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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois September 2017 Volunteer Spotlight Awards


Volunteer Spotlight for web

GSSI’s Spotlight Award recognizes multiple GSSI volunteers per month and there is no form required. To make a nomination, you can just e-mail or tell your Service Unit Manager or Volunteer Experience Manager. Please include the volunteer’s name, Service Unit number and one or two sentences that express why you would like that volunteer to be recognized. Help us put the Spotlight on our awesome volunteers!

Read more about our September 2017 Spotlight Award Recipients and the kudos they have received from their fellow Girl Scout volunteers:

Brooke Dippolito from Fairview Heights: "Brooke serves as Troop Leader for Troop #57, as well as the Recruitment Facilitator for W. Holliday Elementary School and Pontiac Junior High School. Brooke joined GSSI Service Unit 201 upon the merging of two area Service nits and immediately embraced the new role of SU Recruitment Facilitator. She has earnestly shared the benefits of being a Girl Scout, while taking over the leadership role of her own Brownie troop, speaking to parents about starting up new troops, and more. Brooke diligently recruits leadership at all levels for potential Girl Scouts at W. Holliday, expanding the opportunities for the students every day. Most recently, Brooke has volunteered to look into a weather appropriate Cookie sales clothing item to be made available to all the girl within the SU. Brooke is an amazing spokesperson for Girl Scouts and a welcome addition to SU 201!"

Nicole Smith from Fairview Heights: "Nicole Serves as Troop Leader for Troop #43 and Recruitment Facilitator for Illini Elementary School and Grant Middle School. Nicole joined GSSI Service Unit 201 upon the merging of two area Service Units and immediately embraced the new role of Recruitment Facilitator. She has successfully recruited additional leaders, expanding the Girl Scout opportunities for the students at Illini Middle School. Nicole also facilitated Service Unit  participation in the Fairview Heights Homecoming Parade, while the students were still on summer break! Nicole has also demonstrated remarkable initiative in assisting the Service Unit in coordinating two new events this year – the “Me and My Guy” Dance to be held in celebration of Girl Scout week on March 16 at Grant Middle School and the SU201 Award Night – “Recognizing Excellence in Girl Scouts” –  which will focusion recipients of Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, as well as Trifecta awards and Journey Summit Awards and be held on May 3 at Moody Park in Fairview Heights. Nicole is an incredible spokesperson for Girl Scouts and a welcome addition to SU 201!"

Nell Hennon from Swansea: – "Nell serves as Troop Leader for Troop #177 and Recruitment Facilitator for Holy Trinity School. Nell joined SU201 upon the merging of two area Service Units and immediately embraced the new role of Recruitment Facilitator. She has successfully recruited three new leadership teams, creating two new troops in the process - greatly expanding the Girl Scout opportunities for the students at Holy Trinity. Nell has 14 of the 18 girls in 5th grade in her troop alone! Better retention and recruitment efforts are just not possible! Nell has consistently demonstrated excellent communication methods with the seven other leaders within Holy Trinity, keeping them informed and up to date on Council  and Service Unit information, activities, meetings etc. Nell also provided the Service Unit with a new and fun camping opportunity by sharing the Service Unit 203 traditional Yule Log Camp! The entire Service Unit is looking forward to this fun experience! Nell is a dynamic spokesperson for Girl Scouts and a welcome addition to SU 201!"