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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes local volunteers and businesses
HOUSTON (May 31, 2012) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Spring and Klein-area volunteers Sergio Fernandez, Margie Mendoza, Myrna Frost and Jane Mahavier as well as Denny's Restaurant, 6504 FM 2920, Timber Lakes Baptist Church, 1540 Sawdust Rd., and Smile S’more Service Unit 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."
Fernandez, Mendoza and Frost 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.
Mahavier received the Continuing Service Award, GSSJC's own recognition instituted in 1978 that is given to an outstanding volunteer who has already received the prestigious Thanks Badge and has continued to serve the Council above and beyond the position(s) he or she holds.
Denny's Restaurant received the Certificate of Appreciation, a recognition given to a community building, business, church or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council or a service unit for several years. This is the first level of Community Awards.
Timber Lakes Baptist Church received the Laser Plaque, a recognition given to a community building, business, church or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council or a service unit for many years. This is the third level of Community Awards.
Finally, Smile S'more Service Unit 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 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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