News & Notes for Leaders
Archery Training Course is FULL!
Report from the March Leader Meeting
Council thanks us for all our hard work during the Cookie Sale and appreciates all the effort you and the girls put in even though there were shortages of the top seller items. We are now in the home stretch of Cookie Season.
Some good news from our Fall Sale Manager is that the Service Unit was award a Bonus from Fall Sales, this is because of the outstanding job all of you, your girls and your troop helpers did in this last Fall Sale and we really appreciate all you did to help us receive this. Please pass on our thanks and congratulations to all your girls and troop helpers for a job well done!
Please allocate all boxes to girls and confirm rewards earned and submit so it saves by tomorrow. Final paperwork due this Friday, March 13th to Deanna Sanchez, paperwork includes signed Troop Sales report printed from eBudde, Troop transfer receipts and all Gift of Caring receipts. Place all these in a sealed envelope and turn into the box on Deanna’s front porch at 3838 Yosemite Court North in Valley Trails, Pleasanton.
The second ACH pull will happen this week sometime (for some this may already have happened) and the final pull with be during the week beginning March 23rd. ACH discrepancy form needs to be submitted by 9am March 23rd for this final pull.
Events happening locally.
First Aid and CPR training this Thursday, March 12th 5pm – 10pm at Lydiksen Elementary, taught by our very own Tina Amber, still had a few space if you would like to attend please email now Tmamber@aol.com and bring $50 to pay on the night.
Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 14th, if you are interested in taking part in this please contact Natalie Mattei at email@example.com her troop is taking part and they would love some company.
For 1st grade Daisies and all Brownies FAIR PLAY BADGE WORKSHOP hosted by Troop 32486 as their Bronze Award event, Monday, April 20th, 2015, 4pm – 5:30pm $5.00 per girl and limited to 50 girls activities, badge and snack included. Register by Friday, April 3rd 2015. Contact Carrie Simpson with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Older Girl PJ Midnight Bowling – Under the Sea Saturday, April 25th, 2015, Bowling from 11pm to 1:30am. $19 per bowler(includes bowling, shoes, goodie bag, water and patch). Service Project – Toiletry items for donation to charity. Register by Friday, April 10th, 2015. THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. Contact Kim Van Lare at email@example.com or Kindra Mendall firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Bridging Event for 5th, 8th, 10th and 12th graders Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 5:30pm to 9:30pm. $8 per girl (includes dessert, drinks, program and bridging patch). There are two flyers for this event one for 5th graders and the other for the older girls. Register by Friday, March 27th, 2015. Contact Karen Zengel at email@example.com with questions.
Archery Training for Adults Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, 8am to 4pm. $50 per person(includes USAA certification, booklet and training). Space is limited to 12 participants and is filling fast. Register by Monday, March 16th 2015, after which it will be opened to other Service Units if not already filled. Contact Margo Tschirky with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Service Opportunities in our Community
Backpack project – Friday, March 13th 2015 1pm to 4pm and Saturday, March 14th 9am to 4pm at Harvest Park Middle School MPR. The project is to fill backpacks with school supplies. Please contact either Karen Rodriguez at email@example.com or Jan Krzesinska at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the coordinator Cindy Williams.
Dublin Pride Celebrations – Saturday April 25th 2015 various opportunities throughout the day working with Dublin City to put on this event, this will be coordinated through Kathy Southern at Dublin City, please contact her with any questions or to volunteer at email@example.com
Memorial Day – Saturday, May 23rd and Monday, May 25th, 2015 these are two opportunities to be part of the Memorial Day remembrances on the Saturday the Veteran’s and American Legion Post 237 would like Girl Scouts to volunteer to help with the flag and medallion placement on the grave sites at the Cemetery on Sunol Blvd. and on Monday there is a Memorial Day Program that they would like the Girl Scouts to be a part of starting at 9:30am. If you are interested in either or both of these opportunities please contact Jan Krzesinska at firstname.lastname@example.org
Service to Girl Scouts Opportunities
These are ways in which Girls can give back to their younger sisters and earn Service to Girl Scouting patches and pins, including LiA, PA, ViT and LiT.
Community Troop – organizing activities for girls who are waiting for troops so they get to experience what Girl Scouts is really like.
Mini Camporee – hosting this event for the Daisy Girl Scouts within our Service Unit and letting them experience some of the fun things that happen at camp while staying in town.
Badge/Journey Workshops – plan activities to meet the requirements of your favorite badge at their level in a fun event.
Working with Younger Troops during their meetings.
If you have girls who would like to do any of these please contact either Tina Marshall at email@example.com or Jan Krzesinska at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and discussion Event on Immunizations hosted by Troop 31230 from Berkeley
At our next troop meeting, 23 March, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church,
400 Grizzly Peak Blvd in Berkeley, we will have a special guest speaker. Lan Hyunh, the City
of Berkeley Immunization Coordinator, will visit our meeting, make a presentation and take
questions. Since this is an important issue that's been in the news, I'm linviting everyone to
consider coming to the meeting. While it might be hard for some of the younger girls to follow,
if you think their parents would be interested in coming, they are welcome to come on their
own. Adult volunteers are also welcome. I'd like to thank Trudi Peterson for helping me make this
connection and thus the presentation possible.Troop 31230 looks forward to welcoming you on the 23rd.
For our planning purposes, I'd be grateful if you could let me or Kristina know if you're coming
by replying to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next SUT meeting is Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at Lydiksen Elementary Teachers Workroom, Presentations at 7pm. Please get flyers to Tina Marshall email@example.com by Friday, March 20th.
Next Leader meeting on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at Lydiksen Elementary, will be our Adult Appreciation and Graduating Seniors and Gold Awardees recognition Event details will follow as soon as confirmed.
Thank you all for all you do we value everyone of you.
Leader Support Manager
And All the Service Unit Team.
New Contacts for our Service Unit...
Report from the February Leader Meeting
CAMPOREE 1 @ CAMP BOTHIN
CAMPOREE 2 @ CAMP ROYANEH
TREASURER REPORTING FOR EVENTS
BRONZE & SILVER AWARD CEREMONY
OLDER GIRL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY / Fall Brownie/Junior Campout
Thanks and see you March 9 at our next Leader Meeting!
Report from the January Leader Meeting
Diablo Day Camp - registration now open (closes Feb 1); Camp sites in Lafayette, San Ramon & NEW Shadow Cliffs (Pleasanton); www.diablodaycamp.org
Camp Butano Creek, Pescadero, CA - www.campbutanocreek.org
Camp Rocks: GS NorCal Camp Catalog and Informtion - www.camprocks.org
Silver and Bronze Award Recognition Ceremony
Girl Scouts of Northern California President’s Award
Congratulations to the 2013-14 Crossroads Service Unit Team
Maude Whalen Award
Thank you all for your dedication to Girl Scouting and continued efforts in making our Girl Scout Community shine.
See you at the next Leader Meeting on Monday, December 8.
New Events - Flyers available now
If you are looking for a troop for your daughter, please fill out the interest form at right. There will also be Girl Scout meetings throughout our Pleasanton, Dublin, Sunol service area in September and October. Please check back for dates.
CRSU Journey Workshops! - Don't Miss this Great Opportunity!
We want to pass on this exciting information about upcoming Journey Workshop events this Fall, sponsored by Crossroads Service Unit. Detailed information and Registration forms can be found on our website in the EVENTS section.
Between Earth and Sky Daisy Journey
Saturday, October 11, 2pm-6pm
Registration Due: 9/29
Breathe Cadette Journey
Friday, November 14, 5pm-10pm
Registration Due 10/30
GIRLTopia Senior Journey
Friday, November 14, 5pm-10pm
Registration Due 10/30
Discover. Connect. Take Action! This is a great way to experience a Journey in one day. This opportunity will give the girls a chance to complete the Journey requirements, so they can plan their Take Action projects for the year. Please note that all registering troop adults will be asked to organize and/or support stations while at the Journey Workshop.
September Leader Meeting - Here's What You Missed!
An updated Service Unit Team roster is now available on the Crossroads website, crossroadsgirlscouts.com
The team is currently looking for volunteers to fill the following open positions:
**Older Girl Planning Meeting This Week!**
Friday, September 12 @ Lydiksen 6:30-9:30pm
Event is FREE and Open to 6th-12th Grade Girls
*JUNIOR JAMBOREE URGENT NOTICE*: October 17-19, 2014 There is now space available for 13 Juniors and 4 Adults to attend. Contact Lynn Shinn for more information:
firstname.lastname@example.org Event Flyer Attached, also available on the Crossroads site.
STEM in Scouting
There are still spots available for the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Event for girls 8th-12th grades. The event is being held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Saturday, October 11, 8:30am-8:30pm. Cost is $25 per Girl Scout. The fee includes lunch, and a day full of STEM programs and activities. See Attachment, or the Crossroads site under Events for more information.
**NEW**Holiday Extravaganza 2014 at Camp Bothin presented by Girl Scout Alumnae
Spend the weekend with the talented and creative members of our Girl Scout Alumnae nd friends and return home with lots of hand-made gifts, decorations and ideas to make your own!
See flyer under Events for more information.
Debbie Dugorepec gave a Delegate report. The following are some of the highlights.
Strategic Priorities for 2015-2017
Fall Recruitment Events
Council Retail Pop Up Shop - OCTOBER LEADER MEETING
If you are interested in ordering any troop supplies such as uniforms, patches, or other troop materials, consider a pre-order with the Council Retail Pop Up Shop that is coming to the October Leader meeting. Contact Jan Krzesinska for details and where to pre-order email@example.com
Mardi Hanou, our Fall Sales Coordinator held a brief training session at the end our general meeting. Sales materials were distributed. There are two more training -or refresher- sessions planned: Monday, September 22 at 7pm and Monday, September 29 at 7pm at Mardi’s home. Please contact Mardi for details and to RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org OR contact Mardi for instructions on how to take the online course.
The next SUT (Formerly CT) Meeting is Monday, September 22nd, 7pm @ Lydiksen in the Teacher’s work room (E Pod). Please send your flyer and budget to our Program Support Manager, Tina Marshall email@example.com for approval prior to the meeting
Our next Leader meeting will be held on Monday, October 13 at Lydiksen Elementary. General Meeting will begin at 7:30pm.
Welcome back! We hope you all had a great summer. We have lots to share at our upcoming Leader Meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014, at Lydiksen Elementary. Please note the change of venue for our Leader Meetings this year.
Junior Jamboree Meeting @ 6:30pm (for registered participants)SWAP open for business @ 7:00pm General Leader Meeting @ 7:30pm Lydiksen Elementary
7700 Highland Oaks Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Older Girl Planning Meeting - Friday, 9/12 6:30-9:30 pm
(no registration needed but please to RSVP - see the form on the events page)
Are you an Older Girl (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador) Troop? This is your chance to help decide what fun activities just for Older Girls will happen in our service unit this year. We are hoping for at least one representative from each OG Troop!
Returning Troop Fall Sales Managers:
· There will be a brief training session at the end of the Leader Meeting on Sept. 8
· We’ll distribute your sales materials after the training session
o Have at hand: § your troop number § the number of girls in your troop
New Troop Fall Sales Managers and those who want a refresher:
· Attend one of the following training sessions:
§ Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:00
§ Monday, Sept. 29 at 7:00
o Where: 607 Blossom Court, Pleasanton ·
OR contact Mardi Hanou at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to take online training
Fall Sales Dates: Oct. 3 – 19 Initial Orders Taken
TBD Booth Lottery
Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 Initial Order Distribution
Nov. 7 – 23 Public Sale
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