However, I made it to this one.
|The very pregnant one is on the right|
First, because there were so many new faces they went over the vision for the FRG. It includes the four functions that we are supposed to do: receive, inform, resource, and recognize.
When new families come to the unit we are supposed to welcome them, and help them get settled in. That's the receiving. Some of the informing happens here as well, because we can help them learn about the area and what they need to do to get comfortable in the area. Inform also includes passing on information from above and keeping updated rosters of soldiers and their families. Resource includes being able to go find information when families have questions. Recognize is that some of the volunteers get awards for their service.
After going over the vision for the FRG we went over the upcoming calendar. I'm not going to share that with you now, but it does include some interesting events. When those happen, if I'm there to share with you, then I'll post them up on my blog as well.
Then the person in charge of finances made sure that each FRG leader and each company commander had an updated budget so they knew how much they had if they wanted to finance any FRG activities. Of course, it also lets you know how much you have to raise if you want to do a big event and you don't have a lot of money.
Then each company spoke out giving some good ideas that they were doing. Since our FRG is just getting off the ground I didn't have a lot to add. However, I listened and took good notes so that I could talk to the company captain about it when I met with her.
Finally, one lucky lady got an award. She had been helping out with the FRG group for a long time, but was leaving to accept a full time teaching job.
After the meeting Mrs. M, the colonel's wife, gave me a ride home. That was because Will and Robert were busy at a Boy Scout meeting, and Robert was finishing up at least one merit badge.