Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Ever been a part of a Flash Mob?!
Morning Coffee Mix & Mingle
Volunteer with GSG
2012 Special Meeting
Mother & Daughter Tea
Website Redesign
Join the 100 Years of Celebration
I Want to Rock the Mall Contest
Girl Scouts in the News
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
 Girl Scout Shop & Resource Center open School Year Hours
Now-May 31 

H-E-B Dance Break
Flash Mob
February 11

Morning Coffee
Mix & Mingle
February 14

GSG & Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opp
February 17

Mother & Daughter Tea
February 25

Special Meeting
March 3

Offices Closed --
Staff Development Meeting
April 11

I Want to Rock the Mall
Contest Entries due
April 20

Offices Closed--  

Battle of Flowers Holiday 

April 27


Offices Closed --
Memorial Day

May 28

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February 10, 2012

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!
Ever been a part of a Flash Mob?!
Here's your chance!

All Girl Scouts and their families are encouraged to attend the H-E-B Dance Break Flash Mob at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11 in the produce section at H-E-B's McCreless location (4100 S. New Braunfels, San Antonio, 78223). Please note that the Dance Break will take place at exactly 11:00 a.m., so plan to be there at least 10 minutes prior. Find more information here.

We would like as many Girl Scouts at that particular location as possible, as media will attend. However, if you are signed up for a cookie booth at that time, please participate at the H-E-B store at which you are located. All
H-E-B and Central Market stores will be involved in the Dance Break at 11:00 a.m. 

Morning Coffee Mix & Mingle --
Tuesday, February 14

Please join us 7:30-9:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 14 for sweet treats at our Morning Coffee Mix & Mingle hosted by the Girl Scout Alumnae Association at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, 811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216.

During 2012, the Alumnae Association will meet once a month to connect, form new friendships, and rediscover how Girl Scouts is impacting girls in our community. These mix & mingles are open to all Girl Scout alumnae, so spread the word and bring a friend. Save the date for the next Morning Coffee Mix & Mingle on Saturday, March 10.

For more information or to RSVP, email Stephanie Sanchez Sinclair

Volunteer with Gamma Sigma Girls

Adult volunteers (18 yrs+) are needed to support the Gamma Sigma Girls' Habitat for Humanity builds. There will be 150 Gamma Sigma Girls (high school aged girls) participating at two builds in February -- volunteer are needed for the Friday, February 17 build. Build is on the southwest side of San Antonio near Old Pearsall Road and 410 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   


In order for all of the girls to be allowed to participate, we are required to have at least 30 adults to help supervise. Interested? Please contact Pamela Riles (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 219) for an information packet. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and close-toed tennis shoes and bring a completed waiver of liability. 

2012 Special Meeting -- Saturday, March 3 
On Saturday, March 3, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will hold a Special Meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in lieu of the Annual Meeting at St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Antonio, 78203, in the Watson Fine Arts Building.

Proposed bylaws will be voted on by delegates at this time, so please review the documents below for more information regarding GSSWT bylaws:
What to Expect
  • Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the front of the auditorium in the Watson Fine Arts Building.
  • A continental breakfast will be available at no cost to those who register.
  • The Girl Scout Shop will be open with a limited quantity of items available for purchase.  
  • NOTE: The Volunteer Recognition Event will be held at a later date in May -- look for details to come.

Register now! RSVP by Saturday, February 18.

African American Advisory Committee
Invites You 
Ida B. WellsPull out your fancy dress, pretty shoes, hair bows, gloves, and favorite hat and join Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas' African American Advisory Committee for the Annual Mother and Daughter Tea. This event is open to all girls ages 5-17 and their parent/guardian and will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216).

In observance of Black History Month and in honor of the Year of the Girl, the contribution and membership of African American women in Girl Scouts will be the topic of discussion.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 22 to Lucy McArthur (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 232).
Website Redesign in the Works         
It's no longer good enough to have a static website -- it must evolve as technologies change, as well as when peoples' needs change. GSSWT realizes its website needs continuous improvement to capture your attention, have new information, and engage you. Therefore, we invite you to give us your feedback as we embark on the journey to the website redesign.

In a perfect world, what would you like to see added to the website? What are the successes of the current site? What are the failures? Provide your feedback now.

Thank you for taking the time to provide your input, it is most appreciated.
Join the 100 Year Celebration!       
It's your history -- tell it throughout your service unit. Still have that vintage Brownie beanie? How about a unique Girl Scout pin? Show them off by identifying a location within your area to host a 100th anniversary
exhibit or display. Interested but need help in organizing? The council's 100th Anniversary History Committee has ideas for you! For more information or to submit secured locations for an exhibit or display, please contact Linda Jurman.
I Want to Rock the Mall YouTube Contest       
K12 and Girl Scouts invite you to write and record an original song about Girl Scouts and you could win a trip for you and a chaperone to Washington, DC to sing at Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on June 9. Get more information here.

Ready to enter? Upload your video response to the video below before April 20!
Girl Scouts & K12 I Want to Rock the Mall
Girl Scouts & K12 I Want to Rock the Mall

Girl Scouts in the News     
Stylists show Girl Scouts how to do a 'do

January 23, 2012, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung --  Girl Scouts of Troop 3057 received a special treat last week when two staff members of Gaston's Salon and Spa visited the troop at the Girl Scout House at 345 Howard Street. Read more.  


SAGE director credits Girl Scouts for successJ. Gorman

February 5, 2012, San Antonio Express-News -- Jackie L. Gorman, executive director of San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside, credits her leadership skills and business acumen to the Girl Scouts, ... Read the entire story here
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Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Second Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

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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.