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Volunteer Abroad-We Have A Lot To Live Up To

Posted by Randy LeGrant | Oct 22, 2009 2:58:00 PM
GeoVisions Office EntranceIt is just stunning here in Guilford, CT today.  It's hard to be inside working.  All of us here know we're coming to the long winter slog and so when we are afforded days like today…bright sun, 70 degrees and bright fall leaves…we want to be outside as much as possible.

Coming back from lunch I walked on the town Green.  Guilford is the 7th oldest town in Connecticut, founded in 1639.  We have two harbors and two tidal rivers.  The granite quarries here supplied stone for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, just a few miles from here.  My daughter, Molly, attends Abraham Baldwin Middle School.  Baldwin is a signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Fall New England ColorsOur soldiers have fallen from Antietam, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg defending the Union all the way to the recent conflict in Iraq.  We have a history of volunteering that started back in the 1600s.

It is beautiful here and I just thought I'd put up a post about where we call home, where your applications end up and where the staff of GeoVisions works.  And when you call…you'll have an idea of where we are.

Thank you for your trust in GeoVisions.  We love living and working in Guilford and being involved in such a rich history.  We take it seriously and we think it shows when you talk to us.  We have a lot to live up to…and we try our best everyday.

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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