Each of us has much to be thankful for this season. The rain continues to shower our region with much needed relief from the record-breaking drought, and the community is coming together to celebrate the holidays and care for those less fortunate.


It is my pleasure and honor to serve as your Interim Chief Executive Officer. On behalf of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, I would like to share how thankful we are to each of you who are committed to our movement. Whether you volunteer your time or resources to Girl Scouting, your selfless dedication allows us to fulfill the promise of giving every girl access to life-changing experiences.


Our council is among the fastest growing in the nation, and our recent success would not have been possible without the support of thousands of adult volunteers who guide our girls on their personal leadership journeys...I hope you understand the impact your service has on the region and that we are grateful to you.


Rose González Pérez (right) with Clarisa M. from Jefferson High School 

I am also thankful for the countless advocates in the community who believe in our vision and in the promise of an entire generation of girls who will have the confidence, the skills and experience needed to lead our country in the next century.


I am most thankful for our girls, who want nothing more than to make the world a better place. This Thanksgiving, 1,700 Girl Scouts have spent more than 3,200 hours creating placemats, cards, tray favors and centerpieces to make the holiday festive for those in need served by the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner and Meals on Wheels.


In observance of Thanksgiving, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas offices will be closed beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2011.


Our community is better because of Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts is better because of your involvement. That is why I am thankful this Thanksgiving holiday.



Warm regards, 

Rose González Pérez
Interim Chief Executive Officer