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Connections Fall 2013 Edition

Newsletter Contents CEO Corner Upcoming Dates Camporee Girl Scouts Taking Action New Award Training Going Places: destinations & Travel Camp Alumnae Weekends Barker 50th Anniversary Camp Improvements Annual Meeting & Governance Board of Directors Barker Ropes & Challenge Course Did You Know: Council Initiatives Fund Development La Tienda

Council Contact Info & Hours Council Headquarters (Albuquerque): p: 505.343.1040 f: 505.343.1050 Business Hours (Headquarters): Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm Friday: 8am-12pm Santa Fe Office Hours: Each Thurs: 8am-5:30pm p: 505.983.6339


505.923.2522 Shop Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10am-5pm Friday: 9am-12pm Select Saturdays from 9am-2pm: 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14

CEO Corner As I travel the state I am inspired by the many stories of our girls who are making significant contributions in their communities. It is heartwarming to see first hand what a Girl Scout in action can accomplish. We are fortunate to have many dedicated, talented staff members and volunteers who know the wisdom of assisting our girls by “leading from behind” and who are comfortable in letting girls take the leadership role. For it is in the experiences, that our girls embrace the courage, confidence and character necessary to become the next generation of leaders. We embark on a new year with lessons learned, a strong commitment to continue to strive to be the best we can be and a vision where girls and women have increasing voices at the decision making tables. We believe that one girl can make a difference and that together girls can change the world. It is in our collective hands to empower our girls to explore all their choices and options in life so that they can become the young woman they want to be. Our future leaders are today’s Girl Scouts. What more important work is there to do for a young girl?

Peggy Sanchez Mills

MagNut Update It’s almost time for our annual MagNut sale! To get started, contact your troop leader or the council office at 505.343.1040. MagNut resources, videos, and tips are posted on our website: September 27: Order taking begins October 13: Sale ends November 6-8: Nuts/candy are delivered to service units

did you know: troop profits average 15%20% of their total sales. If each member of your troop wanted to get a Girl Guide from LaTienda (retail value of $22.50), how much would you need to sell?

I can’t wait to...

Upcoming Program, Training, & Event Dates Rancho Fall Pride

Sept 20-22

Rancho del Chaparral

Barker Fall Pride

Sept 27-29

Camp Elliott Barker

GS Day at Balloon Fiesta Park

Oct 12

Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque

First Aid/CPR

Oct 12

Albuquerque Council Office


Oct 19-20

Loretto Park, Bernalillo

BuddieZ / FriendZ

Nov 2


First Aid/CPR

Nov 9

Albuquerque Council Office

Hiking 101

Nov 9

Tent Rocks National Monument

Annual Meeting

Nov 16

National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque

Camper Reunion

Dec 7-8

Albuquerque Council Office

First Aid/CPR

Dec 14

Albuquerque Council Office

Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Training

Dec 15

Santa Fe

Bronze, Silver, Gold Award Training

Jan 12


Frosty Fun

Jan 18-19

Rancho del Chaparral


Jan 25-26

Camp Elliott Barker

Cookie Challenge

Feb 9

Sheraton ABQ Uptown

Trails of Fun is here!

Go online to see what awesome programs we have in store for you this year. From camping out to sleeping over at the zoo, learning more about awards to attending Winterfest ... so many exciting programs throughout the next year! Where can you find Trails of Fun? Go to our website:

This year, our theme is “I can’t wait to ...” There are so many things we are excited for this year. We can’t wait to share the Girl Scout experience with girls throughout New Mexico. We can’t wait to provide fun events for girls of all ages. We can’t wait to have FUN with you all this year!

2013 GSNMT STEM Camporee October 19-20 at Loretto Park in Bernalillo Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through fun and educational activities such as interactive exhibits and hands-on activities during our 3rd Annual Camporee. Join us at the Exhibitors Fair to explore the wonders of STEM with LEGO robotics, build solar cars with Intel engineers, climb a rock wall, and create your own camporee video! Enjoy live evening entertainment and traditional Girl Scout fun. Are you having so much fun you don’t want to go home? Camp out with over 1,000 of your Girl Scout sisters! All registered Girl Scouts and their adult chaperones are welcome to camp out overnight!

Who can attend: Registered Girl Scouts, Troops, Families ... and even girls who are not yet Girl Scouts!

• All girls participating in overnight camping must be registered Girl Scouts. • FAMILY CAMPING: adults and siblings participating in family camping do not need to be registered Girl Scouts. • TROOP CAMPING: adults participating in troop camping must be registered Girl Scouts and have a current, approved background check. • Children are the responsibility of parent/guardian and/or troop leader.

How to participate:

• Day participation ($15): join Girl Scouts, troops, and families in interactive and educational activities, dinner, and evening program. • Day and overnight participation ($20): join Girl Scouts, troops, and families in interactive and educational activities, dinner, evening program, overnight camping, and breakfast.

For more details and to register, visit our website: Registration deadline is October 1.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Kerr Foundation LANL Foundation

Girl Scouts Taking Action Sonya Swarts, 2013 Gold Awardee A New Outlook

When Sonya started her Gold Award project, she wanted to help women start a professional wardrobe so that they could dress appropriately for interviews. She was successful in collecting clothing, but then struggled to figure out the distribution part ... how would she get these clothes to the women who most needed them? Sonya contacted numerous agencies that support women with employment or housing. The Barrett Foundation ended up being the best match for Sonya’s project. This organization provides housing and supportive services to women and children working to break the cycle of homelessness. Sonya’s mentor at the Barrett Foundation was Jill Winburn, who coordinates a program that educates and encourages women to find long-term career options, rather than short-term jobs. In addition to this program, Jill manages a “Career Closet” with professional clothing for women to use for interviews. The “Career Closet” became the missing link for Sonya’s collected clothing. Sonya collected shelving and storage solutions and transformed this space into an organized closet where women could easily find outfits by size. Her project will serve countless women for a long time to come. This is a great example of a sustainable project and of a partnership with another organization.

Sonya Swarts, 2013 Gold Awardee Sonya is currently a Freshman at the University of North Florida

Want to learn more about the Barrett Foundation or help their mission?

The mission of Barrett Foundation is to provide housing and supportive services to women and children who are striving to break the cycle of homelessness.

Are you ready to change the world?

Do you or your troop or group want to make a difference in your community? Here are some great steps in getting started:

Do you have a passion? Like to cook? Enjoy taking pictures or painting? Are you a confident public speaker? Any of your talents might contribute greatly to your take action project. Identify your community: Your community could be your school, neighborhood, faith community, city, or region. Think about what your community needs.

Is your community rural and lacking a local library? Maybe a community book drive would be appreciated. Are there kids you go to school with who do not have school supplies? You could organize a supply drop off at your school. Is there an organization that you would like to work with? Ask them if you can meet with them to discuss their needs and ways to help them.

New Award Training Are you ready to start working on your Bronze (Junior), Silver (Cadette), or Gold (Senior and Ambassador) Award? If so, then join us for an afternoon learning about the highest awards a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. The training is free, but you must register in advance; to register, send an email to the award liaisons at or call 505.983.6339. • Santa Fe Training: Sunday, December 15 (2-3:30pm). Register by 12/10/2013. • Farmington Training: Sunday, January 12 (2-3:30pm). Register by 1/7/2013. • Clovis Training: date TBD

Girl Scouts: LEARN to Take Action BuddieZ

Daisies and Brownies: This fall’s BuddieZ is based around the theme of service, and what is service: what is the difference between a community service project & a Journey’s Take Action project? who are some people that could use your help?


This fall we are jumping on buses and heading out into the community!

Juniors and Cadettes your day is about Leadership and Service. Get your hands dirty at Project Open Space and see how you can contribute to keeping your environment clean. Talk to women who are making a difference in their communities and see how you can help. Visit Crossroads for Women where we will be doing a project for them that will involve popcorn. Learn how you can tie Find the answers to these questions and more! in your Silver or Bronze Award to helping in the community. Use your creative side to make cards and gift bags. The morning will be a learning time and the afternoon will be a service fair where you can Seniors and Ambassadors will explore careers. Tour a radio station and talk with community folks about how you can see how your voice can make a difference. Like horses or animals? We will visit potentially help their organizations. a ranch and learn about careers in therapy. Finish the day in style at a face and body spa learning how science is involved in keeping us beautiful. Bronze Award training will be available for Juniors.

When: Saturday, November 2 (9am-3pm) Location: Albuquerque (Location will be provided in confirmation) Cost: $20 per girl Registration deadline: October 13, 2013 (Volunteer opportunities available for adults)

It’s going to be a unique and fun day! When: Saturday, November 2 (9am-4pm) Where: Various places throughout Alb.uquerque (Exact locations will be given with confirmation) We will be eating lunch at a park so dress appropriately Cost: $20 per girl (Volunteer opportunities available for adults) Registration deadline: October 13, 2013

For both BuddieZ and FriendZ, register using the regular Event Registration Form, available on the GSNMT website.

Going Places: destinations and Travel

Every girl deserves a chance to see the world. Girl Scouts offers many different travel opportunities so girls can see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ideas. Whether exploring their own neighborhoods, going on overnight camping trips, participating in community service projects, or flying to one of the four world centers, Girl Scouts are continually expanding their horizons.

GSNMT Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are going to New York in 2014!!!

Are you a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout? Have you always dreamed of traveling to NYC? Then THIS is the trip for you! Chaperones are needed, too. To learn more about this trip or other travel opportunities with Girl Scouts, visit the council website:

Hannah surfed in Costa Rica!

This summer, Hannah attended the destination Catching Waves in Costa Rica. This 10-day course presented physical, mental and emotional challenges as the girls learned to surf on world-famous surf breaks. Hannah and her group spent the majority of their time at Outward Bound Costa Rica’s base camp at Avellanas Beach, located in the Guanacaste Province. Instructors taught them to learn how to read and catch waves, pop-up and ride them in. When they weren’t surfing, Hannah and the rest of the Girl Scouts volunteered at a local school where they sanded and repainted corroded chairs. They also had the opportunity to spend time with a local turtle conservationist, learning and assisting conservation efforts. After returning to Outward Bound’s rainforest base in Costa Rica, the group tackled Class II and III rapids on the Pekibaye River, ziplined through the canopies, and visited the vibrant artisan market of San Jose to finish up their adventure. What did Hannah find most rewarding from this adventure? Not only did she make new friends, she considers these friends to be her new sisters.

Catching Waves in Costa Rica, 2013 destination


A record number of girls attended resident camp this summer! At Camp Elliott Barker and Rancho del Chaparral, a total of 1,372 campers took part in family or troop camp, resident or leaderhip camp, or the spring Big Clean.

438 Resident Campers

332 Troop Campers

29 Leadership Campers

464 Family Campers

109 Service Campers (Big Clean)

Thank you for a FABULOUS 2013 resident camp!

Fall Pride Weekends

Join us for the Fall Pride Weekends: September 20-22 Rancho Fall Pride September 27-29 Barker Fall Pride Registration is required for Fall Pride Weekends.

Alumnae Weekends

Camp isn’t JUST for kids

Rancho Rendezvous

The second annual Rancho Rendezvous included s’mores, singing, horseback riding, hiking, storytelling, and loads of laughs! Sarah (a Camp Elliott Barker Anniversary Weekend Rancho alum) shares, “My mom and I went to Rancho Rendezvous for Camp Elliott Barker alumnae gathered with their families for the the second year in a row this past August. I especially enjoyed hanging 50th anniversary weekend. They sang camp songs, reminisced out with camp legends Chip and Magic who were counselors when I about their days as campers, and tried out the new ropes was a camper. It was also a great weekend with my mom, who used to course. The weekend concluded with the alum and this year’s come to Mother/Daughter weekend and Family Camp with me. I look camp staff leading songs for the rest of the campers ... a nice forward to going back to camp again next summer!” bridging of past and present campers and counselors! Barker and Rancho alumnae came back to camp this summer.

Want to be part of Girl Scout alumnae events? Visit our Alumnae page or join our Alumnae Association. Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout!

Camp Elliott Barker 50th Anniversary On June 15, over 100 Girl Scouts, alumnae, and Moreno Valley community members and leaders joined us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Camp Elliott Barker. The celebration began at the warming house with cake and a reading of the proclamation. We then held a ribbon cutting at Hoffman Hall for the new kitchen. The conclusion of the celebration was the unveiling of the sign at the new entry to camp. Thank you to all who attended! And a thank you to Governor Susanna Martinez for providing a proclamation acknowledging the anniversary of Camp Elliott Barker. A brief history of Camp Elliott Barker: In December of 1962, 536 acres of land were purchased by the Sangre de Cristo Girl Scout Council. In 1963, the “Girl Scout Camp near Eagle Nest” opened with platform tents constructed that summer. In 1975, the camp was renamed Camp Elliott Barker after the renowned New Mexico conservationist who located the property for the Girl Scouts. Ten cabins were built in 1987 in the area of camp known as Aspen Glen. Here is to future generations of girls and families attending Camp Elliott Barker!

Camp Improvements : Camp Elliott Barker This past year, there have been many improvements made to Camp Elliott Barker. The road has been graded and widened. The kitchen has been completely renovated. There is running hot water in the kitchen. And there are two showers and flushing toilets in Hoffman Hall. It is hard to pick which improvement we are most excited about at Camp Elliott Barker! We hope you can join us at the Fall Camp Pride September 27-29 and see all of these renovations up close!

Barker Roads:

Before improvements

After improvements

Hoffman Hall Kitchen:

Before renovation

After renovation

A special thank you to the local contractors and community members who have supported our camp construction and programming this summer: Contractors: Alpine Lumber, Angel Fire Resorts, Austin Electric of NM, Auto-Chlor System, Bruce’s Gravel, Canyon City Landscaping, Desert Sky Design, Eagle Nest Reintegration Center, HH Excavation, Joe’s Drilling Pump & Plumbing Services, Kite Construction, Mammoth Mills, mkll, Monte Verde Realty, Moreno Valley Sheet Metal, Olguin Landscaping, Pacheco’s High Country Evergreen Landscaping & Nursery, RBS True Valley Hardware, Remax Mountain Realty, Resort Properties of Angel Fire, Samuels Construction Co., SLA Development, and the Tourism Association of New Mexico. Village of Angel Fire: Barbara Cottam, Chuck Howe, Don Welker, Brin Colenda, Christy Germscheid, Mauro Rosales, Darrell Benjamin, Mark Rivera, M Jay Mitchell, Tracy Orr, Andy Bertges, and Christine Breault. Resident Camp: Mountain Skills Climbing, Big River Rafts, Kevin and Jo- Enchanted Circle Pottery, Angel Fire United Church, Angel Fire Lutheran Church, Carol Rupp- Art in Angel Fire, Andy Bertges- Angel Fire Fire Department, Cindy Coss- First Aid Trainer, Bob’s Yard, Holy Smoke BBQ, Monte Verde Lake-Angel Fire Resort, Laurie Hill Phelps, Roadrunner Tours, Lowes, International Bank, MiniMart, Zeb’s, Angel’s Attic, Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship, Eagle Nest Lake State Park, Goodnight Electronics, and Summit Food Service.

Camp Improvements: Rancho del Chaparral Restoration and revitalization projects at Rancho range from upgrading facilities to environmental protection. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails are dedicated to helping girls discover, experience, protect, and advocate for the outdoors. We are committed to providing a safe camp environment that honors the past and offers an enriching outdoor experience for the Girl Scouts, user groups, and beyond.

Roofs replaced

Roofs at Headquarters, Draper Lodge, and Casa Grande all had multiple layers of shingles which were not to code. The roofs have been replaced with energy efficient, fire retardant steel roofs.

Drainage around buildings

Sidewalks surrounding Casa Grande previously trapped water and snow, causing water to be directed toward the building rather than away. Sidewalks have been removed to allow water to run away from the building.

Protecting the Environment

Fire Hydrants, Valves, & Water Lines

At Casa Grande, Draper Hall, and Headquarters, fire hydrants have been installed. Valves have been replaced and covered with boxes to protect from campers standing and potentially breaking the valves. Water lines have been buried to a depth that insulates them from freezing.

Wildfire and Forestry Management

Fire prevention is addressed through landscaping, tree removal for defensible space around buildings, and environmentally responsible forestry management. Rancho del Chaparral is heavily forested and lies next to National Forest land. We must regularly thin all areas for proper wildfire management, and work to restore the forest’s health for both our campers and the wildlife that live within it.

GSNMT Annual Meeting & Governance

2013 Annual Meeting

November 16, 2013 National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 10am-1pm Annual Meeting & Lunch 1pm-2pm Board Meeting

GSNMT Structure, Governance, & Operations

We often are asked to explain what the board is responsible for and what CEO and/or staff are responsible for. Here is an introduction to the GSNMT structure, governance, and operations. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is incorporated in the state of New Mexico. The council is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Board is charged with policy making, strategic planning, goal setting, fund development, and financial oversight. The Chair of the Board of Directors oversees activities and the governance of the council. The Board of Directors hires the CEO to over see the operations of the council. Volunteers and employed staff, under the direction of the CEO, are responsible for working in partnership to deliver the Girl Scout program to girls and to provide support services to adults. The roles of the board and the CEO are defined. The CEO serves as the chief staff leader of the council’s operations, and the board is focused on policy and planning.

Governance (policy):

• Ensuring the mission and values of Girl Scouting • Providing strategic direction and leadership for the council • The care, custody, and oversight of Girl Scouting within the council’s jurisdiction • Governance is the responsibility of the Board of Directors

How can you have a voice?

Volunteers have the opportunity and responsibility to provide input within the council’s governance and operation system. Our democratic values hold that members should have a voice in influencing major decisions. Individuals should be well informed on the council’s mission, vision, and goals in order to identify and/or discuss issues and needs that exist, and to be able to give sound input to the governance and management of the council. Providing input and influencing decisions is not limited to voting. • Learn more about the council’s mission • Talk to the delegates in your service unit • Attend and participate in the Annual Meeting

Operations (program):

• The day-to-day management/operations of the council • Developing and implementing systems and processes to carry out the strategic direction as set by the board • Operations is the responsibility of the CEO

Board of Directors Meet your Board Treasurer: Becky Teague Becky has served as treasurer of GSNMT for for the past six years, helping to make Girl Scout acivities like riding horses and roasting marshmallows at camp possible. She has been employed at PNM for nearly 25 years and is the current assistant controller for the company. In her role as treasurer for GSNMT, she reviews financial statements and budgets, reviews financial policies and procedures, helps manage investments, and ensures that we comply with not-for-profit rules. PNM recently recognized Becky’s significant volunteer efforts for GSNMT, matching her financial contributiuon to GSNMT’s capital campaign. At GSNMT, Becky is actively involved with the capital campaign to preserve and improve our two camps. Becky shares: “I am designating my matching grant from the PNM Resources Foundation to the GSNMT capital campaign because our property in Angel Fire, when I first came on the board, couldn’t have girls there because it was unsafe. But as a result of the capital campaign, it’s being used; girls can go there and camp and ride horses.” “Our camps are wonderful properties that we need to preserve because the girls get to go there and experience things that get them outdoors and develop leadership skills in a different setting.”

“I specifically chose to support Girl Scouts because it focuses on teaching young women to be leaders, and that is a passion of mine, especially in our state where there is not a lot of financial opportunity for girls.”

Curious about what the Board of Directors do? Following are some of their roles and responsibilities:

• Set the strategic direction for the council • In partnership with CEO, establishe a desired future that aligns with the Girl Scout mission • Look externally and scans environment for factors impacting council • Demonstrate a commitment to philanthropy • The board is action oriented and results driven • Board decisions are well informed, timely, and driven by knowledge and insight • The board actively seeks to strenthen the democratic process to ensure the membership has the opportunity to influence major decisions • Board members and non-board committee members display the highest standards of ethical conduct; a conflict-of-interest statement is signed by each member annually • Board members act in the best interests of the organization without regard to their own personal interests • The board uses the mission as a basis for decision-making • The board acts in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations applicable to non-profits Go online to access GSNMT bylaws, Board Meeting minutes, and other governance materials: and

Board of Directors Officers

Marti Fournier-Revo Chair of the Board of Directors Maribeth Thornton Vice Chair Becky Teague Treasurer Marian Wrage Secretary Peggy Sanchez Mills CEO

Members at Large Martha Benn Karen Bergren Mary Mah Stacey Niver Susan Pickering Tammy Roof Marny Schantz Sherry Lynn Schulz Elizabeth Sellers Sonya Swarts James Wood Maggie Wood

Barker Ropes & Challenge Course

In 1993, The Asbridge Family donated the ropes challenge course at Camp Elliott Barker. This year, the ropes and challenge courses were refurbished, allowing campers to benefit from the course. Ropes and challenge courses are great for personal development and team building. Trained facilitators lead teams through real and imagnary obstacles to build skills such as cooperation, trust, and communication. This August, council staff spent two days at Barker for the annual staff retreat. What did staff enjoy the most (other than the horses)? The challenge course!

Did You Know ... GSNMT has two initiatives that we are excited to offer throughout New Mexico: Generation STEM and BFF. Generation STEM encourages girls to explore the fascinating world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). BFF: Be a Friend First is an initiative for middle school girls that works with the aMAZE! leadership curriculum, giving girls a safe space to discuss bullying and to develop tactics for standing up for themselves and others. GSNMT is currently offering a STEM series in the South Valley and a STEMthemed camporee. Learn more about our STEM initiative at

BFF: Be a Friend First

This summer, GSNMT had BFF programs that were offered in unique ways. In Clovis, two middle schools hosted BFF to girls and at Rancho del Chaparral, a BFF camp session was held. We aim to incorporate BFF curriculum in middle schools across our state this coming year. Would you like to participate in the BFF program or have it brought to your middle school? Visit our website to learn more:

Corky Green, Rancho del Chaparral Ranger

We recently received this message below, asking us to thank Corky for his willingness to not only help someone in need, but to go the extra mile. We are proud of his actions and so glad that he is part of our Girl Scout family! If you see Corky, thank him for being such a great guy! Last week my son, James, was driving his motorcycle on Hwy 126 and got stuck in the mud. He walked several miles down the road looking for a possible land line to call for a tow. He ended up at Rancho del Chaparral. The camp director called for the camp ranger who took my son back to his motorcycle, loaded it up on a trailer, and took him into town. There he dropped him off at the hotel, showed him where the mechanic was and assured him that if the mechanic couldn’t fix it, he would find someone who could. People like these are the reason scouting makes a difference in the lives of your children and youth. Of course I don’t know if his troop will ever let him forget the day the Eagle Scout was saved by the Girl Scouts. I know the Girls Scouts in the family won’t let him. Again thank you, Debbie (GS Lifetime Member)

Fund Development

Thank you to our Sponsors & Donors Lorin Abbey Nancy Ackermann April Adams Joetta Alcalde All American Moving Services NM Jason Allen Nancy M. Alton Kyla Anderson Malcolm Andrews Animal Humane Ric Armstrong Betty Ann Arner John & Marilyn Asbridge Karen Asbridge Phyllis Baker Ron & Jean Ball Bank of Albuquerque Betty Mae Beilman Robin Benac Martha Benn Karin Bergh Kenneth & Karen Bergren Maggie Mae Beyeler Eva Birnbaum Kathryn Blackmum Blue Star Mothers Boeing Employees Community Fund of California Diane Boissevain Charlotte & Thomas Bowman Danielle Brennan Inez Brock Rita & Cary Bronson Bruce’s Gravel Nancy Bryant L & T Burch Barbara Campbell Paula D. Casey Stacey Castille Virginia Cavalluzzo Century Bank Gail Chambliss Judith Chapman Jill & C M Chrissinger Clear Channel Meagan Bayless Cleary John & Carol Cochran Kerrie Lynn Cohn Community Health Charities of NM Kathy Cooper Coronado Paint & Decorating Ctr Cricket Wireless Daria Cuthbertson Kristina & David Czuchlewski Zora Dash Linda Davis Michele DeBardeleben Sonia Deguzman Patti Delgado Gwyn Del Toro Dennis & Denise Derkacs Digital Arts & Tech. Academy Jed Dixon Doc Martin’s Restaurant Denise Dockendorff Scott Doebling Dan & Susan Dunne

Judy Elder Tara Eldridge Russell Elliott Frances K. Ewing Charlene Fairchild Colleen Felsch Lisa Ferguson Karen Fielding Monica Fink Georgia Flannigan David Foster Marti & Terrance Fournier-Revo Christina Frain Jerilyn G. Franchell Fraternal Order of Eagles 4017 Carley Frick Brad Furry Garcia Tents & Events Lillian Gerity Karen & George Gibbs E. Giovanelli Sandy Gold Sabrina Gomez Laura Gonzalez Michael Graben Patricia Graff Mina Jane Grothey Guadalupe Credit Union Jon D. Hafner Thelma Hahn James & Janet Hall Mary Elizabeth & Michael Hall Julie Hamilton Megan & Daniel Harberts Harris Jewelers, Rio Rancho Martha & Houston Hawkins Annette Hayden Warren & Rosalee Heffron Claudia Hilko Flavia Hirt Laurie Hixson Cheryl Hoagland Mary Homan Marc Hudson Inn & Spa at Loretto Intel Shawn M. Jankowski Jason’s Deli Carmella Jasso Jerome Lippett Charitable Trust Joe’s Drilling, Pump & Plumbing Svc Kathryn Johnson Charlene Kalbfell Barbara Kenemuth Kerr Foundation Stacy King Geraldine Klinglesmith Jan Koeberle Barbara Koenig Kohl’s Marcia Krebs Diane T. Krostag Laura Kuechenmeister Sylvia Lamar David & Marguerite Lambert Emily Lee Annette LeFebre

Schon S. Levy Joyce Litherland Los Alamos National Bank Reyna Lovato John & Robin Lyle Mary & Richard Mah Eileen McDonald Tim McDonough Tricia McKenna Anne & Aaron Menefee Jason Mills Esther Milnes Julia Minton-Hughes Moreno Valley Treckers Evelyn Mullen Monica Naranjo New Mexico Bank & Trust New Mexico Water Collaborative Stacey Niver Wendy & Terry O’Brien Amber Ortiz Pamela Pacheco Payday, Inc. Marie Pennington Klaus & Barbara Peterson Marjorie D. Peterson Susan Pickering PNM Resources Foundation Noemy Ponce Shirley Powell Prudential Taos Real Estate Resort Properties Revo Law Firm Cynthia O. Richardson Luis & Veronica Rigales, III Maria & Paul Rightley Lisa Rogers Russ & Rebecca Romans Ansel Roney Tammy Roof Judith Roth Theresa Roybal Nancy Russo San Juan United Way Jim & Peggy Sanchez Mills Sandia National Labs Daniel Sawyer Brandon & Angela Sayler Marny & Joel Schantz Leslie Schillinger Kevin Schmidt Sherry Lynn & George Schulz John Segell Elizabeth & Bill Sellers Antoinette Sheffield Shelton Jewelers Sarah Shields Charles & Dianne Shinholser Mirabel Simpson Victoria & Matthew Skaggs SLA Development Carolyn Smith Nancy Snyder John R. Speirs Keith & Rosemary Stephens Joseph & Daythel Stokes James & Sally Stout

Summit Food Service Sonya Swarts Alisa Swinderman Maureen Tarbox Target #356 Rebecca & Weldon Teague Thornburg Investment Mgmt Maribeth & Christopher Thornton Holly Trellue Russell L. Trollinger Kristin & Ross Ulibarri United Church of Angel Fire United Way of Central NM United Way of Eastern NM United Way of Northern NM Nina Lohr Valdez JoAnn Vega Janet, Kevin & Kaidyn Vowles Mike Walsh Martha & Ray Wallace Pam Wallen Kame Warsaw Colleen Wenk Jack Wheeler Nancy Wiggins Janet Williams Suzanne Winsor Tera Wong-Williams James A. Wood Margaret Wood Randy & Jacqueline Woodcock Marian Wrage Walter Zierman * The Fund Development staff have made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate. The list reflects donations received from October 1, 2012 - August 13, 2013. If you find an error or omission, please contact Charlene Kalbfell at 505.923.2513

Questions? Suggestions? Want to be in the next newsletter? Contact the Communications Department at or 505.923.2514

La Tienda We are having a Sale!!!

La Tienda is having a Back to Troop Sale on Saturday, September 14th, 9AM - 2PM and EVERYTHING will be on sale. Don’t forget to bring your GS$ cards.

Starter Kit

Starter Kits are great for girls just starting Girl Scouts or for girls entering a new grade level. This kit includes everything a girl needs to start Girl Scouts! Starter kits are $50* and include:

Grade Level Tunic, Vest, or Sash Troop Numbers NM Council ID Wavy Flag Patch Insignia Tab Grade Level Membership Pin WAGGGS Pin Choice of Grade Level Journey Book GSNMT T-Shirt Canvas Cinch Bag

Place your order ahead of time (email orders to shop@gs-nmtrails. org) and we can have it ready for you when you come in. Shop online or come visit us!

*Starter Kits save you ~30% off retail prices!

Join us at our upcoming events:

Fall Pride at Rancho Fall Pride at Barker BuddieZ FriendZ Camporee Hiking 101 Frosty Fun Winterfest GS Cookie Challenge! Now, it is YOUR turn ... fill in the blank:

I can’t wait to...

Connections Fall Newsletter 2013