Sangam's 50th Birthday

Sangam's 50th Birthday Planning Team

Mary Dawson, New Zealand, Chair

The Sangam birthday season is going to be both a historic moment and one that sets the scene for the next 50 years. I hope that many of you will be able to join us in person or virtually in 2016/17.


Trish Halmshaw, England, Programme Lead

I first visited Sangam in the 1980s and I was appointed to the Sangam staff as Deputy Guider in Charge, then Programme Manager, in July 1996, just before Sangam’s 30th Birthday - a memorable way to start my new job! I was affected by the ‘Spirit of Sangam’ from the moment I arrived and I am delighted to be part of the team charged with

celebrating the Sangam spirit, history and family with all those who visit Sangam, especially during the Golden Birthday year!


Jocelyne Delgado, Senegal, Programme Support

I have the honor to be part of the planning team of the 50 birthday of Sangam. I will be with Trish who is in charge of the programme for the event.


Ana Cristina Lesmez, USA, Programme and Marketing and Communications Support

Hi, I'm Ana from Michigan in the USA. I can't wait to celebrate Sangam's 50th with you, it's going to be the party of the (half)century!!


Marnye Hall, USA, Marketing and Communications

I am a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA. I fell in love with Sangam as a Community Programme participant in 2012. I am excited to be leading the marketing and communications strategy for the Sangam 50th birthday celebration with my fellow GSGUSA sister, Ana Cristina Lemez! Feel free to share your ideas with us at


Jane Smart, Wales, History

My first visit to Sangam was in 1986 as a participant, since then I have held a number of Sangam roles. I am now very thrilled to be on the 50th Birthday planning team and be able to celebrate Sangam’s Golden Birthday events with you all in 2016/17.


Kamini Jhaveri, India, Local Knowledge and BS&G

I can’t wait to have new and old friend in Pune with us to celebrate this milestone!


Jen Barron, Australia, Operations and current World Centre Manager

 The team at Sangam are so excited for the coming of 50th Birthday season and can’t wait to book you all in for the celebrations!


The Events!

Yes, events! There will be 2 7 day events for the 50th Birthday in October 2016! The first event will finish on 16 Oct 2016 and the second will start on 16 Oct 2016!


Booking your place!

Bookings start 1st June 2014. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. Email on or after 1st June 2014 to confirm your place and have your payment details ready!