Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
CEO Celebration & Patch Unveiling
Adult Volunteers Wanted
Nominations due June 29
GSSWT Offices Closed
Dear President ...
Take the Pledge
Continued Construction
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open Summer Hours
now-August 31

Volunteer Enrichment Conference
June 23

Volunteer Service Center
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
June 23

CEO Celebration &
Patch Unveiling
June 30

Offices Closed--
Independence Day
July 4

Facilitating Adult Learning Session
July 14

Girl Scout Greats
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June 22, 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!
Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for
Volunteer Service Center -- Saturday, June 23

Join Jackie L. Gorman, GSSWT Board Chair, and Rose González Pérez, GSSWT CEO, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Volunteer Service Center and Volunteer Development Center from 4-5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center. This ceremony will immediately follow the Volunteer Enrichment Conference. 

The Volunteer Service Center will be the one-stop volunteer hub to deliver and make payments for membership, program and camp registrations. The center's customer service staff will be available to assist volunteers and adults with questions and information to make their experience a true one-stop process. There will be three computers available for adults to utilize for online training, research for group activities and all things Girl Scouts.


The Volunteer Development Center will be the office volunteers and adults will visit for answers to questions about adult learning, volunteer policies and other adult leadership opportunities. The center's staff will assist volunteers in choosing the right path of participation and work with volunteer committees to develop training opportunities for all volunteers regardless of their level of participation.


The Volunteer Resource Center will also be open during this time and will be previewing new resources and services to include three new computers available to volunteers.


We hope you will join us for this special event and see how Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas continues to make improvements to support you better!

CEO Celebration & Patch Unveiling
Join us on Saturday, June 30 for a special celebration

Roses and butterflies 

Girls and their families, volunteers and community supporters are invited to the CEO Celebration and Patch Unveiling in honor of Rose González Pérez, 12th Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, 2:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30. 


Enjoy music and dancing, fun and friendship and light refreshments.  

Dressy casual attire.


Attending? RSVP now.


Questions? Carole Wood (210-403-1551/1-800-580-7247 ext. 211). 

Adult Volunteers Wanted 

GSSWT is seeking adult volunteers and businesses to "adopt a day" of Summer Camp Metro sessions. Any adult who volunteers at least three full days from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. may register their child for half price -- a total of $32.50.


Camp Metro sessions are held at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center and volunteers are needed for the following sessions:

  • Dip-Dab-Splatter, June 25-29
  • Get With It & Be Fit!, July 9-13
  • Let's Talk Money, July 16-20
  • Love Your Planet!, July 23-27

Ready to volunteer? Contact Laura Bustos, GO Team Lead (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 240).

Recognizing Excellence nominations due Friday, June 29     
Have you received excellent service from a GSSWT staff member? Then nominate them for the Recognizing Excellence Staff Award.

Up to six staff members may be recognized 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 third quarter are due Friday, June 29 for awards presented in August 2012. A group of board members 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 offices to be closed July 4      
All GSSWT offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. We wish you and your family a safe and fun 4th!

See future closed dates here
Dear Mr. (or Madam) President ...     
What changes would you like to see in the world?

Girl Scouts wants you to make a PSA that tells
Madam Presidentthe next President of the United States that with the right support for girls today, there will be a stronger generation of female leaders to help make the world a better place tomorrow. When girls succeed, so does society! 

You can submit your PSA as a video, a photo slideshow with captions or in script format. Think about the best way to get your message across.

Learn more here and get started today!
Have you taken the pledge?    
Forever GreenHonor our founder.
Honor Earth.
Honor our powerful sisterhood.
Be a part of something bigger than yourself!

Girl Scouts Forever Green, our 100th Anniversary Take Action Project, is a global effort to improve the environment and protect natural resources. Take the Girl Scouts Forever Green Pledge today to make a yearlong commitment to environmental efforts.

Join Girl Scouts all over the world who have already taken the pledge. Anyone can join us, so ask your friends, families, classmates, and neighbors to sign up, too! Actions you take in your daily life throughout the year help protect the environment and conserve natural resources. You can make a difference! 
Wurzbach Parkway progress  

Keep an eye out for heavy equipment transportation in our area the next few months, as construction on the Wurzbach Parkway extension continues to progress.


Please drive slowly when entering the grounds near the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center, as trucks will be coming and going quite often through the lot.  


Construction on Wurzbach Parkway is scheduled for completion in 2015. For more information and weekly updates on the construction, sign up for the newsletter here.


Thank you for your patience, and for taking care to drive safely when traveling to and from our headquarters!
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Summer Hours (now-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.
Second Saturday: 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m.  

Big Savings

June 1-31: Clearance Sale 

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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.