Another day, another rainy drive to Dorset. But the sky is clearing now and I can hear birds singing so hopefully the rest of our drive to Dorchester will be fine because today is the day! A meeting with Dorset NHS to speak about the essential work @ChrysalisGIM does and show off the lovely video created by Steffi of what Chrysalis has done for people and what Chrysalis means to people. I never tire of watching it. Check out our YouTube channel (yep that's also @ChrysalisGIM for your own chance to watch it.
So this is a brief blog, sat in Tiny Car with my coffee, oh essential coffee! Although new years resolutions mean I have to match coffee with water. I can do this, I can get fit again. I may even do another Park Run, after all I clearly need hobbies that get me up early on Saturday mornings.
Last week was another great chapter in our book. A trustee meeting where welcomed Scott Johnson - co-chair of Hampshire Constabulary LAGLOs onto the board and signed our CIO declaration. Soon, very soon, we will be a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, the next step on our ladder of improvement.
Last week also saw An in the office training Sheila, Dawn and I in the use ofv9ur new website. Bookmark www.chrysalisGIM.org.uk, going live on the 24th January. Thanks to An for all her hard work on this. She and Deanna and Sammy will make a fantastic team of admins.
Last week was also #GenderIdentityMatters2020 planning time, thanks to everyone involved from Bournemouth University and Solent University for their support with this. Add 14th April to your diaries, we have a great schedule planned including keynote talks from Sophie Labelle and Joanne Lockwood.
What's on this week?
Rather a lot of training it would appear. NHS today, Rose Road Association Thursday and Relate on Friday. What a great chance to meet new people and get my step count up.
Right! Bye for now. Hope you have a good week.