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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council recognizes Clear Lake volunteers
Clear Lake, Texas (May 31, 2012) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) recently honored Clear Lake-area volunteers Kathy Tamer and Susan Hetherington 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."
Tamer 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. She was given the award for her role in the 52nd National Convention held in Houston in November 2011. Tamer served as a delegate when the triennial event was held in Indianapolis in 2008 and brought back many useful ideas. She was responsible for staffing sessions, delegate training, governance conference and other smaller meetings held throughout the convention.
Hetherington 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.
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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