Volunteer of the Month April 2012

GSMW Blog,Recognition — Tags: — Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming @ 10:31 am

Michelle Collins
of Casper, WY

Nominated by: Angela Stow

Michelle Collins serves as the Service Unit Manager in Casper and has done so for 3 years. She continually gives of her time in planning and implementing service unit events and series and leads a troop of 18 girls. Casper already has 55 SU events on the calendar for 2012 and successfully completed 11 of those, with a goal of 100 events by the end of the year. Michelle made sure GSMW had a float in the parade for Parade day, and works to make strong connections in the Casper community. Her dedications lead to a 52% growth in membership in Casper from 2008-2011.
Michelle was interviewed by the Casper Star Tribune at an overnight held for girls where she hosted Officer Daley and her K9 partner. Once again she represented GSMW with class and honor. The article will help spread or mission and grow membership ensuring strong female leaders for our communities in the future.
Michelle’s selflessness and mission driven heart has enriched the lives of 100s of girls in the Casper area and there is no end in sight. She remains dedicated to building girls of Courage, Confidence and Character and leads by example.
When asked what she likes best about Girl Scouts, Michelle responded, “The girls, volunteers, staff, atmosphere, positive voice, the chance for me to grow as an individual. The stronger bond I have with my daughter. The opportunity to connect with girls who may not get that at home, the knowledge that even, if in a small teeny-tiny way I made an impact on a girl. The chance to be part of something that has nothing to do with me, but everything to do with everything. The friendships I’ve made. The community outreach. I could keep going on and on – I LOVE GIRL SCOUTS!!! (I’m addicted) I wasn’t a Girl Scout as a child, so I get to relive my childhood.”