait to hear all about their experience and adventures.

There has been a rebrand! And so has our website! You can now meet the County Team and see how your unit fits in the Lancashire South East family. There is updated news – don’t forget to send us any activities you are doing with your unit so we can share with everyone. There is a new calendar which shows all the meetings and events taking place. And there will be a new blog by me every month too!

I attended the NW Region Conference together with invited members of the County. We all enjoyed a day of relaxation which included Reiki, Worry Knots and a Gong Spa. It was an amazing day of fun, laughter and getting together again which certainly recharged us all.

Rochdale West AGM

I had the pleasure of attending Rochdale West Division AGM and it was lovely to hear from Lynn Division Commissioner with what all sections had been up over the past year.  I was delighted to present many volunteers with over 200 years of long service awards and in the words of Lynn please carry on!

 

Bury North Division Meeting

I was delighted to get an invite to Bury North Division meeting by Karen Division Commissioner and it was great to see so many volunteers catching up and also receiving long service awards.

We have introduced ‘Cake with your County Team’ for any queries relating to Leadership Qualifications, DBS checks, Levels 1 & 2 Safe Space, any REN enquiries or just for a general catch up and introduction!  We held our first one on Saturday 29 April and it was an amazing success with lots of members popping in to get signed off with Leadership Qualification, Modules 1 and 4, help with getting set up on GO and the Learning Platform.  It was lovely to meet and catch up so many of you and the cake was lovely too!  Our next one is scheduled for Saturday, 3 June, keep your eyes peeled for the venue.

Trefoil 80th Birthday Celebrations

I was also invited to join the Lancashire South East Trefoil members in their 80th Birthday celebrations. We danced a Ceilidh and local band Oakenhoof provided the music.

And finally, Kathryn launched our new Queens Guide Award and we now have at least 10 volunteers interested in working towards this prestigious Girlguiding award.

Did you know we are now on Facebook InstagramTwitter? Please see below the handles for all social media and keep posting those photos and tagging us in, it’s so nice to see what you are all up to and also to spread the word in our wider communities.

I would like to end with a massive ‘THANK YOU’ to each and every one of you for your continued support within the County and I look forward to meeting many of you over the next few months 😊😊😊😊😊😊

— Nicola Robinson, County Commissioner

 

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