Volunteer Connection
In This Issue
Make a Difference!
Camp it Up!
Celebrate National Volunteer Month
Celebrate National Volunteer Month
WSGSLC Shop to open
Upcoming Programs
Leadership Lounge coming soon!
Adult Enrichment Sessions
Volunteer Assessment
Birdies for Charity
Family Fun at ITC
Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Girl Scouts in the News
Wurzbach Parkway Progress
Shop News
Get Connected!
Dates to Remember
Volunteer Service Center, Girl Scout Shop &
Resource Center open School Year Hours
now-May 31
 
Girl Power! ITC exhibit
now-July 14
 
Girl Scout Shop at
West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center
opens
April 1
  
April 5
 
April 6
 
April 9
 
April 11
 
National Volunteer Month Celebration
April 17
 
Texas Cavaliers River Parade
April 22
 
Battle of Flowers Holiday (offices closed)
April 26
 
April 30
 
Staff Development Meeting
(offices closed)
May 1
 
May 9
 
May 13
 
Memorial Day
(offices closed)
May 27

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March 29, 2013

Here you'll find timely information about program, adult learning opportunities and other general news to keep you connected to GSSWT! Volunteer Connection is sent weekly every Friday. Stay in the know and keep an eye on your inbox for great Girl Scout information!
Make a difference!
Forever Green Girl Scouts Forever Green (GSFG) enables Girl Scouts, as a Movement, to track significant, collective, positive impacts on our environment.
 
Making a difference starts with you! Here's how:
Camp it Up! Your 2013 Summer Fun Guide --
available for download!

Camp it Up! Ready to plan your summer fun? Download Camp it Up! Your 2013 Summer Fun Guide now and look for it in your mailbox -- one has been mailed to every Girl Scout household! 

 

Questions? Contact Becky Jennings (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 241).

Celebrate National Volunteer Month

Thank You On Wednesday, April 17, join us at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center as we celebrate YOU -- our wonderful Girl Scout volunteer! There will be food, fun and fellowship from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the AT&T conference rooms. 


Stop by to have a little snack for breakfast, join us for a light lunch or snag a dessert in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you!
 
Questions? Contact Pamela Riles (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 219).
Celebrate Volunteers & Fiesta at the
West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center

Join us from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center for a Community & Volunteer Fiesta Dinner. We'll celebrate our wonderful Girl Scout volunteers and kick off Fiesta week! Friends, families and neighbors are welcome to enjoy this free Fiesta celebration with food, music, activities for children and giveaways! We look forward to seeing you!

 
Questions? Contact Steven Acton at 210-319-5775 ext. 418. 
Girl Scout Shop at West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center to open Monday

The Girl Scout Shop at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center will open on Monday, April 1. The following hours are temporary for the month of April and are subject to change without notice.

  • Monday,  2-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2-8 p.m.
  • Friday, 1-5 p.m.
  • 3rd Saturday each month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
You're invited to upcoming programs

All sorts of fabulously fun programs are coming soon! Each has a link to more details and a registration form.

 

Animals, Pets & Me

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 6 -- open to girls in grades K-1

Floresville Community Center (600 Hwy 97 W., Floresville, 78114) Get more details and the registration form here.

 

Break Out Your Muse

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 6 -- open to girls in grades 4-5

Floresville Community Center (600 Hwy 97 W., Floresville, 78114) Get more details and the registration packet here.

or

6-8 p.m., Friday, April 19 -- open to girls in grades 4-5

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) Get more details and the registration form here.

 

Speak Out Brownie

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 6 -- open to girls in grades 2-3

Floresville Community Center (600 Hwy 97 W., Floresville, 78114) Get more details and the registration packet here.

or

10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, April 20 -- open to girls in grades 2-3

Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) Get more details and the registration form here.

Leadership Lounge coming soon!

GSSWT invites you to participate in the new monthly Leadership Lounge

 

Each month, the Volunteer Resources staff will host an evening just for you -- the adult volunteer. Join us at the lounge as we laugh, learn, listen, get loot and make lasting friendships. It's a place for you to meet other adults and share best practices, get new ideas, learn how to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, win door prizes, hear guest speakers and, most of all, build a better adult Girl Scout experience.

 

Girl Scout Shop will be open -- special discounts and deals will be available for these dates only!

 

Time for each date is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dates that the Leadership Lounge will be open at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center (811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216) are:

  • Tuesday, April 30
  • Monday, May 13

And at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center (5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, 78237):

  • Tuesday, April 9
  • Thursday, May 9

Questions? Contact Dawn Collins (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 212).

Adult Enrichment Sessions

Join us as we kick off a series of enrichment sessions at the West Side Girl Scout Leadership Center (5622 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, 78237). Most sessions are FREE (certification classes have a fee) and all are open to adultsCome learn how to manage your stress, manage your finances better or become certified in first aid and CPR. Registration is required -- click on each item below for more details and the registration form.

Questions? Contact Pamela Riles at 210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 219.

Volunteer Assessment

We know that volunteers want to do the best job they can, and that they rely on the feedback and assistance of council staff and administrative volunteers. Each year, to better understand and work with every volunteer, we ask you to complete a self-assessment survey to reflect on your performance and provide written documentation and feedback to the council about your personal experience with the organization.


This year there's an online assessment tool! The assessment tool developed is for all volunteer positions at the troop, service unit and regional level. Your answers and participation help the council gather the data to make necessary changes to address volunteer needs and plan re-appointments or position changes that best utilize each volunteer's skills and passions. It's a simple, easy-to-navigate survey -- get it now!

Don't have access to a computer? Visit the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center or the Mobile Leadership Center (when in your area) and utilize the volunteer computers. A representative from y
our GO team may also be able to assist you in completing the online survey. We encourage online entry so the results can be gathered quicker, but paper surveys are available -- contact a representative from your GO team.

Thank you -- you are helping us serve you better! We appreciate your time and participation and want you to know it will lead to higher quality volunteer experiences, increased volunteer satisfaction and greater rates of retention! 
Support GSSWT through the 2013 Birdies for Charity® program

Birdies for Charity In 2013, GSSWT is poised to succeed with its partnership with Birdies for Charity® through the annual Valero Texas Open and your help is needed to spread the word! What's a birdie, you ask?! It's a score of one stroke under par (the expected score) for any hole on the golf course.

 

Birdies for Charity is a fundraising program designed to give participating organizations the opportunity to generate contributions through the Valero Texas Open, scheduled for April 1-7. All donations and pledges are tax deductible and GSSWT will receive 100 percent of the dollars raised through Birdies for Charity! S
top by GSSWT's Shop (at the Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center) and buy a birdie for just $2 each, or buy a golden birdie for $5 each! Get more details here.  
Family Fun at ITC

The Institute of Texan Cultures, in partnership with GSSWT, presents Girl Power!, an exhibition heralding the next century of Girl Scouting. Visit ITC's website for hours and admission. 

 

Come experience the enduring values and traditions of this iconic organization as told through personal stories, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. The exhibit will be on display through July 14.

Girl Scouts Do Great Things!
Girl Scouts in the News
Wurzbach Parkway Progress

Keep an eye out for heavy equipment transportation in our area as construction on the Wurzbach Parkway extension continues to progress. 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.
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School Year Hours (now-May 31)
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Second Saturday: 9 a.m-3 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.