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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes Cy-Fair volunteers
Cy-Fair, Texas (May 31, 2012) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Cy-Fair-area volunteers Kelly George, Debra Lewis, Dawn Donaldson, Terri Modgling, Ellen Haynie, Brenda Zimmerman, Alanna Zarosky and Randi and Tony Lewis as well as the Sunflower, Wildwood, Hummingbird Way and White Oak Service Units for their contributions to Girl Scouting.
"At 100 years old, I am often asked what has helped our organization endure over time," said GSSJC CEO Mary Vitek. "I believe the secret to our success is our volunteers. Volunteers represent 99 percent of the adult membership in Girl Scouts, and they work tirelessly to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place today and will, one day, become the future women leaders of our nation. We are proud to have these volunteers leading our young ladies into the next century of Girl Scouting."
Kelly George received the Honor Pin, given to the candidate that has provided outstanding service in two or more geographic areas or program delivery audiences in a way that furthers the Council's goals. George was given the award for her role as volunteer chair for the 2001 Girl Scout Leadership Institute, held in November 2011 in conjunction with the 52nd National Convention.
Terri Modgling received the Key Award, GSSJC's own award instituted in 2006 given to a candidate that has given distinguished service to girls and adults in GSSJC. Modgling received the award for her role in planning and executing the Council's role in the 52nd National Convention, held in Houston in November 2011.
Debra Lewis, Dawn Donaldson, Ellen Haynie, Brenda Zimmerman and Alanna Zarosky all received the Appreciation Pin, a national award given to a candidate that has provided outstanding service to a geographic area or program delivery audience in a way that furthers the Council’s goals.
Randi and Tony Lewis received the Family Award, GSSJC's own recognition given to adult family members who have contributed above and beyond the expectations of the positions they hold. Randi and Tony were given the award for their work with White Oak Service Unit, the Mariner program and more.
Finally Sunflower, Wildwood, Hummingbird Way and White Oak Service Units, all located in the Cy-Fair area, each received the President’s Award. This award recognizes the service unit who meets 10 criteria points and recognizes the efforts of a geographic area or program delivery team in moving its area toward achievement of the Council’s goals during a fiscal membership year.
GSSJC congratulates these volunteers and service units on their contributions to Girl Scouting as the organization enters its second century of girl leadership.
About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is the second largest Girl Scout council in the country serving more than 70,000 girls and 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting in the United States in 2012.
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