Natalye was the 2009 recipient of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Governance Award, in large part for the key roles she played in the merger transition as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the first Nominating Committee. She was also a Board Member for Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
GSEP Welcomes Natalye Paquin as New CEO
Natalye Paquin, Esq. has been named GSEP's new Chief Executive Officer and will assume the role in early November.
Paquin joins GSEP from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, where she has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer since 2006. As a seasoned leader with success in building teams, running complex businesses, and working effectively with the public and diverse constituents, Natalye brings more than 20 years of experience in executive and leadership roles. During an interim 10-month appointment as Acting President and Chief Operating Officer of the Kimmel Center, she successfully led the enterprise through a critical leadership transition, reduced operating expenses, exceeded annual revenue goals, and was instrumental in developing a business model and strategy to retire $30 million debt.
What attracts Natalye to GSEP is the mission. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and enjoys sharing stories about her childhood experiences of attending camp and selling cookies. In fact, as a Girl Scout growing up in Miami, Natalye won one of the first versions of the Kodak 110 Instamatic Camera for selling the most Girl Scout Cookies in her troop. A little-known fact is that during the summer of 1980, she lived and worked in Valley Forge National Park as a park ranger. Natalye has fond memories of interacting with visitors, jogging the nature trails, and living in Park quarters.
At a recent meeting with GSEP staff, Natalye shared "my leadership style and work ethic are rooted in education, hard work and teamwork--all of which are well-suited to building girls of courage, confidence and character. I know that GSEP volunteers are tireless and committed to our mission, and as your CEO I will give you my best. As a team, I'm confident we can achieve our Council goals of growth, sustainability and excellence."
Click here for more about Natalye's background.
|Adult Development |
Cowgirls Roped in a Herd of Ideas at 2010 F.A.L.L. Weekend
Picture-perfect weather and hundreds of volunteers clad in cowboy hats, boots and bandanas helped make the 2010 F.A.L.L. Weekend at 'Tweedale Trails' a rousing success.
(left) More than 52 leaders completed Step 2-Volunteer Essentials and Step 3-Leadership Essentials training to get them started on building Journeys resources into their traditional program-year activities. Standing at the far right are session facilitators Suzanne Weiss (red shirt, Montgomery County SU 560) and Kristen Fee O'Connor (Delaware County SU 509). Attendees gather (below) for Sunday's closing ceremonies.
300+ volunteers attended all or part of the 3-day, Western-themed event, which featured 81 workshops led by 47 volunteers and facilitators. During Step 2-Volunteer Essentials and Step 3-Leadership Essentials training, 52 leaders dove head-first into the Journey Tool Kit
to examine all of the age-level themes in the first two Journey series
--where they learned to plan their first five troop meetings to build the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
goals and outcomes and enhance their favorite program-year activities.
Other volunteers explored Journeys implementation in series-specific roundtables that were moderated by tried-and-true volunteers. Every square-inch of the campsite was used to conduct archery and Medic First Aid and CPR certification; advanced outdoor training; workshops on creative cooking, composting, stream monitoring, traditional ceremonies, simple science experiments, and diversity; and discussions about how to introduce and sustain girl-led activities and programs. Yee-haw!
Attendees: Complete this quick survey to help plan and enhance future programs and events. More photos are posted on the GSEP Facebook Page.
Opportunities for Girls
GSEP Interest Patrols: Something for Everyone
Girl Scouts Take The Lead--Application Deadline November 1
Girl Scout Juniors and up can be Emcees, Presenters, Advocates, or Hosts. Girls of all ages may join the Chorus (musicians also needed). Applications are available through E-Council or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Patrol: Burnside Plantation Day--November 13
The 18th-century Burnside Plantation springs to life with traditional games, toys and crafts, gardening, and more. Girls earn the new Burnside Plantation Try-It (Brownies) and Badge (Juniors). Cost: $8/girl, $2/adult (limited to Safety Wise adults, according to adult/girl ratio); additional event patch available for $2. Visit the Heritage Patrol website or call Sandra Villard at 610.253.0620.
Fashion Patrol:Fibers & Embellishments Workshop--November 12-13
Girls in grades 7-12 experiment with dyeing, spinning, felting, crocheting and more at overnight workshop in Audubon. COST: $18/girl. View the flyer or contact Karen Zimmerman at 610.760.1887.
Percussion Patrol: Welcomes New Drummers
The nation's first all-girl competitive indoor drum line provides beginner to advanced instruction for all percussion instruments year-round. Activities include weekend learning camps and travel to performance locations. Contact Don Amig
GSEP's Nuts About Reading Program kicked off September 13 and runs through October 25. Volunteers are reminded that all the 'tools' they need to help girls 'design their futures and construct a plan' are available online and through their Service Units--a Rally Guide, troop and refresher training, and much more!
There's Still Time to Get Nuts About Reading!
Lots to Learn at 2011 Cookie Program Training
There's a lot cookin' for the 2011 Cookie Program--a new cookie variety, called Shout Outs!,
which is baked with pantry-friendly ingredients (no artificial colors, preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils) and perfect for customers who enjoy minimally-processed foods. Another simply sustainable story is in the new Thanks-A-Lot
packaging, which goes carton-free next year to remove150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream. Click here
for the full list of October and November training sessions, as well as other Council-sponsored Cookie Program events. Contact Lindsay Guyer
at 215.564.2030, ext. 1043
for all Product Program information.
Early Bird Spring Registration Pays Off!
Three Service Units are celebrating their wins in the Early-Bird Spring Registration raffle drawing:
SU 608 Huntfield (Chester County): $150 Council program or campsite voucher
SU 715 River's Edge (Lehigh County): $75 Retail Shop voucher
SU 619 Jericho (Bucks County): $50 Retail Shop voucher
For every girl who registered for the 2010-11 Membership Year by June 30 last spring, Service Units earned one raffle entry--and each of those early-bird Girl Scouts received a special patch for her tunic, sash, or vest!
| GOVERNANCE NEWS|
2010 FALL DELEGATE MEETINGS
Delegates are required to attend; GSEP members ages 14 and older are invited. Members considering becoming a Delegate are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more about the role. RSVPs to Rosa Sanchez
are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Thursday, October 14
Shelly Ridge Service Center at 7pm
First Presbyterian Church 3231 W. Tilghman Street Allentown at 9am
Valley Forge Service Center at 2pm
SERVICE UNIT DELEGATE POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE
Delegate and Alternate Delegate positions are still open in some Service Units. Registered members ages 14 and older may participate. Information about the positions is available on the Governance page; interested candidates should contact their Service Unit Manager or Rosa Sanchez
Contact Olivia Selinger
at 215.564.2030, ext. 1040
about all Governance activities.
|GOING FOR GOLD,
SILVER AND BRONZE
TAKE ACTION AWARD TRAINING IS COMING!
Girls gearing up to Take Action
on their Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards! Watch for training materials and modules using GSUSA's updated award guidelines
, coming soon! The Bronze Award Take Action Manual
is now available on the GSEP website, and at-home training modules are available in both printed and online e-learning versions. Contact Joan Hannahoe
with questions or for a printed copy of any Take Action Manual,
after November 1.
Imagine exploring Peru, New Zealand, India or the Galapagos Islands. Or studying advocacy with 40 other global-minded teens. Or training like an astronaut! Girl Scouts' destinations
program gives girls a chance to see the world, discover their strengths, and reinforce their values. Travel opportunities are updated regularly at www.studio2b.org
. Application deadline: November 1.
Forms are available in GSUSA's Explore It! guide
. Mail to:
GSEP, Attn: Joan Hannahoe
, 2633 Moravian Ave., Allentown, PA 18103. Contact Joan Hannahoe
|PROPERTY NEWS |
The 2009 Camp Survey has been re-opened through November 1. Those who have camped both individually and as part of a troop should complete both Individual and Troop surveys. Printed copies are available at Service Centers and through Membership Managers and Service Unit Managers. Those who completed the 2009 survey should not re-take it this year. Send feedback to:
GSEP, P.O. Box 27540, Philadelphia, PA 19118, ATTN: Property Committee, or via dedicated email. Property Assessment updates will be posted regularly on the website; for printed updates, call 215.564.2030, ext. 1013.
|WHAT'S IN STORE |
SATURDAY HOURS, DISCOUNTED UNIFORM TOPS IN OCTOBER
Through October, all Retail Shops
are open Saturdays from 10am-3pm
and Official uniform tops are 15% off
(excluding vests, sashes and tunics). During the Juliette Low Birthday Sale October 25-29
, shoppers can pick a candle from GSEP's Birthday Cake at any Shop for a retail surprise. Shop online
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