Monday, April 23, 2012

GSSJC Hosts Adult Recognition & Council Meeting

Outgoing President of the Council and Chair of the Board Ellen DeSanctis, left,
welcomes incoming President of the Council and Chair of the Board Stacy Methvin,
right, Saturday following the Council meeting at Camp Agnes Arnold.

On Saturday, GSSJC held its annual Adult Recognition event and the annual Council meeting at Camp Agnes Arnold. More than 70 individuals and service units were honored during Adult Recognition, and GSSJC welcomed Stacy Methvin as the next president of the Council and chair of the board at the Council meeting.

Click "read more" to see all those who received Adult Recognition awards on Saturday, and visit our Facebook page to see the photo album of Saturday's events.

Special thank you to Board Member and ABC 13 Morning News Anchor Sharron Melton for mentioning the event on-air! Click here to watch the video.


2012 Adult Recognition

All awards are national unless otherwise noted.

Member Numerals & Years of Service
Member numerals are for the adult who has been a registered member of Girl Scouts. Years of service are for the adult who has been a registered, active member of Girl Scouts. Both are given in increments of five years starting at 25 years.
Elena McCreery - 25 Year Member Numeral
Kathy Boutchee - 25 Year Member Numeral
Linda Simmons - 25 Years of Service
Beverly Sparks - 25 Years of Service
Linda Jones - 30 Year Member Numeral
Juanita Thomas - 30 Years of Service
Rosemary Yowman - 30 Years of Service
Lucy Bremond - 30 Year Member Numeral & 35 Years of Service
Pam Soles - 30 Year Member Numeral
Sherry Williams - 30 Years of Service
Lovie Lee - 35 Years of Service
Rosie Haffemann - 35 Year Member Numeral & 35 Years of Service
Sara Walker - 40 Years of Service
Nancy McGuire - 50 Year Member Numeral
Jane Mahavier - 50 Year Member Numeral & Continuing Service
Patti Stefek - 50 Year Member Numeral
Bonnie Ryan - 55 Year Member Numeral
Myra Stefek - 55 Year Member Numeral
George Ann Barrett - 55 Year Member Numeral

Appreciation Pin
This award was instituted in 1976 by GSUSA. It is for the candidate that has provided outstanding service to a geographic area or program delivery audience in a way that furthers the Council's goals.
Ellen Haynie
Holly Jordan
Kathy Benn
Elizabeth Dannemiller
Brenda Zimmerman
Alice Rohrman
Myran Frost
Debbie Lewis
Jackie Powell

Honor Pin
This award is for the candidate that has provided outstanding service in two or more geographic areas or program delivery audiences in a way that furthers the Council's goals.
Sharron Melton
Louise Villejo

Key Award
This is GSSJC's own recognition instituted in 2006 upon the merger with Girl Scouts of South Texas. This ward is for the candidate that has given distinguished service to girls and adults in GSSJC.
Rachel Ozuna
BJ Bonner
Pat Duhon
Bette Lemberg
Terri Modgling
Mary Rose Smith
Kathy Tamer
Genevieve Walls

Ervan Chew
This award is named in honor of the last Ervan Chew, an outstanding GSSJC volunteer and board member. The recognition is given to the individual who has best demonstrated the Council's commitment to pluralism during the past membership year.
Lisa Lane

Certificate of Appreciation
This recognition is for a community building, business, church or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council/service unit for several years. It is the first level of community awards.
Hosteling International

Laser Plaque
This recognition is for a community building, business or non-registered adult who has given service to the Council/service unit for many years. 
Timber Lakes Baptist Church
New Faith Church

Family Award
This recognition is GSSJC's own. It recognizes adult family members who have contributed above and beyond the expectations of the positions they hold.
Carol Dyson, Randi and Toni Lewis

Presidents Award
This recognition is given to a service unit that demonstrates growth, leadership and overall excellence.
Bending Bayous
Friendswood
Hummingbird Way
Majestic Forest
Meadowbrook
Rainbow Stars
Smile S'more
Sunflower
Texas Treasure
White Oak
Wildwood
Woodland Forest

Thanks Badge
This award is for the candidate that no other award is appropriate. The candidate has provided outstanding service that benefits the total Council or entire Girl Scout Movement. The service goes beyond the expectations of the position.
Ellen DeSanctis

Continuing Service
This is GSSJC's own recognition instituted in 1978. It is given to an outstanding volunteer who has already received the Thanks Badge and has continued to serve our Council above and beyond the position(s) they hold.
Portia Cook
Nancy Walker

Thanks Badge II
This recognition is for the candidate who has already received the Thanks Badge and has continued to perform at the same high level for an extended period of time or increased their sphere of influence or used their skills to move into another field of endeavor. The outstanding service benefits the total Council or entire Girl Scout Movement.
Evelyn Vittone
Penny Harp

Lifetime Achievement
This recognition is GSSJC's own, instituted in 1997. It is for the candidate who has received the Thanks Badge II and has continued to perform at the same high level for an extended period of time. This candidate has given outstanding service to our Council above and beyond the position(s) hold for many years.
Saundra Kuykendall
Jean Barnhill


At the GSSJC All Staff meeting May 8, an additional group of staff members received their recognitions: 

Note: Staff pins are given in increments of 5 years, starting at 5 years.

First row (L-R): Kathy Denton, 15 Year Member Numeral; Lynn Kelly, 15 Years of Service and 30 Year Member Numeral; Judy Syring, 15 Years of Service.

Second row (L-R): Gail Tompkins, 30 Year Member Numeral; Gina Murphy, 15 Year Member Numeral; Linda Pharris, 35 Year Member Numeral; Regina Zaragoza, 30 Year Member Numeral; Mary Bermudez, 35 Year Member Numeral; Myriam Hudson, 5 Years of Service and 5 Year Member Numeral; and Joanne Olsommer, 15 Year Member Numeral.

Third row (L-R): Dawn Francis, 10 Years of Service, 30 Year Member Numeral; Rita Jewell, 30 Year Member Numeral; Lisa Cearfoss, 25 Year Member Numeral; Melinda Gaskill, 40 Year Member Numeral; and Sally Swanson, 15 Year Member Numeral.

Fourth row (L-R): Liz Henri, 5 Years of Service; Pam Soles, 30 Year Member Numeral; and Phil Olsommer, 30 Years of Service and 30 Year Member Numeral.