Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Everyone who knows me knows that I love change. I think sometimes it is a curse but life is always interesting and, hey—changing. I should have started this blog when I started at Girl Scouts but it seems fitting to start it at the end and work backwards.

I leave an organization I love – one that helped me as a girl and that still inspires me today. I have been able to accomplish so much with the help and support of a lot of people. We have a new Program Center, new office in Modesto, and best of all an almost new Camp Menzies. If you believe things can happen – they do. All of these steps, supported by generous donors, have resulted in a refreshed look and feel for GSHCC. While we have consistently remained committed to one mission—to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place—we have made it a priority to remain innovative and relevant. And this is reflected in our new Program Center. Our digs are very industrial and cool; we just look like a place where amazing girls would want to go.

One of the nice things about retiring is the kind words from many of the volunteer. I guess I was a breath of fresh air when I arrived and I of course didn’t know that until now. I remember driving around in a golf cart at camp and just yelling to the heavens, “I love my job!” Who wouldn’t after leaving a 25-year career in the insurance industry?

-Pam Saltenberger

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