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Blog / January 3rd, 2023

Chief Commissioner Blog – Tracy Foster

Hi everyone,

To start my penultimate blog, I want to share this quote with you:

2023 will be one of change, with our new Chief Commissioner, Karen Johnson taking over from the 1 February. Andrea and I will work with Karen to ensure a smooth transition. Next month we will share of reflection on our five amazing years.

I hope that many of you are completing the Chief’s Challenge and join in with our World Thinking Day card swap. I’m really looking forward to seeing these and assisting our region office delivery team with swap . Get creative as a unit or patrol or Trefoil Guild group etc.  Here’s what you need to do:

Exchanging postcards of friendship is a long-standing tradition for Girlguiding across the world. We want to encourage our members across Anglia to send a postcard to another unit to either just say hello, share a story or to reach out for a unit pen pal. Next steps: ·You can either download the postcard template from Anglia’s website or create or buy your own. (Maximum A5 in size) ·On the postcard please just include your message. ·Pop the postcard and an A5 stamped, self-addressed envelope in an envelope addressed to Girlguiding Anglia, 7 Great Hautbois Road, Coltishall, Norfolk, NR12 7JN. ·Please send this in by 31 January 2023. Shine Bright Postcard Swap Resource | Girlguiding Anglia (

My next adventure!

I’m sure you will have seen my next adventure! I’m very proud and honoured to have been selected as Chief Guide and look forward to the next five years.  I want to continue to empower our adult volunteers and engage with our young members, ensuring their voice is at the heart of all we do. I will be stepping down as chief commissioner just a couple of weeks early, as I commence my new role on the 22 February. Thank you to you all, for the congratulatory messages and for your support.

As always take care and keep smiling!