Board Chair Corner January 2014

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Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays.   It was exciting to start the season once again watching Girl Scouts in America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade march down Woodward Avenue wearing green Santa hats!  Their synchronous routine was performed with smiles and enthusiasm despite the cold, ice, and snow.   Congratulations girls for winning the WDIV online contest for best-choreographed team for a second year!

GSSEM announces new Flint Service Center

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DETROIT—Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) will soon reopen its Flint, MI service center. The new location inside the Plaza One Building at 111 E. Court Street will include the Flint Council Shop and the service center where prospective and current Girl Scouts, their families, and adult volunteers can access meeting and activity space, and purchase Girl Scout merchandise.

December Board Chair Corner

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2014 will mark our fifth anniversary as GSSEM!  As we begin the holiday season, I want to thank our girls, parents, volunteers and staff for your contributions not only this year, but over the past five, which have made GSSEM the exemplary council it is today.

'Tis the Season of Giving

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The holiday season is a time for giving and what better way is there to give than through Girl Scouting? We have a rich history of empowering girls to make a difference and improve their communities by serving.

November Board Chair Corner

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The November 12 board meeting was held virtually.  Although planned for the Detroit Service Center, problems with the building’s heating system forced the last minute change. The meeting was conducted via conference call with board members and staff phoning in from various locations.  Everything went smoothly and we were able to effectively handle all business. 

GSSEM Troop 30307 lends a hand to Mackinac Island Statue of Liberty Restoration Project

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Members of GSSEM Troop 30307 took action to help restore Mackinac Island's Statue of Liberty Replica. The statue has stood on Mackinac Island since 1950.

Over the years it had fallen into disrepair. The restoration project, which included fixing cracks in the bronze statue, repairing its crown, and building a new base started in 2012, and was completed in summer 2013.  A dedication ceremony is planned for 2014.

Troop 30307 donated $100.00 to the project, and visited with the artist working on the restoration project at Venus Bronze Works in Detroit.

It's Election Day! Explore the Girl Scout Legacy Citizen badges

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It’s never too early to get girls excited about voting. Studies have shown that if parents discuss the importance and responsibility of voting with children, they are more likely to vote as adults. An informed and active electorate is essential to the success of a democracy.

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