Girl ScoutsRock River Valley Council thanked its dedicated volunteers with prestigious Girl Scout Awards at the Councils Annual Meeting April 26. Volunteers were presented with the Thanks II Badge, Thanks I Badge, Honor Pin, Appreciation Pin, and Rookie of the Year Award.
The Thanks II Badge, one of the two highest appreciation awards given by Girl Scouts, recognizes outstanding service that benefits the total Council and the entire Girl Scout organization. Recipients of the Thanks II Badge in 2004-2005 were Lisa Normoyle and Ed Rounds. The Thanks I Badge was also awarded to Karen Brown, Marg Gang, Carole Good, Mary Jo Hare, Nancy Houk and Linda Oshita.
The Honor Pin, which recognizes outstanding service to two or more geographic areas or audiences, was presented to Deb Beall, Roxann Burren, Mary Cetera, Georgetta Chavers, Bernice Corey, Nancy Cosentino, Kayla Hood, Candi Pomykala, Glenda Turner, Cathy Weightman-Moore and Carol Wilson.
Appreciation Pins, which recognize outstanding service to one geographic area or audience, were awarded to Carol Ayars, Shelley Bernado, Peggy Blair, DeAnne Clay, Martha Davidson, Deb Flynn, Nanette Gibson, Karin Green, Amy Kellogg, Sharon Knox, Chris Maday, Linda McElhaney, Kris Navarra, Debbie Replogle, Ann-Marie Soderstrom, Jeannette Stromquist, Steve Vettore, Liz Wallin, and Kathy Walls.
Rookie of the Year Award is given to volunteers who have been serving at the Council level for six months to two years and have shown outstanding dedication to the Girl Scout mission. Recipients for 2004-2005 are Amanda Hamaker, Christina Kamer, Lynn Godina and Monica Glenny.
A long-time volunteer was also inducted into the Councils own Presidents Pride Team. The Presidents Pride Team was designed especially for those volunteers who have earned appreciation awards in the past and have continued to volunteer above and beyond expectations. This years inductee is Jackie Waskiewicz.
Girl ScoutsRock River Valley Council is a non-profit organization providing friendship, empowerment, and the tools to grow strong, to more than 5,000 girls in Rock River Valley communities.
From the May 11-17, 2005, issue