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Jennifer Lowe, 2009 - 2010 Western Region Venturing President

Jennifer LoweJennifer Lowe is a native of Spanish Fork, Utah and the Utah National Parks Council.  She anxiously joined Venturing when she became eligible at fourteen.  Jennifer was fundamental in starting a crew in her area and is currently serving as her crew president.  She also serves as the President of her district’s Venturing Officer's Association (VOA).  Over the past four years, Jennifer has earned the Venturing Outdoor, Sports and Community and Religious Life Bronze Recognitions; the Venturing Gold and Silver Awards and is a recipient of the Council level Venturing Leadership Award (VLA).  Over the next few months, Jennifer plans to complete some final requirements for the Ranger and Trust Awards.  Jennifer has enjoyed participating in and teaching multiple Venturing Leadership Skills Courses (VLSC) and Kodiak courses.

Jennifer is a 2009 graduate of Spanish Fork High School where she received high academic honors and served as a co-captain of the girls cross country and track teams.  Jennifer is an All-State Academic athlete in both sports.  She was also involved in and served in leadership positions in the National Honors Society, Key Club, and Youth City Council.  Jennifer has played the violin for 12 years and loves music.  In her free time, Jennifer enjoys reading, hiking, running, rock climbing, spending time with family, writing letters, and sewing. Jennifer has been accepted to attend Brigham Young University in the fall where she will pursue a degree in Nursing.

Jen states, "I love Venturing because it has been given me the opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills without realizing it.  I was just having fun."

Jen's email is president@wrventuring-bsa.org.

Venturing Training Coordinators for 2009

In order to strengthen Western Region, we have selected training coordinators for Powder Horn and Kodiak.  Ken Leja (western@powderhorn-bsa.org) will serve as the Powder Horn Coordinator and Jim Virgin (western@kodiak-bsa.org) as the Kodiak Coordinator.  If you have questions regarding Course Director Conferences (CDC), first check the appropriate web sites for the CDC listings:

A change has been made to the Powder Horn website.  The change is that all new courses must go through Ken Leja in order to be listed on the list.  If any other information you want is not listed, please contact the appropriate training coordinator.

With the Areas being redefined in Western Region, we are in the process of selecting new Area Venturing Trainers.  (The new Areas and the Councils they cover can be seen on the Councils web page.)  The Trainers will be listed below as they are selected.

Each Area Training Representative has been asked to have at least one, preferably two, Assistant/Deputies in order to not spread themselves too thin.  As they are identified, they will be added to this page.

Area 1
Keri DeVilbiss Area Venturing Trainer
Area 2 John Manz Area Venturing Trainer
Gordon Lowe Kodiak Coordinator

Area 3

Ken Bower Area Venturing Trainer
Mike Brandt Assistant/Deputy
Dave Fontaine Assistant/Deputy
Area 4
Howard Kern Area Venturing Trainer
Area 5
Johnny Ulibarri Area Venturing Trainer

Area 6

Ken Leja Area Venturing Trainer