Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Thankfulness:glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc. (Webster)

I am so glad that you all exist. God has blessed us with the same great mission of letting kids know we are glad that they exist and that God is glad that He created them and can’t wait to have a personal relationship with them. Praying for joy unspeakable this Thanksgiving weekend for you all and much needed rest for many. Blessings, Shannon

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Dec. 1st R-1 camp reservations are due to camps

NEXT TUESDAY IS DECEMBER 1ST! SHOCKING!! Thanks for getting your R-1’s into the camps. Please cc Shannon when you send in on your camp reservation to the camp. Thanks!!!!

Camp Trip Manager

Camp Trip Manager Training videos shows you the basics on how to use camp trip manager. Call Shannon if you need help with more detailed info like distribution of fundraising per camper or sending payment due invoices to parents:)

Young Life Store

 

Nov. 12th Weekly update.

Important Dates

November 13th: Regional Conference call at 9amJoin from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1482180600 Or join by phone: Dial: +1 (605) 562-3185 Meeting ID: 148 218 0600

November 18th-19th: Regional Staff Overnight: Location: Canyon Ferry                         Noon to Noon- lunch provided both days

November 24-25th: Should be mailing out year end appeal letters

November 26-27th: Thanksgiving YL Holiday

December 1: R-1 due back to camps. Please cc the region. Thank you!!

Adult Guest Host Application Extension

Adult GuestsThis is great news.  We have been given ten more days to shake the bushes in our communities and find the best possible Adult Guest Hosts for this coming summer.  The new deadline is November 15.

You can find a link to the online Adult Guest Host Applicaton form here on Staff Resources.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity if you have qualified people to fill one of these important roles.

A Team Mini Camp for “Leads” – March 1-3

There will not be a Division-wide Assigned Team training this year becuase of the YL75 Staff Conference and we want to protect your time away from the Area. Instead, there will be a Mini Camp for Assigned Team Leads. Camp Directors will help determine who attends but the following roles would be expected: Camp Directors, Speakers, Work Crew Cooridnators, Head Head Leaders (1 male and 1 female per team) and Summer Staff Coordinators.  This indlues the following properties:  Breakaway, Malibu, Washington Family Ranch Creekside and Canyon and 9th Grade Camp.

Mini Camp will be held at Crooked Creek Ranch from March 1-3.  At this point, save the date.

Assignment Teams are in no way completed at this time.  There are still a lot of moving pieces, as was shared in a previous post, please be patient.  Thanks.

Ski Trip forms

Enclosed is the 2015-2016 snow sport participation packet.  This packet of information is being provided to assist you and your staff with medical coverage issues which arise during snow skiing/boarding activities.  Please complete an Enrollment Summary form for each snow skiing/boarding trip that is planned in the 2015-2016 snow sport season and return it to the Insurance/Benefits Department.  Instructions for completing the attached forms are provided in this packet in order to assist as you plan for your trips. Please remember to report all participant information whether or not insurance is purchased.  All information must be turned in to the Service Center prior to the trip.

Please continue to review the information that is provided in the Snow Skiing/Boarding Safety Policy with your staff, volunteer leaders and especially the kids who attend these trips.  Skiing in compliance with these guidelines will enable us to prevent and/or eliminate a large number of the accidents which occur. This can be found on the YL Web site (403 Snow, Skiing, Boarding).  If you have any questions, please contact  either  Irene Outlar  (719) 381-1952 or Melinda Payne  (719) 381-1957 in the Insurance/Risk Management Department.

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Prayer 24/7 expire after 6 months

Please remember to resign up to pray on Prayer 24/7

November 5, 2015

Important Dates

November 5th: Kalispell Fall Event-Pray for Jim Bjork sharing and Jenny Snipstead playing music and Jessica Greene (student) and Kristin Stockham (leader) sharing stories. And pray that it’s a successful fundraiser – gaining more monthly donors and getting more people connected to YL.

November 7th: Cultural Intelligence Assessment due for those who have the email

November 7th: Billings Stampede and Auction-Please lift this event up in prayer

November 11th:Veteran’s Day YL Holiday (Shannon out of office Nov 9-11)

November 13th: Regional Conference call at 9am.

November 13th: Helena Alumni & Friends Event- Please lift this event up in prayer.

November 15th: Adult Guest Host Resumes Due(We have an extension)

November 18th-19th: Regional Staff Overnight: Location: Canyon Ferry

November 24-25th: Should be mailing out year end appeal letters

November 26-27th: Thanksgiving YL Holiday

*If you have events coming up that you would like us all to be praying for, drop Shannon an email and she will get it in the blog.

 Adult Guest Hosts applications Due Nov. 15

We want to have Adult Guest Hosts that are known performers…people who have filled a week before or easily filled a table or two at your banquet.  These are folks who will come through with their dates and their people.  Who in your community is committed to the mission and networked well enough to fill just a couple cabins for a week at camp?  Let’s get them signed up.

You can find a link to the online Adult Guest Host Applicaton form here on Staff Resources.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity if you have qualified people to fill one of these important roles.

Action Item: Please turn in Adult Guest Host Resume forms before November 15.

Fun Idea for thanking Donors

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This time of year is a great time to say thank you to your donors. Leaders and kids hand delivering homemade cookies or other treats to donors goes a long way in showing them that you appreciate their support.

Order Blank Camp Flyers here