R E T E U N L O V NEWS MARCH 2012 Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Welcomes Our New CEO We are excited that Jamie Boersma has taken on her new role as Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. She brings new energy, ideas, and enthusiasm to our council! She has a long standing history of working hard, helping improve the lives of others, and giving back to her community. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa CEO Jamie Boersma Prior to coming to Greater Iowa, Boersma served as Vice President of Development at Special Olympics Iowa for more than two years, which she said helped her prepare for this leadership role. “I was able to help improve the lives of Iowans with intellectual disabilities during my time at Special Olympics Iowa, and met some really amazing people along the way,” Jamie stated. “It was my honor and privilege to learn about the different communities that make up the great state of Iowa.” Boersma worked at AT&T for more than thirty years prior to Special Olympics Iowa. During her time there, she traveled across the country, which she said helped her gain a tremendous amount of experience and gain a new perspective on the world. Her position at AT&T eventually brought her to Iowa from her home state of Kansas in 1997. Boersma attributes her strong ethic and will to her mother, who always taught Jamie she had the power to do anything in life. “My mother was a very successful woman and she inspired me to be the best I could be. She taught me I could do anything in life if I just set my mind to it,” she said. “She said the doors were open and all I had to do was walk through them.” She said she hopes to instill the same qualities in girls throughout Iowa as she begins her new journey here at our Council. Her initial interest in Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa stems from her experience on the Girl Scouts Board of Directors, where she served as Board Chair for six years. Jamie is thrilled to be back and to have the opportunity to help build bright futures for girls. INSIDE: Scouting Spotlight..........2 Product Program............2 100th Anniversary......2-3 Annoucements...............4 Summer Camp................5 Product Program............5 ToGetHerThere..........6-7 SoS, Seniors......................8 Early Bird Registration 2012-2013 Register for the next Girl Scout membership year during our 'Early Bird' Registration time frame and benefit your Girl Scout/troop! Early Bird registration is from March 12 May 15, 2012. • All troops that 'Early Bird' will receive an additional 3% profit on nuts sold during the fall product program. • All girls who register as an Early Bird will receive a free patch! • Registration packets are available through your Girl Services Manager or through your Leadership Center. • Re-register a minimum of five girls and two adults between March 15-May 15. • Beat the rush next fall and take care of your registrations now! Watch our website or call your local Leadership Center today for more information!