Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Annie's Blog: That's a Wrap!

IMG_1203Girls, thank you so much for making the 2011 Teen Conference such a great success! I hope everyone who attended enjoyed the day as much as I did, and maybe learned something cool along the way. A huge thank you goes out to all of our wonderful workshop leaders and performers, and to Olga Campos and the women at Texas Youth Word Collective for speaking at our event. I was really thrilled with all of the workshops I attended, but my favorite was definitely the UT Austin campus tour led by the UT Kappa Thetas. I will be attending UT next year, and the tour made me even more excited to start college! I can speak for all of those involved in the G.I.R.L.S. planning committee when I say this year’s conference was a smash hit! If you enjoyed it as much as we did and are interested in planning next year’s conference, along with other similar events, join the G.I.R.L.S. committee! We’d love to have you, and as some of us are graduating soon (me!), we need new members to continue the great work of the committee. Feel free to contact Avery Orendorf if you’re interested in pursuing this opportunity. We also welcome any comments you may have on the conference for next year! I’ve had so much fun reporting to you through the months as the Teen Conference was being planned, and I’ll continue to keep you updated as I work on new projects with the Girl Scouts.

-Annie L.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Annie's Blog: The Big Day is Almost Here!

Hey ladies! The 2011 Teen Conference is almost here!! Please join us this Saturday starting at 9:30a.m. at the University of Texas Alumni Center in Austin for a fun day of interesting and helpful workshops ranging from college preparation to cooking, yoga, and dance classes! I’m so excited to see all of the G.I.R.L. planning committee’s hard work finally pay off, and I can’t wait for all of you to come experience it as well. If you still haven’t registered, you can do so online here or at the door. (GSCTX will be accepting all forms of payment at the door.) Tonight is the last G.I.R.L. committee meeting, and we will be putting together tons of great goodie bags!! Each attendee will receive a free goodie bag loaded with cool stuff. And don’t forget to bring the Teen Conference postcard you got in the mail (or print one out) to receive another gift at check-in. The day of the conference I’ll probably be sprinting around making sure everything is running smoothly, but I’m definitely going to take a break to catch one of the exclusive, all-access tours of the UT campus courtesy of the girls from the Kappa Delta sorority. I hear they are going to show us a sneak peak of a bunch of cool spots around campus. I can’t wait! See you Saturday!! :)

-Annie L.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Annie's Blog: FREE Giveaway!

Hey gals! It's Annie here with the latest updates on the Teen Conference. The date is fast approaching (Feb.19!!!) so the G.I.R.L. committee along with everyone at GSCTX headquarters have kicked into high gear to finalize the important details of the conference. We have booked some great lunchtime entertainment, including a Bollywood performance group and a fun martial arts team. I also just designed a postcard for the conference, which you can see below. If you received this postcard in the mail, be sure to bring it with you to the conference and you'll receive a free gift at check-in! If one wasn't sent to you, no worries! Just print out the image below and bring it along. We are down to the last few days so make sure you and all your friends are signed up to attend. You can register here on our website. It's sure to be a GREAT day! I can't wait to see you all at the 2011 Teen Conference. :)

-Annie L.