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Angus Girlguiding Annual Meeting

Photo from left to right : Jennifer Tonks, Carol Edwards (Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioner), Gillian Bell (Assistant County Commissioner), Fiona Dalziel (County Commissioner), Mary Ramsay (County President)

Photo from left to right : Jennifer Tonks, Carol Edwards (Deputy Scottish Chief Commissioner), Gillian Bell (Assistant County Commissioner), Fiona Dalziel (County Commissioner), Mary Ramsay (County President)

Girlguiding Angus gathered together for the annual meeting at Carnoustie High School on April 22.

County president Mary Ramsay welcomed everyone to the meeting before the Big Brownie Birthday was discussed by County Commissioner Fiona Dalziel to celebrate 100 years of Brownies.

Members of Girlguiding Angus have been up to all sorts over the last year and Ms Dalziel shared some of the highlights in a slide show. Activities included camps, international trips, adventurous activities, crafts, learning new skills and most importantly sharing experiences and making new friends.

Ms Dalziel thanked the dedicated team of volunteers in the County who enabled the opportunities to be available to the girls.

She said: “In the coming year we will strive to offer Guiding opportunities to more girls and adults.” She then presented two leaders with 10 year long-service awards – Brenda Angus from Brechin and Lesley Paterson from Montrose.

Girlguiding leaders, who are all volunteers, come from a wide variety of backgrounds from full time stay at home mums through to CEO’s of large companies.

One of Girlguiding Angus’s leaders, Jennifer Tonks a Guider in Arbroath, gave a fascinating insight into her work.

Jennifer is part of the planning team for Glasgow 2014 and she spoke about her specific role as lead planner for the Commonwealth Games at Barry Buddon and of on-going work to look at lasting legacy in the area from the games.

Girlguiding Angus would like more girls and adults to experience the opportunities that Guiding has to offer. We currently have vacancies for girls and adults in some areas.

To find out more information and how to join Girlguiding go to http://www.girlguidingangus.org.uk or e-mail goosieoffice@btinternet.com.

 

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