The CEO Search/Selection Task Group met March 16 to review the CEO Selection Criteria Survey results and establish a timeline for the search process. The council is using Girl Scouts of the USA’s Executive Search Services to conduct the national search for a CEO.
After the job announcement is posted for 60 days, Evergreen Executive Source, LLC, which partners with Girl Scouts of the USA on executive searches, will screen the applicant pool, conduct preliminary interviews, and recommend finalists for the Search/Selection Task Group to interview in July or August. The task group anticipates hiring a CEO by September.
Members of the Search/Selection Task Group are Vicki Myers, Board member and task group chair, Jefferson City; Parker McKenna, Springfield Public Schools; Brigitte Marrs, Board member, Springfield; Dr. Julie Middleton, Board member, Columbia; Valerie Richardson, Board Development Committee chair, Springfield; Ginger Schneider, operational volunteer, Rolla; Terri Tomlin, Board member, Jackson; Kristen Westerman, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce; and Mike Wolfe, Board treasurer, Springfield.
The task group appreciates your feedback regarding the competencies our next CEO should demonstrate in order to be successful. Thank you for all you do every day to provide and support leadership experiences that prepare our girls for a lifetime of limitless opportunities.
You may be aware that some areas of our council were recently affected by tornadoes. This natural disaster has impacted the ability for troops in those areas to fully participate in the cookie program this year. For this reason, GSMH has decided to extend the cookie program throughout the entire council for 2 additional weeks. Please read this information in full for complete details. If you have any questions, please contact your local Product Program Specialist.
- The final day of the cookie program is March 25. Troops can continue with direct selling until this day.
- Service Center cookie cupboards will be open 11:00-4:30 M-F while they have cookies in stock. Note: Closed on Saturdays
- Cookies of most varieties are still available at all cupboard locations.
- Cookies will continue to be $4/box throughout the sale.
- Girls can continue to accumulate recognitions throughout the extended sale.
- March 14: Troop deposits for all cookies ordered through March 11.
- March 28: Final troop deposits for cookies ordered March 12-25.
Note: If your service unit has been piloting the ACH auto-withdraw plan, your final deadline still applies. If your troop participates in the extended program, you will need to make a final deposit into a council account. These monies will not be removed from your individual troop accounts.
- For troops not participating in the extended sale: March 14.
- For troops participating in the extended sale: March 27.
Note: If additions/changes are made that will affect the girl totals toward recognitions please remember to update any information when doing transfers and placing the recognition order.
- Final paperwork will be due Friday, March 30.
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Do you believe in girls?
Don’t miss out!
Join the largest girl-centered expo in Missouri, hosted by one of the most iconic brands for girls.
This event will encourage girls to explore leadership in five initiative areas (see below), and give parents, families, and community members a chance to show that they believe in girls and support girls’ growth and learning.
BELIEVE IN GIRLS EXPO
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Springfield Expo Center
why exhibit with us?
• Associate your brand with the advancement of girls and girl leadership.
• Engage thousands of youth and families.
• Be a part of history – commemorate 100 years of Girl Scouting
choose from 5 initiative areas:
• Healthy Living
• Environmental Stewardship
• Financial Literacy
• Science and Technology
• Global Citizenship
make your booth your own with:
• Interactive games
• Giveaways and prizes
• Product demonstrations
• Other brief activities
(See all this information as a flyer.)
Business rate: $125. Non-profit rate: $25.
For more information, contact Stefanie McCall at 877-312-4764 x1137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurry! Booth registrations are due February 29, 2012.
Click here for the booth sponsor registration PDF!
Register for the Annual Meeting & 100th Anniversary Events
Join Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland in celebrating 100 trailblazing years!
Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Springfield, MO.
Our celebration will include:
- Believe in Girls 5K
- GSMH Annual Meeting
- Believe in Girls Expo
- Girl Scouts Forever Alumnae Gathering
- One Hundred Fun Hundred Party
- 100 Years of Dreams Party
Look inside the PDF brochure for details and
mail-in registration form!
You can also register online for the meeting, the 5K, and any of the eciting events using your credit/debit card or PayPal account.
Be part of the solution.
Help us kick off the Year of the Girl by joining us for a focus group discussion about our council structure.
Volunteers and service units are vital to the execution of our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place… As we move forward into a second century of Girl Scouting, we want to ensure that our structures are aligned with our goals of increased growth and effective service delivery.
We hope you will take this opportunity to be heard and to be a part of the solution.
Share your thoughts and ideas at one of the following:
• Life Church, Sikeston 1/9/12 at 6:30 pm
• Cape Girardeau Service Center 1/10/12 at 6:00 pm
• Jefferson City Service Center 1/10/12 at 6:00 pm
• Springfield Service Center 1/10/12 at 6:30 pm
• Sacajawea-West, Sedalia 1/12/12 at 6:00 pm
• Infinite Entertainment, Houston 1/12/12 at 6:30 pm
• Joplin Satellite Office 1/12/12 at 7:00 pm
• Temple Baptist Annex, Poplar Bluff 1/14/12 at 1:00 pm
• Columbia TBA
• Miller or Maries County TBA
Space is limited. RSVP by Friday, January 6.
Shandon Hill: email@example.com or x1121
Alyx Chevalier: firstname.lastname@example.org or x1420
Sherrey Young: email@example.com or x1331
Light refreshments will be provided.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Anne Soots, Chief Operating Officer for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, has been appointed Interim CEO effective December 1. We will be conducting a national CEO search over the next several months and will keep you informed of the process as we progress. I look forward to working with Anne as we begin our 100th year as a Girl Scout Movement.
GSMH Board Chair
Jennifer M. Orban, who has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland for over three years, has announced she will resign effective November 30th to pursue avenues outside of Girl Scouting.
During her time as CEO, Jennifer led the organization through a time of change as five Girl Scout Councils merged to establish Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. In its third year of existence, GSMH achieved record growth with an 18% increase in girl membership and a 1.4% increase in adult membership. Out of 112 councils, this positions Missouri Heartland third in overall membership growth across the country.
“Partnering with Jennifer during the past three years to develop a high performing council and board of directors has been a pleasure,” said Tina Stillwell, board chair. “Under Jennifer’s leadership GSMH has completed a Strategic Learning process which resulted in new strategic priorities for the council; was awarded a new three-year charter from Girl Scouts of the USA; and has laid the foundation for a successful 100th Anniversary Campaign and Celebration in 2012. On behalf of the board, I thank Jennifer for her advocacy for Girl Scouting and her service and dedication to the over 17,000 girls and 4,900 volunteers in southern and central Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma.”
An interim CEO will be appointed, and we hope to make that announcement very soon.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Tina Stillwell, Chair of the Board
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
The Joplin Satellite Office is officially open! Girls,
volunteers and community members were excited
to attend the open house on Saturday, December 10.
They enjoyed shopping, discounts, refreshments,
and a tour of the facility.
Update: The Joplin Chamber of Commerce and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce will co-host a ribbon cutting ceremony which will take place at 10:00 am that morning.
We are very excited to announce that the Joplin Satellite Office will be open for business starting Friday, December 9! The Joplin Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony which will take place at 10:00 am that morning. Additionally, on Saturday, December 10 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, we will be conducting an open house for volunteers, girls and community members to come see the building, take advantage of shop specials, and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is invited to attend both events. Hope to see you there!
Progress is moving forward with the new Joplin office at 1202 S. Range Line Road. The contractor is working to complete the remodeling project as soon as possible. We understand that many people are eager for the new office to open and so is Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. We are projecting that the new office will open in late Fall 2011. We will keep everyone posted as we move closer to this much anticipated opening.
Update: For mail for the Joplin center, please use the Springfield center address.