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Volunteer Appreciation

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England partners with over 2,000 trained, dedicated and wonderful adult volunteers who share their time and talent with the girls in our council.

Of course, a smile, a verbal “thank you” or a quick note are terrific ways to let your leader or service team member know you care. But there are also many formal ways to recognize an adult volunteer's achievements.

 


GSSNE's 2021 Adult Recognitions Ceremony 

Recognizing our adult volunteers is an annual tradition that allows council staff and volunteers to nominate those in the GSSNE community who make extraordinary contributions to Girl Scouts. Depending on the type of recognition being presented, volunteers are traditionally honored at GSSNE’s annual meeting in May or by their service unit. Due to COVID-19, we held a virtual celebration on June 23, 2021 to recognize and thank this year's honorees.

View the recording of the GSSNE 2021 Adult Recognitions Ceremony  (access passcode: 06232021) 

GSSNE Special Supporter Award

Special Supporter Award

Presented to a group or individual who has supported Girl Scouting in the community within the GSSNE jurisdiction.

St. Mary's of the Bay, Warren, RI
Twigg's Automotive, Warren, RI
 

Milestones of Membership

Milestones of Membership

A self-nominating recognition presented in 5-year increments for girl and adult membership years combined.

Laurie Boone, North Attleboro, MA, 15 years
Laura Masterson, Riverside, RI, 25 years
Cindy Rollins, Coventry, RI, 25 years
Wanda Cavedon, Warwick, RI, 35 years
Freda Lehrer, Cranston, RI, 65 years

Years of Volunteer Service

Years of Volunteer Service

A self-nominated recognition presented in 5-year increments for total years as an adult volunteer.

Sarah Goss, Warren, RI, 5 years
Morgan Hellmold, Barrington, RI, 5 years
Jess Vargas, Bristol, RI, 5 years
Jan Fiske, Wrentham, MA, 10 years
Caroline Hughes, Bristol, RI, 10 years
Marisa Lonkart, Narragansett, RI, 10 years
Ellen Sharp, Bristol, RI, 10 years
Lindsay Ayers, Bristol, RI, 15 years
Laura Masterson, Riverside, RI, 20 years

GSSNE Rising Star

GSSNE Rising Star

Recognizing an active troop leader who hits the ground running and exceeds expectations for any first-year volunteer by demonstrating outstanding performance, providing a well-rounded program, and who has made an impact on their troop, service unit or geographic area.

Sara Hill, Plainville, MA
Kelley Wright, Middletown, RI
Holly Young, Middletown, RI

GSSNE Volunteer of Excellence

Volunteer of Excellence

Presented to volunteers who actively give valuable service to GSSNE in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Tricia Barry, Wrentham, MA
Katelyn Clough, Wrentham, MA
Kristen Moniz, Little Compton, RI

GSSNE Kit Hammett Award

Kit Hammett Award

Given when the service performed by the candidate exceeds the expectations for the positions held, benefits one or more service units within the council jurisdiction, and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.

Tami Depietro, West Greenwich, RI
Jen Spira, West Greenwich, RI  

GSUSA Appreciation Pin

Appreciation Pin

Awarded when the service performed by the candidate is outstanding, above and beyond expectations for the position held, is delivered to at least one geographic area or service unit within the council jurisdiction and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.

Jennifer Bangs, Woonsocket, RI
Barbara Canuel, Somerset, MA
Janice DiPietro, Boston, MA
Dianne Johnson, Somerset, MA
Mel Wathen, Narragansett, RI

GSUSA Honor Pin

Honor Pin

Awarded when the service performed by the candidate is outstanding, above and beyond expectations for the position held, is delivered to at least two or more geographic divisions or service units within the council jurisdiction, and contributes to the council’s goals and objectives.

Darmelis Cruz, Providence, RI

 

GSUSA Thanks Badge

Thanks Badge

Honoring those whose ongoing commitment, leadership, and service have had exceptional, measurable impact on meeting the mission-delivery goals and priorities of the entire council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.

Diane Pelrine, Wrentham, MA
George Shuster,
North Scituate, RI

 

For questions regarding the recognition process, please contact customercare@gssne.org

 

ENCORE! GSSNE’s Peer Appreciation Program

Surprise a fellow Girl Scout volunteer with our online "ENCORE!" recognition program! Send a High Five, Fist Bump, or Pat on the Back to cheer on your peers and recognize a job well done. Submit your form to show your peer appreciation!