Hello, My first report as Chair of Kent West.
I have been a member of Girlguiding since helping at my daughter’s Brownie unit when she was 7, she is now 45 and, like a lot of us, was caught.
Our County have just had our Annual Review in a new venue, a rebuild Village Hall that we will certainly be using again. After our business meeting we had a very nice lunch prepared by the local D.C.’s and Ranger Unit. They did very well in serving us as well.
This was then followed by an entertainment from each Guild who were challenged with performing a re-worded song from a musical to say ‘Thank you’ to our departing Chair. This was very entertaining with some very imaginative words from mostly songs from the ‘Sound of Music’. Not sure whether the tears from the outgoing team were from crying or laughing.
We then had a talk from a Gentleman from ‘Blood Runners’, a voluntary organisation that courier blood and its by products around southeast England covering most of LaSER and unsociable hours not covered by NHS. A very worthwhile cause. They had brought their motorbike and several members had their photograph taken on it.
All our Guilds have been active in various ways with walks, theatre visits, crafts, talks and of course the tea parties and to finish 36 of our County members travelled by coach to the Isle of Wight for LaSER holiday to Warner’s holiday centre, to enjoy the weather, sports activities, coach outings and the evening entertainment, which was very good. We look forward to the next one.
We have appointed a Voyage Awards and Dark Horse Advisor and sure she will encourage more applying for this.
Unfortunately one of our Guilds is under possibility of closure, through loss of members and meeting place but we are hoping to encourage alternatives. Click here to return to Kent West Page