JUST FOR GIRLS

Product Sales: 

 
Fall Sale Results + Cookie Program Coming Soon

  

Our Fall Sale is now over. Thank you to all the troops that participated and presented their friends and family with the opportunity to support Girl Scouts with a purchase of nuts and candy items. With fewer girls participating, we did not match last year's sales (see below). Please respond to the end of sale survey to help us determine what would make the fall sale more interesting to girls and troops. Your perspective is valuable! You can find this survey in the Trophy Nut email system, or in your email box from the Product Sales department sent on December 4. 

 

  

2012

2013

Change

E-Nuts Plus Items

605

349

-42.3%

Items

30,449

21,211

-30.1%

Troops

182

130

-28.6%

Per Girl Average

29.76

27.88

-6.3%

Girls Selling

1,023

761

-25.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Cookie season is just around the corner. The Cookie Program is a great way for Girl Scouts to learn about the 5 Skills for Girls. We are so excited to once again offer the Super Six cookie varieties-Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles and Do-si-dos.

 

Important 2014 Cookie Dates:

SU training
January 3-7

Troop training by SU                        

January 7-February 7
Rallies around the council
End January to early February
Start taking cookie orders
February 7
Cookies in hand (booth sales)
March 21 - April 13
Sale ends
April 13

 

Please direct any questions related to the Cookie Program to Product Sales Manager Kelly Thompson or call (800) 827-9478, ext. 211.  


All things Cookie Program related will also be posted on the council website under  
Cookies + More.
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School Holidays at the Girl Scout Program Center in Spokane
School is out but the fun continues at the Girl Scout Program Center during this Winter Break. Campers dive into themed hands-on activities and fun outings. Non-Girl Scouts are welcome so bring a friend and share the fun!
 
December 23, 24, 26-27-Holly Daze
Keep your kids from tearing down the Christmas tree. Holly Daze winter day camp is the perfect blend of structure and games for the holiday season. This is a drop-off program and you can sign up for one, two, three or four days. A snack is included, but children will need a sack lunch.
 
December 30, 31-January 2, 3-Winter Daze
It is cold outside but hopping fun inside! Enjoy all the "cool" activities during some of the coldest days of the year. Stay warm while playing with "insta-snow" and building an igloo. This is a drop-off program and you can sign up for one, two, three or four days. A snack is included, but children will need a sack lunch. We will be going roller skating at Pattison's North Family Skating Center on December 31.

Contact Sarah Wallace in the Program Center with questions at swallace@gsewni.org or 800-827-9478, ext. 241. More info
 
Cost: $120 per week or $30 per day
Open to ALL girls in grades K-12
JUST FOR ADULTS

Catch the Early Bird Discount for Women's Weekend 2014!
Imagine that it's really warm, you're at Lake Coeur d'Alene, relaxing and being pampered for an entire weekend. That's exactly what Women's Weekend is all about! Women's Weekend 2014 is September 5-7, the weekend after Labor Day.

 

Get the Early Bird registration price of just $185 through December 31, 2013 ($225 per person thereafter). The weekend includes all your accommodations, gourmet cuisine and many activities (some activities such as massage have an added fee). This annual fundraising event is held at Camp Four Echoes at Lake Coeur d'Alene and is for women only! Funds raised from the weekend benefit girl camperships, scholarships and programming. Give yourself a gift this year and get the Early Bird discount. Register today!  

 

Contact events@gsewni.org with questions related to this amazing weekend!

 

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Community Leadership Events

Seeking committee members and volunteers for the upcoming annual events in Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and Tri-Cities. Contact Lydia Duffy to join the fun!

 

GIRLS AND ADULTS 
The Perfect Gifts  
Say Girl Scouts

We have the perfect gifts for your Girl Scout or adult volunteer in our GSEWNI store. Whether is an ornament, jewelry, sweatshirt, tie or holiday décor, we've got it available in our store and online. Go to www.shopgsewni.com to browse in the warmth and comfort of your home 24/7and have the items delivered right to your doorstep in time for holiday giving. Stocking stuffers, toys, accessories and packages under the tree for your Girl Scout or volunteer can be found this holiday season at the GSEWNI store.

Store hours in Spokane are M-F, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The store will be closed December 24-Jan.1 but you can shop online anytime!
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Traditions of Christmas at the Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene, ID
The 2nd Annual Traditions of Christmas Musical Spectacular plays at the Kroc Center from December 12-23.  It's the perfect night out for every Girl Scout troop! Traditions of Christmas is a musical journey that explores different holiday customs from around the world. Group pricing is available for small and large groups.  

The show includes several favorite holiday carols, a Rockette style kickline, a military tribute, a trip to the North Pole, and much more!  It's a great learning experience, an opportunity for a drama badge, and a whole lot of fun! Contact Becca Sims at (208) 391-2867.
 
Traditions of Christmas
Featuring Patty Duke as Mrs. Claus
December 12-23, 2013
Kroc Center, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Become a National Delegate!
Join us in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2014 National Council Session/53rd National Convention October 16-19, 2014! This year there will be four national delegates from GSEWNI attending. We will be selecting one girl and one adult national delegate, along with alternates for each opening. Complete and return your application before the December 31, 2013 deadline.
 
Information and applications are available now on the council website at gsewni.org. Please contact Jami Pitner at jpitner@gsewni.org or (509) 747-8091, ext. 213 for more information
or questions.

COUNCILWIDE NEWS 

Holiday Greetings from CEO Pam Lund

 

With Thanksgiving behind us, the end of the calendar year is upon us. As we end 2013 and look ahead to a new year, we are truly focused on the future. We have First Lego League Robotics qualifying tournaments occurring throughout our council area, including one December 7 at the lodge at Camp Four Echoes at Lake Coeur d'Alene, and another January 26, 2014 in Spokane.

We are gearing up and getting excited for a great Cookie Season. To be successful and meet our goals, we need every Girl Scout participating in the Cookie Program and learning about the 5 Skills for Girls: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. The Cookie Program provides girls, troops and service units with the funds they need to fund great community projects, troop and service unit activities, purchase badges/patches and program materials, take amazing field trips, fund college scholarships or travel the world!   

The Girl Scout Cookie Program empowers girls with the strength, abilities and drive they'll need to become accomplished women who benefit themselves, their family and the world.

 
Thank you for all you do to support Girl Scouting in your community.

May your holidays be filled with family, festivities, peace and gratitude.
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Zonta Funds Financial Literacy
in Yakima, WA
GSEWNI Director of Fund Development Bobbie Domonouski (second row far right in red and black) attended a Nov. 6, Zonta club luncheon in Yakima, WA and accepted a $2,000 check to support a Girl Scout financial literacy program in Yakima. 

Zonta is an international service organization whose mission is to "advance the status of women worldwide." Formed in Buffalo, New York in 1919, the name "Zonta" is derived from the Sioux Indian word meaning "honest and trustworthy."


"Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy." Members of Zonta raise money and volunteer their time to support projects in their home communities and abroad to help eradicate violence against women, improve access to health care and education, provide scholarships for women in business, public affairs, aerospace and other fields.

We appreciate Zonta's support of Girl Scouting and financial literacy in Yakima.
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Holiday Office Hours 
Our council offices will be closed to the public for the holidays from noon December 24 - January 1. We will be open to the public at 8 a.m., on Thursday, January 2, 2014. If you need to reach council staff please use email. All email addresses are available in the Staff Directory listing on the website at www.gsewni.org under the About Us Tab. 
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