A Gathering of Great Minds
A few weeks ago the Eagle’s Nest Foundation Board of Trustees gathered on campus for a weekend of strategizing and making plans for the future of our school and camp. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers who care so deeply about Eagle’s Nest. Their history with the organization, skills and professional backgrounds are so valuable to our collective ability to both position Eagle’s Nest well for the future and at the same time retain traditions that are dear to so many.
Beyond the yearly work of approving budgets, reviewing financial position and capital needs, our focus at this February gathering was to begin work on setting up for a long range planning retreat. Eagle’s Nest is going into our 86th year and our goal within the coming months is to be able to clearly articulate our vision for Eagle’s Nest at 100 years old. We have a lot of work to do to gather constituent input, research trends in education, camping, best environmental practices and much more before we have our retreat in March of 2014. It is exciting to begin to dream of the possibilities. You’ll be hearing more about this as plans begin to unfold!
If you are interested in learning more detail on the finances and strategic initiatives of Eagle’s Nest, I encourage you to read through our Annual Report that can be found on our website. Currently the 2011 report is online and 2012 will be there shortly. There is also great information in our newsletter, The Eagle. A new edition will be out by the end of March and has a fun article written by a current trustee.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a trustee for Eagle’s Nest, please be in touch with me. Our maximum number of trustees can be 29 and currently we do have a couple of openings on the board. I can promise you it is a wonderfully fun, hardworking bunch of smart minded people! For those grown ups out there who are always saying “I wish I could go (or go back) to Eagle’s Nest”, being a trustee is a great way to do just that!
Executive Director, Eagle’s Nest Foundation