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Friday, January 23, 2015

Two Hundred Posts!

This is the 200th post on this blog.  Thanks to everyone who has been reading along, and for your patience as we (that's the editorial we, BTW) learned how to use the platform a little better. I hope you enjoy the posts.  Remember, if you would like to let me know about a post that you like, post a comment.

We are starting to discuss workshops for next year - only 8 months to the next GE!  Let us know what you want to learn/do/see. If you or a friend have an idea for a workshop you'd like to teach, email
and we'll make sure you get the call for workshop proposals!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Do You Save Your Christmas Cards?

I just finished sorting out my cards.  Pictures of children and families plus letters in one pile (some of the photos, such as the one of my adorable great nephew are already on the fridge.)  In another pile, I put cards from family to keep as treasures.  The rest are in a box marked "Xmas cards for crafts, putz houses, large tags."  Here's the first putz house I ever made.  (I gave it away before I even had a chance to glitter it.)
Only three weeks left until the GE committee starts to solicit workshop presenters and I am trying to come up with an idea for what to teach this year.  Are any of you interested in making putz houses from greeting cards as a display or a tree ornament?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lean In Again

 Our 'book club' book at the last GE was Lean In by Cheryl Sandberg. It was a great discussion, and here's a follow up article to read.

When you are in meetings, do you ever have the feeling that no one hears what you say?  That your ideas are shot down only to be resurrected as some man's idea one minute later.  I have.  And the Lean In folks have the research to prove it.

"Speaking While Female" is the second most emailed article on the New York Times website today.  Take a look.

"We’ve both seen it happen again and again. When a woman speaks in a professional setting, she walks a tightrope. Either she’s barely heard or she’s judged as too aggressive. When a man says virtually the same thing, heads nod in appreciation for his fine idea. As a result, women often decide that saying less is more.  Some new studies support our observations."

Read the story here!

Friday, January 9, 2015

GSEM Call for Nominations

Do you know one or two fabulous GSEM volunteers who go above and beyond to support the Girl Scout Mission?  Please think about nominating someone for a National or Council award. Individuals can receive recognitions every 3 years. You may also nominate service units or committees for joint awards.
To recommend a volunteer or team for recognition, the Volunteer Recognition Committee must receive a nomination and endorsement.  Decisions are not final until approved by GSEM’s Board of Directors.  Final Deadline for nominations and endorsement is Friday, February 6th!

Details and nominations/endorsement forms can be found at Volunteer Recognitions and Awards .

The Volunteer Recognition Dinner will follow the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 5, at the Holiday Inn, Marlborough. Separate registration is required for each event.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Juliette Needs a Trunk!

Our GSEM Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill needs a wardrobe type steamer trunk to use for their educational programs.  Here's the kind of thing they are looking for....

If you have one you'd like to donate, please call the museum at 781-373-4360 or email them at  Thanks!