Archive for May 25, 2010

Day 13 (Monday 24 May) New York

Well today Norm and I visited Kathy Cloninger  (CEO) of Girl Scouts of the USA at their Head Office. It was great to catch up with Kathy and Lynn Cothryn. During my visit I was able to meet with a number of their senior staff; this was a great opportunity to discuss a number of issues and it was interesting just how similar some of the issues we are facing in Australia are to the ones that they are currently addressing.

After my visit – which lasted around 4 hours – I met up with Norm who had been out and about organising our next adventures, and we had a further walk around 5 th Avenue. At the end of the day we met up with Kathy and Lynn and had a very pleasant social get together. They are both off to Washington tomorrow where Kathy will meet with the First Lady (Michelle Obama) with other  senior people from major nonprofit organisations to discuss issues facing young people today. Michelle Obama is the equivalent of the President of Girl Guides Australia.

It was a wonderful opportunity to be able to catch up with Kathy and to meet with a number of her senior staff. So all in all another great day! Signing off for today. N&W

Meeting with Kathy Cloninger, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA