Hello Hawthorn Leaders!
Following are notes from our Community meeting last night.
After this year our Finance Partner, Jenny Rudnick, is stepping down. Her daughter has been out of scouting for over 4 years now, so she is refocusing her time to other activities. Just to set your mind at ease, in order to consider this position, here is a direct quote from Jenny on the complexity of this 'job': "It really is an incredibly easy job. Especially if someone is already going to be at the leader meetings, they could take care of everything right there. I have spreadsheets I have created to do the year-end report so it's a pretty small commitment. People can call me if they want to talk about it." Please let your troop parents know about this small commitment opportunity also. Then contact me and say YES!
Another leader suggested we put 'Girl Scouts' in the subj line of all scouting emails so they can be easily identified, even if the sender is different. So let's all give it a try and hopefully become more coordinated and connected.
Thank you to Becky Kempf and Kelly Bowen for coordinating this year's photo shoot! Although the weater was atrocious, I believe everyone made it without major incident. Pictures should be available soon.
Thank you to Sheri Vitaioli and Laura Black for coordinating an invigorating Roller Skating Event! Even the dads and brothers had their chance to shine, and a great time was had by all.
Cookie incentives are in. Please have your Cookie Parent contact Jeanne Dimick at to pick them up. We are again notifying the council of our 'displeasure' at having cookie sales in the middle of winter. A petition was circulated during the meeting last night. For those not in attendance, the same basic petition is attached with forwarding instructions. Please let the council know how you feel about having our daughters go door to door in sub zero weather, and standing for hours outside at site sales in blizzard conditions.
This year's Father-Daughter Event will be at the Libertyville Sports Complex. Get those dads stretching and exercising now so they're prepared! Details coming shortly. This is for Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors and their dads/significant adult male.
There are just over 100 girls registered for the Friendship Fair on April 19 at Middle North. We will begin at 1:00 (a little later than in the past) and end by 2:30. Set up can start at 12:30. Please direct questions to Donna Callen. Come and see how many square feet of rain forest Hawthorn scouts have rescued from destruction!
Troop 2425 is working diligently to put on this year's Browie TryIt Workshop on April 24 in the Aspen Cafe. Puppets, Dolls and Plays is the order of the evening, from 6:30 - 8:00. Barb Whalen will be very appreciative of any scrap ribbon and yarn donations to use in the crafts. Contact Barb.
Troop 1374 is working hard to coordinate this year's Junior Badge Workshop on May 8 in the Middle South Cafe. The Print and Graphics badge is the goal. Beth Dolce and Kari Proft are happy to accept donations of transparency paper to use in their event. Contact Beth and Kari. Flyer to be distributed shortly.
A few leaders asked about the campfire at Camporee in May. The campfires are only scheduled for Saturday night. It should be a fun event as each troop is participating with a song, skit, poem or other creative idea to share!
Thank you all for the time and effort you put into Girl Scouting! You are making an important difference in so many young lives.