Sunny Palms Community
May 2016 Update
Hello Sunny Palms Troop Leaders
- Meeting Schedule--next meeting is May 2nd
- Action Required: Send in your Troop Status Update--Due June 1st
- Troop Finance Reports--Due June 15th
- Bridging and Award Ceremonies
- Early Bird Renewals
- Stop Summer Hunger Campaign
- Camp Registration and Info
- Congratulations to Emma Platt!
- Upcoming Events in our Area
- Contacts and Resources
- Contributing to Future Updates
- Past Updates
Sunny Palms Community Leader Meeting Schedule and Key Dates
Mark your calendars! Our leader meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at St. John's Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 902 S Orleans, Tampa, FL 33606 from 7-8pm.May 2nd
Key Dates (see below for more details):
5/22/16 - Sunny Palms Bridging, 3:00 - 4:30p at Hyde Park United Methodist Church
It is that time of the year when troops finish up the school year and leaders pull out their receipts and fill out the Finance and Budget Sheet. Accounting coordinators will collect and review the report. Once reviewed, it should be sent to community membership managers by June 15. If leaders need help, please have them contact the accounting coordinators.
Remember: profits made on cookies and fall sales are on the report sent from the community's service unit product manager(s).
- If you have cookies leftover and are still selling or donating them, please note this on the report and the troop profit from the cookie report will be different.
- Contributions made from cookie booths should be entered on this report. If used for military donations, then it is an income and goes back out as an expense.
Questions? Contact your community membership manager, Layne Gregory.
Bridging and Award Ceremonies
ATTENTION TROOP LEADERS
Your 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, & 10th graders are ready to Bridge!
It is that special time of year when our troops bridge to the next Girl Scout Level.
Sunny Palms is hosting their annual combined Troop Bridging Ceremony and your troops are invited. Hopefully, you have already received an email and invite from Jacque Griggs, but if not, please contact her if you are interested in participating. Our event this year will be on Sunday, May 22nd from 3:00 - 4:30 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church. Attached is an invite you can forward to your troop families.
Jacque will be at the leader meeting on Monday, May 2nd to discuss logistics!! If you can not make the leader meeting, please contact Jacque at email@example.com
Please note that the Sunny Palms Bridging ceremony is: 5/22/16, 3:00 - 4:30pm at Hyde Park United Methodist church.
Early Bird Renewal
It's that time of year again - time to register for another year of Girl Scouts! Summer is dawning and troops are preparing for year-end activities like bridging and awards, while looking forward to a fun summer (perhaps, with lots of camping!) Fall seems like a long time away, but it will be here sooner than you think, making this the perfect time to renew for another year of fun times in Girl Scouts with friends. Plus, did we mention the awesome incentives for Troop Leaders and communities?!
This year, girls receive a cool patch with our 2016-2017 early bird being a swan for our friends in Lakeland. The first 750 troops who register 80% of their girls and 2 troop leaders will receive a $15 voucher to use at GSWCF Girl Scout Store, troop camping or towards girl programs!
Plus, you can earn BONUSES and more money from the cookie and fall product sales - learn more.
Here is a step-by-step guide for renewing that you can forward to your troop parents: http://www.gswcf.org/content/dam/wcf-images/pdf-forms/Renewal-Parent%20Walk%20Through.pdf The page where payment info is entered will also have a Family Partnership donation option--please encourage supporting this cause--our community won a free encampment by having the highest contribution this past year!
Contact: For more information about Early Bird contact your Community Membership Manager, Layne Gregory.
Stop Summer Hunger Campaign
It's not too late to participate in the Stop Summer Hunger Campaign! One-in-six people in west central Florida live with daily hunger and there are people in our community who won't eat enough over the weekend, during school vacations, or the summer months. These students might be sitting right next to you in class every day without you ever knowing. Find out more about how you can help: click here.
If your troop participated in the Sunny Palm's Metropolitan Ministries volunteer event, don't forget to send in for Stop Summer Hunger patches! Info here.
Register Today for Girl Scout Summer Camp
Are girls in your troop registered for #CampLife yet? They get to enjoy cool adventures on hot days making instant memories and friends that last a lifetime. It's a place where they'll be encouraged to try new things and take risks in safe, supportive environment.
- We have Day Camp, Overnight Camp and Travel Camp sessions
- Choose your camp adventure by Date, Grade Level or Location
- Check out this article about getting first-time overnight campers ready
- Families can apply for Camperships that provide financial assistance to those in need so that more girls can experience Girl Scout Summer Camp
- Prepare with "Nuts and Bolts" of what you need to know about Summer Camp
- Come check out our overnight camps (Camp Wai Lani and Camp Wildwood) to walk the property, meet staff, check out the cabins and more; register for Open Houses here
- Keep up with the latest news and updates by liking our Facebook page
- Questions? Concerns? Compliments? We're just an email or phone call away (813-262-1806).
Congratulations to Emma Platt--Elected to the GSWCF Board of Directors!
On April 16, 2016 Emma was installed at the Annual Meeting to serve a One-Year Term 2016-2017 on the Board of Directors for GSWCF. In this role, she will have the opportunity to participate in the Board Meetings, serve on a council committee, and participate in celebrations honoring Gold Award recipients and adult volunteers. Emma hopes "to obtain more leadership experience and give back to the organization that has given her so much."
Read about Emma here.
Stop Summer Hunger at Metropolitan Ministries
Contacts and Resources
Robin Roup – External Recruitment Manager-- 813.262.1692 / RRoup@gswcf.org
Tiffany Wingard – Internal Recruitment Specialist-- 813.262.1809 / TWingard@gswcf.org
Layne Gregory – Community Membership Manager-- 813.262.1599 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop Support -
K-5th Contacts are Erin Hollen Ehollen@gswcf.org and Lisa Ranon LRanon@gswcf.org
6-12th/STEM Contacts are Alison Wenickie email@example.com and Alice Benefiel firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Connections – email@example.com
Camp Reservations - camp info / 813-262-1770 / firstname.lastname@example.org
2015-2016 Volunteer Essentials: Volunteer Essentials
Sunny Palms Check Reimbursement - here
Guidelines for Troop Travel: here.