Chair of the Board | Tina Stillwell CEO | Anne Soots Chief Development Officer | Angie Robinson Sullivan November 2012 A newlsetter for the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland alumnae. Welcome to the Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Alumnae Association! On behalf of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH), it is my privilege to welcome you to our Alumnae Association! The GSMH Alumnae Association began in 2011 as a way to reconnect former Girl Scout members with today’s Girl Scout programs and to celebrate our historic 100 th Anniversary. Our “Girl Scouts Forever” Alumnae Gathering was held in March as part of our 100 th celebrations and Annual Council Meeting. Nearly one hundred former and current members gathered to share stories, sing songs, and celebrate the past with a special pinning ceremony. In the pages of this newsletter you’ll learn about GSMH and what is happening in your area and around the state. We also hope you will find opportunities to share your favorite Girl Scout memories and discover ways you can reconnect and share your unique talents with today’s girls. We welcome your input and involvement as theGSMH Alumnae Association continues to take shape; because more than anything, we want this to be your association—a place where you can connect with others who have had the kinds of experiences that only Girl Scouting can provide. Please call or email us with your thoughts and ideas about how the GSMH Alumnae Association can build connections between Girl Scout alumnae and the Girl Scouts of today. Warmest regards, Renee Trout Resource Development Manager for Annual Giving and Alumnae Who is GSMH? Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH) was formed on October 1, 2008, when five legacy councils (Cotton Boll, Dogwood Trails, Heart of Missouri, Otahki and Ozark Area) merged. GSMH serves girls across 68 counties in central and southern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. As we begin our fifth year, our message is clear: building on our strong foundation, GSMH is a unified organization focused on providing progressive leadership experiences that prepare girls for a lifetime of limitless opportunities. GSMH is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, with regional offices in Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Jefferson City, and Joplin. We have 11 program properties and operate resident summer camps at Cherokee Ridge Program Center, Finbrooke Program Center, Latonka Program Center and Mintahama Program Center.