Natasha Hendrick was just elected to the WAGGGS World Board at the 35th World Conference in Hong Kong!
Natasha was successfully elected through in the first round of voting and appointed Deputy Chair of the World Board. A big congratulations to Natasha for all her work and commitment to get this level. Although originally from Queensland, she is close to WA’s heart because, well, she lives and works here! Plus she recently spoke at our Centenary Dinner.
Natasha has been a Girl Guide for over 30 years, first as a youth member, and subsequently working in Unit Leader and Outdoor Resource Leader roles. Natasha has also volunteered as Assistant State Commissioner for Queensland and as Assistant Chief Commissioner for Australia.
In 2008 she received a Churchill Fellowship to travel through the UK, USA and Canada to research the recruitment and retention of volunteers. Natasha is a strong supporter for best practice volunteerism to promote the growth of Guiding, and is currently focusing on this topic as a lead volunteer on the WAGGGS Membership Development Strategy Working Group. Natasha has previously represented Australia at the 1999 and 2011 World Conferences.
A big congratulations also to the members of the Australian delegation to the World Conference who have been advocating hard on behalf of Natasha, and cannot stop smiling!
And lastly, thank you to all the members of the Board for supporting Natasha’s candidacy.
Brenda Hamlett, WA State Commissioner