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Region 2 Team

Shelley Murphy

Volunteer Specialist, Team Lead

Duluth Regional Center

 

Jamie Sands

Membership Specialist

Duluth Regional Center

 

Amanda Morrow

Program Specialist

Duluth Regional Center

 

Product Sales & Finance Specialist

Duluth Regional Center



Region 2

The latest news for Girl Scouts in Duluth, northeast Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and surrounding areas. Do you have something to share? Contact any member of our Regional Team.


Family Updates


By Amanda Morrow

Spirit Valley Day Camp at Janette Pollay Aug 11-15 has space available for additional campers.  Only $75.  Regardless of your SU affiliation, your daughter is welcome to attend!  For more information, contact Sandy Robinson 218-393-9329 or sandyrob@charter.net.

By Amanda Morrow
Aug 18 | Janette Pollay Cabin | 6-9pm
 
Who better to demonstrate knot tying? Spend an evening with the US Navy.  More information will be provided here on the blog as it comes available.  Questions?  Contact Amanda Morrow at amorrow@gslakesandpines.org 
By Amanda Morrow

Girls from all over the council traveled to Duluth for not one, but two, council trips featuring the city!  Younger girls visited the Great Lakes Aquarium, the zoo, and stayed overnight at the Duluth Children's Museum.  Older girls came two weeks later and traveled to Gooseberry Falls, Brighton Beach, the Glensheen Mansion, and more!  Despite chilly weather, the girls saw lots and got to know other Girl Scouts from different areas.  Below, the girls brave the waves of Park Point Beach!

By Amanda Morrow

Volunteers are needed to help staff the Spirit Valley Day Camp, happening August 11-15 in Duluth. This is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your Girl Scout and her friends. Opportunities and time slots vary--please contact Sandy Robinson at sandyrob@charter.net for details or to sign up!


By Amanda Morrow

Lots and lots of choices for Region 2!  Check out the complete day camp list here.


Volunteer Updates


By Amanda Morrow

True North Americorps is seeking applicants for the fall--one opportunity includes working with Girl Scouts in our afterschool program, Girl Scouts in Action!  AmeriCorps is an amazing opportunity to serve your community while gaining job skills and an education award upon successful completion of a year of service.  For more information or to apply, visit http://www.truenorthamericorps.org/

By Keri Lynn

We would like to welcome two new staff members to the GSMWLP Region 2 team:

 

Valerie Goerlitz, product sales and finance specialist for regions 1 & 2, started with our council on April 17 and has been busy learning about the cookie sale, getting all the remaining recognitions sorted out, and has become an expert on adventure points in a short time! Looking towards the end of the school year she is gearing up to receive all the Troop Finance Reports and learn about the fall product sale – Duluth Training will be on September 11, 2014. 

 

Amanda Morrow has been in the program specialist role since the end of March and has really enjoyed building new programs and working with girls during Programs on the Go and Kaleidoscope.  She is gearing up for two Duluth trips this summer and a College 101 Road Trip and is looking forward to meeting girls and volunteers from across the Council!

 

Stop by and meet them in the Duluth Office!

By Amanda Morrow

We are already well into the planning of the 2014 Fall Sale and the 2015 Cookie Sale Programs.  Know that we have some great things in store for these sales, but for now we hope that troops are enjoying the warmer weather and reaping the benefits of their past sales in order to do the things they planned to do.  For a little light reading, for those troops that are not yet self sustaining, we recommend the following to help your troop plan for the upcoming year: What is a Self Sustaining Troop? Enjoy the start of summer and know that we appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for Girl Scouts.  THANK YOU from all of us.

By Amanda Morrow

Every troop must submit their annual Troop Financial Report (TFR) to their Community Coordinator, Service Unit Manager or Service Unit Treasurer by June 15 who needs to submit them to their Product Sales and Finance Specialist no later than July 1.  Writable forms are available on our website: http://gslakesandpines.org/files/4797.pdf.  Do a file/save as to your computer. Remember that expenses must be entered as negative numbers for the math to work correctly.  A copy of your checkbook register and a recent bank statement must be included

Troops who fail to submit their TFR are subject to an audit and/or freezing of their Girl Scout bank account.  Please help us by turning in your troop’s report in a timely manner.  Please contact your Product Sales and Finance Specialist if you have any questions.  Thank you!

By Keri Lynn

Troops in Superior: Did you know the City of Superior’s Environmental Services Division can partner with you for a program?  Their staff can bring these or other water-related activities to your troop meeting, or perhaps you’d like to set up a joint event with the other troops at your school--especially if you’re working on the Brownie WOW or Daisy Flower Garden Journey.  Options include:

 

  1. Water Cycle game . . . A fun, active game where you are the water droplet--roll the dice and learn where the water goes.
  2. Water cycle bracelets . . . Make a bracelet where each bead represents a water reservoir (lake, stream, ocean, etc.)
  3. Puppet show!  Themes such as keeping water clean and mercury bioaccumulation
  4. Make seed paper. . . Make paper with native plant seeds. Use the paper as you wish – bookmark, cards, etc. Then you can tear a piece off, plant it, and watch your seeds sprout!
  5. Wastewater treatment tour . . . Get behind the scenes to find out how sewage is treated.

 

Because of funding, these programs are only available to troops and groups based in Superior.  For more info or to set up a program, contact Ada Tse, Research Assistant, at 715-394-0392 x1018 or tsea@ci.superior.wi.us



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