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Jupiter, FL March 20, 2013 – Chocolate, caramel and coconut were a recipe for success for Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (GSSEF) and Duffy’s Sports Grill. Those were the key ingredients in the Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert created by Duffy’s during the annual Girl Scout cookie sale program.

Duffy Cookie Cupcake Check 2013

L-R: Rebecca Gonzalez, Denise Valz, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida CEO with Jason Emmett and Angela Grear

With more than 12,000 cupcakes purchased by South Florida dessert lovers, Duffy’s presented Girl Scouts with a check for $6000.  “We’re thrilled that our customers love our special dessert and allow us the opportunity to continue to support an organization like Girl Scouts,” said Paul Emmett, President of Duffy’s Sports Grill.  “Our successful partnership allows Girl Scouts to continue to provide excellent programming and skill building opportunities for girls in our community.”

This is the third year in a row GSSEF has teamed up with Duffy’s, raising a total of $18,500 with their special Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert. The Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program teaches girls about goal setting, money management, marketing and customer service, and gives them valuable business and entrepreneurial skills that prepare them to be leaders now and in the future.

About Girl Scouts
For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County partner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.  To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.

About Duffy’s Sports Grill
Duffy’s Sports Grill, based in Lake Worth, Florida operates 23 full-service, casual-dining restaurants, all of which are located on the East coast of Florida.  Established in 1985, the company has become a regional market leader known for top quality casual dining with an emphasis on freshly prepared ingredients and grilled items. Duffy’s boasts a distinctly upscale sports environment complete with all the satellite programming available, over 50 TVs per location, and framed authentic sports memorabilia throughout each restaurant.  For more information about Duffy’s Sports Grill, please visit the company’s website at  www.DuffysMVP.com.

 

NBC’s Today Show will air a segment on Girl Scouts on Tuesday, March 12 between 8am &  9am Eastern Time, featuring an interview with Anna Maria Chavez, CEO Girl Scouts of the USA, coverage of the recent leadership breakfast in Washington, and girls from the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey learning about robotics. What a great way to kick off the celebration of our 101st birthday. Be sure to watch or record this segment.

Also, check out the GSUSA Blog  written by  Anna Maria Chavez regarding Girl Scout Week – click here.

 

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is hosting their 2nd Annual Indian River County Women of Distinction luncheon on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach.  The luncheon will celebrate the accomplishments of five deserving women who represent leadership in five key areas that Girl Scouts focus on in their leadership development and program offerings.

The honorees and their areas of focus are:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM): Amy Borello, PhD candidate, University of Florida
  • Financial Literacy: Catherine Lambert, Merrill Lynch
  • Healthy Living: Linda Hart, Crazy Hart Ranch
  • Environmental Leadership: Kerryane T. Monahan, St. Edward’s School
  • Global Citizenship: Bunny Frey, El Hogar Ministries, Inc.

This year the luncheon will feature a keynote speech entitled Executive Decision:  Empowering the Next Generation of Women Through Girl Scouts by Lalita Janke, President of the East Florida Chapter of United States National Committee for United Nations Women.

WOD Committee Photo 2013 (200x133)Tracy Carroll and Carole Jean Jordan are serving as the honorary co-chairwomen of the event. Jeanne Selander Miller and Susan Hazard Rimato are the co-chairs of the luncheon and are joined by committee members Jane Faraco, Carol Haffield, Nancy Heinrich, Judi Lomax, Burke Michael-Neely and Beth Murphy.

The luncheon is sponsored in part by Seacoast National Bank and Florida Power & Light. Tickets for the Women of Distinction luncheon are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are still available.  To register, please contact Kris Dillon at 561-427-0192 or krisdillon@gssef.org. For more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, please visit www.gssef.org.

About Girl Scouts

For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County partner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.

(Photo L-R) The Women of Distinction committee members are all smiles as they get ready to honor five deserving women at the upcoming luncheon. They are Jane Faraco, Judi Lomax, co-chair Jeanne Selander Miller, honorary co-chair Carole Jean Jordan, Burke Michael-Neely and Carol Haffield.

In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Day on February 8, 2013, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (GSSEF) has created two special one-day only promotions to support their Cookies for the Military program while giving our community a chance to get FREE Girl Scout Cookies.

GSSEF has teamed up with Duffy’s Sports Grill for the Give a Box, Get a Box campaign.This Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 22 Duffy’s locations in South Florida, anyone that donates one or more boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Cookies for the Military program will receive a FREE box of Girl Scouts cookies of their choice while supplies last. In addition, most locations with also have cookie booths set up with Girl Scout troops selling cookies.

If you are unable to make it to a Duffy’s location that evening, you can also donate to the Cookies for the Military program online at www.cookiesforthemilitary.org. All online donations made on Friday, February 8, 2013 will be entered into a chance to win FREE Girl Scout Cookies for a year!

For the fifth year in a row, GSSEF is sponsoring their Cookies for the Military program. The program provides an opportunity to donate boxes or cases of Girl Scouts cookies to our service men and women domestically or overseas.  Cookies for the Military is a great way for our community to support Girl Scouts while sending a “taste of home” to our troops.This year the goal is to collect enough donations for 37,500 boxes of cookies. Because of the generosity of our community members, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida has sent more than 116,000 boxes of cookies to our troops since 2009.

To donate at any time to the Cookies for the Military program, visit www.cookiesforthemilitary.org. To find the location of your nearest cookie booth or to get more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, visit www.gssef.org and click on Cookies & More.

About Girl Scouts

For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County partner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.  To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.

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