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

6 Comments »

  1. BILL RONALD Said:

    HI NORM AND WENDY,
    GREAT TO SEE YOU ARE HAVING AN ENJOYABLE AND PRODUCTIVE TRIP, KEEP UP THE INTERESTING COMMENTS, PHOTOS AND FILM.
    KEVIN 007 RUDD IS DOING A GREAT JOB AT THE MOMENT, THE SHARE MARKET HAS FALLEN, THE DOLLAR HAS FALLEN, AUSTRALIA IS IN DEBT, HOPE WE ARE STILL HERE WHEN YOU RETURN.
    REGARDS BILL RONALD.

    • walewis Said:

      Dear Bill
      Hope you and your family are well. See what happens when we leave the country! The mini rally from Norm’s visit to NY stock exchange trading floor was obviously not sustained when he left.
      We are having a great time – will try and kerep the entertainment flowing. Kind regards. N&W

  2. elizabeth A Said:

    Keep walking – plenty of time to sit at your desk in June! it is great to hear of people who maximise their time in NYC and dont spend too long in hotel rooms and bars! you have covered an amazing amount of ground ( literally)
    AGM this week – will be intersting to hear how David manages his report in the current economic climate!

    cheers
    Elizabeth

    • walewis Said:

      Dear Elizabeth

      Hmm I can’t believe how basly the market has dropped (and so quickly) I suppose it will be like this for a while. Yes we have been busy – lots to see and not much time left to see it! We are having fun though. I know the AGM will go well. Cheers. Wendy

  3. Noella Kershaw Said:

    Hi Wendy and Norm
    First HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 25 May!!!
    Sounds like ‘Mary Poppins was great. You guys are certainly packing it in…now how did I know you were that sort of tourist?
    Hope you are also getting a rest now and again.
    Mind you a chamge of scenery always feels like a total break and you probably haven’t had time to think about rest…just having lots of fun. Kathy sounds like she’s still ambitiously forging ahead with her leadership agenda. Such a good idea!
    Les and I are looking forward to catching up on your return. Love Noella and Les.

    • walewis Said:

      Hi Noella and Les
      Thank you for the Birthday wishes – yes had a great day. Well with Normyou wouldn’t think we would be sitting around did you?? It has been great so much to see and do. Not much in the museum area more out and about with the locals which is really interesting. Will catch up on our return. LoL Wendy


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