Change is not a bad word!
Hello! I am the new Site Coordinator here at GiGi’s Playhouse – Quad Cities. My first official day was May 18th. I have spent the last couple of weeks pouring over documents, participating in training, and reading, reading, reading. Not to mention asking a lot of questions! I chose the title for this blog as “Change is not a bad word!” because not only have I gone through a change by leaving an agency that I was part of for almost 10 years but you are going through a change too. Your beloved Site Director Michelle has left the local Playhouse to work for the National office and now you are “stuck” with me. I am just as nervous about this as you are, if not more so. Trust me. This is a true statement. Change scares me but change can be such a good thing if it is embraced and looked at positively. I am embracing this change and doing all I can to know as much as possible about the ins and outs of the Playhouse as well as getting to know you, the families, donors, and volunteers.
I want to get to know you and feel that you should know a few things about me too. My name is Pamela Lynch but I go by Pam. I live in the country on about 5 acres just outside of a small town named New Windsor, IL. I live in the house that I grew up in. I have been married for 24 years to my High School Sweetheart and we have two children who are now adults. Our son is currently serving in the United States Marines Corps and our daughter is attending college majoring in Culinary Arts. I have a passion for helping people. Always have and always will. My degree is in Early Childhood Education but for the past 10 years I have worked for a local non-profit agency that focuses on helping families, child care programs, and children. I was hesitant to make a change and even a little scared but I kept telling myself that “Change is not a bad word!” My gut was telling me that I needed to make a change. I could not pass up the opportunity to join GiGi’s Playhouse. I am excited to help support its mission and make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. I am looking forward to what this change brings to my life and hopefully to yours.
Over the next few weeks and months, I will be attending programs and meeting families, donors, and volunteers as you come into the Playhouse. Please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and tell me a bit about you and your family. I know it’s hard to meet and embrace new people but I hope that you will take the #generationG motto and apply it to getting to know me. If you ever have any questions or if I can be of help in anyway, please let me know. I am here to help in any way I can.
Be Accepting. Be Generous. Be Kind.
Welcome aboard, Pam!
Hi Pam. I can only trust this will get to you because you well know my technological capabilities. Gigi’s Playhouse sounds like a remarkable program. I am fully retired and volunteering at Genesis Hospice. I will have time to help Gigi’s Playhpuse as well. Please let me know what I might do. Mary Jo H.