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2012 is the Year of the Girl and GSNETX is celebrating all year!
to see a list of our 100th Anniversary events.
$100 for the 100th
As we celebrate the100th year of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, please consider making a gift of $100 to Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. It comes out to only 27 cents/day or $1.92/week - and you can split it up into quarterly pledges of $25 or 10 monthly pledges of $10. Please visit our website for more information and to make your gift today.
2012 Year of the Girl - Tyler Luncheon
The 2012 Tyler luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Hollytree Country Club. We are currently seeking nominations for both the Real Girl and the Real Women Awards who live in the Tyler area. Nominations can be found online. To purchase tickets and for sponsorship information please contact Lindsay Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSNETX shops have new merchandise to promote the Girl Scout Cookie Program and recognize girls and volunteers who are participating. These items include tablecloths, car flags, pins, cookie activity patches and more, which will be available in our retail locations soon.
World Thinking Day is on February 22! Patches are now an earned GSUSA badge and will be in stock in February. Please call ahead to reserve large quantities.
All remaining stock of Try-It's, Jr. Badges, IP's and discontinued troop crests are now at the Highland Village shop. Please contact email them at email@example.com to reserve what you need, as quantities are limited.
From Our 100th
Anniversary Media Partner
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Sign Up Now to be a Council Delegate
Girl Scout Service Units are currently in the process of electing Council Delegates. The number of delegates each Service Unit may elect is based on a formula dependent on the total number of girls registered last year. As a Council Delegate, you will receive information about our council's governance system and the role you play in the democratic process of Girl Scouts. You will be required to attend the April 14th Annual Meeting, to be held in the morning at the Dallas Arboretum. As a representative of your Service Unit, delegates will hear first-hand the work of the Board of Directors over the past year and will officially elect the new Board of Directors and the Board Development Committee.
If you're interested in becoming a Council Delegate, please contact your Service Unit Manager. For additional information, please contact Jenifer Moreau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 349-2430. Please note, all Delegate/Alternate information is due to GSNETX by Friday,
February 24, 2012.
EXTENDED: AT&T Employee Matching Gift Opportunity
As a result of strong employee response, AT&T has extended their special matching gifts initiative. When current AT&T employees make a gift to a local Girl Scout council or to GSUSA between now and March 31, 2012, AT&T will match their gifts dollar for dollar up to $500,000. Employee gifts made to Girl Scouts through the 2012 United Way/Employee Giving Campaign will also be matched. AT&T Employees must contribute through the company intranet, AT&T Insider, or tSpace. Search Girl Scouts Centennial for details.
The Cookie Program has officially begun!
On Friday, January 6, tens of thousands of GSNETX Girl Scouts hit the streets, order cards in hands, as they embarked on the three month journey of learning valuable life and business skills through the GS Cookie Program. We hope that your girls are energized and ready to show the world what a cookie can do! This year we are calling all Girl Scouts to show the world what their cookie can do in our Show the World contest. Girls K-12 are encouraged to share their cookie's story with us through film, literature, photography, drawing, painting, collage, or photo diary for the opportunity of a lifetime-a trip to Savannah, Georgia! The individual winner of the Show the World Challenge will have the opportunity to jet away to the city where it all began. She and three guests will receive airfare, a rental car, hotel accommodations, and a tour of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. For more information, visit http://www.texascookietime.com/ShowtheWorld.aspx. There are tons of resources available to you - check out http://www.texascookietime.com for volunteer forms and resources as well as links to fun games for girls, information on the new national cookie badges, and MORE!
Program UpdatesDallas Heritage Village 100th Birthday Celebration
It's PARTY time!! You're invited to Girl Scouts' 100th Birthday Celebration on March 31, 2012! Come join us at Dallas Heritage Village to experience all that Girl Scouts have been doing for the last 100 years.
Come out to get your "Ticket through Time" stamped as you play games, create crafts, exchange SWAPS, sing old and new Girl Scout songs, act in performances, explore historical uniforms and memorabilia, tap out some Morse code and wave a signal flag, compete in the Wagon Decorating Contest, see the sights and sounds of the Parade of Decades, meet Juliette Gordon Low and eat a yummy birthday treat!
Bring in the 100th year of Girl Scouting with us! This celebration is one you won't want to miss! To purchase your tickets go to: www.gsnetx.org/celebrationtickets
Summer Camp Guide & Spring GPS will hit your mailbox soon!
Be on the lookout for the Summer Camp Guide and Spring GPS combo that will be arriving in your mailbox shortly. The guide will feature everything you need to know about the upcoming Summer Camp Sessions, Day Camp and programs available for you and your Girl Scout troop! To view these programs in a searchable format, please visit www.gsnetx.org/gps.
Upcoming Outdoor Events
Rocky's Spring Camporee
March 30 - April 1 - Juniors and Older
Click here for more information
April 13 - April 15 - Brownies and Juniors
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FAMILY FUN DAYS
Camp Rocky Point
April 1 - Click here for more information
April 15 - Click here for more information
Camp Whispering Cedars
May 5 - Click here for more information
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Camp Whispering Cedars - Saturday, April 28 - Brownies & Juniors
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Camp Bette Perot - Saturday, March 10
Camp Whispering Cedars - Saturday, April 14
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Thank you to Girls to Women Health & Wellness for your Sponsorship
Girls to Women Health and Wellness is a medical practice in North Dallas that offers over 30 different programs for Girl Scouts of all ages! Program opportunities include Journey and badge workshops, self-defense classes, first aid & CPR, yoga, and some just for fun. For a complete list of workshops available check out GTW's website: www.gtw-health.com. Email, email@example.com with questions or to register for an upcoming workshop.
NASA's Orion Spacecraft to Land in Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama
A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft soon will make a cross-country journey, giving residents in 3 states the chance to see a full-scale test version of the vehicle that will take humans into deep space.
The crew module will make stops during a trip from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The planned stops include Jan. 27-29 at Victory Park and the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Engineers, program officials, astronauts and NASA spokespeople will be available to speak with the media and the public.
The full-scale test vehicle was used by ground crews in advance of the launch abort system flight test that took place in New Mexico in 2010. Orion will serve as the vehicle that takes astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit, and the first orbital flight test is scheduled for 2014.
For more information visit www.americanairlinescenter.com
Expanding Your Horizons Career Exploration Conference
For Girl Scout Cadettes- Saturday, March 3. Are you looking for a fun, engaging way to inspire girls interested in a variety of competitive careers? Attend the EYH Career Exploration Conference where girls have the opportunity to take up to 3 workshops. Registration is only $4/girl (adult chaperones are free).
For more information, visit www.EYH.AAUW-SWDC.org.
Adult Development Updates
IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS CURRENT?
Did you know your primary email address is used by the system for confirmation of registration and many other communications? If you have already activated access to your "EBIZ" account, visit www.gsnetx.org/myaccount, enter your username and password, and please verify your email address is current. If you have not already activated access to your "EBIZ" account, go to www.gsnetx.org/activate and activate now!
Spring Training Courses are available for registration on E-Biz
Nearly 100 leadership fundamentals and enrichment classes have been released to E-Biz for enrollment this Spring. The grade level Adventures courses are now available by Home Study too! Click here to find a course near you.
Is your Troop Camp Training Still Current?
With Spring weather come Spring camping plans. Don't wait until the last minute to make sure that your camping certification is still up to date! Camping certifications are good for 3 years from the time you took the class. Leaders whose certifications are still current can take the Recertification Exam online and cover themselves for the next three years. (Don't wait until the last minute - take the online exam, even if you have several months to go before expiration!) If your certification has lapsed,simply take the in person class again. To find out if your certification is current, check with your Service Unit Adult Recognition Specialist. If you need further assistance finding your expiration date or need a new copy of your certification card send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: "TCT Inquiry".
Save the Date! Service Unit Team Training
Position training for newly added members to your Service Unit team is scheduled for the following dates and locations. See E-Biz for registration.
- June 2nd in Rockwall
- June 9th in Flower Mound
- June 16th at Southern Sector Service Center
- June 23rd at JoAnn Fogg Service Center
- August 6th at Kick Off
Save the Date- Real Outdoor Women at Camp Rocky Point
April 27-29, 2012
Look for more details soon!
Registration will open January, 2012
Save the Date- 2012 GSNETX Annual Meeting
& Awards Presentation
Celebrating 100 Years
April 14, 2012
Registration will open February, 2012
Year of the Girl! Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting
- Area Celebrations
February 4, 2012: Area 1 Celebration: A Thinking Day for the
March 4: Area 3 Celebration: Walking in Juliette's Shoes
March 10: Area 5 Celebration: "Green Carpet" Hollywood Night
March 25: Area 2 Celebration: 100th Anniversary High Tea Party
May 5: Area 4&6 Celebration: Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts: Honoring the Past and Serving the Future. Click here for more details about each event.
Service Unit Registrars & Team Members
Cookie season is here so please remember that girls must be registered members to participate in the council cookie program. Remind Girl Scout troop leaders to submit any registration for girls that have not registered up to this point as soon as possible. Thank you!
Service Team Training is scheduled at JFSC, Saturday, January 28. See course on-line for details.
You may contact your Membership Specialist by using the staff directory Click here for staff directory.