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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.

For the fifth year in a row, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (GSSEF) is participating in the 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. GSSEF works with Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and America’s Moms for Soldiers to coordinate the delivery of cookies to be included in care packages they send to military personnel. Girl Scout cookies are $4 per box or $48 per case. Customers can make a donation to Cookies for the Military at any cookie booth location or by visiting www.cookiesforthemilitary.org.

About Girl Scouts
For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world 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.

Media Inquiries:
Contact: Melinda Glasco
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 561-427-0176
E-mail: mglasco@gssef.org

When are cookies more than just a tasty treat? When they are Girl Scout Cookies!  From January 24 through February 17, when South Florida and Treasure Coast residents indulge in their favorite cookie they are helping local Girl Scouts learn business and entrepreneurial skills that prepare them to be leaders now and in the future.The $700 million Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates immeasurable ben­efits for girls, their councils and communities nationwide.

At just $4 a box, the simple purchase of Thin Mints, Samoas or any one of the eight delicious varietiesprovides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.

Here are some examples of what these five key skills can do:

GOAL SETTING: Girl Scouts set cookie sales goals individually and with their troop, create a plan to reach them and develop Cooperation and Team Building skills all along the way!

DECISION MAKING: Girl Scouts help decide how their troop will spend their cookie money, furthering their Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills that will help in many aspects of their life.

MONEY MANAGEMENT: Girl Scouts take cookie orders, handle customers’ money and gain valuable and Practical Life Skills around financial literacy.

PEOPLE SKILLS: Girl Scouts learn how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help develop their Healthy Relationship and Conflict Resolution skills they can use throughout life.

BUSINESS ETHICS: Girl Scouts are honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Their business ethics reinforce the Positive Values they are developing as a Girl Scout.

The Cookie Sale Program has made Girl Scouts famous not only for providing delicious desserts but for teaching girls valuable leadership, business and marketing skills.It also helps them discover their talents and strengths, connect with their community and take action to make the world a better place.

The 2013 Cookie Sale Program highlights these attributes with the theme “What Can a Girl Do? A World of Good!”  Every year, many troops use their proceeds to make a difference in their local community.  In 2012, a Junior troop from Palm Beach Gardens combined their love of animals and the environment and donated money to the Loggerhead MarineLife Center and cleaned up the beach in front of the Center. A Daisy troop from Stuart donated $500 of their cookie proceeds plus wish list items to the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. And yet another troop from Ft. Lauderdale purchased a rain barrel for the school where their troops meets on a weekly basis. Last year more than 9,000 girls honed their sales pitch and earned more than $1 million for their troops.

Press Inquiries: Contact Melinda Glasco, Director of Marketing at  561-427-0176 or mglasco@gssef.org.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida’s Oakland Park and Jupiter Service Centers and Retail Stores will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The Service Centers and Retail Stores will resume their normal hours of operation on Tuesday, January 22. 

Jupiter, FL(January 16, 2013)– If you’re going to break your New Year’s resolution, then do it for a good cause. For the third year in a row, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida teams up with South Florida Duffy’s Sports Grill restaurants to create a special Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert.

Samoa Cookie Cupcake photo 1This limited edition dessert, available from January 15th through February 15th only, features a chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache, buttercream icing and a Samoa Girl Scout cookie on top.The cupcakes will be available at all Duffy’s Sports Grill restaurants in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Brevard counties, and can be purchased for just $1, with $.50 being donated back to Girl Scouts. In the last two years, Duffy’s Sports Grill has donated more than $12,500 to Girl Scouts.

“Duffy’s Sports Grill is proud to partner with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida and their Cookie Sale Program for the third year in a row,” said Paul Emmett, president of Duffy’s Sports Grill. “Besides bringing in a great dessert for all of our customers, the Girl Scouts program teaches our youth valuable business and entrepreneurial skills that prepare them to be leaders now and in the future.”

Girl Scout cookies will also be available for purchase on select weekends at select Duffy’s Sports Grill locations during the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, which runs from January 24 through February 17, 2013.

To find the Duffy’s Sports Grill location nearest you, visit Duffys MVP.com.

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.

For Media inquiries, please contact Melinda Glasco at mglasco@gssef.org or 561-427-0176.

About Duffy’s Sports Grill
Duffy’s Sports Grill, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida operates 24 full-service, casual-dining restaurants, all of which are located on the Southeast 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.

 

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