Posts tagged ‘Rockford’

March 26, 2013

Wine Tasting to Benefit GSNI Alumnae Association

IMG_5287Artalé Wine Co. will host an adults-only wine tasting for the public on Friday, April 5, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at 6876 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL to benefit girl members of Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. The event will include 30 wine varieties, along with hors d’oeuvres and dessert bites from Josef-Barbados Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Cost is $15 per person, cash, at the door. $10 of each cover fee will be donated to GSNI. GSNI’s Alumnae Association will use proceeds from the event to help girls register as Girl Scouts, attend camp, and travel.

Each month, Artalé choses one non-profit organization in the Rockford area and showcases them at a wine tasting. Artalé’s wine tasting events are well-known throughout Rockford and continue to draw a crowd of loyal supporters. For more information, please contact the Artalé Wine Co. at 815-877-9463.

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March 11, 2013

Unique Opportunities Available at Volunteer Connect!

Typically, when you think of a Girl Scout Volunteer, you think of a Troop Leader. But, there are many other volunteer opportunities available with GSNI! Some include working with girls, and others include connecting a volunteer’s special talents with our areas of need! Also, some available positions do not require a year-long commitment. Take a look at a few of our current volunteer opportunities:

  • Coordinating Council Wide Events – Do you have expertise in event planning or interested in learning more about it? We are looking for people to help with annual events held by GSNI. These events include Thin Mint Sprint, Girl Scouts Forever, and more.
  • GSNI Speaker’s Bureau – Do you enjoy public speaking? Did you gain valuable skills through Girl Scouting, or watch your Girl Scout learn about leadership first hand? Are you a proud Girl Scout alumnae, parent, troop leader or community partner? If you believe in the Girl Scout Movement and the benefits it provides for girls, consider joining GSNI’s Speakers Bureau!
  • STEM Volunteers – Do you like science technology, engineering, and/or math? GSNI is looking for people to share their STEM passion with Girl Scouts. Why not volunteer to help girls become interested in these exciting fields!
  • Plumbing/Carpentry Help – Do you have a skill in plumbing or carpentry? GSNI has facilities throughout the council that could definitely use your help!
  • Service Unit Communications Professional – Do you like promoting events, sharing stories with people, and working with people in your service unit? GSNI’s Communications team is looking for someone to act as their liaison at Service Unit meetings and work with Girl Scout Emissaries in their area to help promote and share the stories of GSNI.

This Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is hosting Volunteer Connect! at our Rockford Service Center. We invite you to come and see the opportunities are available. As you know, volunteering is a great way to add to your resume, can help when applying to graduate school, and benefits the community at the same time. We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!

November 30, 2011

GSNI Girl Scout Cookie Kick-Off with the Rockford IceHogs!

GSNI invites all our Girl Scouts and their families to join us for a Girl Scout Cookie Kick-Off with the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday, December 17!

For $15 per person, participants will receive entrance to a Girl Scout Cookie Rally, an IceHogs T-shirt (in Girl Scout green) and a ticket to the IceHogs game following the rally! Registered Girl Scouts will also take part in activities to earn the 2012 Cookie Activity Pin, while family members can watch a cool cartoon on the jumbotron and snack at local vendors before the big game!

Cookie-learning activities for girls will be from 2–4:45 p.m. with the cookie rally from 5–5:45 p.m. Doors to the IceHogs game will open to the public at 6 p.m., and the game will start at 7 p.m.

Registration deadline is this Friday, December 2! Please contact Ryan Woodrow at 815-847-6383 or download and fax this flier to 815-380-6432 to register. Tickets will be mailed or held at the door. For more information, please contact Meghan at 800-925-3327, Ext. 7148.

Hope to see you there!