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In addition, the annual Silent Auction was a huge success! We raised $4,210 for camperships this year! Thank you to our basket donors and bidders for helping make dreams come true.
Now, let’s take a look at all of the award recipients. And please feel free to congratulate them with a comment below! If you know of an amazing Girl Scout Leader who didn’t get recognized this year, make sure you nominate your volunteer during next year’s open nomination period.
FREE SPIRIT AWARD
This award recognizes one adult per region with innovative, forward thinking which leads to providing an exceptional Girl Scout experience during the membership year.
ANITA DVORSKY – S O U T H W E S T Anita has been the Southwest Regional Chair for three years. She helps guide the region as a whole by serving all of the five Service Areas together, keeping the region cohesive. A volunteer for 26 years, Anita has been a troop leader many times for many girls. Among the many functions Anita has performed are Council Trainer, Service Area Manager, several positions in Product Sales, member of the Council Recognitions Committee, event planner, mentor to leaders and girls, and many more. Anita’s forward thinking regarding training and process for selecting delegates has given voice to her region. Southwest Region has prospered under Anita’s leadership because of her devotion to the girls, adult volunteers and the Girl Scout Movement.
Despite personal hardship, Dorothy’s belief in the Girl Scout Mission has only blossomed each year. She remains a steadfast co-leader with two troops in the Barstow area and provides excellent program, a positive influence for girls and an uplifting spirit. Dorothy has taught her girls that nothing should hold them back or keep them down. The light of Scouting shines bright in all her girls, and they see her not only as a role model but also a friend. The values of the Girl Scout program are exemplified in Dorothy, as she teaches girls and adult volunteers that through determination a person can accomplish many things that might otherwise seem to be impossible. Congratulations, Dorothy.
WHATEVER IT TAKES AWARD
Alissa currently serves on the Southwest Product Sales Team as Co-Manager and next year will be fulfilling the role of Region Manager. She can and will do anything necessary to help any leader, co-leader, troop or team member. She consistently works hard, doing what needs to be done. She conscientiously responds to emails and phone calls, works all Product Sales trainings, cupboards, and Mega Drops and can be found volunteering at most regional events. Countless times, Alissa has given up her free time, personal time and sometimes family time so that she can help other leaders in the region overcome their struggles. Volunteers who endorsed Alissa for this award want her to know that her kind actions and help are deeply appreciated and not forgotten. AMI CLARK– SOUTHWEST People who know Ami will tell you the word “No” doesn’t exist in her vocabulary. She is always willing to volunteer to do anything that is needed. No matter the activity, whether it is an event, program or product sales enterprise, Ami is there. Her special gift is the willingness and ability to step in at the last minute to ensure success. Ami always puts the girls first. She ensures they are being offered fun, educational programs and quality events. She always wants to help the leaders and has volunteered at ATTA and ABC, cleaning, sweeping and doing countless odd chores around camp. Ami provides invaluable service to her region.
FUND DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Elizabeth’s dedication to moving girls and women forward toward the goal of equal opportunity in the workplace and elsewhere is the passion that drives her interest in San Gorgonio Council. When Elizabeth chose to support our Council financially, she did so wholeheartedly by joining the ranks of major donors with her first gift. Since then her personal contributions place her in the top rank of individual donors. Fortunately for our Council, Elizabeth has backed her gifts of treasure with personal involvement, through active participation in the Girl Scout Alumni Association. Her initiative and leadership has led to defining aggressive fund development objectives for alumni. As a professional consultant in nonprofit board development and small business management, Elizabeth provides invaluable insight as an advisor for the Alumni Steering Committee. She volunteers in many ways to move fund development toward its goals, from editing documents to initiating and facilitating strategic planning sessions. Most recently, she sponsored the recognition for the Daisy Society members. Elizabeth’s contributions of time, talent and treasure have been instrumental in achieving our Council’s fund development objectives.
ANDY CLARK MEMORIAL AWARD
PEAK PERFORMANCE AWARD
This award recognizes a single volunteer for specific service of outstanding quality, which is unique in nature and performed on a Council level.
SHINING STAR AWARD
This award recognizes a single volunteer for specific outstanding service that benefits the entire council over the course of three consecutive years.
This award is presented to a regional advisory team for meeting the standards of excellence and growth as outlined in the application. The purpose of this award is to recognize the efforts of a region in moving its assigned area or audience toward the Council’s goals and objectives during the membership year. These goals must be met by September 30th to be recognized the following calendar year at adult recognitions.
This award honors those whose service has had a significant impact on furthering the Council’s goals in at least one region and have earned either outstanding leader or outstanding volunteer.
This pin recognizes outstanding service delivered in two or more regions within the council’s jurisdiction in a way that furthers council’s goals recipients must have already earned the Appreciation Pin.
VOLUNTEER OF EXCELLENCE
This award recognizes volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any pathway to implement the GSLE through the use of the national program portfolio or in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.
The Thanks Badge is the highest adult recognition in Girl Scouting and benefits the entire council for five consecutive years recipients must have already earned the Honor Pin.
THANKS BADGE II
The Thanks Badge II is awarded to a candidate who has already earned the Thanks Badge.
REGIONAL LEADERS OF THE YEAR
A GSSGC recognition, this award recognizes one leader from each region per year who displays a positive attitude, supports Girl Scouting through well-rounded programming, is current in all training requirements and has given outstanding service to girls over the period of 5 consecutive years.