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Join Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois for the second annual casual networking series hosted by GSofSI Alumnae Leading Ladies  honoring regional women of distinction who embody the Girl Scout mission. Reconnect with your Girl Scout sisters, or introduce a newcomer to the leadership experience of Girl Scouts. We are creating a space to share clever conversations promoting courage, confidence and character. Join us in celebration! 

We are hosting four events within our service area of 40.5 counties in Southern Illinois to ensure every girl and woman has a place to share the memories and successes of Girl Scouting. This invitation is open to all members of the community. Learn about the bright future of Girl Scouting and discuss how we can empower girls to become powerful community builders. Be a part of the conversation. Share your leadership story and hear the powerful stories of the women we honor.

Even if you can’t make it, there are a number of ways to support the over 10,000 girls and 3,500 adult volunteers Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves every day. Click here to make a donation today.

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Program Details

April 4: Eastern Illinois University

in partnership with Kappa Delta

Location:
University Ballroom in Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union

Schedule:

5:00 pm    Check-In

5:30 pm    Welcome from GSofSI Director of Marketing
                  and Communications, Kim Vrooman

5:45 pm    Open Networking

6:30 pm   Introduction by Board of Director Member Diane Siemer

6:40 pm   Presentation of Regional Woman of Distinction, Kathy Adams

6:45 pm   Words of Appreciation From GSofSI CEO Loretta Graham

7:00 pm Open Networking

Kathy Adams

Regional Woman of Distinction

Kathy Adams of Altamont, Illinois is a dedicated Girl Scout volunteer, troop leader, service unit manager, camp director and much more from our legacy council Covered Bridge. In her own words, her blood runs ‘green’. Kathy and her family lived and breathed the Girl Scouts...

To read more about Kathy Adams - Click here!

Additional Parking & Registration Information:

Eastern Illinois University Campus Map
MLK Jr. University Union Building is #27 on the campus map

Parking: Parking after 5 p.m. is free. If you arrive before 5 p.m., please park in the visitors parking lot with a visitor's pass from the parking office (by 4:15 p.m.) or "feed the meter" until 5 p.m. You can purchase a $1.50 parking pass for the whole day online here:
https://eiuparking.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal

June 6: Rend Lake College

Location:  
Pat Kern Private Dining Area in the Student Center (STC)
Click here to view the campus map!

Schedule: 

5:00 pm   Check-In and Open Networking with light appetizers

5:30 pm    Welcome from GSofSI's Director of Fund Development, Linda Yates 

5:35 pm    Introduction of Regional Woman of Distinction

5:45 pm    Presentation of our Regional Woman of Distinction, Gloria Farrar 

6:00 pm  Words of Appreciation from GSofSI CEO Loretta Graham

6:15 pm    Open Networking 
 

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Regional Woman of Distinction

Gloria Farrar

Gloria Farrar began her lifelong experience with the Girl Scouts as Brownie Girl Scout with the Legacy Council Shabonee in northwestern Illinois. The Girl Scouts impacted Gloria’s adulthood through her experience as a Girl Scout volunteer, assistant GS Troop Leader, and a Council Board Member. Through Gloria’s experiences in the Girl Scouts... 

To read more about Gloria Farrar – Click here!

Additional Parking & Registration Information:

Rend Lake College Campus Map - Click here to view the campus map! 
Pat Kern Private Dining Area is located in the Student Center (STC)
#2 on the campus map

July 18: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Location:
Illinois Room at Morris University Center

Schedule:

5:00 pm    Check-In

5:30 pm    Welcome from GSofSI Director of Fund Development, Linda Yates

5:35 pm    Introduction by GSofSI CEO, Loretta Graham

5:45 pm    Open Networking

6:30 pm    Presentation of our Regional Woman of Distinction

6:45 pm    Open Networking

Sept. 12: Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Location:
SC Corker Lounge

Schedule:

5:00 pm    Check-In

5:30 pm   Welcome from GSofSI Director of Fund Development, Linda Yates

5:35 pm    Introduction by GSofSI CEO, Loretta Graham

5:45 pm    Open Networking

6:30 pm    Presentation of our Regional Woman of Distinction

6:45 pm    Open Networking

 

For more information about Leading Ladies and Girl Scout Alumnae, please contact mochsner@gsofsi.org.