Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
All New & Returning SUDs Invited!
Your Input is Needed
Recognizing Excellence Staff Award
Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center Closed Dates
GS Night with Silver Stars
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
It's Your Story -- Tell It! Service Unit Director Training
June 25

Prioritize Future Projects for Growth
June 25

Recognizing Excellence Nominations due
June 30

Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center Closed
July 11-22

Girl Scout Night with
Silver Stars

July 23

The Great Escape
Adult Volunteer Weekend
November 4-6
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Spring 2011 Catalog

June 17, 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!

All New & Returning SUDs Invited! 

All Service Unit Directors (SUD) are invited to attend
It's Your Story -- Tell It! 2011 Service Unit Director Training
Saturday, June 25, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center

Come to get the information you need to be the best SUD you can be!  All new and returning SUDs are encouraged to attend. Questions? Contact Lisa Ewell, Adult Learning/Mentoring Manager (210-349-2404/ 1-800-580-7247 ext. 207).

Your Input is Needed  

Your Input is Needed

Facilitated by Mary Flanagan, Management Solutions Group, this session is open to girls 14 and older, volunteers, board members, and community members.

During the past 18-24 months, GSSWT has received input from its members through town hall meetings, association meetings, and other girl and volunteer meetings on how to take our council to the next level.

Join us to help prioritize future projects that will benefit girls and volunteers. Refreshments will be provided.

Seating is limited to the first 75 -- RSVP by Monday, June 20.
Reminder -- Recognizing Excellence Staff Award Nominations due June 30

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 second quarter will be accepted through Thursday, June 30 for awards presented in August 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.
Read about previous award recipients and nominate a staff member here!

Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center

to be Closed 

Please note that the Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will be closed July 11-22 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m., Monday, July 25.

Click here to see future closed dates.

Girl Scout Night with
San Antonio Silver Stars 

Get out of the heat and see the heat on the court -- the WNBA court, that is! Grab the family and watch the Silver Stars fire it up Saturday, July 23! Register now as the first 25 groups get to participate in a Post-game Free Throw! Get all the details here ...

Girl Scouts in the News

June 12 -- Latina driving force behind new vision
for Girl Scouts


As part of La Prensa's new Newsmaker Series, Anna Maria Chávez is spotlighted for her vision and leadership of the great team of volunteers and staff guiding girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The article also features a few of the groundbreaking partnerships established during the last two years. Read the article here...

June 13 -- Secretary Andrade congratulates 2011 Texas Girl Scout Gold Award recipients


Six of GSSWTs Gold Award recipients joined young women from across the state to participate in the 2011 Texas Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony in the House Chamber at the State Capitol in Austin. San Antonio native, Secretary of State Hope Andrade, was the ceremony's keynote speaker. Read more about the event and see photos here ...

Girl Scout Shop News

Girl Scout Shop News 

Click on the graphic above to find detailed information about the Girl Scout Shop ... or to shop online!!

Please note that the Girl Scout Shop and Resource Center will be closed July 11-22 and will reopen Monday, July 25.

Summer Hours

Please note that summer hours began Wednesday, June 1 and continue through August 31:
  • Monday-Wednesday -- 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday -- 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday -- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Saturday -- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
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GSSWT's Vision Statement
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.