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Celebrating 100 years, Girl Scouts honor local volunteers at annual meeting

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  • Stacy Cordery, nationally noted biographer and author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of Girl Scouts, speaks at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois' Annual Meeting where the organization honored local volunteers and elected new members to its Board of Directors.

      Stacy Cordery, nationally noted biographer and author of Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of Girl Scouts, speaks at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois' Annual Meeting where the organization honored local volunteers and elected new members to its Board of Directors.
    Katie Campbell

 
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) honored local volunteers and elected new members to the council's Board of Directors at the organization's recent annual meeting.

Kathy Velasco of Woodstock was elected as one of GSNI's Directors-at-Large. She is the owner of Velasco and Associates. Her community affiliations include Marketing Chair of the United for Youth Capital Campaign; President of the American Advertising Federation of Northern Illinois; Publications Chair of Rockford Network of Professional Women; Managing Director of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters; Past President/Marketing Chair of Family Counseling Services; Chair of Dancing with the Rockford Stars; Chair of Cheater's Spelling Bee.

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About Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves nearly 20,000 girls and 6,000 adult volunteers in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties.

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls in grades K through 12 are engaged in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Girls develop leadership potential by participating in age-appropriate activities that enable them to discover their values, skills, and the world around them. Activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness provide girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

To find out how you can become part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, call 800-242-5591, or visit www.girlscoutsni.org.

About Girl Scouts of the USA

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members nationwide. Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girl Scouts is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 45 countries. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls' healthy development and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.

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