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2013 GSMW Annual Meeting

We made history at our 2013 Annual Meeting on April 20, 2013! 
Do you know why?

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Flag Ceremony

 

On Saturday, April 20, the business meeting began with a flag ceremony recognizing the flags for the United States, each sovereign nation/tribe in Montana and Wyoming and the Girl Scouts flag. Many of the flags were carried by a Girl Scout volunteer from the tribe being represented.
We want to thank each volunteer for making this historic flag ceremony so memorable!
The flags were:

The United States of America

The Blackfeet Tribe

The Chippewa Cree Tribe

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation

The Crow Tribe

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe

The Fort Belknap Tribes

The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe, recognized by the State of Montana

The Northern Arapahoe Tribe

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe

The State of Montana

The Girl Scouts’ Flag

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On Friday evening, April 19th, the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming began the weekend with a Volunteer Recognition Dinner, with guest speaker, Wendy Samson.

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After dinner and Wendy’s uplifting talk, awards were given to volunteers.

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Volunteer Awards

 

Awards given:

1. The Volunteer of Excellence award recognizes those volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through use of the National Program Portfolio or who have contributed outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.

•Angela Cope
•Becky Naberhaus
•Christy Orchard
•Christy Rockne
•Collette Wolfslau
•Deanna Hause
•Janelle Pfeil
•Joanna Stratman
•Karen Downs
•Karin Engelhaupt
•Kim Karls
•Kristi Soske
•Kristin Makris
•Kristyn Schultz
•Laura Riddle
•Loretta Reichert
•Michele Mickelson
•Misty Thompson
•Nicole Grey
•Rachel Kitchens
•Sandy Lehman
•Sandy Luthy
•Shelley Juvan
•Somer Faust
•Tiffany Healey
•Tracy Dougher
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2. The Appreciation Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. This service, which has had measurable impact on at least one geographic area of service, helps the council reach and surpasses its mission-delivery goals for that area.
•Abby Turner
•Alene Malloy
•Alicia Smith
•Andrea Anderson
•Anne Marken
•Bridget Moore
•Chris Greytak Hower
•Christine White
•Deana Bailey
•Diana Kostecki
•Frank Strong
•Hollie King
•Juli Monahan
•Kathy Handelin
•Lorna Richardson
•Melanie Campbell
•Melissa Abbey
•Patricia Peoples
•Rebecca Tooke
•Susan Francis
•Tamera Smith
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3. The Honor Pin recognizes an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which has had measurable impact on two or more geographic areas of service, allowing the council to reach and surpass its mission-delivery goals.
•April Strong
•Becky Johnson
•Laura Buckner
•Mary Tharp
•Tanya McCoy
•Vicki Hentz
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4. The Thanks Badge honors an individual whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had an exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.
•Judy Schofield
•Tolly Patten
•Vicki Powers
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Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is the largest geographic Girl Scouts Council in the USA covering 245,000 square miles and serving 79 counties. Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) serves 7,836 girls and 2,861 adult members.

Learning the history of SWAPS and having a SWAPS'tacular time!

Learning the history of SWAPS and having a SWAPS’tacular time!

 

Juanita showing some of her SWAPS. Jami talking about SWAPS.

Juanita showing some of her SWAPS. Jami talking about SWAPS.

The Future is so bright... we gotta wear shades!The Future is so bright… we gotta wear shades!

Fashion Show during lunch on Saturday

Fashion Show during lunch on Saturday

GSMW Annual Meeting attendees

GSMW Annual Meeting attendees