For this month's Volunteer Spotlight, we would like to recognize Eileen Buchanan. Eileen joined SCORE in 2006 and currently serves as the Chapter Chair of SCORE Southwest Florida (219). During her time with SCORE, Eileen has served in several important leadership roles including:
- District Director (Maryland)
- Assistant District Director (Maryland)
- Chapter Chair (Baltimore)
- National Advisory Council Member
- Learning Advisory Council Member
For her efforts while volunteering in Maryland, Eileen was awarded the "Unsung Hero of the Year Award" by the Small Business Administration Maryland District.
During the May Leadership Call, Eileen discussed the "Mentoring Bootcamp" she has helped to establish, which helps better prepare mentors for the unique challenges faced when mentoring in Florida. This training event has been held annually since 2016 and is available to mentors from the Southwest Florida, Naples, and Port Charlotte chapters. Eileen shared with the leaders how this training event came about and why, what is needed to organize and run the event, as well as tips for chapters to begin hosting their own versions locally. Those interested should certainly reach out to Eileen for more information.
We want to thank Eileen and her team at SCORE Southwest Florida for all the work they are doing to strengthen SCORE and meets the needs of their communities!