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GOLD MINE STORES
Gold Mine Stores in Bakersfield and Fresno will be closed September 3-8, to honor the holiday weekend and conduct inventory. Stores will
re-open September 9.
We are sorry for
Ashley devoted one day each week of summer to intern and help prepare Hot Topics.
"Ashley is a stellar young woman and I know she'll be successful as she
reaches for those stars!"
Christine Lollar - Hot Topics Editor. Ashley is a 2011 Girl Scout
Gold Award recipient and
a soon-to-be freshman at
an aeronautical university.
See your Troop's photo in print, including the 100th Anniversary Calendar of Events, on our website, or in Hot Topics! Submit photos for consideration with first names, date, place of event, and description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|COOKIE CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT |
SPRINGS GOLF COURSE, FRIANT, SEPTEMBER 9
THIS IS TOO GOOD TO MISS!
Service Club Challenges - Women's Flight - Shotgun Start 12:30
Hole-in-one Prizes (over $50k value!) - Silent Auction
Lunch and Dinner by Tahoe Joe's
PHOTO 2010 GOLF TOURNAMENT
GIRL SCOUT DADS' CHALLENGE
Be the first to win the Dad's Challenge at our 14th annual Cookie Classic Golf Tournament on September 9, in Friant. Other challenges include our annual Service Club Challenge won last year by East Fresno Kiwanis, and a Women's Flight. Hole-in-one prizes are provided by Fresno Lexus and Roger Dunn Golf/Taylor Made.
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Women Inspiring Girls Luncheon
Join us to pay tribute to our Girl Scout heritage - 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. The event will take place on the Valley Baptist Campus in Bakersfield.
IRMA CARSON and
2010 HONOREE WENDY WAYNE (right) IS CONGRATULATED BY MARY KAY STOLTING, SERVICE UNIT MANAGER IN THE FRAZIER PARK AREA.
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Fall Nuts, Candies, and Magazines
The 2011 Fall Nuts, Candies and Magazine Program theme is "Investing in Today = Success for Tomorrow." This year's program will offer activities relating to the way the past influences our future, from inventions to innovations.
100 Years ago the world was a very different place and 100 years from now it will be what we make it! Girls will be encouraged to visualize how they can use their own special talents to help make the future a brighter place.
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GSCCS color guard at Kings United Way
Our very own Girl Scouts presented the color guard at the Kings United Way community breakfast August 5, at Tachi Palace, Lemoore. Our CEO, Cathy Ferguson, was the keynote speaker for this event. The breakfast is held in honor of all of the agencies that support the United Way efforts that in-turn support the local non-profit organizations. Members of our Membership Team, Julie Medina and Dacia Poulson, volunteered after the breakfast at local community projects for the Day of Caring.
We are so thankful for the ongoing support
of the United Way agencies in Kings, Tulare,
Fresno, and Indian Wells Valley.
KBAK-29 celebrates Girl Scouts' s'mores
Eighteen girls from five Girl Scout Troops were featured on Bakersfield's KBAK Eyewitness News 29 showing how to make special Girl Scout s'mores using Lemonades and Thanks-a-Lot cookies. The girls pitched tents and made the s'mores at the home of Melody Roberson, Service Unit Manager of SU 649. Girl Scouts are credited with the invention of the s'mores treat!
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Scout visits Journey World, Chicago
Bakersfield Brownie Isabelle of Troop 2043 recently visited Journey World (while in Chicago for a family reunion). The 20,000 square foot, Girl Scout center is designed to challenge young people to think creatively about commerce, entrepreneurship, science, math, and the environment, then take action to make the world a better place. The virtual "World" uses state-of-the-art technology throughout a mini-city; as well as cave, forest, prairie, and lake ecosystems.
ISABELLE GETS SWORN IN AS "MAYOR" BY JOURNEY WORLD'S KIM DUPCZAK, ASSISTANT MANAGER .
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MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - BAKERSFIELD CHANGE
A NOTE FROM MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR PATTY CRAVEN
"Unfortunately we need to say, "Good-bye" to Brenda Godbold as a staff member in the Membership Development department located in our Bakersfield office. But, we say, "Hello" to her as she becomes a volunteer who will be assisting us in making our membership goals. Brenda has been given an opportunity that is exciting and challenging and we wish her the very best on the next step of her life's journey.
I am also pleased to announce that we are fortunate to have Candice Roush-Gonzales joining us as a full time Membership Specialist on August 22. Candice will be working with Julie Medina to get up to speed quickly and help us make our membership goal. Candice will be located in the Bakersfield office at 800-490-8653 x 244. Please welcome her when you have a chance to stop by and say, "Hello."
In the interim if you need assistance, please contact Julie at x 131 or Patty Craven at x 122.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GOLD MINE STORES - Volunteers are needed to assist in the Fresno and Bakersfield stores. If interested, please contact Pam Compton at email@example.com
or 559-291-5078, x 144
VOLUNTEER NEEDED - BAKERSFIELD - WORK FROM HOME!
Assistance is needed with proofreading, Internet research, and data entry. Donate one or a combination of these skills. Contact Christine Lollar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-327-1409 x 205.
Troop 2532 presents check to Council
Troop 2532 presented the Council with a $526.00 check for donations they received. The Daisy Troop participated in the 2011 mega cookie sale, when a trailer full of their pre-sold cookie stock was stolen. The cookies were replaced by he Council at no cost to the Troop. The community banded together and donated money so that the Troop could continue their quest and customers received their cookies. "We certainly thank Troop 2532 for wanting to donate back to the Council. These funds will be used for under-served girls through our Girl Scouts Connect Program who might otherwise not have an opportunity to experience Girl Scouts," said Pamela Mann, Girl Scout Director of Fund Development. "We especially thank the community for their continued support over the years," Pamela added.
PAMELA MANN JOINS Emily, Abigail, Dabria, AND Jilliyn AT THE "CHECK" PRESENTATION. OTHER TROOP MEMBERS NOT SHOWN: INDIANA, ISABEL, MEREDITH, AND MIRIAM.
Naval Air Station Scouts Earn Bronze
Troop 264 Girl Scouts from Lemoore's Naval Air Station earned their Bronze Award this past June. You don't want to miss this inspiring story.
READ ABOUT THEIR JOURNEY TO BRONZE
Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary plans
POSTAL SERVICE UNVEILS 100TH ANNIVERSARY STAMP
To commemorate Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary the Postal Service will begin issuing a "Celebrate Scouting" stamp in 2012. Preview the stamps on the website Beyond the Perf .
100TH ANNIVERSARY JAMBOREE
Volunteers are needed to help with the 100th Anniversary Jamboree, May 18-20, to help make 2012 one of the most memorable years of our girls' lives. We're looking for individuals and older girl Troops who want to work at activity stations and lead specific committees such as logistics, programs (songs, games, crafts), food, and risk management. The Council-wide, three-day event will be held in Tulare. We hope volunteers from all parts of the Council will participate in some or all of the event options. If interested contact Sheryl Graab at email@example.com.
|Camp El-O-Win |
TROOP 844 OF SERVICE UNIT 649 AT CAMP
JENNA, EMILY, LEILANI, SHELBY, KERSI, AND ALANA.
LOST AND FOUND
Items were left on the bus from the Camp El-O-Win trip. If you are missing items and wish to claim them, please check the lost and found at the Bakersfield office or call Michelle Loyd at 800-490-8653 x 200.
FREE RED RIBBON WEEK SCOUTING PATCHES
Held October 23-31 each year, Red Ribbon Week is a national celebration promoting youth education on the dangers of substance abuse. The Drug Enforcement Association encourages Girl Scouts to participate. Patches will be given to the first 20,000 qualifying Boy Scout and Girl Scouts.
RED RIBBON WEEK
In the know
TULARE STEP-UP LOGO CONTEST, DUE AUGUST 31
The Tulare County Gang Prevention Task Force is sponsoring a month-long program for middle-school youth. The program will enable middle and junior high schools to engage students in a project-based learning challenge throughout the 2011-12 school year. Do you have what it takes to create a logo for this program? A fun, vibrant digital logo is needed to compliment the service-learning, project-based program. Submit entries by August 31, to firstname.lastname@example.org. For info contact Jed Chernabaeff at 559-636-5000.
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