2012 Year of the Girl - Tyler Honorees
We are pleased to announce that the Real Girl for Tyler is Katie Pearl Rozell and the Real Woman is Lori Gorenflo. Katie is a Gold Awardee who lives in Whitehouse. Lori is a dedicated Girl Scout volunteer since 1995 who has helped build girls of courage, confidence and character who will make this world a better place.
The Keynote Speaker for the Year of the Girl - Tyler luncheon is Kathy Cloninger, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Girl Scouts of the USA and author of Tough Cookies.
The 2012 Tyler luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Hollytree Country Club. To learn more about the 2012 Honorees and to purchase tickets visit www.gsnetx.org/2012tyler. For additional information about the luncheon, please contact Lindsay Thompson at email@example.com.
Adult Development Updates
Have you set up an eBiz account?
Visit www.gsnetx.org/activate today and activate your eBiz account. eBiz access makes it easier to register for camp, events, training and to print your membership card, update emergency contact & personal information, and contribute to our annual Family Partnership Campaign! eBiz account activation assistance? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com with the subject heading: "TCT Inquiry".
How do I know if the First-Aid/CPR class I'm considering is acceptable?
GSUSA recognizes 4 approved providers. From Volunteer Essentials and the GSNETX Volunteer Policies and Procedures document Risk Management section:
Approved providers of First-Aid/CPR training are American Red Cross, National Safety Council, EMP America, and American Heart Association. First-Aid/CPR training that is available entirely online does not satisfy Girl Scouts' requirements. Such courses do not offer enough opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your technique.
Use caution when selecting a First-Aid/CPR class. Many fly by night companies have begun offering "cheaper, faster, online" First-Aid/CPR courses. Avoid these as you do not want to waste your time or your money on a certification that does not meet the standards. The average time for an approved certification course is between 4 to 6 hours. A blended learning class is acceptable if practice sessions and testing sessions for certification purposes are in person with an instructor. If considering a CPR class from a third party vendor, ask them if their facilitators are certified instructors from the above organizations.
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
2012 GSNETX Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation
Celebrating 100 Years
April 14, 2012
For more information visit www.gsnetx.org/recogevent.
Real Outdoor Women at Camp Rocky Point
April 27-29, 2012
Visit www.gsnetx.org/row and register now!
Don't Miss out! - 2013 Early Bird Membership Renewal
Online Renewal is quicker, easier and more convenient!
Exclusive new patch available this year for those who renew online before the spring campaign deadline (April 27th).
Spring Renewal Packets - Be sure your Service Unit Registrar has a date set for the return of paper registrations. Remind Girl Scout leaders of the Service Unit Spring renewal due date. The Service Unit Registrars will be contacted by their Membership Specialist to set a date to receive registrations.
May 5, 2012: Area 4&6: Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts: Honoring the Past and Serving the Future.
Calling all Area 4 and 6 Girl Scouts to Join us as we "Serve the Future" while "Honoring the Past" on May 5th 2012 in Denton for our areas 100th Anniversary celebration. Additional information and forms are attached in both Word and PDF forms below. Please share this information with your leaders and troops. Click here for more information. For questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, 2012: *Please Note New Date: Area 3: Walking in Juliette's Shoes
Visit www.gsnetx.org/100 for more information about upcoming 100th Anniversary events.
Hispanic Welcome Initiative
Exciting Bilingual Volunteer Opportunities
Become a bilingual trainer, translator, or join one of our Hispanic committees; these are just a few fun ways you can support our Hispanic Initiative. Call us today for an opportunity that fits your schedule!
Register NOW for the Cinco de Mayo Family Day Camp
Sunday, May 6, 2012
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Click here to register.
For more details, please contact Mara Rodriguez at email@example.com
Have you visited our GSNETX Spanish website lately? Click here to check it out!
College Journey - July 15-20, 2012
High School girls are invited to live at the University of Texas -Dallas to earn their SOW What Journey and engage in fun STEM activities. For more information, visit www.gsnetx.org/collegejourney.
Girl Scouts Forever Green - Don't forget to participate in Forever Green and earn a free patch! Keep track of how many cans you recycle, how many times you refill your water bottle, how many reusable bags you give away and how many times you refuse a plastic bag. Register your results here and take the pledge. It's that easy! For questions, contact Julie Deshler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not too late to register for Family Fun Day at Camp Rocky Pointon April 1.Registrations will be accepted through March 29, 2012.
Registrations will be accepted for the Camp Gambill Family Fun Day until April 11, 2012.
Summer Camp registration is up and running. Sessions will fill quickly, so register early!