It took 14 days over 14 weeks and they all finally made it through. Meet our newest Beaufort County Senior Leadership graduates. The objective of offering the BCSL program to local residents is to inform and educate participants about local history and current issues in and around Beaufort County. It seeks to expand awareness about education, economy, health services, government services and the environment. In the end, the idea is that participants will find their own path to volunteerism and community involvement. So what was their take-away?
Dena Dardzinski remarked, “This BCSL program has been a great way to get to know our newly adopted home. Through BCSL we were able to gain insights and access to areas of our new community that we probably would not have experienced otherwise. The program format presented a well-rounded prospective into all aspects of community life. Obviously, certain topics were of greater interest, but overall, the program was designed to provide a thorough and thoughtful exposure to the offerings and operations in Beaufort County. The time and energy involved was a great investment…well worth it.”
Pamela Scallan followed up with, “I thought this leadership thing was going to be a long three months but it went by so quickly. Each Wednesday, we had a different program and that would be my favorite until the next week and I would like that day more. It was wonderful and what a lot of info was imparted to us by top notch community speakers.”
And finally Gwen Taylor reported, “I found the program to be a wonderful addition to my life these past few months. I got to go to places I had not been to before, experienced new things, found hidden treasures in Beaufort County, acquired a lot of information about the area and met some warm, wonderful people. Using what I have learned, I hope to be able to become a contributing member of the community.”
Sounds like it is a good thing that it is coming back next fall. For more information, please visit www.beaufortseniorleadership.com.