Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year from GSH!

As we look ahead to 2014, we at Girl Scouts of Hawai`i want to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all those who have given what is arguably the greatest and rarest gift to find: compassion and dedication to a cause greater than oneself. While this time of year is often hectic and stressful, we want to take a second to thank you for the outstanding achievements you've helped girls accomplish this year. Whether you're a volunteer on the ground or prefer to donate financially, here are just a few of the ways your generosity has helped build girls of courage, confidence and character who make our world a better place.
Some of our Cookie Entrepreneur Officers (CEO's) celebrating their success at Secret Island in May.

In February and March, girls from Waianae to Waimanalo set up shop at local grocery stores selling cookies with flare as part of the "Bling My Booth" competition. Our local Girl Scouts not only designed their own science experiment to fit into a twinkie-sized MicroLab, they also sent that MicroLab to the International Space Station where they discovered it just might be possible to grow our own food in space. In April we celebrated the achievement of 15 girls who joined an elite group of women across the globe who have received their Gold Award.

Our first class of participants in the International Space Station (ISS) Project open their MicroLab after it comes home from space.

In October we kicked off the new Girl Scout year with a word from the First Lady and her sister-in-law, local Girl Scout volunteer, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng. We're still awaiting the results of our membership competition, and the numbers keep going up! STEM took the stage in November as we honored Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio, Sheryl Seaman and Jan Sullivan at our 2013 Woman of Distinction Dinner. Now as we approach the end of the year, we begin to come full circle as girls have already started their cookie pre-sales!

Our 2013 Woman of Distinction honorees (from left to right): Jan Sullivan, Sheryl Seaman and Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio.
So as we close out 2013 and say, "Hello!" to 2014, thank you from all of us at Council for your continued support. We can't wait for what 2014 has in store for us, and we're glad to have you by our side every step of the way.

Happy New Year,
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i
Ariana, Cheryl, Colleen, Crystal, Dorri, Erica, Gail, Janelle, Jenn, Jessica, Julie, Kelly, Kristi, Lila, Marci, Mike, Michael, Reyna, Rona, Shereen, Sonya, Summer, Tate, and Tauna

Holiday Office and Shop Hours:
The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i offices are closed from Wednesday, December 25, 2013, through Wednesday, January 1, 2014. We will re-open for normal business hours (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

The Girl Scouts of Hawai`i shop will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, and Wednesday, January 1, 2014. The shop will be open for normal business hours (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) between those dates and starting again on January 2, 2014.

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