A message from Cherylyn Sawatzky, Deputy Provincial Commissioner

Originally published in the Guide ON eNews, February 11th, 2020

Cherylyn Sawatzky Deputy Provincial Commissionerto all ACLs, ACL Advisers and Community Guider Adviser

Happy February!

Well ladies, you did it. The emails went out, Facebook exploded and now (hopefully - since I'm writing this early), we're on the other side of the initial frustrations. I know that it went well for some of you and not so well for others, but I hope that you're leaning on one another in the Facebook group, sharing supports and tips and helping each other to see the solutions to how we will rise up to this challenge. We can do this, and with new initiatives from Ontario Council, we can roll out more supports for our Guiders!  Please reach out to your Advisers if you're frustrated, need additional supports or want to brag about a solution you have found. Keep those lines of communication open!

Thank you to everyone for jumping on one of the ACL/CPC calls these last few weeks. I hope that you found it beneficial. The questions that were asked are almost compiled and will be circulated to you all so that you can review the questions that were asked on other calls. I'm interested in hearing feedback about the calls, so if you would like to take a minute and let me know (good or bad) how you felt about them, please do so!

We are also nearing the end of Jan Hester's role as Community Guider Adviser and gearing up to post for someone new. Jan has been in the role for three years and has made a lot of progress with the Community Guiders. Thank you, Jan! My question to you is, what kinds of supports do you (and your Community Guider) need from the CG Adviser?

Forum is shaping up to look really great. There will be lots of round-table discussions, idea-flowing and opinion sharing...and I can't wait! If you haven't received it yet, your CPC will be sending through your community's analysis before February 24th. Keep an eye out for it and set some time aside to properly review it before Forum. Preparation will be key to making the most of your 30 minutes with your CPC.

I am looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Yours in Guiding,
Cherylyn Sawatzky
Cherylyn Sawatzky
Deputy Provincial Commissioner
dpc2@ guidesontario.org

9/22/2020 2:26:37 PM