April 2013 Board Chair Corner

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Our April 10 board meeting started with a challenge –torrential rains and wind inactivated the phone system and Internet at the Flint Service Center. In typical Girl Scout fashion we improvised, using my cell phone to conference remote board members into the meeting.  Our Mission Moment presenter, Rachel Karyakose, accessed her presentation via cell phone to make her remarks.

Cookie Gala returns with new location, restaurants, and recipes

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Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan announces its annual Cookie Gala, a celebration of one of America’s most beloved sweet treats—Girl Scouts Cookies. The event is on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 6p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at a new location, DTE Energy Headquarters, One Energy Plaza in Detroit. Tickets are $100.00 each or $170.00 for a pair until March 21. After March 23, tickets are $120.00 each or $190.00 per pair. Order tickets online at www.gssem.org. 

Girl Scout Commemorative Coin Now On Sale!

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The Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, signed into law in 2009, authorized the minting of up to 350,000 silver dollar coins in commemoration of the yearlong celebration of our 100th anniversary. On September 22, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA unveiled the design of the coin at the Gala 100th Anniversary Experience Exhibition Preview and Dinner Under the Stars, hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, with Connie L. Lindsey, our National President, and Anna Maria Chávez, our CEO. 

February 2013 Board Chair Corner

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Board Chair Corner – February, 2013
 
The February 12 board meeting started with Girl Advisory Board Member and Ambassador Kandis Johnson sharing her journey of Girl Scouting though pictures and a Power Point presentation.  Kandis used the Girl Scout promise and law as a theme to show how her 12 years in Girl Scouting has made her the confident young woman she is today.  The board was moved and inspired by Kandis’ stories of leadership, courage and service. 
 

GSSEM to debut Cookie Van at Motown Winter Blast

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GSSEM will debut its Cookie Van at Detroit’s Motown Winter Blast on February 8, 2013, which is also National Girl Scout Cookie Day. GSUSA declared February 8, 2013 National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Its purpose is not just to promote the cookies, but increase public awareness of how buying Girl Scout cookies supports girls developing leadership skills. During Winter Blast, festival attendees will have chances to win cookies for one year and other fun prizes.

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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