View this email in your browser              GGEW E-BULLETIN APRIL 2015
17th October 2015
Young Leaders and Senior Section Members are missing out on opportunities due to the fact that the email address registered on Go! is either incorrect/out of date/missing. PLEASE can you check the information with the girls and update where needed.
Thank you
Click HERE for the latest Membership Systems update.
Following a successful pilot event in 2013, Girlguiding is organising a larger Property Conference in May 2015 at Foxlease, Hampshire. Do you have any properties within your District, Division, or County? This could be anything such a campsite or hut, or even storage space with equipment. The Girlguiding Property Conference could be really helpful for you and the members of the management committees who look after them.

k HERE for invite
Safe Space training is a requirement for the Leadership qualification from January 2015.
Anyone who is now working on the LQ must now fulfil this training. Further information can be found HERE. 

It is available at the New Leaders Day, 16th May.

Region Adults Selection Day 
This day is an opportunity for Leaders who are interested in being part of International trips run at a Region level in 2016. There are a variety of trips from service projects through to traditional camps. 
It will be held at the Jarman Centre in Newmarket on the 6th of June 2015. 
Flyer - if you require more information please contact the International Advisers. 

County International Overnight
This years County International Overnight has been moved to JUNE. Applications are open now. 
This is a weekend which is open to any Guide or Senior Section member who will be 14 by the 1st of July 2016. This is an opportunity to find out about International guiding and also the opportunity to be invited to go to the Region event for the possibility of a trip in 2016. 
Places are offered on a first come first serve basis, with 16 places available. 
All forms are attached/available for downloading
Consent Form

Travelling Abroad Training Programme
For any leaders wishing to take a trip abroad this training day will cover all the key information you need to know. 
Toft Peoples Hall, Cambridge
17th October 2015
Flyer here.

Senior Section Centenary - 2016 
Just a heads up to keep your eye on the bulletin for International Opportunities to celebrate The Senior Section Centenary. Leaders not required as girls can attend alone. 

Leaders only trip to Sangam
There are a few spaces remaining on the leaders trip to Sangam  November 2016 More information available on the Girlguiding Anglia Website in the downloads area.
There are still spaces on the Norflok leg of ICE the other two are now fully booked. More information available on the Girlguiding Anglia Website in the downloads area.
This years weekend will be held onthe 2nd to 4th of October in the Midlands region - keep your eye out on the GIrlguiding website for more details. This is the weekend you need to attend to give you the opportunity to be considered for a GOLD trip. 

Tracy Kerby and Hilary Prollins are looking for people to join the Pines Management Committee.  We would particularly like a new secretary or treasurer but committee members with other skills and abilities would be welcome too.  It is not time-consuming or onerous (much less than the famous hour and a half a week!) and many hands make light work.  If you love The Pines like we do and would be willing to lend an occasional hand please contact us via the website: the to find out more.
Natalie George has been appointed DC for Rainham District.
Jessica Ashby, 3rd Chigwell Brownies - Modules 1234
Asha Sharma, 1st Chigwell (St Mary’s) Brownies - Modules 1234
Keeley Bernstone, 2nd Nazeing Brownies - Modules 1234
Joanne Fox, 2nd Nazeing Brownies - Modules 1234
Alice Birkbeck, 1st Thaxted Brownies - Modules 1234
Ann Goff, 10th Romford Rainbows - Modules 1
Velda Jukes, 3rd Hornchurch Rainbows - Modules 1234
Rhian Meachem, 4th Cranham Brownies - Modules 123      
Awards Committee Vacancies
There are 2 vacancies on the Essex West Awards committee coming up over the next few months as some of our panel members come to the end of their role on the committee.
We are looking for a unit leader or assistant leader who is not a commissioner, and also either a District or Division commissioner.
The panel of 6 members meet once a term to consider applications for awards from within Girlguiding Essex West. The successful people will help to assess written applications and match them to the appropriate award criteria, the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of the team who recognise and reward the fantastic work our leaders do in Essex West, and also our girls who have achieved that something special.
If you are interested, please contact me for more information.
Sandra Munns
07989 283 005
Will you be the next M & C Adviser and spokesperson for
Girlguiding Essex West?

Do you want to raise awareness of Girlguiding Essex West within the local community and support members in promoting Girlguiding in the County?
Can you provide and grow an online social media presence for our County?
This Exciting and Vital Role Will Include:
  • Advertising and publicising the County’s activities
  • Liaising with local press and radio
  • Produce and maintain display and promotional material
  • Help shape and implement the County’s social media presence
  • Support the County Exec in maintaining an online space for Girlguiding Essex West
Full training and support is provided by both a neighbouring County M & C Adviser and the Regional M & C team.   There will also be the opportunity to attend a Girlguiding Spokesperson training.
If you have good verbal and written communication skills, are approachable and friendly with the ability to use your initiative.  If you have good computer skills and an established online social presence or willingness to embrace social media, then this is the role for you!
To express an interest and to receive a full role description, please contact:
County Commissioner – Jan Knight
Tel: 07973 144260
Girlguiding national spokesperson training – applications open now for members aged 14-25

Girlguiding are looking for confident and energetic Girlguiding members aged 14-25 to become spokespeople. The first training day is in Birmingham on 27 June for ten young people, and we’ll run one in London later on in the year. These are the only spokesperson training sessions to run in 2015.
We’re training 16 new spokespeople in 2015, and applications are open to anyone in guiding aged 14-25. We welcome applications from across the UK, from anyone who is part of a guiding group and is confident and wants to speak out! We’re going to try and train at least one young person from each Country or Region.
It would be much appreciated if District Commissioners and Level Contacts could pass on the information in this newsletter to anyone in their District that does not have access to e-mail. Section Leaders are asked to cascade to Young Leaders and D of E / V-Volunteers. There are still some people not receiving their copy of the newsletter as their email address on Go! is incorrect. Please check and make sure that your details are up to date. If you do not wish to receive future copies of the E-Bulletin, please use the facility at the end of this issue to unsubscribe.

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