We're actually doing pretty good with the YW part. Better than my mom's ward. Her YW president "hates RS" and is pretty :annoyed: on the Sunday a month that they come in for opening and is always all "Oh, they don't want to stay for the lesson"...so they don't. Because she doesn't want to Our ward is pretty good with that. our YW president is pretty enthusiastic with it. Our senior year laurels are all paired up and are VTers and are visit taught. It's working really well. We have the laurel class conduct our opening exercises every other month on the week they're in there. The month they don't conduct, either the YW pres or the laurel advisor teaches our lesson. I pushed for that because I think it's good both for the girls and for the RS ladies. One piece of feedback that I've gotten from the laurels is that they love knowing what the lesson is going to be ahead of time-knowing what conference talk to have read so they can be prepared to have some thoughts/input. They don't get that experience in YW's, ya know?
We've also had a pretty good turn out of laurels to our enrichment activies. This year. last year, not so much. But now that the sour pusses that were seniors graduated and are gone and not dragging the other sweethearts down, they're coming I'm almost wishing I hadn't asked to be released from my YW calling now...now that it's been a year out from Taela's death I feel like I'm coming out of my hibernation...and maybe I'm almost ready to have been back there, ya know? But instead I'm in RS where there's me and a 30yo...and then a generation gap where the next lady (and I'm not exaggerating) is literally 45...the rest are all in Primary and YW and they do NOT come to any of the Enrichment activities
I think my answer to my goal problem will be to take every 1st sunday that I teach to incorporate goals and goal setting into my lesson. Our theme next year is Sherri Dew's Awake Arise and...dang...I forgot the last part. Come Forth, maybe? I'm sure I can work goal setting into my lessons every quarter when I make it into the teaching rotation...and that's just going to have to be fine with my president...unless SHE wants to come up with something I guess.