Wednesday, January 23, 2013

GOT MILK? ®-Girl Scouts Photo Contest Finalists

The finalists of the statewide GOT MILK? ®-Girl Scouts Photo Contest have been chosen!

Girls from GSHCC submitted their photos with captions answering the prompt: How have Girl Scouts and milk helped me become strong, healthy and confident?

Here are the three finalists from GSHCC. Each received a $350 camp scholarship, funded by the California Milk Processor Board.

Elyssa G: “How have Girl Scouts and milk helped me become strong, healthy and confident? By providing me strength to achieve new heights!”

Julianna L: “Girl Scouts are confident and milk is healthy!”

Anna R: "Milk feeds my body, Girl Scouts feeds my soul."

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Everyone who knows me knows that I love change.  I think sometimes it is a curse but life is always interesting and, hey—changing.  I should have started this blog when I started at Girl Scouts but it seems fitting to start it at the end and work backwards.

I leave an organization I love – one that helped me as a girl and that still inspires me today.  I have been able to accomplish so much with the help and support of a lot of people.  We have a new Program Center, new office in Modesto, and best of all an almost new Camp Menzies.  If you believe things can happen – they do.  All of these steps, supported by generous donors, have resulted in a refreshed look and feel for GSHCC. While we have consistently remained committed to one mission—to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place—we have made it a priority to remain innovative and relevant. And this is reflected in our new Program Center. Our digs are very industrial and cool; we just look like a place where amazing girls would want to go.

One of the nice things about retiring is the kind words from many of the volunteer.  I guess I was a breath of fresh air when I arrived and I of course didn’t know that until now.  I remember driving around in a golf cart at camp and just yelling to the heavens, “I love my job!”  Who wouldn’t after leaving a 25-year career in the insurance industry? 


-Pam Saltenberger