Girl Scouts hold recognition banquet

Girl Scouts hold recognition banquet The board of directors, staff, and volunteers of Sioux Trails Girl Scout Council gathered on Monday, April 28, at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, NE, for the Council's Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Banquet.

Election and installation of new members to the board of directors and the nominating committee as well as a report of the council's yearly progress took place during the business meeting. The officials elected were Mary Edelen of Vermillion as first vice-president. Cindy Agnes, Monica Fuentes-Waldon, Arlene Kjeldseth, Janice Oss and Ron Rohlena, all of Sioux City, as well as Dana Rand of Le Mars, and Marie Buckley of Dakota Dunes, were all elected to serve on the council's board of directors.

The council also elected and installed a new member to their nominating committee. Elected was Marie Buckley of Dakota Dunes.

Rand served as the master of ceremonies for the banquet. Martha Krone, board president, gave a special invocation. The keynote speaker was Margaret Sanders, executive director for Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence, an active volunteer throughout the community and a former Girl Scout troop leader.

Numerous volunteers were recognized for their accomplishments and dedication to Girl Scouting.

Outstanding Volunteers award recipients included Cindy Osborne, Vermillion.

The Appreciation Pin recognizes achievement above and beyond the position held within one neighborhood of the council. Recipients of the Appreciation Pin included Teresa McDowell-Johnson, Vermillion.

Girl Scouts is the world's pre-eminent organization dedicated solely to girls � all girls � where in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adults, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives � like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

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