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Chair of the Board | Tina Stillwell CEO | Anne Soots Chief Development Officer | Angie Robinson Sullivan

The Promise

a newsletter for supporters of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland december 2012


hank You for Your Support of the 18th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational!

Seventeen golf teams came out to Meadow Lake Acres Country Club on August 13 to play a round of golf at one of mid-Missouri’s premier golf courses and raise funds to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Their support helps ensure that Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is able to provide financial assistance to girls who would otherwise not be able to afford to participate and provide a quality leadership development program to all of our members. A special thank you goes out to our corporate sponsors; Central Bank, GFI Digital, Hawthorn Bank, Miller Family Foundation, Missouri Credit Union, N.H. Scheppers Distributing Inc., Orscheln Industries, Primaris, Sheet Metal Workers Local #36 and Williams-Keepers, LLC. We also appreciate the support from our specialty sponsors; Joe Machens Capital City Ford Lincoln—hole-in-one, Ameren Missouri—lunch, CenturyLink—beverage cart and GFI Digital, Inc. who also sponsored a beverage cart and the driving range.

Please mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational on August 12, 2013 !

Wish List

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is currently seeking the following items for use at our service and program centers. If you or your business have any of these items and you would be willing to donate them to our organization, please contact Angie Robinson Sullivan, the chief development officer, at 877-312-4764 x1343 or asullivan@ • Backhoe • Tractor • Minivan • Golf Cart or “Mule”

• Lawn Tractor • All Terrain Vehicles • Sports Equipment • Tack/Saddles/Equestrian Equipment

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, Inc.

877-312-4764 • •


irl Scouts Honored at Capitol

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland was pleased to honor its 2012 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients at a special ceremony in the House Chambers of the Missouri State Capitol building on Saturday, June 2. After a seated luncheon, former Girl Scout Gold Award recipient Jeanne Beck spoke about the lasting benefits of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award that have carried throughout her time in college and graduate school, living and working abroad, and serving as a professional mentor and adviser for college students today. Longtime Girl Scout volunteer and supporter Harryette Campbell of Sikeston, Missouri was also present. Through her generosity, every Girl Scout Gold Award recipient this year will receive a lifetime membership in Girl Scouts at no cost to them. This year’s Girl Scout Gold Award recipients are: Abigail High Abigail Mayes Alissa Buckner Amanda Deckard Amanda Sain Anna Kay Hilburn Bethany Rackers Brittany Vest Brittni LeMer Carley Hendrix Cassandra Schmidt Clair Gregg Claire Jones Elizabeth Kreisel Emily Scoggins Emma Coleman Emma Kostopolus


Erin Occena Gabrielle Idos Jessica Cox Kelly Henson Kylie Stone Miranda Elliston Nicole Moore Sarah Dowler Sarah Mittrucker Shay Daniel Sidney Tyson Sierra Edwards SydneyTinsley Taylor Helm Whitney Hamblin Xochitl Suriano Ambrow

Save the Dates! Mark your calendars for GSMH’s upcoming events: February 7, 2013

Just Desserts Fundraiser Cape Giradeau, MO Contact Renee Trout at 877-312-4764 x1418 for more information.

April 6, 2013

Believe in Girls 5K Run Springfield, MO Contact Angie Robinson Sullivan at 877-312-4764 x1343 for more information.

August 12, 2013

19th Annual Girl Scout Golf Invitational New Bloomfield, MO Contact Angie Robinson Sullivan at 877-312-4764 x1343 for more information.

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irl Scout Movement Works to Get Her There

On March 12, 2012, the Girl Scout Movement celebrated 100 years of providing leadership development experiences for girls. In celebration of this important milestone, 2012 was declared the Year of the Girl. This unique moment in time began a critical dialogue about one of the most pressing issues facing girls today: the fact that 61 percent of girls are either deeply ambivalent about leadership or say leadership is not important to them at all. Why are girls opting out and choosing not to become future leaders in society? Today’s girls want to lead, but their natural leadership abilities are often challenged by the negative influences around them, including peer pressure not to stand out, a lack of mentors and bullying. This cycle begins early in a girl’s life and has far reaching effects. What if by helping girls fulfill their potential—by bridging the leadership divide and balancing our leadership culture—we could restore society’s faith in leadership itself? Our urgent and ambitious goal is this: to create balanced leadership in one generation. Girl Scouts is well-positioned to address this challenge through the “ToGetHerThere” campaign, but we can’t do it alone. We need your continued support and investment in girls. Because when girls succeed, so does society. Together, we can get her there.


Only 1 in 5 girls believe she has what it takes to lead. 40% of girls have been put down, usually by peers and classmates, when they try to lead. 61% of girls are deeply ambivalent about leadership, saying that being a leader is not important to them.

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.



Special Thank You to Our Donors

Thank you, donors, for helping Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland provide the foundation that girls need to become leaders. Because of you, more girls will have more opportunities to discover a stronger sense of self, connect in a diverse and changing world, and take action to make the world a better place. Annual giving donations of $25 or more that were made to Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland from October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012 are listed here. We have tried to ensure that our list is comprehensive. If corrections need to be made, please contact us so that we can amend our records. Thank you for your commitment to girls.

Multiple Year Donors

(Multiple Year Donors CONT.)


Marian Atwell Dr. Linda Bickel Janet Coleman Jennifer Connell Jennifer Duncan Lisa Evans Nannette Morris Kent & Ann Polsgrove Mary Simmons Renee Trout Margaret Waterman

Mary Daly


William & Becky Ambrose Constance Bearnes Sherylyn Bradford Nancy Bray Brian & Jacquelyn Collins Anne Deaton Susan Dodd Dwain & Susan Hahs Cathi Miller Harris Carl & Rena Hefner Susan Heinsz Debbie Mathes Vicki Myers Larry Neill Darla Porter Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home Real Living Young Realty Bill & Sarah Shiflett Anne Soots Mary Still David & Tami Turner Woody’s Auto


Tom & Beth Bischof Mary Frank Julie Goth James Morrow Harry & Fran Rediger Brenda Spell Kathy Swan Joy Sweeney Mary Talley Donna White



Planned Gifts Clayton Smith Charitable Remainder Unitrust Estate of Dr. Vernon A. Berkey

Annual Donors $5,000–$9,999 Wal-Mart Foundation

$1,000–$4,999 Ameren UE—Cape Girardeau Bass Pro, Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. Bicknell Family Foundation Fund W. Gordon Buckner Harryette Campbell Central Bank—Jefferson City Citizens Memorial Healthcare Jerry Paul & Eky Combs Commerce Bank—Springfield

($1,000–$4,999 CONT.) Mary Daly Emerson Climate Technologies Jan Fisk Coralie Forsee Gibbs Technology Lindsey Godfrey Great Southern Bank Hawthorn Bank Kiwanis Club—Rolla Lathrop & Gage Attorneys Lions Club—Branson/Hollister Brigitte Marrs Susan McVey Mid-Missouri Bank Miller Family Foundation, Inc. Missouri Credit Union Libby & Everett Mobley Marla Moody Nestle Purina PetCare Company Ollis & Company Optimist Club—Jackson Orscheln Management Co. Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Primaris Fred Rosenberger Rotary Club—Columbia Downtown Service Unit 703—Cherokee County Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 36 Anne Soots Tina Stillwell Angie Robinson Sullivan & Alan Sullivan Williams-Keepers LLC Michael Wolfe Youth of the Ozarks Thrift Store

$500–$999 Ameren UE—Jefferson City Alliance Water Resources, Inc.

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Thank You! ($500–$999 CONT.) Ballenger Propane, Inc. Julie Barker Donald & Joan Beck Carpenters’ District Council CenturyLink Commerce Bank—Columbia Janet Dingman Jane Earnhart Elks Lodge #513—Jefferson City Golden Eaglet Order of Girl Scouts Andrew & Jacqueline Gingrich Herschend Family Entertainment Susan Holliday JPMorgan Chase Foundation Kiwanis Club—Dexter Kohl’s Lions Club—Sikeston MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. McKesson Foundation, Inc. Russell & Valarie Moseley Moser’s NH Scheppers Distributing Co. Old Missouri National Bank Jane Paul Sharon Peterson Valerie Richardson Robert Robuck Brigitte Scott Christopher Scott State Farm Companies Foundation Southeast Health Truist Comprehensive Distribution

$250–$499 3M Foundation ABB, Inc. Aetna Foundation AT&T Employee Giving Campaign Rose & Matt Beck Boone County National Bank Boone Hospital Center Linda Bounds Cape Chip-A-Ways Capital Region Medical Center Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks Cole County Abstract & Title Co. Commerce Bancshares Foundation Clay & Missy Cravens E. M. Burger Memorial Foundation

($250–$499 CONT.) First State Bank and Trust Company First State Community Bank Focus Bank—Charleston Joan Gibson Girl Scouts of the USA Raymond Grote Harlan, Harlan & Still Harold G. Butzer Inc. Carolyn Harris Horton Animal Hospital IBM Employee Services Center Carolyn & Jeff Imhoff Jefferson Bank of Missouri Jefferson City Medical Group Kiwanis Club—Springfield South Legends Bank Lions Club—Kennett Janice Lumsden Tim & Kristin McPherson Midwest Metro Jennifer & Wayland Mueller Naught-Naught Agency Ovid Bell Press Linda Regan Judy Reynolds Riley Chevrolet & Riley Toyota Rotary Club—Fulton Rotary Club—Piedmont Rotary Club—Sedalia Seaver & Forck CPA Service Unit 710—Jasper County Dr. Annette Sobel & Rob Duncan Shirley Stevens Mike & Terri Tomlin Travelers CyberGrants Inc. Susan Vaughn Liam Watts Penelope Willard Sherrey Young Tammy Young

$100–$249 Randy Ackman Ameren Missouri Ameren UE Callaway Plant American Legion Auxiliary Unit 133 Ron & Mary Anderson Don & Jodie Asel Ilena M. Aslin

($100–$249 CONT.) Donna Atkins Nancy Caldwell Ayers Gracia Backer Baird, Lightner, Millsap & Harpool, P.C. John & LaVeda Banken Kenneth & Marilyn Barkett Margaret (Peggy) Barringer William & Shirley Beggs Gretchen Benner Bill & Laura Bennett Carl & Barbara Blanchard Carolyn Bock Ron & Jean Bollinger Lee and Cathy Bowman, Jr. Lawrence & Alice Breeze Debbie Brinkman Anne K. Brown Charles & Sandy Brown Charles & Mindy Brown Dolores Burger Jane Campbell Debbie Cheshire John & Mary Christy Don & Linda Claycomb June Combs Commerce Bank—Poplar Bluff John & Rebecca Cook Coon Insurance Agency Jan & Bob Cope Cosmopolitan Club Karen Crabtree Sandra Cupp Dalton & Mowrer Mary Ann Danforth Carol Dawson Joyce Deck Decker & De Good P.C. Tamara deWild Dexter Chamber of Commerce Dille’s Pharmacy Larry & Linda Dillman DKO Consulting, LLC Dolphin Land Company, Judy Earnest Linda Du Brul Heather & Ashlin Duncan Eagles Club—New Madrid #4206 Enterprise Holdings Environmental Dynamics, Inc. Lori Enyart David Erosenko

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Thank You ($100–$249 CONT.) Joe & Heath Farmer First Midwest Bank—Dexter First Midwest Bank— Piedmont First Missouri State Bank First Presbyterian Church—Cape Girardeau Beth Fisher Dr. Julie & Lance Freeman Fusselman Salvage Company Billy & Cindy Gage Deborah M. Gahan Wesley & Ada Gingrich Stan & Jane Grimm Marjorie Grindstaff Billy Hammond & Liliana Visscher James Hackman Robert Haupt Charles Hawkins Karen & James Hendrickson Palmi Henry Henry & Mary Ann Hessman Richard & Cheryl Mothes Hetzel Hillin & Clark, P.C. John & Catherine Holland Judy Holshouser Homemaker Health Care, Inc. Marc Hoskins George & Schirley Huey Anne Hyde Dawn Irvine April Isbell Eileen Jagoda Jennings Brothers, Inc. Dolly Jewel Mary Lynn Jones-wright Kiefner Brothers Inc. Kiwanis Club of Columbia— Boonslick David B. Knight & Associates Knight Heating Larry & Cathy Kolb John & Barbara Kuebler G.M. Lawrence Karen Lawrence Ewell & Shari Lawson Joshua Leek Bud Letassy Dr. T. Wayne Lewis Liberty Press of Springfield Stephen & Marsha Limbaugh Rori Lindo—Britton


Lions Club—Boonville Lions Club—Charleston Lions Club—Tipton Pamela Lowry Loxcreen Ron & Linda Marler Charolyn Martin Jean M Mason Peggy Matthews Scott & Karen Matthews Rebecca May Stefanie McCall Mary McClary Marjorie Meredith Julie Middleton Elsie Miller Jim & Karen Miller Tom & Joyce Miller Missouri Grain & Warehouse Mitchell Insurance Inc. Brian Mitchell John & Bev Mitchelson Will Mobley Montgomery Bank—Cape Girardeau Tom & Anne Moreland James & Eleanor Moreton Greg Morrow J Michael & Jean Mowrer Lois Muff Vicki Myers Sharon Naught Network For Good New Era Bank Dean & Martha Oglesby Deborah Oglesby Optimist Club—Sedalia Sunrise Linda Penzel Jerry Pierce Terry & Wende Pruden Steve & Coleen Pu Frances Pulliam QSP Peggy Richardson Dr. Raymond & Ann Ritter Robertson, Scherer & Collins Twan Robinson Virginia Robinson Rotary Club—Bolivar Ralph Rudder Winifred Runge Stribling Gary & Wendy Rust

John Ruth Sabreliner Corporation Vicki Sammons Patricia A. Sanders Ginger Schneider Steven & Judy Schneider John & Mary Jane Schultz SEMO Title Company Senath State Bank Debra Shantz-Hart Mike & Kathy Shivelbine Shivelbine’s Music Store Gilbert & Catherine Smith Southwest Electric Cooperative Southwest Pumps & Filters Doris Spainhower Strickland Engineering Dr. Kwei Su Susan Marner-Sides & Bob Sides Larry & Nancy Swindle Betty Taylor The Bank of Missouri Third National Bank Thompson Hills Investment Corp. John & Teresa Thompson Mike & Debbie Toney Debra Tracy Troop 21728 GS—GSNWI Renee & Hank Trout Turnbough Building Supply United Way Of Central & NE Connecticut United Way of Central Indiana UnitedHealth Group Campaign/Match Sandy Vaughn Vernon Co. People For Pets Julie Wall Richard Wallace Wayne County Journal-Banner Sharlene Wells Gary Wilbers June Wilson Jan Yamnitz

$25–$99 Jodie Adams Dan Adkison Nancy Adrian Kerissa Allbritton Richard & Jeannie Allgood

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Thank You! ($25–$99 CONT.) Alpha Delta Kappa-Beta Lambda Amvets Auxiliary Post 29 Judy Armstrong Association of the Miraculous Medal Auto Tire & Parts —Chaffee Henry & Kay Azuma Dr. L Taylor & Nancy Bahn Donna Ballman Melanie Barger DeAnn Barton Jeanne Beck Linda Becker Fern Bethel Beussink, Hey & Roe Allen & Patsy Blanton Bluff City Beer John & Cynthia Blosser Judy Bogdanoff Bollinger County Veterinary Service Brooks Gas Co., Inc. Donald Bruton Carl & Rose Buchheit Roger & Missy Buckner Mary Burton-Hitt Buzzi Unicem USA Campbell Mattress Elaine Carlson Dr C C & Mary Carron Jackie Coleman Lynn Cook Michelle Cook Cindy Cooper Juanamaria Cordones-Cook Dan & Paulette Cotner Bonnie Coy Robert & Grace Craghead Avon & Linn Crocker Culligan—Schaefer Water Center D B & A Inc. Julia Davis Marion DeLong Tanna Douglas Matthews Eagle Eye Shooting Supply Sharon Ebersohl Donald & Charlotte Edwards Keely Elfrink Elizabeth Emmons Carole Ernie Blake & Janet Esicar Gwen Ewing Excel Bank

Jimmye Dean Fagan Carol Fleisher Mary Russell Fox Dale Gaebler Gastineau Hardware & Lumber Co Inc. Jay Githens James & Lanette Gooch Jim & Carolyn Goodin Jackie Griffith Tanya Guimont Jim & Bonnie Guyot Jeanine Hager Tom & Jane Harte Dan & Linda HeiRonimus Hershey Company Nancy Hill Doug & Kay Hollis Grace Virginia Hoover Barbara Huddleston June Hurdle Melody Hutchison Donna Imhoff Ernest & Claudette Ittner Johannes Auto Sales, Inc. Felicia Johnson Nancy Johnston George & Ellen Kirchdoerfer Kaye Kissee Richard & Patricia Kogge James & Genie Kremer Vicki Lane Dr. Shirley Lawler Nancy LeGrand Lori Malvitz Betty Martin McDonald Concrete Company R.J. & Vicki McKinney McMikle Funeral Home Terri McQueary Donald & Vicki Miles Mills Motors Linda Mittrucker Morrison—Worley Funeral Chapel Mouser Automobiles Inc. Alan Mudd Pam Murray Karen Myers Sherrie Neff Dennis Nickelson Dr. Jayne Niskey Tammy Nobles

Linda Norton O’Bannon Bank Oncken Machine Service Jennifer M. & Leo Orban Ed & Dawn Orr Paul & Onieta McGhee Jim & Barbie Pemberton Irislee Prada Leone Roper Proffer Patricia L. Renard Fran Robison Dale & Deanna Rogers Hertha Russell Linda Sanders Paul & Marilyn Schnare Mary Beth Schwenck Jill Scott Thomas & Regina Selva Service Unit 734—Christian County II Service Unit 751—Texas County L. J. (Freck) Shivelbine Frank & Ruth Anne Sifford Larry & Carol Simon Patricia Sims Smith Chapel Methodist Church Dale & Mary Spell Melanie Stoelting Karen Taylor Chris & Kathleen Thomas J. Pat & Anne Tlapek Roger & Kay Tolliver Girl Scout Troop 26539 Girl Scout Troop 30818 Girl Scout Troop 50118 Girl Scout Troop 50292 Sara Turner James Tweedy Kenneth & Leann Webb Christine Wehner Dolly Welker Francis & Joan Marie Welker Nancy West Judy Westhoff Mark Wethington Megan White Benecia Williams Deane Williams Sunshine Williams Barbara Williamson Deidre Wipke-Tevis Kathleen Woods

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Thank You ($25–$99 CONT.) Dr. Pat Wright-Tatum Bob & Kim Young Edward & Marguerite Young Euphemia Zahringer Mary Zimmerman

GRANTS 3M Foundation Commerce Bancshares Foundation Girl Scouts of the USA Springfield Area Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. US Bancorp Foundation

GIFTS IN KIND 3M Foundation 417 Magazine / Whitaker Publishing ABC Interbake Foods Academy Sports & Outdoors Amberg Entertainment, Inc. Arvest Bank Ashdon Farms Nancy Caldwell Ayers Bandana’s BBQ Barb Trout Catering Bear Creek Golf Club Bob McDonough State Farm Chartwell’s Clear Channel Communications Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Culligan Bottled Water D & E Music Janet Dingman Dogwood Hills Golf Club & Resort Inn Domenico’s Restaurant & Lounge Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. Jim Enyart Fechtel Beverage Co. Gerbes Superstore Gerbes West Great Southern Bank Hail Ridge Golf Course Palmi Henry Anne Hyde Hy-Vee Jefferson City J. Bruner’s Joe Machens Capital City Ford Lincoln Kim Jolley


(Gifts in Kind CONT.) Journal Broadcast Group Kas A Designs KDEX Radio KFJX 14 Fox Television KFVS 12 KGCS Kidde KMIZ 17 JW Broadcasting KOAM 7 Television Koelling Family Chiropractic KOLR 10 Fox Television KOMU 8 Television KRCG-TV 13 KSMU—Ozarks Public Radio KTTS Radio Kwik Kar Wash & Detail KY3 Television KZRG Radio KZWV 101.9 The Wave Lamar Companies Lowe’s Home Improvement Madison’s Cafe Vanessa McCann Michele’s Floral & Gifts Midwest Family Broadcasting Missouri Botanical Garden MO-X NH Scheppers Distributing Co. Oak Hills Golf Course Orscheln Farm & Home Osage National Golf Resort Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Paddy Malone’s Pinnacle Sign Group Premium Computers Race Brothers Farm Supply Radio Springfield Railwood Golf Club, LLC Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum RPCS, Inc. Rustic Wood Products Scholastic, Inc. ServPro of Cape Girardeau / Scott Co Seymore Memorials & Signs Sonic Anne Soots St. Louis Rams Strack Stone Co. Sugar Loft Cake Shoppe Angie Robinson Sullivan

(Gifts in Kind CONT.) Karen Taylor The Body Shop Beth Thompson Renee C. Trout USA Drugs Vandelicht Jewelry Wal-Mart Store #5477 Penelope Willard Windsor Foods Windstream Communications Zimmer Radio Group

UNITED WAYS Baxter Springs United Fund Callaway County United Way Carthage Area United Way Charleston United Fund Heart of Missouri United Way Heart of The Ozarks United Way Kennett United Way Ottawa County United Way Randolph County United Way Sedalia-Pettis County United Way Sikeston/Bootheel Area United Way United Community Fund Of Neosho Area United Way of Central Missouri United Way of Delaware County United Way of South Central Missouri United Way of Southeast Missouri United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas United Way of the Ozarks United Way of Vernon County

MEMORIALS & TRIBUTES In Honor of 1997 Poplar Bluff Senior Troop #238 Karen Crain Schafer In Honor of Rebecca Anderson Jim Anderson In Honor of Dr. Annette Sobel Vicki Dennison

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(Memorials & Tributes CONT.)

(family Campaign CONT.)

In Memory of Bill Carmichael Julie & Rob Agee Rose & Matt Beck Larry & Cathy Kolb Frank & Betty Masters Missouri Forest Products Association Larry & Kathren Neill Barry & Liza Peccola Edith Schriefer Kristy Schriefer Keith & Doris Truesdell

Rose & Matt Beck Marilyn Belwood John Besser & Cathy Richter Janelle Bickmeyer Ami Bollin Cliff & Jacqueline Brandenburg Beverly Brown Glen & Renee Brueckner Stacey Bybee Danny & Laura Campbell Ellen Carlson Tamara Carlson Andrea Carter Diana Carter Martha Cassel Neil & Christina Chanter Young Jin Choe Stephanie Clark Peggy & Brian Conley Rebecca Connell Crystal Cope Lori Craig John & Gayla Dace Georgia Davis Matt & Elizabeth Davis Tamara deWild Jamie Diamond Brandy Dishman Seth & Jacki Downing Brad & Cami Drew Edward & Christine Durrill Carla Dyer Gary & Laura Eagleburger Aaron & Rebecca Easton Sharon Ebersohl Sonja Erickson Kelley Farris Kristen Fortman Dustin & Janell Franks Brandi Fulton Rod & Jodi Gerling Michael & Kim Gibson Teresa Goeller James & Lanette Gooch Edna Green Erik & Karen Grossmann Clara & William Haenchen Georgia Hampton Alana Hansert Suzanne Hansford Bowles

In Memory of Mary Gosnell Jean Phillips In Memory of Genevieve Harms Susan Kyle In Memory of Roberta Henson Robert Womack In Memory of Betty L. Hosp John & Pam Bowzer Vicki Naayem In Memory of Ruth Bay Kersey Susan Kyle In Memory of Shirley Goad Mondt Rochelle Goad Doss In Memory of Tracy Palmer Anne Soots In Memory of Gerald Stevens & Lee Ann Van Tine Ron & Jean Bollinger Lindsey Godfrey Denise Stewart Renee Trout

Family Campaign Strive for 25 Jodie Adams Laura Al-Sayed Mark & Melissa Althaus Michelle Ankenman Denise Arriola Beth Asbury Marcia Baker-Cowan Cassy Banks Tracy Barnes Timothy & Brenda Barrett Laura Beasley

Martessa Harmon Brad & Karen Harris Melissa Hatcher Keri Hazelrigg Angela Hedrick Jennifer Hedrick Sarah Henery Sara Hennemann Shannon Hensley Julie & James Hentges Brandy Hickman Kristi Hoff Sheri Hoffman Brian & Andrea Holley Fred & Lori Hord June Hurdle Glenn & Somer Hurst Carolyn Jane Imthurn Whitney Jackman John & Amanda Johndrow Travis Johnson Charlotte Jones Kent & Lynette Jones John & Sandra Kauffman Spencer & Maria Kemmer Melanie Kopp Seth & Rebecca LaClair Patty Landau Barbara Lasley Stephanie Leary Shannon Lipton Jessica Macy Jamie Maenner David Marban Chris & Shelly Martin Fayrene Mayes James & Samantha Mayo Elizabeth McClure Andrew & Angela Meyer Marianne Meyer Kelly Mihalj Lynne Millard Erin Mitchell Charles Moon Lea Moore Nelda McClain Morgan Amy Moser Fran Muench Amy Myler Ken & Tonya Nease

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Thank You (Family Campaign CONT.) Lisa Nelson Leslie Nichols Nadine Novak Kathleen Occena Angelina Oliver Jo Olson Julie Oppermann Ed & Dawn Orr Michelle Pappas Nancy Parsons Stephanie & Jeffrey Patrick Rachelle Peak Jane Ann Perry Vanessa Plummer Brandy Poag Crystal Polly Amanda Ponder Sharon Raines Kim Rapp Gagneesh & Aditi Rawat Kimberly Riley Mary Robb

Judy Robinett Pam Roche Michael & Stacy Rohrbaugh Karin Rossi Teresa Rowden Ashley Saunders Tim & Andrea Schade Troy & Nicky Scheidt Dustin Schoen Andrew & Wendy Schott Tina Schroeder Service Unit 717—Saline County Carol Shotts Erin Siegel Luke & Krystal Simon Chase & Nicole Smith Bryan Stagg Jean Stark Robin Stevens Kristy Steward Julie Stratman Deanna Street

Nancy Studzinski Angie Robinson Sullivan Leslie Thomas Girl Scout Troop 10227 Girl Scout Troop 60035 Girl Scout Troop 62505 Girl Scout Troop 70444 Stephen & Elaine Ung Tracy Vajda Richard & Katie Vance Lisa Vandegrift Don and Elaine Vaughan Debbie Vaughn Timothy & Kristen Voss Thomas & Karen Weaver Christine Wehner Gary & Dawn Wheeler Richard & Colette Whelan Melissa White Richard & Louise Wibbenmeyer Deidre Wipke-Tevis Sunkyong Yim

Because of all of you, more girls will have more opportunities to discover a stronger sense of self, connect in a diverse and changing world, and take action to make the world a better place.


onor Profile: Mary Daly—Donor, Troop Leader, and 100th Anniversary Tri-Chair When did you become a Girl Scout? I joined Girl Scouts in 1970 as a second grade Brownie (the earliest you could join back then). I was in a very active troop that camped a lot, toured factories and did many service projects. We also traveled to Colorado to hike and Canada to canoe. I stayed in through Cadettes (ninth grade) earning my First Class award. I rejoined Girl Scouts as an adult in 1993 to help with my oldest niece’s troop. I have been honored to receive a number of awards in Girl Scouts including the Thanks Badge (for my work in helping create a memorandum of understanding between GSUSA and the Society of Women Engineers) and the Thanks Badge II (for my efforts during the council realignment).


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What positions did you previously hold in Girl Scouts? I don’t say no easily, so I have had the opportunity to play many roles in Girl Scouts. I started out as an assistant troop leader and then segued through troop leader, day camp director, outdoor trainer, master trainer, large event planner… and then the council asked me to be on the Board of Directors. I was lucky to be chosen as the third Vice President of Heart of Missouri Girl Scout Council where I put many miles on my car translating council and GSUSA policy into volunteer speak. I was also very proud to be chosen as the President/Board Chair of Heart of Missouri. When GSUSA announced council realignment, I became a member of the realignment committee that merged five councils into our Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. I met wonderful volunteers and staff from across Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma who all had a common vision of providing leadership experiences for girls.

What is your favorite Girl Scout moment? I have so many. As a girl, I was proud that my tent was the only one that stayed up when our camp got hit by a flashflood. I loved canoeing in Canada. As an adult, I have been honored to pin a lifesaving award on Junior Girl Scout. I was also very moved when I was able to travel to Our Chalet, in Adelboden, Switzerland with two of my nieces (in 1997 and 2012) and see one of the places we had sung about as girls. And being there when we cut the ribbon to open the lodge at Silver Meadows Girl Scout camp was a great experience. Why is being a donor important to you? I believe you should put your money where your heart is. I believe in what Girl Scouting is doing to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Everyone has time, treasure and talent that they can share with the world. I want to share my treasures with the Girl Scouts.

What positions do you currently hold in Girl Scouts? I am currently the troop leader of an Ambassador troop in Columbia. Three of my girls are actively working on their Gold Awards. I was also honored to be chosen as one of the 100th Anniversary Tri-Chairs and to be a co-chair of the 100th Anniversary Expo. I just put on orienteering classes at the 100th Anniversary Camporee. I am a facilitator for adult learning in Girl Scouts and am still volunteering for events as the need arises. What makes you passionate about Girl Scouting? I had wonderful experiences as a girl. As an adult, I have had even better experiences. I have seen girls blossom when they are given the opportunity to try new things. I have seen the wonder in little girls’ eyes as they explore the environment in day camp. I have seen how the teenagers support each other and create a safe place to still be girls. As an engineer, I am in a traditionally male-dominated environment. What I learned as a girl, and what I try to instill in the girls in my troops, is that a girl can do whatever she puts her mind, time and heart to. She can be an engineer, a doctor, a mom, a teacher, an artist ... she just has to work hard and believe. Girl Scouts gives girls the framework to believe, the framework to succeed.

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


The Girl Scout Mission

Building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.


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I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

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The Promise Fall 2012  
The Promise Fall 2012  

A newsletter for GSMH Donors.