Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Office Closed Dates
Volunteer Appreciation Day
Meeting Reminders
Tell Us!
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember 
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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April 15, 2011

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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!

GSSWT Office Closed Today, April 15 

All GSSWT offices are closed today, 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. 


2011 Annual Meeting

Want to be the first to hear the latest and greatest information that's coming from GSUSA and GSSWT?


Want a chance to get your hands on fabulous door prizes, such as a free weekend at camp for your service unit? How about a free weekend to The Great Escape Adult Volunteer Weekend in November?


Not enticing enough? How about a set of the brand new resource, The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for your troop? Or a free registration to the 2011 Council Session and 52nd Convention in Houston November 10-13?   


Then you need to be sure to attend GSSWT's 2011 Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, sponsored by Dove and H-E-B. The day will be full of need-to-know information, friendship, and fun -- we promise!



Saturday, April 30*

at the Norris Conference Center

(in the Wonderland of the Americas Mall, near Target) 

4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, 78201


8:15 a.m.  Registration  

9:30 a.m.  Annual Meeting

12:30 p.m.  Luncheon and Volunteer Awards with Keynote Speaker,

Suzanne Wade, H-E-B San Antonio Food and Drug President


$20/per person

Get all the details and the registration form here.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 20. 



The annual meeting will consist of 2010 council accomplishments, the current state of the council, a peak into what the future holds for GSSWT, and more.


The volunteer recognition luncheon -- with keynote speaker, Suzanne Wade, H-E-B San Antonio Food and Drug President -- will recognize outstanding volunteers, as well as the staff who received the new Recognizing Excellence staff awards in 2010.


Be sure to note the number of years you've been a Girl Scout (girl and adult years combined) on your registration form as numerical guards will also be presented (increments of five years)! We've heard there's a whopper to be honored this year for 70 years! WOW!  


Suzanne Wade, a Girl Scout herself, was an essential stakeholder in implementing the Girl Scout cookie booths at 31 H-E-B's across San Antonio for the 2011 cookie program. 


*Note: 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.

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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