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November 2012
Week 2
 

Farewell, Shelly!    

Parting words from GSKH's first CEO   

 

Shelly at Top Sellers 2009  

Shelly Chenoweth Prichard, the first CEO of the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland, has moved on to a new role as President and CEO of the Wichita Community Foundation after five years with Girl Scouts. Here's what Shelly had to say about the change for her, and for GSKH:

 

I could never have guessed that cookies would be such big business, that a fourth grader would teach me how to block ambient noise from her robot, or that I could see the beginnings of leadership development in a Daisy. All of that, and so much more, have comprised the last five years of my life in Girl Scouting. It has been my pleasure to serve and learn, with all of you. I'm happy to let you know that while my career path is taking a different direction, the Council will be in the very capable hands of Marlo Dolezal.

 

Allison Ochoa, Board Chair, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, have announced that Marlo, current COO/CFO of GSKH, has been appointed interim CEO by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. She will begin that role on Nov. 5, 2012.

 

Marlo has been a strong leader at GSKH for the last four years, first as CFO, then with the addition of her role as COO. I'm confident Marlo will provide stable leadership throughout the transition period and during the search for the permanent CEO. She has great initiative and has created and implemented many of the business models now in place at the Council.

 

The Board is establishing a CEO Search Committee that will be in place in the next 2-3 weeks. The Committee plans to hire a permanent CEO during the first quarter of 2013. Watch the website for updates when the job is defined and to learn about the hiring process.

 

I will watch with great anticipation as the girls and the Council continues to grow and thrive in this wonderful Movement's next 100 years.

 

~Shelly Prichard 

 
 

Final Week for FOS Cupboards!       

Money due on November 12    

 

For all the girls continuing to sell nuts and candies during the final week of the Fall Opportunity Sale (FOS), and those volunteer supporting them, the council cupboards will be open until November 12. Remember, FOS money is due on November 12, so please make sure that everything is accounted for this week. Thank you for helping make the sale a success. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or issues!

  
 

Volunteer Toolkit:        

Girl Authorization Form   

 

  Each month in your volunteer toolkit we will focus on a different Girl Scout resource to help you better understand GSKH policies and guidelines.

 

Volunteers, have you collected Girl Authorization forms for the girls in your troop or group? The authorization form should be completed annually by parents or guardians with emergency contact information, any medical conditions, and consent for medical treatment in an emergency. Troop leaders must maintain these records, keeping each girl's information confidential. The Girl Authorization form does not need to be turned in at a council office, but please note that other forms, including the Minor Health History and/or 24 Hour Health Update, may be required for camps, travel, or other activities. Thank you for helping to ensure the health and safety of girls during Girl Scouting. For a quick overview of safety guidelines in Girl Scouting, check out these simple points.   

 

What did YOU do last week?       

An awesome submission from Chanute Girl Scouts    

 

Chanute GS's Celebrate JGL BDay

Halloween is not the only event that got these little girls excited, October 31 is also the birthday of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts. Chanute Brownie and Daisy troops celebrated this occasion Monday evening at the First Presbyterian Church with cupcakes, cookies, punch and an interactive game about how Girl Scouts began. Juliette Gordon Low liked what Lord Baden Powell had done with getting the Boy Scouts started and wanted to get a group started for girls. On March 12, 1912, 100 years ago, the first Girl Scout meeting occurred in Savannah, Georgia and now there are Girl Scout troops all over the world. Girl Scouts are proud and still going strong! Thank you to all of you in the community who help support Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts!  

~Candie Gates, Brownie Troop 70302

 

 

What have you and your Girl Scouts been up to? Let us know! 

 

Upcoming For Girls

 

Nov 10

 Wichita Thunder 

Wichita

DBJCSA

 

Nov 17

Hooray for Habitats 

Wichita

J

 

Nov 17

Garden City

DBJSCA 

 

Nov 17

Nanotech by Exploration Place 

Emporia

CSA

 

Nov 17

Cero's Candies 

Wichita

J   

 

November 24

 Photography 

Wichita

CSA

 

November 24

 Comics 

Wichita

CSA

 

November 30

 Calendar Camp 

Wichita

DBJCSA

 

 

See more on the Activities Calendar!

  

Upcoming For Volunteers

 

November 19

 First Aid & CPR 

Wichita

 

January 5

Southeast Kansas Volunteer Leadership Conference - S'mores University  

Parsons


 

 

 

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Contact Information
Jennifer Amrein
Volunteer Services Specialist
 jamrein@kansasgirlscouts.org
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