Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fox Chapel volunteers receive awards

The Fox Chapel Service Unit 5903 presented awards to two amazing volunteers recently. Thank you to these outstanding role models for helping build girls of courage, confidence and character!

Amulya Garimella, Appreciation Pin recipient Kathy Demetri, and Satya Venneti
Satya Venneti and her daughter Amulya Garimella presented the Appreciation Pin to troop leader Kathy Demetri.

This was Amulya's last year with the troop and she thanked Kathy for being an outstanding troop leader.

Appreciation Pin Criteria: The candidate is a registered Girl Scout Adult Volunteer and has provided outstanding service to ONE or MORE geographic or program delivery audience in a way that furthers the Council’s goals. The candidate has significantly contributed to meeting one or more council goals in membership growth and retention, fund development, or increased community visibility in two or more geographic areas. And the candidate activity recognizes, understands and practices the values of inclusive behavior.

Wow! Congratulations Kathy on your award!

Troop leader Sue Stiger was presented with the Volunteer of Excellence Pin by co-leader Kathy Jerich. The girls in their troop attend Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy.

Sue Stiger and Kathy Jerich
Volunteer of Excellence Pin Criteria: The candidate has successfully completed a term of service and fulfilled all requirements of the position. She/he has performed beyond expectations for the position to deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls using the national program portfolio or has gone beyond the expectations of the position and supported council’s mission delivery goals in one or more of the following areas: Membership Development/Community Cultivation, Volunteer Relations/Support, Program, Leadership and Governance, Fund Development, and Council Support Services. She/he actively recognizes, understands, and practices the values of inclusive behavior in her/his troop and service unit. 

Awesome! Congratulations Sue!

Want to honor Girl Scout volunteers who are doing amazing things for girls? Check out the awards criteria and how to nominate on our Adult Awards section of our website.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Debuting this week...The new!

New and improved GSWPA website is now live! 

We’re so excited about the changes coming this summer that will make being a member of GSWPA easier, more manageable and more enjoyable. 

So, we're thrilled to announce the first piece of the initiative is now up and running: the new GSWPA website!

The brand new has a fresh, new look, easy-to-navigate design and improved features and functionality. Some of the highlights of the new site include:
  • a mobile-friendly design so it can be easily viewed and navigated on any device;
  • a searchable forms library that will allow you to find forms and files based on category or keyword;
  • an events calendar with advanced search capabilities and a convenient calendar view; 
  • banner ads throughout the site to promote seasonal initiatives, and much more!
We’re one of nearly 30 councils from across the country that have transitioned to this new national web platform, which features both up-to-date national content from GSUSA, along with important resources and information specific to our council.

Questions or comments about the new site? Reach out to us! 

Coming Soon - New GSWPA Shop Website!
Just like our main website, the GSWPA online shop will undergo a makeover this summer. Launching in early July, the new site will offer an improved 24/7 online shopping experience, including a mobile-friendly design for shopping on the go. And because the site will be managed by GSUSA, this transition will help us to maintain consistent branding, pricing and a full assortment of Girl Scout merchandise.
  • GSUSA will process all online orders and ship them directly from their NJ distribution warehouse.

  • Customers can still purchase GSWPA merchandise online, and those items will be shipped directly from GSWPA. This will reduce council operating costs (inventory, freight, data hosting, mailing supplies and postage).