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April 2013

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THE EARLY BIRD DOES GET THE WORM!
Early Bird Renewal is April 1 - June 30, 2013. Early Bird Renewal gives current Girl Scouts and troops the opportunity to renew early for the upcoming Girl Scout Year (October 2013 through September 2014) before the fall rush! It's easy to renew your membership online with a credit or debit card. Plus, those who renew before June 30 can receive a discount for Girltopia 2013! Click here to register. Have questions? Click here for the FAQs.

Please consider making a donation to the Family Partnership Campaign during your Early Bird Registration. Details are below.

ANNUAL MEETING & VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Saturday April 13, 2013
Pacific Palms Hotel and Conference Center, City of Industry
REGISTER NOW! Registration closes April 7 at 8:59 p.m.


The Annual Meeting is free and open to registered members 14 years and older. We will be voting on the new bylaws so be sure your voice is heard! Click here for more information on the changes to the bylaws. The Volunteer Recognition Ceremony ($30 tickets) includes lunch and celebrates the hard work and dedication of our incredible volunteers. Click here for the latest event information and to see the list of this year's awardees!


Bylaws
LEARN ABOUT CHANGES TO GSGLA BYLAWS
Bylaws are used to define the structure and organization of a nonprofit organization. Each voting member, defined as any registered member 14 years of age and over, has an opportunity to review and approve our bylaws!

We will be voting on the revised bylaws at the GSGLA Annual Meeting on April 13. If you are a GSGLA member 14 years of age or older, be sure to register for the annual meeting and be part of the voting process. Registration closes April 7 at 8:59 p.m. Click here for more information on the changes to the bylaws.

SUPPORT FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
Each year, along with your registration, families have the chance to make a donation to Family Partnership. With the funds raised, GSGLA can expand programs, recruit and train more volunteers, maintain our camps so they are safe for girl activities, and provide the Girl Scout experience to all girls who want to be involved. All gifts, no matter the size, make a difference in the life of a girl. During your online registration, eBiz will ask you if you would like to make a gift to Family Partnership. We hope you will say YES to Family Partnership this year!

All families that make a gift of $25 or more will receive the newly designed Family Partnership Patch.

WIN A $50 GSGLA GIFT CARD!
Share your feedback on our 2013 Cookie Program Survey and be entered to win a $50 GSGLA Gift Card. Every adult can take the survey, whether or not you participated in the 2013 cookie season. Click here to begin! To share the survey with other adults, copy and paste the link below exactly as written; any mistakes in the URL will cause an error.

http://tinyurl.com/c5vc7yj

FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR
Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day is Saturday, April 27, 2013. Join GSGLA, Ralphs/Food 4 Less, and the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank as we fight against hunger! Participate in the Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day to learn about the hunger crisis and do something about it. Check out this link for more information.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP TODAY!
Registration for GSGLA Summer Camps is open! Don't miss any of the amazing opportunities the camps offer. Hurry, camps fill up fast! Visit our website to read more about camp and download the 2013 Camp Guide here.

Applications for Summer Camp Financial Aid (Camperships) are due May 17.

2013 VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE: BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS
The 2013 Volunteer Conference will be held on August 17 at the Pomona Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center. The event includes incredible workshops, a delicious lunch, gift baskets, prizes for service units, a tote bag and event patch, and an amazing keynote speaker! The cost is just $50. Registration opens May 27. Email VolunteerConference@girlscoutsla.org if you have questions.

GIRLTOPIA: THE WORLD OF GIRL 2013
Girltopia 2013 is coming to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 26, 2013. Girltopia is a phenomenal and inspiring one-day expo and conference designed for thousands of girls ages 5-18 and their families. Girltopia is anticipated to be another SOLD-OUT event like its first year (2011), so be sure to register when registration opens this summer!

The Girltopia website has launched! Visit www.GirltopiaLA.org for all things Girltopia!
Got talent? Click here to apply to perform on stage at Girltopia. Applications are due May 31.

GSGLA LAUNCHES PROPERTY STRATEGIC PLANNING
GSGLA has launched its Property Strategic Planning Process, which will be the first thorough analysis of the council’s camps and program center properties. Recognizing that properties only exist in Girl Scouting to provide relevant programming, the information/data gathering and analysis performed during this process will help the council assess its facilities in a fiscally responsible way that meets the programmatic needs of girls today and into the future. Click here to learn about the Property Strategic Planning Process, the Property Strategic Planning Task Force, and how your voice can be heard during the process.

WIN A PEACE FIRST PRIZE $50,000 FELLOWSHIP
Are you a young person who's taken action to make your school or community more peaceful? The Peace First Prize is your chance to celebrate the powerful contributions of peacemakers! The Prize recognizes young people between the ages of 8-22 for their compassion, courage, and ability to create collaborative change through a two-year $50,000 Peace First Fellowship. Application deadline is April 12, 2013. To get more information, nominate someone you know, or apply yourself, visit http://www.peacefirst.org/prize/about-the-prize.

PIXIE LIST L.A.: GSGLA CLASSIFIEDS
Looking for a volunteer? Trying to find supplies? Searching for an expert in a field? Browse the GSGLA classifieds―the Pixie List! Hosting a program to offer Girl Scouts? Giving away material? Looking for an opportunity to serve? Post a classified on the Pixie List! Click here to visit www.thepixielistla.com.

VOLUNTEER WITH GSGLA
Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Check out these great volunteer opportunities available at a Girl Scout location in your area. Click here for more information!

BE A COUNCIL SHUTTERBUG!
Girl Scouts is seeking enthusiastic volunteers interested in shooting photos and video footage at our events. Your work could be featured on our website, Facebook page, marketing collateral, and more! Volunteers must supply their own DSLR cameras or HD camcorders for this great, flexible volunteer opportunity. To become a council shutterbug, email Noreen at njung@girlscoutsla.org.

STARTER KITS ARE HERE!

The spring catalog is now available. Check it out here.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
We need Girl Scouts to visit www.girlscoutvoices.org and help us learn about your Girl Scouting experiences. You will receive thank you email surprises for completing the registration process and completing the Help Make Girl Scouts Even Better survey! For Girl Scouts under the age of 13, parental consent is required. Questions? Contact Miranda Sterling at msterling@girlscoutsla.org.


SUPPORT GSGLA THROUGH EMPLOYEE GIVING
Support Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles through work place giving campaigns like United Way. There are two ways to support: Employee Designated Giving and Employer Match programs. Click here for more information.

GET INVOLVED, STAY CONNECTED                                                                                                                                                         

 


Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles

 

(213) 213-0150 ▪ www.girlscoutsla.org
Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For GSGLA retail shop hours, please click here.

GSGLA offices and retail shops are closed the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

 

Headquarters

801 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 300

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 213-0150

 

Arcadia Service Center

101 E. Wheeler Ave.

Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 677-2200

 

Long Beach Service Center

4040 N. Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90808

(562) 421-8456

 

Marina Service Center

4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 140

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 450-3270

 

Montclair Service Center

9525 Monte Vista Ave.

Montclair, CA 91763

(909) 399-0808

 

Palmdale Service Center

41307 12th St. West, Suite 105

Palmdale, CA 93551

(661) 723-1230

 

Santa Clarita Service Center

21515 Soledad Canyon Road #118

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

(661) 287-1985

Woodland Hills Service Center

20931 Burbank Blvd., Ste. A

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(818) 886-1801

Click here for a staff listing.