Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Get Your Birdies In!
Office Closed Dates
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Meeting Reminders
Girl Scout Voices
Lemonade Day
Tell Us!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember 
Ambassador Bridging to Adult Ceremony
April 10

Birdies for Charity
Donations Due
April 12

Staff Development Mtg (GSSWT Offices Closed)
April 13

Battle of Flowers Holiday
(GSSWT Offices Closed)
April 15
Volunteer Appreciation Day Celebrations
April 21

Volunteer Appreciation Day

April 22

Annual Meeting &
Volunteer Recognition
April 30

Lemonade Day

May 1

Celebrations 2011
May 22

Memorial Day

(GSSWT Offices Closed)
May 30

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Spring 2011 Catalog

April 8, 2011

Happy Spring!

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!

Get Your Birdies In! -- Tuesday, April 12   

Birdies for CharityGirl Scouts of Southwest Texas is again participating in Golf San Antonio's Birdies for Charity program.
Birdies for Charity is designed to allow participating organizations to generate contributions through the annual Valero Texas Open. When you donate through Birdies for Charity, 100% of your gift comes to GSSWT and makes us eligible for additional funds through the Golf San Antonio grant program.
Deadline for donations is Tuesday, April 12. Get more details and donation form here!

Please Note GSSWT Office Closed Dates

All GSSWT offices will be closed Wednesday, April 13 for a mandatory staff meeting and Friday, April 15 in celebration of Battle of Flowers. 


See additional closed dates here

Volunteer Appreciation Day is Friday, April 22

However, we will celebrate our volunteers on Thursday, April 21 due Thank You!to Good Friday!


Girl Scouts is a volunteer led organization and we could not achieve all that we do without you!  


Each GO Team will have different activities happening at different times and locations to show our appreciation and each person will receive a 15% off coupon to be used in the Girl Scout Shop!

Please take note of what your GO Team staff is doing for you on Thursday, April 21:


Yellow & Orange GO Teams: Noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center for lunch, cake and punch!


Yellow GO Team: 3-6 p.m. at the New Braunfels Girl Scout House for an early dinner, cake and punch!  


Blue GO Team: Noon to 7 p.m. at the Avenida Guadalupe Girl Scout Center for lunch or dinner and desserts!


Pink GO Team: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Floresville Girl Scout Office for refreshments and awards!   


Leader & Co-leader Drawing in the Girl Scout Shop 

In celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Day, the Girl Scout Shop is holding a drawing for leader's and co-leader's! The prize?! A brand new Girl Scout tote bag filled with grand Girl Scout goodies! Stop by the shop at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center today to enter your name! Deadline to enter is 12 noon, Friday, April 22. 

Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Event -- Saturday, April 30  

The 2011 GSSWT Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 30 at the Norris Conference Center at 4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, 78201.


The board of directors voted to move the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition to the last Saturday in April 2011 due to Mother's Day falling on the first weekend in May. 


Get all the details and the registration form here

Girl Scout Voices --
Special Invitation for Juniors & Cadettes

The older girls get,
the less they like being girls. 

(Girl Scout Research Institute, 2010)  

Girl Scouts learned this from the Girl Scout Voices survey. Knowing information like this helps Girl Scouts create programming targeted to help girls where they need it most-like self-esteem. It's one of the 15 promises we've made to girls. 

Participating in research studies is an important part of helping make Girl Scouts better for girls and volunteers. Thank you for returning GSSWT outcome surveys each year!

Here is a special opportunity to participate in a national study about Girl Scouts and Academic Success.

Calling all Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes!
We need YOU to tell us about your experiences in Girl Scouting, at school and in the community. This is a special invitation to participate in an exciting national research project that helps GSSWT  and GSUSA make connections between all parts of girls' lives.

GSSWT is one of only twelve councils participating in this study, which is coordinated by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI). If you have any questions, please contact Lea Rosenauer, Chief Administrative Officer (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 224).

Sign up here to participate

[Note: If you are under 13, you will need your parents' permission to sign up. So, be sure to visit the Girl Scout Voices with an adult.] 

Lemonade Day is Coming!
Lemonade StandSpring is here and so are the lemonade stands! And Lemonade Day is just around the corner -- Sunday, May 1 to be exact!


Individual Girl Scouts and groups/troops are welcome to participate in Lemonade Day -- providing a Troop Money Earning Application is completed and submitted to your Retention Specialist.  


Interested in participating in Lemonade Day? Visit the official Web site.

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.  

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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.