Tuesday, December 20, 2016

GSCCC Honors Jerry Hansen

This blog was written by Tracy Keller, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast

Tracy Keller and Nellie Hayes- both members
of the Great Bridge Rotary
This time of year is a time to reflect and to thank those who made 2016 a great year. Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (GSCCC) wants to extend a thank you to the Great Bridge Rotary for the support they have given Girl Scouts over the years. From helping build boardwalks and small bridges to connect our properties to donating funds for girl programs, Rotary members have provided hands to work and hands to care.

I’m proud to be part of this collective leadership who gives their expertise to make the world a better place, and who tackle challenges, such as getting kindergarteners, especially from families in need, ready for school with health checks, supplies and other support. I am also proud of the fact that they have chosen Girl Scouts as one of the organizations they regularly support, with many of their members prioritizing their volunteer time to advance Girl Scouts. Jerry Hansen was one of those members.

Jerry's family and friends
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast honored Jerry Hansen on October 24, 2016. Jerry was charter president of the Great Bridge Rotary Club which started 22 years ago. He and past GSCCC CEO Nellie Hayes were instrumental in raising funds for A Place for Girls, the headquarters and program center located on Cedar Road. To celebrate his life, the Jerry Hansen Tagalong Trail in The Outback- an 8.5 acre nature area that lies behind A Place for Girls- was named after him. On what would have been his 75th birthday, Jerry was also honored by the Great Bridge Rotary Club.with a bench in his name.