During the Promise and Legacy Circle appreciation event, Carol Dedrich met Girl Scout alumna Cristina De Almeida Amaral and honorees Mike and Mimi Murray.
We’re on a mission … together
Greetings from your new CEO! What an honor to lead one of the nation's most respected Girl Scout councils.
I first discovered the power of Girl Scouting as a child in Michigan. During eight years as chief external relations officer for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, I found joy and satisfaction in helping girls of all backgrounds discover their potential. Now, I’m thrilled to work with Girl Scouts San Diego’s members, volunteers, friends and staff to further our mission.
It was wonderful seeing many of you at Urban Glampout, the Promise and Legacy Circle appreciation celebration, tree planting picnic and other events. I look forward to meeting more of you soon!
Volunteers, please join me at one of our get-acquainted gatherings for members, scheduled in November and December throughout San Diego and Imperial counties.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Spotlighting Mimi and Mike Murray
Cristina De Almeida Amaral, an SDSU freshman, spoke about her Girl Scout leadership experiences, including participating in a United Nations conference, traveling to India and earning her Gold Award.
Congratulations to Mimi and Mike, and thank you to our circle members for their unwavering commitment to girls!
Carlo and Nadine Daleo (far left) attended the tree planting picnic. Other guests included (left to right) CEO Carol Dedrich and Ron Moss with his daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Ron Johnson.
Growing girls’ futures
Intuit’s Kylie Taitano (pointing at laptop) and Diane Schwantes (center photo), a member of the Women of AT&T, were among volunteers leading STEAM workshops. Tammy Johnson (far right) was the keynote speaker.
Girls going full STEAM ahead
During You Can Be … in Tech hosted by Intuit, female technology professionals talked about their careers and led workshops about coding, innovation and prototyping. Next, the Women of AT&T professional group hosted Girls in Future Technology Day. Girl Scouts experimented with app development, programming and tower engineering, and listened to panel discussions with STEAM professionals. The keynote speaker for both events was AT&T Senior Training Manager Tammy Johnson, a troop leader who attributes her high-tech success to following the Girl Scout Law.
Macy's parade spotlights Girl Scouting
Local residents can be part of the magic! Girl Scouts of the USA invites members to take the 2016 Girl Scout Challenge. By sharing how they “lead to build a better world,” girls can enter to win a $500 MetLife scholarship. In addition, the Fashion Valley Macy’s store will host a free parade-themed community event on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. with prizes, activities and refreshments. For details, contact Membership Recruitment Specialist Alex Metz at (619) 610-0793.
Driving away hunger
Help Girl Scouts feed low-income families and seniors this holiday season by donating nonperishable food items at any VONS or Albertsons between Monday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 3. Girls will volunteer at the grocery stores on the last day, inviting customers to join them in fighting hunger. MTS and NCTD buses will transport collected groceries to the food bank. Girl Scouts interested in volunteering can register online, or contact Anne Canter at (619) 610-0786.
Board Chair Rick Brooks and CEO Carol Dedrich share ideas with GSUSA Interim CEO Sylvia Acevedo (center).
Rick, Carol join national dialogue about building Girl Scouting
With the theme of Partnership: Leading Strategy Implementation, this year’s conference focused on councils’ strategic objectives of reaching more girls and having a higher impact, stronger brand, effective operations and increased investments. Attendees also developed plans for aligning across the movement in regard to our brand, operating model and the girl leadership experience.