|NEWS & UPDATES|
Meet Your New CEO
By Brigitte Scott
From the little red sit-upon to CEO, Anne Soots brings 46 years of Girl Scout passion and 30 years of Girl Scout staff experience to lead Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. Her position will take effect August 1.
Anne began her involvement with Girl Scouts in a Brownie troop led by Mrs. Gibbs. "My fondest memories as a girl centered around our troop leader, Mrs. Gibbs, and how special she always made us feel. Our troop did a lot of camping and she was always ready for the next adventure," she remarked.
Anne graduated from High Point University in North Carolina with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Relations. She also has certifications in Nonprofit Management from both Mandel School of Management-Case Western Reserve University and University of Missouri at St. Louis.
She began her professional Girl Scout career in 1981 as a Field Director in Pee Dee Area Girl Scout Council in South Carolina. Since that time, Anne has held many positions within the Girl Scout organization such as Communications Director, Fund Development Director, Resident Camp Director, Adult Development Director, Assistant CEO, COO and CEO.
Anne said she is looking forward to having the opportunity to build a partnership with all Girl Scout stakeholders - volunteers, parents, staff, donors, community members - that will allow GSMH to provide an extraordinary leadership experience for girls. "I want to meet with volunteers across our council to talk about what is important to them and how we can work together to support Girl Scouting," she noted. "I want to create an environment where our community and business leaders understand what Girl Scouting is all about and make funding Girl Scouting a priority."
Anne enjoys gardening, reading and supporting New York Yankee baseball and Washington Redskins football. Additionally, she has two very spoiled cats - Little Bit and Yankee.!
The 100th Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Semaphores! Knot Tying! Wide Games! Geocaching! Animal Tracks! These are just a few of the activities taking place at the Camporees this fall. Join your Girl Scout friends for one last 100th Anniversary Celebration, our From Past to Present - 100 Years of Girl Scouting Camporees!
Where: Central Region- Missouri State Fairgrounds (Sedalia)
Southeast Region- Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Grounds
Southwest Region - Centennial Park Fairgrounds (Nevada)
When: September 21-23 (one day or all weekend!)
Friday night through Sunday morning $15* per person
Saturday daytime through Sunday morning $12* per person
Saturday daytime only (no overnight) $10* per person
For more information or to download a registration form, visit our website at http://www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/camporee. Hurry! The registration deadline is August 15. See you there!
Updated Corporate Banking Resolutions
The Corporate Banking Resolution for troops and service units to use when opening a new bank account has been updated. The new version is located on the GSMH website at http://www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/forms.
The Leadership Experience
The Fall Product Program is Coming!
The Fall Product Program is a friends and family sale of chocolates, nuts, and magazines that helps support local girls, troops, and the entire organization. It is an excellent way to begin setting goals for the year and generate start-up funds for your troop early in the year. This year's order-taking will run November 1-15.
Service unit fall product chairs should plan to attend one of the following trainings (locations TBA):
September 24 Cape Girardeau (Evening)
September 25 Houston (Noon)
Jefferson City (Evening)
September 26 Joplin (Evening)
September 27 Springfield (Evening)
Troop Trainings: Month of October
Deadlines: November 16-Orders due to leaders
November 19-Orders due to SU
Week of December 2nd-Deliveries to SU
New this year!
Dulce de Leche candy and Peanut Butter Bears. Dulce de Leche is chocolate candy filled with creamy caramel, and the Peanut Butter Bears are fun, bear-shaped chocolates filled with Peanut Butter.
Learn-2-Lead Training Event
It's not too late to register for this great opportunity to take several trainings in one day! We have extended the registration deadline to August 8. In addition to trainings, there are sessions designed for having fun! Some sample sessions include: Basic Outdoor Skills; Age Level Training; Mystery Science & Math; Girl Scout Jeopardy; New Leader Orientation; Eat the Frog!; CPR/First Aid; Teens & Tweens; and much more.
When and where?
Central Region: August 25, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church -- Columbia, MO
Southeast Region: August 18, 2012 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tanner Christian Church -- Sikeston, MO
Southwest Region: August 25, 2012 8:00am - 4:30pm
Praise Assembly Church -- Springfield, MO
To download session information, go to www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/learn2lead.
More Training Opportunities
The training registration deadline is 10 days before the training date. Only those who are registered will be notified of any cancellations or changes to the training. You will receive an email confirmation approximately one week prior to the training date. If you do receive a confirmation, please contact a leadership and learning specialist for volunteerism.
Sat., Sept. 8 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Silver Meadows
Sat., Sept. 8 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Mintahama
Sat., Sept. 29 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Silver Meadows
Sat., Sept. 29 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Sacajawea East
Sat., Oct. 6 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Latonka
Sat., Oct. 13 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Mintahama
Sat., Oct. 20 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Sacajawea West
Thurs., Oct. 25 ^BOS 5:30pm-8pm $6 West Plains Hut
Sat., Oct. 27 ^BOS 9am-1pm $6 Finbrooke
^Basic Outdoor Skills
Saturday, Sept. 15 Pre Camp *BTC 9am-noon $15 Spfd Service Center
Saturday, Sept. 29-30 Overnight *BTC 9am Sat. - 4pm Sun Finbrooke
*Basic Troop Camping (BTC) & Overnight (pre-camp is a pre-requisite for the overnight)
Don't miss out - registration deadlines will be here before you know it!
Age levels are denoted by initial after each program title (D=Daisy; B=Brownie; J=Junior; C=Cadette; S=Senior; A=Ambassador).
Hay Girl Hoedown-DB 10/6 Sacajawea East Deadline 9/19/12
Horse Fun-C 10/6 Marshfield, MO Deadline 9/21/12
Go Challenge-CSA 10/6 Silver Meadows Deadline 9/21/12
Archery-CSA 10/6 Mintahama Deadline 9/21/12
Lock-In-DBC 10/12-10/13 Springfield, Deadline 10/1/12
Archery-CSA 10/13 Finbrooke Deadline 9/28/12
Chemistry Trg-(7th+) 10/14 Columbia, MO Deadline 10/5/12
Adventure-DBCSA 10/14 Kingdom City Deadline 9/14/12
Roundup-CSA 10/19-10/20 Cherokee Ridge Deadline 10/3/12
Hay Girl Hoedown-DB 10/20 Latonka Deadline 10/5/12
Magic of Chemistry (6th) 10/20 Columbia Deadline 10/5/12
Challenge Games-CSA 10/20 Finbrooke Deadline 10/5/12
Time to Dine-A 10/25 Springfield Deadline 10/11/12
Cookie Program Preview
It's never too early to start thinking about cookies! This year's program starts on January 4! Here are a few dates to get on your calendar.
Service Unit Chair Training Dates
November 10 Jefferson City
November 12 Cape Girardeau
November 13 Houston
November 14 Joplin
November 15 Springfield
SU Trainings: Month of Nov/Dec
Troop Trainings: Month of December
SU Cookie Rallies: Month of January
January 4 Program begins
January 22 Orders due to leaders
January 24 Orders due to SU
February 8 Service Center Cookie Cupboards open
Feb. 9-Mar. 10 Direct Sales
March 10 Program Ends
Governance News & Updates
Delegate Election Time
Would you like to be a delegate for your service unit? Service Team Managers are beginning to recruit volunteers for the 2012-2013 membership year. Delegates are the voice for the membership and play an important role at the annual meeting. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, contact your service team manager or membership marketing specialist.
Council Shop News
Shops will travel to Learn 2 Lead in Sikeston on August 18; Springfield and Columbia on August 25. We will have selected t-shirts, gift items, and 100th anniversary memorabilia. If you would like for us to bring special orders, please call ahead (at least 2 days in advance) and let us know what you need, and we will bring your order with us to the event.
|DISCOVER, CONNECT, TAKE ACTION
Teamwork, confidence and courage - resident camp 2012!
| Quick Notes |
|TO DO THIS MONTH
- Get re-registered for the 2012-2013 year!
- Register for Learn 2 Lead events
- Check your forms to make sure you have the most up-to-date versions
VOLUNTEER WEB PORTAL
Do you need something from the Volunteer Resources CD? A product program order form? The tax exempt certificate?
Get what you need from the Volunteer Web Portal. Access it from the council Web site, or the link above, and use the following username & password for the 2011-2012 year:
AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER HOURS
Service Centers &
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed (except Springfield)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
All retail shops will open back up on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm beginning Saturday, September 8.
All Retail Shops and Service Centers will be closed on Monday, August 20.
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