NEWSLETTER TOPPER 2

Issue #49 - October 2015

 

kerry faceA Note from the Founder - Hellos and Goodbyes

by Kerry CordyHannah 1

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I say goodbye to my current office manager, Hannah.  Her family received a wonderful job opportunity and she will be moving with them to Washington this month.  For the last two years Hannah as kept Frontier Girls running smoothly.  Every order that went out, every badge that was made, you can thank Hannah for.  She did an amazing job.  With my own life taking turn into the chaotic while I take care of my mother who has moderate Alzheimer's, Hannah has been my rock.  I cannot tell you how many times she held down the office by herself, sometimes for weeks at a time, when I could not be there.  She will be sorely missed.

The good news is that I have hired three new employees to replace her. (Yes, she did such a great job that I need three to do her job now!)

saraSay hello to Sara, my new office manager who will be taking over Hannah's job.  She will be handling all the office work such as bookkeeping, website maintenance, badge editting, etc. as well as filling in with shipping orders and making badges when needed.  Sara will also be helping me with marketing, blogging, and social media.

 

 

 

 

emilyEmily is our new shipping manager.  She will be responsible for packing and shipping all orders as well as making all the badges and inventory control.  During the slow seasons she will help Sara with the office work and during the busy seasons Sara will help her with the orders.

 

 

 

 

 

emmiEmmie is our new creative director.  She will be putting together new meeting lesson plans as well as a variety of craft and game projects to be added to the resource section of our website.  If you have ideas you would like to share with other members and see posted, please email them to frontiergirlsclubs@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

New Badges

Dr. Seuss, Heraldry, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Biographies), Pies, Grieving, Wizard of OZ (Books Badge)

dr. seussheraldrylaura ingalls wilderpiesgrieving

 

 

 

 

 

 

wizard of oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

troop 172Great Job Troop #172!

Troop 172 Baltimore, MD

We held our bridging ceremony this past Sunday.  We had 18 girls rededicate, including 6 who bridged from Otters to Dolphins.  We also had two new girls join our troop as Dolphins.

Last year, the troop worked hard to complete our emergency preparedness pin.  In addition, the girls collectively earned 323 pins and 23 Major Awards.  Every single member of the 2014-2015 Troop earned their Discovery award!  For the fourth year running, we were able to earn our Super Troop status. 

Even though the girls worked hard to earn so many pins and awards, I am most proud of them for their character.  We truly have a troop of exceptional young ladies and it is amazing to see them interact with each other and out in the community.  They are a group of caring, compassionate, and dedicated girls, and I am so honored to be able to play a role in their lives.

 

PHLogo_03Help for Owl Make a Difference Award

submitted by Cassi Jensen

 

Hello My name is Cassi Jensen, I am a first year Owl from Idaho. I am currently in College Studying Special Education. I am working on my Make A Difference Award and am collecting hygiene products for kids in my community. My Goal is to have over 500 packets put together and donated before Christmas.  I will be donating them to local shelters in my area. If you could help that would be greatly appreciated. My current shipping address is
                 Turner Hall Room 823
                 921 S. 8th Ave.  Stop 8628      I Will be donating  them  December 9th 2015.
                 Pocatello ID, 83209

Project Hygiene

Age 3-5 Age 5-8 Age 8-11 Age 11-14 Age 11-18
Unisexual Tooth Brush Unisexual

Tooth

Brush

Unisexual Tooth Brush  

Tooth

Brush

Tooth brush
Unisexual Children Toothpaste Unisexual

Children’s

Toothpaste

 

Toothpaste

Toothpaste Toothpaste
Small bath toy Small bath toy Hand sanitizer Hand Sanitizer Hand Sanitizer
Kids Shampoo and Conditioner Kids Shampoo and

Conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner Shampoo and conditioner Shampoo and conditioner
Hand soap Hand soap hand soap Hand soap Hand soap
Underwear

Girls size

2T-Xs

Boys

2T-Xs

Underwear

Girls

Xs-M

Boys

XS- M

Underwear

Girls

S-M

Boys

S-M

Underwear

Girls

M-Xl

Boys

M-Xl

Underwear

Girls

L- XL

Boys

L-XL

Wash cloth and comb

Pull – ups

Boys and girls

Wash cloth and comb Wash cloth

Comb Deodorant

Age appropriate Feminine products

Wash cloth

Comb

Deodorant

Age

Appropriate

Feminine

products

Wash cloth

Comb

Deodorant

Age

Appropriate

Feminine

Products.

 

Frontier Girls Servant's HeartHoliday Community Service

With the holiday season fast approaching, many troops are looking for community service projects to do with their girls to make the season brighter for the less fortunate. When choosing a community service project, please always go through a legitimate charity unless it is something local that you are familiar with. Especially when dealing with our soldiers and military there is a lot of red tape that you may not be aware of. Always check with the organization you are planning to give to in order to make sure your gifts may be received. Many times, even the police department will not take gifts or cookies as they are considered a "pay off" or "bribe" and the officers can get in trouble. Giving food to the homeless is illegal in many areas. The point is, in today's crazy society, do your due diligence before choosing a project.  For those looking to support our military this season here are a few options:

Cards, Letters, Gifts, and Care Packages

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "Any Wounded Service Member" letters or packages. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered. Instead of sending an "Any Wounded Soldier" letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the DoD Community Relations website.

The following charitable organizations help send gifts, cards, and care packages to our troops:

Adopt a Platoon -- Support the troops through gifts and sponsored mail.
Any Soldier -- Sponsor care packages to servicemembers in Iraq.
Army and Air Force Exchange Services -- Purchase gift certificates for active and hospitalized servicemembers.
Blue Star Mothers
-- Organizes postcards to troops and care packages, and is currently petitioning Congress for reduced air fares for servicemembers.
Books for Soldiers -- Donate books, movies, and more.
Cell Phones for Soldiers -- Donate your old cell phones, which pay for calling cards for our troops.
Commissary Gift Certificates -- Give the gift of groceries -- buy or donate gift certificates.
A Million Thanks -- Collects emails and letters of appreciation for our armed forces.
Operaton Dear Abby -- Send greetings and messages of support.
Operation Give -- Donate toys to be given to the children of Iraq.
Operation Gratitude -- Contribute to care packages sent to our servicemembers.
Operation Homefront Hugs -- Contribute to care packages, or adopt a servicemember.
Operation Troop Aid -- Provide care packages for our deployed U.S. Servicemembers.
Operation USO Care Package -- Sponsor a care package for $25.

 

 

quilt 5Still Need Quilt Squares!

We are trying to put together a Frontier Girls quilt representing Frontier Girls troops and Pioneers around the country.  Currently only 5 squares have been received and we need LOTS MORE!  Please mail a 6" cotton square with a design representing your troop or Pioneer to:

Frontier Girls

1704 Austin Lane

Cottonwood, CA 96022

Make sure to keep a 1/2" border clear around your design to leave room for seams.  Get creative!

 

 

 

 

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