Volunteer Connection
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Recognizing Excellence Awards
Tell Us!
Robotics Want You!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember 
Association Meetings
January 18-25

destinations Aps due
January 31

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center Open
February 12

Thinking Day

February 22

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
March 31

2011 Annual Meeting
April 30

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January 21, 2011

Welcome to the Volunteer Connection E-newsletter!
Here you'll find timely information about programs, adult learning opportunities, and other general news to keep you connected to GSSWT! Volunteer Connection will be sent weekly every Friday. Stay in the know and keep an eye on your inbox for great Girl Scout information!
Recognizing Excellence Awards
In 2010, for the first-time ever, a staff award program was created, Recognizing Excellence. Just as GSSWT recognizes its valuable volunteers, there are awesome staff members much deserving of recognition as well.

January 2011 awardees are:
  • Kassaundra Escalera, Excellence of Creativity & Innovation
  • Jean Larose, Excellence of Customer Service
  • Christina Frazier, Excellence of Commitment
Read more about these awardees here!

The Recognizing Excellence staff awards will award up to six staff members each quarter in one of the following categories: customer service, commitment, flexibility, teamwork, leadership, and creativity and innovation. Nominations from staff and volunteers for the next quarter will be accepted now through March 31 for awards presented in April 2011. A group of board members, led by CEO Anna Maria Chávez will select the award recipients each quarter. At the end of the year, one staff member will be selected as GSSWT's Best of the Best.


Be sure to keep an eye out for staff doing something right! Get the Recognizing Excellence nomination form here!
Tell Us! Button now on Web site

Tell Us!GSSWT's Web site has a new feature just for you -- the Tell Us! button!


This is the place for you to share your ideas, constructive suggestions, compliments, or concerns about anything that relates to your involvement in Girl Scouts.

So please, Tell Us! Click here or on the button above to share now.

Robotics Want You!

Enjoy building things? Like to take things apart? Wonder how things work? Ever wanted to build a robot?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should join Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas' Teen Robotics Teams!

Girls between the ages of 14 to 18 (grades 9-12) are wanted to join our team. This year we'll be competing in the US First FRC & FTC competition -- learn more here!

Questions? Contact Caroline Crosson, Robotics Team Volunteer (cell/text 210-632-3542).

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Our vision is to be a high performing, girl-focused staff with the desire and skill set to provide the highest standard of support that enriches, empowers, and energizes the local Girl Scout Movement. In doing so, we create a lifetime of inspiration through Girl Scout experiences that are so relevant and inclusive every girl will want to be a part.