DREAMS TO REALITY: Senior Troop 3315 - Monday, Nov 12 7:00-9:00 Twin Groves Middle School-Skylight Area (4th grade & up): Meet 5-6 different women that have very interesting careers. Learn how they got into their selected fields, their education and how they balance home and family. What were their “dreams” and how did they make them “realities”. Use workshop for Bronze/Silver Award requirements or to complete Jr Badge/Cadet Interest Patch work. Please RSVP by Nov 1st
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT:Bobbi Selvik (firstname.lastname@example.org) - FREE programs available from JA for K-12 that teach basic concepts of business & economics through stories, interactive exercises, etc. All materials provided. Programs consist of 5 units/program @ 45 mins/unit. Upon completion, will receive certificate and free patch. Use JA activities toward Try-it/Badge requirements. College scholarships are available for completing older programs. To learn more, visit www.ja.org under “Programs”.
GSICC NEWS: Kay Monroe (email@example.com) - Council Realignment will probably not happen in the near future. It is recommended that you do go ahead and purchase Council ID sets with the expectation that if a merger does occur, Council will supply replacements (“they always have in the past” per Kay). Business should continue as usual at the troop level . . . building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!
Corporate Meeting - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at Deerfield Hyatt 10:30-2:00. 10:30-12:30 with awards presentation to follow. VISTA 2 needs 9 representatives to attend (can be a Sr Scout - use for Gold Award?). Pls contact Kay if are interested. Business portion of meeting will run from
Also, remember to nominate fellow leaders, inform parents @ nominating leaders, etc. for “Outstanding Leader” and “Beaman/Denoyer” Awards. Info & forms can be gotten on website at home page of www.ilcrossroads.org under “Tell us about your Leader”.
VISTA 2 Ambassadors needed for: Girl Membership. This position assists school coordinators with girl recruitment, girl placement, etc. Pls contact Kay with questions.
Additional GS Program Activities – We are collaborating with Prairie Winds Council to offer additional programs and activities for girls and leaders in our council. Please go to www.girlscoutspw.org/registernow to find info on programs offered and to register.
WEB PERSON: Cathy Rabeler-O’Hara (V2_IntComAmb@gsvista.org) - To put information on the VISTA 2 website regarding activities offered, events, etc. or to update existing information, please e-mail Cathy at the address listed above. Remember, no “personal” information (ie phone numbers, e-mail addresses) can be put on website. In addition, if you have pictures from recent GS events (not posed) that you’d like posted, please send to Cathy. You need to identify all girls that are in the picture and verify on their registration forms that pictures can be published for those Scouts.
LEO: Norene Buchner - Leader Enrichment Overnight April 4-6, 2008 Camp Lake, WI: Is an awesome annual retreat organized for all leaders within our council. It is a opportunity to learn new ideas, bond with other leaders, “make new friends”, and rejuvenate your “leader spirit”!! . . . Oprah always recommends retreats as a way to strengthen and refresh J Veterans of these retreats highly recommend it. More information will be coming shortly-save the date!!
PRODUCT SALES: Laurie Haas/ Kay Monroe - Rosters were made available at the meeting listing all personnel involved in product sales in each community. These rosters will be useful in coordinating efforts between communities as it pertains to site sales, product distribution, etc. NOTE: Vernon/Lincolnshire are still in need of a Community Partner for cookie sales. (Fall Product: Sales - Oct 12–28 Delivery – Nov 16–Dec 2 ) (Cookie Program: Sales - Jan 4-27, 2008 Delivery – Begins Feb 16)
PROGRAMS: - 5 New STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program boxes will be made available in our storage shed. A current inventory list of available resources in the storage shed is on the VISTA 2 website under “Leader Resources” - “Program Equip/Library Material List”. We will be verifying the inventory and making the storage shed access information available to all leaders in a separate document along with check out procedures.
LEADER/DAUGHTER EVENT: - We would like to get a committee together to organize a VISTA–wide Leader/Daughter event for the spring. We currently have a few people who have stepped forward to help, but would need a few more. In addition, we would like to survey our girls to find out what they would like to do with their moms. Please contact Kay if you would be willing to help with any of these tasks.
TIDBITS: Anytime you leave the meeting location that is listed on your Troop Summary information (your normal meeting location), you need to e-mail a trip notice to Kay Monroe (firstname.lastname@example.org) which includes Troop #, leader name, date & time & destination. You will also need a permission slip (See Panarama & Sept meeting summary for further information on permission slip requirements)
NOVEMBER MEETING: - We will be breaking out into Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadet/Senior round tables at our next meeting. Please plan on bringing any activity ideas or items that you did with your group that you would be willing to share with others. As I’m sure we have all heard this . . . . “We’re all in this together . . .” J
Next Meeting – Monday, November 12, 2007 at TwinGrovesMiddle School
Future meetings: Jan.14th, Feb. 11th, Mar 10th, April 14th, May TBD