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GSSEM_2011_Annual_Report

  1. 1. 2011 annual report
  2. 2. 2 | gssem annual report 2011 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. Girl Scout Promise Girl Scout Law 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. Thenewest GirlScout leadershipjourneyseries, It’sYourStory–TellIt! offersa fun,comprehensiveandmulti-disciplinaryapproachtobuildinggirls’leadership skills. ThisJourneyinvitesGirlScoutsofeveryageonanadventureto: • Build astrongsense ofselfthroughcreativeexpression. • Become more comfortableinreallifesituationsthroughroleplayingactivities. • Reachherfullpotentialandgaintheconfidencetobecomealeaderinherownlife and inthe world. AlongthisJourney,GirlScoutswillfindanswerstoquestionssuchas: • Howdo the storiesIhearandtellshapethepersonIamandthepersonIcan become? • HowdoesmediainfluencemylifeandwhatIcandotomakesureitisrelevanttome? • Howcanmyrelationshipsinspiremetotakeactionandhelpothersinmycommunity andinthe world? OneveryLeadership Journey,everythinggirlsdo—whetherit’sperformingscience experiments,creatingartprojects,cookingsimplemeals,orlearningtoprotectthe planet’swatersupply—isaimedatgivingthemthebenefitsoftheGirlScout“Keysto Leadership”: Discover,Connect, TakeAction. • Agirl Discoversherspecialskillsandtalents,findstheconfidencetosetchallenging goalsforherselfand strivestolivebyhervalues.Thisincludesbeingproudofwhere shecame from aswellaswhereshe’sgoing. • Agirl Connectswithothers,whichmeansshelearnshowtoteamup,solveconflicts, andhavehealthyrelationships.Theseskillshelpherinschoolrightnowandprepare herforanycareershechoosesinthefuture. • Agirl TakesActionandmakestheworlda betterplace,learningalotabouther communityand theworldalongtheway.
  3. 3. gssem annual report 2011 | 3 Thanksto yourcommitmentandefforts,GirlScoutsofSoutheastern Michigan(GSSEM)madeexcellentprogressonimplementingourcore businessstrategiesduring2011. Wecontinuedworkingtoenhanceevery girl’sleadershipexperienceassheparticipatesinGirlScoutingactivities. ThenewGirlsGuidetoGirlScouting,whichalongwithJourneys, completesGSUSA’snationalprogramportfolio,andimprovedtraining resourcesforvolunteers, wereattheheartofeffortstohelpusbettermeetourmission ofbuildinggirlsofcourage,confidence,andcharacterwhomaketheworldabetter place.OursuccessfulCampMoxieprovideda weeklongleadershipdevelopment experiencetohighschoolgirlsintheareasofbusiness,philanthropyandpolitics. We alsolaunched AMIGAS: A LeadershipExperienceforGirls,whichisaninitiativefocused onincreasingHispanicgirlsandtheirfamiliessupportandparticipationinGirlScouting. AMIGAShasgained significantmomentum,andwehaveestablishedrelationshipswith keyleadersinseveralHispaniccommunitieswherewedidnotmaintainastrongGirl Scoutpresence. Wecontinue tomanage ourresourceswiselyand received acleanauditwithnointernalcontrol weaknessesinourmostrecentaudit. Wewere abletofund anewChiefOperationsOfficer positionand recruited averyqualifiedleaderto fillit.  GSSEMcould notcontinueoursuccessful emergenceasamodelforCouncilrealignment withouttheguidance andsupportofour talentedand committed BoardofDirectors. Iwantto sayaveryheartfeltthankyoutothe Board.Additionally,we formeda newAdvisory Council,chaired byWeightWatchersInternationalPresident andCEO,Florine Mark.AdvisoryCouncilmembersalsoincludeprominent womensuchasYvette Bing,DanielleKarmanos,Brenda LawrenceandIrmaElderto namejustafew.WethanktheAdvisoryCouncilfortheircommitmenttoopeningdoors tonon-traditionalsupportersofGirlScouts.  Aswebegin2012,our100th anniversary,GSUSAremindsuswiththeirToGetHerThere campaignthateveryonehasa roletoplayinhelpinggirlsreachtheirfullleadership potential.GSSEMiswellpositionedtodoourpart. Ihopeyousharemyprideinwhatwe haveaccomplished thusfar,butalsoappreciatethechallengesthatlieahead. There isnomore importantworkthanwhatwedo. Iwassaddenedbyarecentinterviewon NPRwhere awomanstatedthatshecouldnotvotefora femalepresidentialcandidate becausewomendon’thavethenecessaryskillstoleadthecountry. Sheobviously wasnotaGirlScout. OurworkwithgirlsandourfocusontheYearoftheGirlwillhelpto eliminatethismindset. Yoursin Scouting, NancyPhilippart Message from the Board Chair keyleadersinseveralHispaniccommunitieswherewedidnotmaintainastrongGirl
  4. 4. 2011hasbeenanotheryearofsignificantchangeforGirlScoutsof SoutheasternMichigan(GSSEM).Whathasn’tchangedisthefactthat ourterrificvolunteerscontinuetosupportgirlleadership. Thefour prioritiesoftheStrategicLearningprocessthatweredevelopedin2010 continuedtodriveoureffortstowardsbetterqualitythisyear: Priority One: ImplementtheGirlScoutLeadershipExperiencethroughall pathways(Troop,Events,Series,CampandTravel). PriorityTwo: Increasethewaysthatadultscanvolunteer. PriorityThree: Improveinternalandexternalcommunications. PriorityFour: Livewithinourmeans. Weaimto continuouslyimprovevolunteersupportsothatallgirlsreceiveahigh qualityGirlScoutexperience. InordertomeetPrioritiesOneandTwo,anewvolunteer structure wasdesigned andimplemented.Inthecomingyears,weexpecttoseemore eventsand seriesdeliveredinthe12localcommunitiesofourjurisdiction,sowehave begunrecruitingmore adultstovolunteerinnewways. Wearenowopentovolunteers whocancommitto shortandlong-termroles. Iamparticularlyproud thatweimprovedcommunicationsthroughoutthecouncil: threenewslettersand anupdatedGSSEMwebsite. And,withnearly4,000fans,GSSEM hasone ofthe mostactiveCouncilFacebookpagesinthecountry.  Despitestaffreductions,wemadeimportantchangestobettersupportvolunteers: increasingourstore hours,streamliningthevolunteerapplicationprocess,and implementingonline registration. Thereismoreworktobedoneinalloftheseareas, butwe’ve madesignificantprogresstoensureGSSEMcontinuestobethepremier leadership organizationforgirlsinsoutheasternMichigan. Iamespeciallythankfulforourmorethan9,000activevolunteerswhoprovidedboth directservice togirlsandindirectservicethroughvolunteercommitteesduring2011. Almost 8,000troop leadersandoperationalvolunteersdeliverthepathways.More than1,000volunteersworkedonatleastonecommitteeintheotherthreekeyareas: CouncilAdministration,BoardofDirectorsandspecialprojects. Tomentionjusta few,GSSEMcould notpossiblyachieveitsmissionwithouttheGoldandSilverAward, VolunteerRecognitions,Archives,andReligiousRelationshipsCommittees.Thebiggest project undertakenbyvolunteersin2011wastheredesignofthevolunteerstructure. Volunteersare thelifebloodofourorganization–wecannotthankyouenoughforyour timeand dedication. Asweclose out2011,we lookforwardtocelebratingGirlScoutsoftheUSA’s100th anniversary.2012 istheYearoftheGirlwhereweaspiretochangethelandscapeof leadership forgirlsand youngwomen.GirlScoutsisjusttheorganizationtogetitdone– thanksto everyonewho supportedusandwelcometothosewhowishtojoinus! Yoursin Scouting, DeniseDalrymple Message from the CEO 4 | gssem annual report 2011
  5. 5. “Por mi honor, yo trataré de servir a Dios y a mi patria,” are words spoken from the Girl Scout promise in Spanish, which now begin more Girl Scout troop meetings as AMIGAS: A Leadership Experience for Girls gains momentum in southeastern Michigan. The national initiative to reach more Latina girls and moms kicked off locally in 2011 as Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) established partnerships with Hispanic community leaders, school districts and businesses with the common goal of serving more girls. AMIGAS’ purpose is to broaden participation in Girl Scouting and to share the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) in the Hispanic communities of southwest Detroit, Pontiac and Romeo. GSSEM has collaborated with several community groups who have helped us identify volunteers, disseminate information and, in some cases, provide in-kind assistance. Thanks to all of our community partners including LA SED, Vistas Nuevas Headstart, Consortium of Hispanic Agencies, La Familia Centro Multicultural, La Escuelita, Baldwin Church and Center, Oakland Coalitions of Hispanic Agencies and the Hispanic Coalition of Macomb. New troops are forming and girls are participating in GSLE, camping and developing entrepreneurial skills through the Girl Scout cookie sale. “We are seeing in the girls such excitement for learning, increased participation in community service projects and a desire to help recruit other girls from their community to be Girl Scouts,” says Gabriela Ramírez-Darris, Hispanic Initiative Coordinator. 2011 Gold Award recipient, Yamirka Torres, a freshman at Wayne State, recently decided she wants to be a Troop Leader so she can mentor girls. She wants to be able to share with the girls of Brownie Troop 80205 at Bennett Elementary School how much fun it is to be a Girl Scout. GSSEM is eager to work with our partners as we embark on a new year of empowering girls and the communities in which they live. Girl Scouts Embrace the Hispanic Community Girl Scouts Embrace the Junior Troop 80206 from Bennett Elementary spent part of their Thanksgiving break cleaning up debris around their school and their neighborhood.  The girls enjoyed an unusually warm day planting bulbs and picking up leaves in the community and at individual homes. gssem annual report 2011 | 5
  6. 6. Nearly80highschoolgirlsfrom southeasternMichiganattendedthe firstCamp Moxie,aweeklongleadership adventurecamp held lastJuneatCamp InnisfreeinHowell. GSSEMpartneredwith Running Startand the MichiganWomen’s Foundation toprovidethisopportunityfor girlstolearnfrom and connectwithsome oftheregion’stop womenexecutives. CampMoxie isdesigned tostrengthen girls’leadership skills,confidence,practical skills,publicspeakingabilityandmore. Each girl selected a track, Camp CEO, Camp Philanthropy or Camp Politics and participated in interactive workshops where they learned essential skills to prepare them for their future careers, including how to write a business plan, how to advocate for social change and how to run a successful political campaign. One of the girls said her favorite activity during Camp Moxie was “when they taught us how to talk in front of a group. I enjoyed this because I want to be a lawyer and I can speak in front of people now.” Another participant from Camp CEO said “the interview and resume prep we did will help me in the future.” Girlsalsonetworked withwomenexecutives representingbusiness, philanthropyand governmentatspecial eventluncheonsand dinners. Eachday,girlsalso experiencedthefunofGirl Scoutswithactivitieslike horsebackriding,swimming, hi-ropes,andcampfire. Theweekculminatedwith fieldtripsforeachtrackto women-ownedbusinesses, leadingnon-profitagencies, andthestatehousein Lansing.Girlsgottosee andinteractwithwomen leadersfirst-handintheir workplaces. Connecting Girls with Women Leaders Allison Dunatchik, Running Start Program Director, teaches girls in Camp Politics about why it’s important for women to be involved in government. Charter One Bank President and CEO Sandra Pierce was a Camp Moxie luncheon speaker. The girls enjoyed her encouraging words and personal story. 6 | gssem annual report 2011
  7. 7. Lions and tigers and bears and Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts and their families from all over southeastern Michigan participated in GSSEM’s first annual Zoo Expedition at the Detroit Zoo last May. Zoo Expedition was one of GSSEM’s most successful events, with more than 1,000 attendees! Girls explored the zoo exhibits while enjoying stations set up just for Girl Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade. They participated in age appropriate, hands-on activities run by zoo docents and about 50 volunteers to earn Daisy Petals, Brownie Try It’s, and Junior Badges. Each girl received a passport when she arrived that was stamped every time she completed an activity. Fun was had by all as Daisies created treats for birds and learned about proper pet care giving by playing Petopoly. Brownies discovered how water moves through our ecosystem and how clouds help us predict the weather. Juniors explored the Butterfly Garden and created wildlife works of art. Later that day families joined the Council-wide “Bridging Ceremony,” where girls officially ‘bridged’ from one Girl Scout level to the next. Each girl received a commemorative patch just for attending. Lions and tigers and bears and Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts and their families Girl Scouts Gone Wild (About Animals)(About Animals) gssem annual report 2011 | 7 help us predict the
  8. 8. 8 | gssem annual report 2011 Public Support and Revenue: Annual and Planned Giving............................................................................................ $145,979 Corporate and civic groups................................................................................................92,674 Foundations.......................................................................................................................... 233,438 Grants .....................................................................................................................................209,674 Special events - net of direct benefit to donors.........................................................82,032 In-kind-net.................................................................................................................................52,391 Total Public Support...................................................................................................................816,188 Product Sales: Cookie and fall product revenue.............................................................................12,905,007 Direct Costs...................................................................................................................(6,288,425) Gross profit on product sales...................................................................................... 6,616,582 Program service fees..........................................................................................................816,062 Merchandise sales: Grossrevenue.....................................................................................................................1,172,648 Cost of sales ......................................................................................................................(762,623) Gross profit on merchandise sales ...............................................................................410,025 Total Net Operating Revenue.............................................................................................7,842,669 Other revenue: Investment income (loss).................................................................................................. (6,501) Rental income - office space.............................................................................................40,130 Miscellaneousincome.......................................................................................................210,903 Total other revenue.................................................................................................................. 244,532 Total Public Support And Revenue.................................................................................8,903,389 Expenses Program services: Troop-Related Programs............................................................................................... 5,949,631 Troop and Resident Camping........................................................................................2,618,812 Total program services ................................................................................................. 8,568,443 Supporting services: Management and general................................................................................................696,587 Fund Raising...........................................................................................................................418,001 Total supporting services................................................................................................ 1,114,588 Total Operating Expenses................................................................................................... 9,683,031 Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets from Operations................................................(779,642) Other Changes in Net Assets: Pension-related changes other than net periodic pension cost....................(324,324) Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets .............................................................................$(1,103,966) Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan Statement of Activities For the Year Ended September 30, 2011 Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan For the Year Ended September 30, 2011
  9. 9. gssem annual report 2011 | 9 Where the Money Goes 62% 27% 7% 4% les 2% 3% Product Sales Program Service Fees Merchandise Retail Sales Contributions Grants Other Revenue Money Comes From: Where the Money Goes Where the Money Comes From: Statement of Financial Position as of September 30, 2011 ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents...............................................................................................$3,420,129 Investments and beneficial interest in trusts ........................................................................................................... 3,528,476 Receivables, Net........................................................................................................................ 194,353 Inventory held for resale.........................................................................................................425,537 Prepaid Expenses .....................................................................................................................208,061 Land, buildings and equipment - net...............................................................................14,158,371 Total Assets.......................................................................................................$21,934,927 LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Accounts payable and accrued expenses ........................................................................................................$640,272 Deferred grant revenue..............................................................................................................93,610 Capital lease obligations.........................................................................................................106,446 Unfunded pension obligation.............................................................................................1,438,192 TotalLiabilities........................................................................................................................2,278,520 NetAssets..............................................................................................................................19,656,407 Total Liabilities and Net Assets....................................................................$21,934,927 Troop Related Programs Camp Related Programs Management & General Fund Raising Where the Money Goes Product Sales 9% 5% 79% 7% 2% 3%
  10. 10. Reinventing Service Delivery RecentGirlScoutresearchhasshownthatmorethan60percentofgirlsareeither deeplyambivalentaboutleadership,orsayitisnotimportanttothematall.Andwhile 39percentofgirlssayleadershipisimportanttothem,only21%,oroneinfivegirls, believetheyhave whatittakestolead.Inanefforttodevelopmoregirlleaders,GSSEM hasimplemented anewvolunteerstructureinSeptembertoreinventthewaywedeliver GirlScoutingtogirlsand adults. “Itisessentialthatweprovidemoregirlswithsolidrolemodelswhilegivingthem flexiblewaystheycanparticipateinGirlScouting,”saidSusanMcGraw,GSSEM’sChief OperationsOfficer.“Wealsoneedtoengageouradultvolunteersinrolesthatare specificand rewardingsotheywillenjoythementoringexperience.” Ofthe372newvolunteerpositionscreatedwithinthenewstructure,morethanhalf ofthem havebeenfilled.Thereismoreworktobedonetorecruitvolunteerstomeet theneed,yetweareexcitedthatsomanyvolunteershavealreadyembracedthenew model.“Nowtheycanchoosea rolethatmatchestheirinterestswithoutfeelinglikethey needtoknowhowto doitall,”saidJenniferBaker,GSSEMVolunteerandNewLeader TrainingFacilitator. Thenewstructureisalreadyhaving a positiveimpactonprogramming atthecommunitylevel.Volunteer leadersareinspiredtoschedule moreeventsandseriesand topostthemonGSSEM’s websiteCalendarofEvents. Theireffortsareencouraging moreparticipationfromgirls throughoutCouncil. “Girlswhomaynotbeveryactive inGirlScoutinggetachanceto participateinlargescaleevents wheremultipledistrictsareinvited,” saidBaker,“Girlsareabletomeetgirls fromotherdistrictswhichbroadens theirperspectiveofwhatgirlscouting isandwhatisavailableintheir community.” GSSEMwouldliketothankthemany dedicatedvolunteersandstaffwho contributedmuchoftheworkto helpingusbecomewell-positionedto growtheGirlScoutmovementacross southeasternMichigan. 10 | gssem annual report 2011 We make summer camp educational as well as fun with experiences that combine safety and adventure. At Camp Hawthorn Hollow girls develop focus and self-control through archery. Thenewstructureisalreadyhaving a positiveimpactonprogramming atthecommunitylevel.Volunteer leadersareinspiredtoschedule
  11. 11. gssem annual report 2011 | 11 DuringGSSEM’s2011cookiesale,girlssoldinexcessof 3.5millionpackagesofcookies,analmost5%increase over2010.Theaveragenumberofboxesofcookies soldpergirlwas127,up from115in2010.Thisincrease wasdueinpartto the newandimprovedincentive program,whichincludedmoreexperience-based opportunitiessuchaswaterparkticketsandmore valuable incentivessuchasMichigan’sAdventure themepark ticketsand an iPodTouch.Girlswereable toearndoublecamp creditforGSSEMsummercamp programs. Asapartofthe“TroopstoTroops”program,girls soliciteddonationsfor31,539boxesofcookiestosend a“tasteofhome” to activedutymilitaryservingout ofthecountry. TheTroopstoTroopsprogramallows customersto purchase“virtual”boxesofcookieswhicharedistributedtoservicemen andwomenoverseas. TheCookieProgram isthelargestfinancialliteracyprogramforgirlsinthecountyand providesallgirlstheopportunitytorealizetheirfullpotentialbybecomingstrong, confident, andresourcefulcitizens.ThroughtheGirlScoutCookieProgramgirlsdevelop fiveessentialskills: goalsetting,decisionmaking,moneymanagement,peopleskillsand businessethics. Cookie Sale a Success GirlScoutsrecognizestheimportanceoffaithinmanyofourgirls’andfamilies’lives. GirlScoutvalues– expressedintheGirlScoutPromiseandLaw–arealignedwiththe teachingsoffaithorganizations. Weencouragegirlstopursuetwomainmethodsfor earningfaithawards. Thefirstmethod istoearna religiousmedalundertheguidanceandleadershipofone’s ownfaithleadership usingthematerialspublishedbyProgramsofReligiousActivities withYouth(PRAY)Publishing,whichhasbeena partnerwithGirlScoutsformany decades.PRAYoffersmaterialsforalmost60majorreligions. Onceearned,these insigniaareapproved tobewornonthefrontoftheofficialGirlScoutuniform. PRAY publicationsarefound in everyCouncilShop. Thesecondmethodistopursuethenew MyPromise,MyFaithbadgedevelopedbyGSUSAlastyear.Informationaboutthisnew badgeisfound ineveryGirlsGuide. ThePromiseandLawareusedtostrengthenthe girls’faithjourneysastheybuildtheirleadershipskills. Understandingthe criticalroleplayedbyfaithcommunitiesinGirlScouting,GSSEM established ourownReligiousRelationshipCommitteelastyearwithSuzanneBanteas thevolunteerChair. Membersworktirelesslytoprovideopportunitiestoguidegirlsin thisimportantcomponentofleadershipdevelopment.Weappreciatetheirimportant work,and look forward toa fullcomplementofactivitiesin2012,includinginterfaith servicesand aWalk withGodwalkathon. Girl Scouts and Faith
  12. 12. 12 | gssem annual report 2011 Pearl ($500,000+) Chrysler Foundation Ford Motor Company Fund Free Press Charities, Inc. General Motors Foundation Kresge Foundation Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Skillman Foundation United Way of Genesee County United Way for Southeastern Michigan Gold ($250,000 - $499,999) City of Detroit Community Foundation of Greater Flint DTE Energy Foundation Elizabeth, Allan & Warren Shelden Fund Girl Scouts of the USA Tall Pine Council, BSA United Way of St. Clair County Silver ($100,000 - $249,999) Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan City of Flint Comerica, Inc. Communities in Schools of Detroit, Inc. Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation Port Huron Hospital Foundation Universal Systems W.K. Kellogg Foundation Youth Foundation of America Bronze ($25,000 - $99,999) AT&T Corporation Baker College of Flint Benson and Edith Ford Fund C. F. Moore Foundation Carls Foundation Charity Motors Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund Citizens Bank City of Detroit Youth Department Clark Hill, PLC Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Michigan Coca Cola Enterprises Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan Community Foundation of St. Clair County DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Fund Detroit Youth Foundation EDS Flint Community Schools Ford Senior Players Championship General Dynamics Land Systems Juliette Gordon Low Giving Society – Organization/ Corporate Giving Juliette Gordon Low Giving Society – 4th grade Junior Girl Scouts Troop 73844 did chores at home to earn the money to buy items to donate to their local food pantry. What an amazing group of girls we have!
  13. 13. Genesys Health System Hurley Medical Center Isabel Foundation James and Lynelle Holden Fund John S. and James L. Knight Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. Knight Rider Foundation Lear Corporation World Headquarters Little Brownie Bakers McGregor Fund McLaren Regional Health Center Michigan Aids Fund Michigan Department of Community Health Mary Moore Foundation Motor City Electric Company Newhouse Foundation Oleson Foundation Olympia Entertainment Phoenix Network Port Huron Hospital PPG Industries, Inc. Republic Bank Ruth Mott Foundation Sorenson Gross Ghassan Saab St. John Health System The Whitney Fund The Kroger Company UAW-GM Center for Human Resources United Way of Oakland County United Way of Sanilac County Whiting Foundation - Flint Whiting Foundation – St. Clair Matilda Wilson Fund gssem annual report 2011 | 13 “Critter Connection” was the theme for the 44th annual International River Crossing. Troops from southeast Michigan traveled to Marine City, MI to meet Canadian Girl Guides for a day of activity, patch swaps, the parade of banners and a ferry crossing in the spirit of international friendship.
  14. 14. Juliette Gordon Low Giving Society – Individual Giving Pearl ( $50,000+) Arthur G. Bishop Trust Hank Graff Grace Kleinpell Trust Koegel & Rocco Families Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail Pansy Lee Reader Trust Margaret Stewart Trust Gold ($25,000 - $49,999) Ann Bentley Denise Dewih-Wallace Joseph and Joanne Galvin David and Karen Hopp, Jr. Frederick and Stella Loeb Trust James Loprete Edward Neithercut Judith Tinor Trust Dale and Cheryl Wangler Robert E. Urich Trust Silver ($10,000 - $24,999) Donald Bacon Bethany Belanger Mark Belvins Bishop Trust Carolyn Burdi Burroughs Memorial Trust Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation Peter and Julie Dawson Ruth Frank Jack and Caroline Greenlees Kevin and Barbara Hendrick Michelle Hicks Peter and Eilish Keating Bonnie Layman Virginia Mair Rex Nelson Ward Newton Kathryn Ossian and James Linn Arlene Robinson Anne Sherwood Richard Sundquist Clayton and Anna May Timmons Jane and Frank Warchol Lillian Whittier Christine L. Wilcox Trust Ivan Wilcox Trust Anne Wilton Keith and Wendy Zick Bronze ($2,500 - $9,999) James and Deborah Adsit Donna Anderson Linda Allen Maggie Allesee Willie and Veronica Artis Patricia Graff Arvilla Eileen Ashley Juliette Gordon Low Giving Society – 14 | gssem annual report 2011 Meeting a goat for the first time at Camp Hawthorn Hollow.
  15. 15. gssem annual report 2011 | 15 Doug Bacon Penelope Bailer Carroll Baker, Sr. Susan Baker Dorothy Ball Larry Barber and Gerri VerHowe-Barber Lawrence and Sylvia Bartalucci John and Nadine Baxter David and Sharon Beard Ann Bently Bruce Blanchard Bruce Blevins Basil and Coralene Bloss Jack and Alice Blosser Kathie Booth Nick and Genese Bouchard Mr. and Mrs. Phil Braun Denise Brooks Sue Brown Tom Bryson Michael and Geraldine Buckles Joan M. Bulley Ben and Beverly Burns Martin and Rosalie Butzel Carol Chargot William Churchill Martha Clayton Linda Clinton Gerald and Barbara Cook The Robert and Bess Cook Family Foundation Darrell and Charlotte Cooper David and Susan Corby Clare Coughlin Raymond and Jane Cracchiolo Melissa Cragg Richard and Judy Cramer Tricia Creagh Christine Cusmano Denise Dalrymple Ava Danner Harriet Davidson Jim Dowsett Anne Doyle Laurence Doyle Maureen Drews Lee and Elizabeth Durham Irma Elder Jack Ennest Sandra Ennis H. Halladay Flynn Linda Forte and Tyrone Davenport Trina Foster William and Susan Francis Andrea Franz Paul Fuhs Sharlene Gage Donald and Alice Giese Allison Green Carl and Beverly Haas Michael Hebner Louise Hemond-Wilson Lisa Holley Gary and Sandra Hulett Gregory Huskisson Bill and Polly Huss David Jackson David James Rodney and Tanya Ketzler Heather Koenders Mary Kramer Ed Kurtz Chris Kurzweil Thomas Lichtle Kathleen Lieder Thomas Lindley Daniel Lockwood John J. LoVasco Pamela Loving Richard and Susan Lueders Donald and Janice Lutz Elaine T. Marcotte Gary J. Marcotte Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Marme Olivia Maynard and Ollie Karlstrom Jim and Jacqui McKellar Patrick and Mary Gale McPharlin Virginia Meyers Robert Miller Robin Moherek Bill and Kitty Moeller Ray and Barb Morrell Individual Giving continued on page 16
  16. 16. 16 | gssem annual report 2011 Lisa Morse Chip Mortimer JoAnne Neil Albert Nelson H. Nelson Donna Niester James and Rhonda Orr Francine Pegues Mary Pellerito William Piper Roger Plue Harold and Marian Poling Jacquelyn Polk Peter and Linda Popovic Jerry Prescott Julianne Princinsky Mr. and Mrs. John Racine Barry and Anne Regling Ken and Dawn Reha Irvin and Pamela Reid Terri Renshaw Anthony and Althea Richards Kimberly Roberson Jan Robertjohn Irving and Audrey Rose Frederick Ruffner Khalil Saab Melissa Sage Fadim Joseph and Linda Salas Roger and Susan Samuel Betty Sarvis Edwin and Mary Sawton Karla Scherer Larry Schulte Henry and Brenda Schultz Ellen Schutt Carl Schwartz David and Donna Schwartz Doris Seidl William Sengstock Barbara Seymore Howard Shand Reverend Leroy Shelton James Smith Michelle L. Smith Patricia Smith Susan Smith Gail Spaeth Sydney Spofford Mary Stief Genevive Street George and Christine Strumbos Robin Thompson James Tomblinson Vaughn and Jeannine VanCamp Kelly VanWormer and Gerald Schnepp Michael Vore Harry and Jane Wagner Mary Ann Wallace Billie Jo Wanink Esther Washburn Howard and Dorothy Weaver Leonard Weiner Edward and Betty Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Charles Whipple David and Janice Whipple Sally Wildner Dona J. Will John and Wanda Wirtz Kim Woloszyk Laura E. Wright Anne Zaragoza Maria Zardis Girl Scouts brought some holiday cheer to Pablo Davis Senior Center.  Troop 80206 from Bennett Elementary School in southwest Detroit decorated the community area and tree, sang Christmas Carols and brought gifts for the seniors. Individual Giving continued from page 15
  17. 17. gssem annual report 2011 | 17 Family Partnership Giving Laura Archambault Jeffrey Baytarian Gail Borgiel Mina Cox Susan and Jack Daniel Pam and Don deVeer Laura Dinsmoor Diana and Eric Freeburg Susan Halligan Tina and Mike Ienna Donna Jakubowicz Michelle and Marc Junod Catherine Leads Kathleen Nicholson Barbara O’Malley Carey Pachia Monika and Thomas Pegler Connie and Eric Pelton Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail Marcia and Karl Rauschendorfer Christal and Remi Renaud Dolores Rida Ruth Rose Lynn Ruhlman Ignacio and Kimberly Ruiz Service Unit #232 Service Unit #351 Service Unit #376 Service Unit #385 Service Unit #640 Service Unit #654 Lisa Smith Michelle L. Smith Chay Song Denise and Marc Staudt Zheng Tan Mary Toward Troop 21206 Troop 40099 Troop 40623 Troop 40668 Troop 41013 Troop 42137 Troop 42859 Troop 42962 Troop 43550 Troop 46476 Troop 70129 Troop 72264 Troop 75197 Troop 75249 Jennifer Tweadey Diane Victor Madonna Wenner Laura E. Wright More than 1,000 Girl Scouts participate in sum- mer camp each year. Campers develop leader- ship skills with safe, fun, educational experi- ences that create memories of a lifetime.
  18. 18. Tributes In Honor of Ruth Frank Bud Simmons In Memory of Joanne Bates Suzette LaVigne In Memory of Beverly Brown Denise Hooks In Memory of Dennis Gaboury Bonnie Layman In Memory of Joann Gurney Maryann Zimmer In Memory of Jean Hallam Anna Mae Ferrier In Memory of Joan Ives Advanced Electrical Solutions Tiffany Atkin Ralph Kleinedler Richard Shick Troop 13037 Troop 70468 In Memory of Anna Winski Kukurugya Michele Kukurugya In Memory Betty Mader Bonnie Layman RP Marcotte and ET Marcotte Endowment Fund Harold Bammel Elaine T. Marcotte In Memory of Allison Rocktoff Yvette Benson Annette Biekki Beth Blank Steven Demarle Kimberly Digiandomenico Faurecia Interior Systems Jean Fisher Carla George Elsa Jarosz Wendy Jones Suzanne Kesiba Deborah Ketner Bruce McConnell Melissa McDermid Brian Mulligan Miwa Neumann North Farmington Cheer Boosters North Farmington High School Band & Orchestra Boosters John Purcell Manuel Purmarada Theresa Rausch Michelle Rocktoff Raymond Rocktoff Marie Sileski Tony Stubbs John Suralik April Tini Valentina Tobos William Valade Lee Ann Varga At the Zoo Expedition in May, GSSEM held its first Council-wide Bridging Ceremony. Girl Scouts designed a flag to represent their growth in Girl Scouting as they bridged to the next level. 18 | gssem annual report 2011
  19. 19. Lisa K. Morse First Vice Chair Peter M. Keating Second Vice Chair Equilla Wainwright Secretary Julianne T. Princinsky Ed.D. Treasurer Denise Dalrymple Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Reyes Chief Financial Officer James T. Adsit Catherine (Cathy) Cornell Sandra K. Ennis Blanca Q. Fauble Heather D. Koenders Ronia F. Kruse Elaine T. Marcotte Monica L. Martinez Karla E. Middlebrooks Rhonda B. Orr Kathryn (Kathy) L. Ossian Seema Verma-Prince Richard A. Sundquist Judith L. Willard Laura E. Wright Diane L. Young Maria Zardis Nancy L. Philippart Chair of the Board DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE Board of Directors BOARD DEvELOPMEnT COMMITTEE Peter M. Keating Second Vice Chair, GSSEM Sandra K. Ennis Director-at-Large Heather D. Koenders Director-at-Large Meena Chakraborty Member-at-Large Anne Doyle Member-at-Large Francine Pegues Member-at-Large Denise Dalrymple Chief Executive Officer gssem annual report 2011 | 19
  20. 20. Our Locations Clinton Township Service Center 42800 Garfield Clinton Township, MI 48038 Detroit Service Center 3011 W. Grand Blvd. 500 Fisher Building Detroit, MI 48202 Flint Service Center 2300 Austins Parkway Flint, MI 48507 Monroe Outreach Office 28 S. Macomb St. Monroe, MI 48161 Port Huron Service Center 2186 Water Street Port Huron, MI 48060 Sanilac Outreach Office 217 E. Sanilac Ave. Sandusky, MI 48471 White Lake Service Center 8545 Highland Road White Lake, MI 48386 www.gssem.org 800-482-6734

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