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VOTM - January

When Troop 5026 was on the verge of disbanding because the previous leader joined the council staff, Terry stepped up without hesitation. She understood how important Girl Scouting is and has helped a group of girls continue scouting while quietly taking care of her husband during cancer treatments. Terry is very attentive and actively engages girls of all ages while making their parents feel welcome. She opened her home to complete strangers and transformed her spare bedroom to become the troop’s cookie cupboard during the first cookie season. Terry has always had a passion for Girl Scouts and used to be a Girl Scout herself. Thank you Terry for your dedication to our Girl Scouts. 

About Volunteer of the Month

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Here at Girl Scouts of Central California South, we love our volunteers! Every month we are highlighting an outstanding volunteer to show our appreciation. Our Girl Scout Volunteers are dedicated and caring mentors that guide girls through the Girl Scout program by providing a safe and comfortable space, learning, fun and play, and of course the Girl Scout Leadership Experience! Volunteers are essential to what we do at Girl Scouts. They give their time and talents to teach girls skills that last a lifetime.

Every Volunteer of the Month will be highlighted on the Girl Scouts of Central California South Facebook page. They also receive a custom patch and a thank you card from CEO, Dr. Russel Statham. Check out some amazing stories about Girl Scout Volunteers below.

Nominate Your Favorite Girl Scout Volunteer Here!

Past Volunteers of the Month

Mariella Rehfeld - December 2019
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Kathy Fernandez - January 2020
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Kathy exemplifies every aspect of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. She has a true passion for Girl Scouts and teaching her girls a variety of skills from STEM to Arts and creativity. She strives to support the girls at their level and encourages growth individually and as a team.

“I initially became a Girl Scout Volunteer to bond with my daughter, Emilia. In a household of boys we don’t often get a lot of one on one time. I quickly learned that I can offer so much more, to not only my daughter but to all the girls. With my background in engineering, I realized I can expose them more to STEM and to my love of camping and hiking. The girls bring me so much joy and it’s fun to watch them experience things for the first time, from camping to overcoming their shyness during cookie season! They are learning what their inner power is and how to use that power to make the world a better place! I can’t wait to see what these girls will accomplish with their lives!”

-Kathy Fernandez

Thank you, Kathy, for all that you do and give to your troop. Kathy will receive a custom patch as well as a card from CEO. Dr. Russel Statham. 

Stephanie Martinez - February 2020
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Stephanie freely gives her time to help support the Girl Scout Mission and helping the Girl Scouts of Central California South grow in the community. She is an inspiration and mentor to Troop Leaders and Volunteers in her Service Unit. She strives to encourage Leaders to do their best and mentor the girls to become future Girl Scout Leaders. Though Stephanie does not have her own girls in Girl Scouting anymore, she is a true believer in displaying the Girl Scout life to Volunteers, Leaders and the Girls. Thank you, Stephanie for all that you do and give to your Service Unit! She will receive a custom patch as well as a card from CEO, Dr. Russel Statham.

Nicole Phillips - March 2020
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Nicole is a compassionate and dedicated leader to her troop. She has taken on the role of Troop Cookie Coordinator and always encourages her girls to do their best. Nicole likes to see everyone happy, and as such she listens to parent concerns and follows up immediately. Thank you, Nicole, for your passion for building girls of courage, confidence, and character,, who make the world a better place!

Melanie Hutmacher - April 2020
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Congratulations to Melanie Hutmacher for being awarded volunteer of the Month in April! Melanie has been a troop leader for four years and works as a Flight Test Lead Engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center where she leads a team of scientists and engineers. She treats each Girl Scout meeting as a technical meeting  with a purpose, plan, and finale. The girls and adults in Troop 3699 love Melanie's cheerful attitude and helpful nature. She goes above and beyond with the girls in her troop. She also helps other troop leaders by taking their excess cookies by sharing badgework ideas! Thank you, Melanie, for all that you do to build girls of courage, confidence, and character!

Laura Katzenbach - May 2020

"Laura is a passionate and dedicated leader. She loves what it means to be a Girl Scout and it shows in her dedication. She is a great role model for her troop! Thank you Laura, for all that you do in building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!"

Ashley Full - June 2020
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Mandy Canada - July 2020
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Jason Davidson - August 2020
Jennifer Allen - September 2020

Jennifer has gone above and beyond to make sure her girls are learning and involved in community service. She never panics and is always there to help out. Jennifer is always ready to help her troop with anything and always has a smile on her face while she does. Thank you Jennifer for your commitment to Girl Scouts! 

Gina Freitas - October 2020
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Polly Begley - November 2020
GSCCS Volunteer of the Month - September