January 2013 Board Chair Corner

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Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  It was exciting to begin the holidays watching 100 Girl Scouts march down Woodward Avenue with the 100th Anniversary cake float in America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Congratulations girls for winning the WDIV online contest for favorite float-choreographed team! 

Shop, Swipe and Earn

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Giving back just got easier! Through the Kroger Community Rewards program you can help GSSEM earn cash just by shopping at your local Kroger store!

Watch Girl Scouts on The Today Show!

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​Tune in tomorrow, March 12, to watch Girl Scouts on Today! The segment will air sometime between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Talk about a great way to kick off the 101st anniversary of Girl Scouts! 

Featured will be an interview with Anna Maria Chávez, coverage of the recent leadership breakfast in Washington, and girls from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey learning about robotics. Today anchor Natalie Morales, who is reporting the story, was a Girl Scout overseas (her father was in the U.S. Air Force) and in Dover, Delaware. Check your local listings!

 

Board Chair Corner - September 2011

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Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful summer! How exciting to kick off our 100th Anniversary program year.  We have so much to celebrate!

GIRL'S GUIDE SUPER SATURDAY!

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The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting is finally here!  They are coming off the truck as we speak.
Join us THIS Saturday from 9am - 1 pm at ALL Council Shop locations for our Girl's Guide Super Saturday!

  • Special Introductory Price of $16.87 for all Girl's Guides, save 25%
  • FREE Journey Book for the first 50 girls who purchase a Girls Guide at each council shop location
  • Special first edition commemorative bookplate
  • And refreshments!

Be the first to get your Girl's Guide!  We look forward to seeing everyone there!"

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Somxtimxs I gxt to thinking that what I do doxsn’t mattxr. But whxn I start thinking that way, I rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. Most of thx kxys workxd finx most of thx timx. But onx day, onx of thx kxys stoppxd working altogxthxr. And that rxally mxssxd xvxrything up. So whxn I’m txmptxd to say, I’m only onx pxrson, it won’t makx much of a diffxrncx if I don’t do this quitx right, I rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. And I say to mysxlf: “I am a kxy pxrson and nxxdxd vxry much.”
Excerpt out of “Inside the Magic Kingdom” by Tom Connellan
 

Offices Closed August 12, 16, 17

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All GSSEM Service Centers and Council Shops will be closed on August 12, 16 and 17 so that staff may attend an all council training.

All Service Centers and Shops will resume regular hours on Thursday, August 18.

The End of the Waiting List!

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We’ve all been there. In a crowd, wearing a Girl Scout shirt or with some Girl Scouts in their vests, a woman comments, “I wanted to be a Girl Scout, but there wasn’t a troop for me.” Translation: I got all excited but never heard back from anyone, so I lost interest. Ouch.
 

Leadership Plain & Simple

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Today, I brought my seventeen year old daughter, Brittany, to work with me. She’s an active Girl Scout. She is also aware that our volunteer structure is changing, but we haven’t spoken in great detail about the changes. So, I handed her a few pictures of our new structure – the oval with the Districts and the Communities. I asked her to give me her thoughts. I wanted to get a fresh perspective. So, she takes a look and says, “Wow, whoever designed this did a good job.” And…” Community includes troops and all of the other stuff?” She got it!

Local Girl Scouts Continue Relief Efforts

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The spirit of service continues to thrive in the days and weeks after the devastating earthquake in Japan. Girl Scouts have been hard at work providing relief to victims of recent natural disasters.

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