We are making some changes in our councilwide efforts to enhance our service to girls, volunteers, alumnae, donors and our community partners and collaborators. These changes involve a staff reorganization, prioritizing projects, facilities, programs and service. Although change can be difficult, the transformation underway at GSEWNI holds much promise for our entire Movement and focuses first and foremost on girls. GSEWNI is creating a new organization designed to more closely align with the needs at all levels and to create a more agile and efficient organization. These are some of the changes that have occurred or will occur in the next few months:

  • Staff Changes and Regional Contacts: We have consolidated and reorganized some of our regions related to program and membership staff. The Sandpoint and northeast Washington region should contact Alicia Ullom at 800-827-947, ext. 244 or The Lewiston/Clarkston/Moscow/Pullman area should contact Elizabeth Henkel at 800-827-9478, ext. 243 or Please refer to the Staff Directory on the council website located under the About Us tab.
  • Office space: We are moving to a donated office space model in Tri-Cities, Sandpoint and Coeur d'Alene. When office space is secured, we will let you know the location. If you know of space that we should consider please notify Lani Nachtsheim.
  • Girl Scout Store: Char Borchers is our new Spokane GS Store manager. She worked in the camp trading post and Spokane store previously and we are delighted to have her join us as the Store Manager.
  • New website + Facebook: Our new website has an enhanced calendar, search and social media functions. If you can't find what you are looking for, use the Search function in the upper right hand corner. You will also find three entry points or links to get you to the new eBiz site. Remember, you must reregister with the new eBiz platform (this is not related to the new council website; eBiz is a GS USA platform). Please LIKE our council Facebook page to keep up to date on events. We are posting many community specific girl related or larger community events on the Facebook events pages plus you get great information about the amazing things our girls, volunteers, alumnae and staff are doing councilwide.
  • Girl Board Member Applications: At our Annual Meeting in April 2013, the voting delegates approved adding two Girl Board Members to the board. Applications and information for
    becoming a Girl Board Member are now available on our website and here
    The deadline to submit your application is November 1, 2013. Direct questions and applications to
    Jami Gonzalez at or mail the completed form to
    GSEWNI, ATT: Jami Gonzalez, 1404 N. Ash Street, Spokane, WA 99201.
  • Cookie Prices: The price for cookies in 2014 will remain the same at $4 per box for Washington and $4.25 per box for Idaho.

You may contact CEO Pam Lund or COO Janet Davis with questions related to our councilwide news.


Family Fitness Night with Gonzaga
+ Girl Scout Open House 

Wednesday, October 2, 6:30-8 p.m.,
Spokane Program Center, 1404 N Ash, Spokane

Come meet Gonzaga University athletes, get your photo taken with GU mascot SPIKE and learn all about Girl Scouting. This FREE family event is perfect for people who love Gonzaga University athletics, want to learn more about Girl Scouting or are curious to see what our Program Center has to offer to families, adults and the community (full sized gym, climbing wall, computer center, arts and crafts center and teaching kitchen!). 

Join us for energetic activities led by GU athletes and meet GU's Mascot, SPIKE. Complete the athletic passport and receive a surprise from GU. Bring a friend! You'll get to test your skill with an agility station, experiment with a real rowing machine and meet athletes from:




Table Tennis


Rowing (w/machines)


Meet and get a photo with SPIKE (the beloved GU mascot!)


Contact Mindy Thorp for more information at 800-827-9478, ext. 216 or



Fall Product Sale Kicks Off October 4!


The Fall Product Sale begins this week! The Fall Product Sales is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and our business and economic literacy initiative for girls. Through this program activity, girls develop important skills they will use throughout their life such as Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. 

Girls will take orders October 4-20. Troop orders are due October 24. Delivery to customers will be November 14-29. Visit our website for details and photos of the Fall Product Sale items. 


Contact Product Sales Manager Kelly Thompson with questions at
or 800-827-9478, ext. 211. 

Calling all Alumnae - register today! 

Whether you were a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior or Ambassador or a troop leader, volunteer or staff member, we welcome you as part of this great sisterhood and Movement!  We know that Girl Scouting works! Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life traits to a greater degree than women who were not Girl Scouts. These traits relate to a sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income. And this is the case for all Girl Scout alumnae, across age/generations, social class, race and engagement in other extracurricular activities. Click here for more information from the Girl Scouting Works: Alumnae Impact Study completed in 2012 by the Girl Scout Research Institute.


Register as an alum today via our easy and fast online registration.  Register here 

Join the more than 59 Million women nationwide who celebrate their experiences in Girl Scouting! 
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