GGEW E-Bulletin December 2015
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I am pleased to announce that Veronica Riches has agreed to take on the role of Senior Section Adviser - so any queries/questions/ideas/help needed with SS, then please contact the Office and they will put you in touch with Veronica. Veronica will also keep you updated with Senior Section Spectacular Events for 2016.

In addition David Henderson has agreed to be our Public Relations Adviser for another term - so please remember to send your photos/reports to him; invite him to events; ask his help with your District/Division PRAs.
Other roles that are hopefully filled now (just waiting for confirmation) - so watch out in the January e-Bulletin;
Chair of Marketing & Communications
Division Commissioners: 
Saturday and Sunday 6th - 7th February 2016.
High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon
I will send out further info after Christmas, but would like for us all to have a weekend together to plan for the next 5 years as we take the County forward together.
We will be at the same place, on the same weekend, as the LQ Training Weekend. There are spaces still available for this. Please encourage any Leaders and Young Leaders working on the LQ within your Division to attend this weekend - maybe they will be more encouraged to attend if they know that you are coming too.
Car sharing can also be arranged so all new Leaders/Young Leaders feel less isolated.
Don't forget - if you would like to join the County Team - please contact me.
Chris Skinner
County Commissioner

is the latest date for you to add your Division/District levy. If you have any trouble with this please contact the office or email

It was great to meet nearly all of the 50, who are going on the Senior Section French Trip, at our first meeting on Sunday. 
By this time next year we would have been to France not to mention;

Essex 24 and the Essex Jamboree as well as all the other Senior Section centenary events throughout 2016.

Keep an eye out for reminders and bookings for the Anglia Region Senior Section Events and please pass them onto the Counties 14-25 year olds.     Veronica Riches.

22nd Jan - BP Weekend
23rd Jan - First Response
6th & 7th February - LQ Training Weekend 
7th Mar - Summer Sunshine Training 
19th Mar - First Response/Safe Space/First Aid Renewal
14th May - First Response/Safe Space/First Aid Renewal/Food Hygiene
June - Make and Munch
30th Jun - Jack Petchey Awards
9th July - County Fayre
16th July - First Response/Safe Space/First Aid Renewal
8th Sept - Christmas on a Plate
24th Oct - Paris
Congratulations to
Lisa Gevaux - Romford,  Jo McPherson - Hutton,  Alison Hockley - Loughton, on gaining their  Going away licence for Brownies. All did wonderful Pack Holidays in November

Katie Marsh, 2nd Gidea Park Guides - Going Away With Licence plus modules 5, 7 & 8.
I am deeply honoured to have been selected to join Essex West County team as Assistant Commissioner.  Keen and enthusiastic are the kind of words I am feeling at present and hope that going forward you will all share this exciting time.
You only have to look at the Newsletter, e-Bulletin and website to see what the young girls and adults have to give to our County and I am privileged to be part of the County Team going forward.
Best wishes and a Merry Christmas to all,
Jenny Aspinall
Assistant County Commissioner
I was surprised  to be asked by Chris to be County President but after a while was pleased to accept.
I am looking forward to working with Chris, Sue and Jenny as we move forward into 2016 and beyond.
I would like to thank Avril for her 11 years as President and wish her well in the future.
Margaret Henderson
County President
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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