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May 2013
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Announcing our New CEO!
We are happy to announce that GSCTX has a new Chief Executive Officer! After an exhaustive and extensive nationwide search, the Board of Directors has selected Lynelle McKay as our new CEO. Lynelle brings top-level professional experience, superior leadership skills and a passionate commitment to the mission. For more on the announcement, click here
On Saturday, April 27, GSCTX recognized Silver Award, Gold Award and scholarship recipients along with the top cookie sellers and volunteers who go above and beyond. Congrats to all of those who were honored at the ceremony. You truly deserve it for your hard work! Our Gold Award girls were also featured in the Life & Arts section of the Austin American-Statesman this past month. For photos of our honorees, click here. 
As the summer approaches and the temperature heats up, lots of people are finding ways to cool down. Troop 2417 did just that on a recent trip to Galveston. The girls planned the trip starting back in the fall when they set their sales goals for cookie season. Through January and February, the girls worked hard and met their goal earning enough funds for their trip and a chance to learn how to surf through Texas Surf Camps! The weather was warm, waves were perfect and the trip was filled with fun memories for the girls and their moms.   



  • Community Event: GSCTX and Texas Women in Business are hosting a networking and appreciation event in honor of alumnae, volunteers and supporters today, May 9 from 6-8:30p.m. Connect with fellow Girl Scouts and enjoy a night of complimentary food and drinks, a chance to win door prizes and bid on silent auction items from Kendra Scott Jewelry and more! RSVP.
  • Camp: Summer camp is a special place of self-discovery, laughter, fun and personal growth. So, what are you waiting for? Sign your Girl Scout up today! Spots are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • LRPP: The Long Range Property Planning Committee is currently accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the new task force. Interested in the future of GSCTX properties and outdoor programming? We need you!
  • Membership Dues: GSCTX sent out an email notifying membership of a change in dues for the upcoming program year in late March. The dates have recently been updated and those changes are reflected below. 
    • June 1: All registration materials for returning GSCTX members must be turned into Service Units by this date to be considered 'Early Bird' and receive patch. 
    • September 1: Girl Scouts graduating from high school this year (2013) may take advantage of the discounted price of $156 for a Lifetime Membership if the registration is received and receipted before Sept.1. Other adults wishing to take advantage of the 2013 Lifetime membership price of $300 should also turn in their membership before Sept.1. After Sept.1, the price will go up to $375 for regular Lifetime membership and $195 for 2014 graduates. 
    • September 20: All registration materials for GSCTX members must be turned into Service Units by this date to be considered 'On Time' and receive patch. 

Connect with fellow Girl Scouts, learn new skills and have fun with GSCTX programming! Check out the full list on our online calendar.     

Mariner Weekend: May 17-19, Bell County
Ahoy matie! Want to see if sailing summer camp is right for you? Join us for a full and fun weekend of learning the ropes with great volunteers and a cool group of girls. No previous experience necessary. Swimming test required. 

Bring family and friends with you to support the Round Rock Express team as they take on the Reno Aces! Wear your uniform and bring your troop flag to participate in a parade on the field! Monday is also $1 hot dog and soda night.

All registered Service Team members are invited to attend this year's conference, which will be held at Manor High School in Killeen. The theme centers around the question, "How will you help your girls get 'there'?" This thought provoking question is inspired by the national Girl Scout initiative called, "ToGetHerThere." To learn more, visit this website. More details to follow soon. 


Featured Items: Still wondering what to get your wonderful mom for Mother's Day? Or maybe you want to add a little something to an already great gift. Look no further. The shop offers great gift ideas for the Girl Scout mom in your life. Stop in today.
Discounted Schlitterbahn tickets available now at the Shop! View prices here.
Women of Distinction: Congrats again to all of the great and inspiring women who were honored at this year's Women of Distinction events. And a big thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success. 

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