2016 Recognitions Recipients - Girl Scouts



2016 Recognitions Recipients - Girl Scouts
2016 Recognitions Recipients
Volunteer Rookie
Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA Award
Recognizing volunteers serving from 6 to 14
months who have contributed outstanding
service while partnering directly with girls in any
pathway to implement the Girl Scout
Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of
the National Program Portfolio; OR who
contributed outstanding service in support of
the council’s mission delivery goals.
Jessica Beauchemin, Harvard
Meredith Charles, Clinton
Chandler Friend, Worcester
Amanda Kinchla, Hadley
Kelsey Kreminec, Chicopee
Stacy Obey, Rutland
Dana Whitney, Hadley
Volunteer of Excellence
Girl Scouts of the USA Award
Volunteers who have contributed outstanding service while partnering directly with girls in any
pathway to implement the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) through use of the
National Program Portfolio; OR who contributed outstanding service in support of the
council’s mission delivery goals.
Olivia Baldyga, Webster
Stacey Bellabara, Athol
Karen Bilotti, Monson
Amy Blessington, Shrewsbury
Heather Brawn, North Grafton
Kellie Bresnahan, South Grafton
Kristen Calhoun, Westborough
Jennie Chase, Templeton
Michelle Choiniere, Worcester
Jessica Colorio, West Boylston
Roselee Conklin, Hadley
Glynis DeVerry, Feeding Hills
Brenda Ducasse, Rutland
Christine Edwards, Monson
Kathleen Evans, Shrewsbury
Karen Frey, Bolton
Carol Gawron, Monson
Christina Hantzis, Lancaster
Barbara Harden, Worcester
Robert Harden, Worcester
Donna Henderson, Bolton
Elizabeth Hess, Bolton
Kelly Higgins, Hadley
Lori Jayko, New Ashford
Deirdre Jekanowski, Hadley
Mary Johnston, Westborough
Katherine Kay, Uxbridge
Neil Kelly, Worcester
Diane Kieras-Ciolkos, Hadley
Shoshona King, Amherst
Kristi Lafleur, Clinton
Grace Lam, Grafton
Theresa Martinson, Monson
Mary McDermott, Westborough
Barbara McMahon, Rutland
Grace Miller, Harvard
Marianne Noonan, Hadley
Melissa Noroian, Worcester
Emily Pfeiffer, Hadley
Kasey Postizzi, Northborough
Natalie Pozzetti, Lancaster
Carolyn Read, Bolton
Megan Ryan, Rutland
Rachel Schmoyer, Harvard
Kathryn Spector, Grafton
Alison Thornton, Harvard
Victoria Warner, Uxbridge
Michelle Witkes, Rutland
Kathryn Young, Hubbardston
Appreciation Pin
Girl Scouts of the USA Award
Recognizing volunteers giving exemplary service in support of the GSLE,
which has had measurable impact on at least one geographic area of
Laurie Becker, Rutland
Troop Leader, Service Unit Event Coordinator, Certified Archery Instructor
Mara Breen, Hadley
Troop leader, Cookie Booth Coordinator, Service Unit Team
Erin Chetwynd, Clinton
Service Unit Team Member, Troop Leader, Service Unit Event
Coordinator, AGC Event Coordinator
Darlene Coolong, Monson
Co-Service Unit Manager, Troop Leader, Service Unit Event
Coordinator, Service Unit Recruiter
Carlene Covino, Northborough
Troop Leader, Brownie Consultant, Service Unit Team Member, Service
Unit Event Coordinator
Anne Donati, Williamstown
Service Unit Registrar, Troop Leader, Troop Cookie Manager, Service Unit
Event Coordinator
Kerrie Flynn, Paxton
Troop Leader, Service Unit Event Coordinator, Community Service Event
Greta Gridley, Rutland
Troop Leader, Junior Consultant, Service Unit Event Volunteer
Cynthia Ickes, Bolton
Troop Leader, Service Unit Treasurer, Leaders Silver Award Group, Troop
Jo-Ann Konieczny, Hadley
Troop Leader, Service Unit Event Coordinator, Gold Award
Advisor, Coordinator of Community Service Events
Karen McKinney, Southwick
Troop Leader, Service Unit Event Coordinator, Brownie Leader Mentor
Sarah Mortimer, Bolton
Troop Leader, Trainer, Welcome Committee for New Leaders, Service Unit
Event Coordinator
Rebecca Paul, Ludlow
Leader, Service Unit Manager, Service Unit Registrar, Service Unit Fall
Product Manager, Service Unit Cookie Manager
Karen Raleigh, Milford
Leader, Service Unit Team Member, Social Media Communication
Coordinator, Service Unit Event Coordinator
Ann Marie Waller, Feeding Hills
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor,
Coordinated Camp Bonnie Brae’s 95th Anniversary Celebration
Honor Pin
Girl Scouts of the USA Award
Awarded to volunteers giving exemplary service in support of the GSLE,
which has had measurable impact on at least two geographic
areas of service.
Lissa Asta-Ferrero, Agawam
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor
She goes above and beyond mentoring girls as they work towards their Gold
Awards and she is a great resource to the entire Pine Acres Service Unit.
Paula Brault, Northfield
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor
She has been a Girl Scout since childhood, a former council trainer and a
member of the Big Event planning committee.
Jennifer Cherry, Ludlow
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor, Camp
Bonnie Brae’s 95th Anniversary Co-Chair
As a member of the Gold Award Committee and co-chair of the Camp Bonnie
Brae 95th Anniversary celebration, Jenn not only mentors girls working towards
their Gold Awards, but her fellow committee members as well.
Martha Gach, Shrewsbury
Service Unit Manager, Service Unit Cookie Manager, Troop Leader, New
Leader Trainer
She never misses a beat when she is helping out the Girl Scouts of Shrewsbury
as Service Unit Manager. In this role, she recruits and trains volunteers and
oversees nearly 30 troops in her town.
Ellen Moorhouse, Springfield
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor, Leads the
Gold Award Committee Annual Ceremony, Leads Go for Gold Workshops
She is an active member of the Gold Award Committee where she mentors
countless girls, spreading her infectious enthusiasm and love for Girl Scouting.
Tawnya Tiskus, Easthampton
Gold Award Committee Member, Leads Gold Award orientation for girls,
Outdoor Trainer, Program Aide Trainer
Not only is she a great committee member, trainer, and editor, but she is a true
champion of the Girl Scout message in every part of her life.
Thanks Badge
Girl Scouts of the USA Award
Awarded to volunteers for outstanding service that benefits the entire council
or Girl Scout Movement.
Sara Crawley, Northampton
Troop Leader, Service Unit Liaison, Trainer, Founder of GSCWM GSOTT (Girl
Scout Outdoor Trainers Team)
She always emphasizes the importance of a girl-led program and continues to
help build confident and knowledgeable leaders. She is committed to Girl
Scouting for a lifetime, and always works to make those around her feel
Thanks Badge II
Girl Scouts of the USA Award
Awarded to volunteers for outstanding service council-wide or beyond who have previously received
the Thanks Badge.
Paulette Billiel, Turners Falls
Board of Directors, Gold Award
Mentor, Cookie Cupboard, National Delegate
Not only has she been a staff member for the Council, worked in the Cookie Cupboard, and served as a
Gold Award mentor, but she has also been a national delegate, served on the former museum
committee, acted as a trainer, and served as secretary on the Board of Directors for GSCWM. Any way
she can help, she will! She is extraordinarily passionate about the work that she does and takes her
responsibilities very seriously.
Elizabeth (Betty) O’Keefe, Worcester
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor
She has dedicated much of her adult life to Girl Scouting, specifically through her work with the
Montachusett Council Board of Directors and a long tenure on the Gold Award Committee. In the 15
years that she has been on the Committee, she has guided her girls with patience, optimism, and an
expectation for a high level of achievement.
Nancy Owens, Jefferson
Gold Award Committee Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor
She is an exemplary mentor to Girl Scouts and has helped girls working towards their Gold Awards
grow their projects from good ones to great ones! Her actions have benefitted Girl Scouts in
innumerable ways, leaving countless young women with wonderful memories of scouting and
inspiring older scouts to reach their full potential.
Jane Schroeder, Milford
Gold Award Committee -- Lead Team Member, Gold Award Committee Mentor
As a Girl Scout for most of her life, she is integral to the success of the Gold Award Committee, where
she has held her position as the Lead Team Member for over a decade. She is always willing to go the
extra mile, from attending site visit walkthroughs, coordinating the logistics for the Awards, and
proofreading our event program booklet, to leading over 20 Go for Gold workshops in the
past few years.
Community Certificate
Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA Award
In recognition of support given to Girl Scouting.
School, Colonial Convenience (Rutland)
Congregational Church of Harvard
U.C.C., DJ Mike (Hadley)
Fales Elementary School (Westborough)
First Church of Christ, Unitarian (Lancaster)
First Congregational Church (Holden)
Gala Steakhouse and Bistro (Williamstown)
Goya Foods (Webster)
Hadley Elementary School
Holden Community Television (HCTV)
Holy Trinity Parish/St. Theresa’s Church (Harvard)
New England Wooden Ware (Gardner)
Phillipston Congregational Church
Rutland Historical Society, Rutland Public
Library, St. Anne’s Parish (Shrewsbury)
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (Rutland),
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church (Gardner)
Shartner Farms (Bolton)
Southbridge Savings Bank (Sturbridge)
Stop and Shop, (North Adams)
The Tavern (Rutland), Town of Rutland
Wesley United Methodist Church
(Worcester), Williamstown
Youth Center (Williamstown)
YMCA (Southbridge)
Community Partners
Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA Recognition
In acknowledgement of organizations, businesses and non- Girl Scout
individuals for significant contribution to partnering with Girl Scouts of
Central and Western MA to expand the reach of Girl Scouting in our
Community Partners
Bay Path University, Longmeadow
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Connections Holyoke
Clark University, Worcester
Elms College, Chicopee
Holyoke Community College
Milton Bradley Elementary School, Springfield
Nichols College, Dudley
Riverside Village Apartments, Leominster
Smith College, Northampton
Springfield Boys & Girls Club
Springfield Technical Community College
Tri-County YMCA Child Care, Southbridge
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Woodland Academy, Worcester
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester Public Library
Community Partner in Impact Award
Recognizes organizations, institutions, groups or businesses for contributions to making an
impact on girls’ growth and development that set a new standard for what community
partnerships with Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA can achieve.
Burncoat Preparatory School - Worcester
For continued commitment to partnering with us on delivering Girl Scout
programming that enabled girls to learn about healthy living , healthy relationships,
STEM programming, financial literacy and even explore the great outdoors
at Camp Green Eyrie.
Springfield College - Springfield
For continued commitment to partnering with us on running a volunteer-led
group on campus, a 6 week Unmask Your SuperHERo series, and exceptional
student volunteerism.
Membership Numeral Guards
70 years
Anne Eustis, Topsham, ME
Betty Stephenson , Asheville, NC
65 years
Joan Webber, Ashburnham
60 years
Bonnie Romanson, Gardne
Catherine McCarty, Leicester
50 years
Ann Marie Waller, Feeding Hills
Glynis DeVerry, Feeding Hills
June St. Georges Easthampton
Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Wakefield
Mary Cotton Richard, Loudonville, NY
Sheila Jalutkewicz, Asheville, NC
Shirley Christensen, Wilbraham
Helen Poirier, Auburn
45 years
Carol Pineo, Granby
Denise Batchelder, Ashby
Laurie Desjardins, Ware
Pereira, Shrewsbury
Owens, Jefferson
Betts, Whitinsville
Hammond, North Oxford
40 years
Christine Planchak, APO, AE
Diane Burrows, Sterling
Lois Davis, Southwick
Olivia Barkman, Agawam
Pamela Clark, Athol
Patricia Schortmann, Holyoke
Russel Bressette, Jr., Monson
Ruth Langlais , Brooklyn, CT
Sara Crawley , Northhampton
Sue Nadler , Westboro
Susan Brackett . Freeport, ME
35 years
Arlene Wolfe, Worcester
Ellen Bash, Westfield
Frederick Billiel, Turners Falls
Jodilyn Baker, Hadley
Karen Jolin, Oakham
Katherine Leblanc, Westborough
Laura Dilts, Rutland
Linda Brink, Dudley
Lisa Gilmour, Leominster
Vindhya Wickramarachchi, Mansfield
30 years
Barbara Belliveau, Worcester
Cheryl McCarthy, Southwick
Colleen Nash, South Grafton
Dawn Johnson, Lunenburg
Ghislaine Fournier, Shrewsbury
Jennifer Coviello, Pepperell
Kathleen Clarke, Townsend
Kay Muzzy, Athol
Leslie Belisle, Lancaster
Melissa Tuttle, Rutland
Patricia "Patty"Szczurko, Rutland
Prudence Belliveau, Worcester
Ramona Hussey, Honolulu, HI
Sharon Wallace , Adams
Stacy Obey Rutland
Teresa Ciras, Westminster
Wanda Therrien, Wauregan, CT
25 years
Beth Donsbach , Holden
Evelyn LaRagione, , Pittsfield
Jennifer Tremont , Lunenburg
Kim Hyman, Pittsfield
Lynn Pierce, Leominster
Theresa Smith, Rochdale
20 years
Brenda Lord, Westborough
Dawn Emery Rochdale
Deborah Bronchuk, Leominster
Ellen DiCerbo, Holden
Jenni Howe, Holden
Joy Agnitti, Fitchburg
Karen Gustafson, Fitchburg
Karin Ciance, Holden
Katelyn Rozenas , Dudley
Kathy Batchelder, Pepperell
Maria Rippere, Leominster
Marybeth Brown, Paxton
Melinda Price, Turners Falls
Ruth Lowe, Rutland
Sandra Abernathy, Pepperell
15 years
Amy Cole, Auburn
Amy Donahue, Milford
Anne Colacarro Staff
Brenda Germain , Worcester
Bridget Ordway, W Boylston
Catherine WisniewskI, Charlton
Christine Medley, Fitchburg
Christine Mulry, Rutland
Diana Sanelli West Brookfield
Genevieve Benton, Westborough
Gracia Casey, Whitinsville
Helen Thibeault Milford
Jeanne DeFalco-Downey , Brimfield
Julia Schwingbeck, Northborough
Julie Cray, Whitinsville
Karen Bilotti, Monson
Karen McKinney, Southwick
Kathryn Davis, Southwick
Kelsey Kreminec, Chicopee
Laticia Michelson, Milford
Lynne Brochu
Mary Lambert Leicester
Maureen Mielke Southampton
Nichole Houston Grafton
Pamela Anastasiou-Cole, Longmeadow
Pamella Kosnicki , Palmer
Rosalina Smith, Southbridge
Sandra Hastings Milford
Sandy Herman, Pepperell
Sarah Palmer, Chicopee
Sarah Rippere, Leominster
Shari Haddad, Pittsfield
Stephanie Haley, Milford
Terry Newman, Northborough
Tracy Arsenault, Leicester
10 years
Ami Powers, Ashburnham
Bonnie Chase, Pepperell
Brandi Shaw, Whitinsville
Brenda Stewart, Fitchburg
Carol Deets, Lenox
Christa Papula, Milford
Colleen White, Pepperell
Cynthia Scrimgeour, Milford
Dawn Ackely, Easthampton
Denise LeBlanc , Westborough
Diane Lyons, Shrewsbury
Doris Casey, Pepperell
Elaine Fort, Rutland
Gene Peterson , Leominster
Heather Trudeau , Rutland
Jacqueline Nowak, Charlton
Janet Deshais, Grafton
Jean Maguire, Westborough
Jenna Longhi, Southwick
Jennifer Dolat, Holden
Jennifer Marino, Northborough
Jennifer McGowan, Pepperell
Jessica Beauchemin, Harvard
Jill Howarth , Westborough
Jill Giradito , Leominster
Jo-Ann Konieczny, Hadley
Jocelyn Fauerbach, Milford
Julie Davis, Grafton
Karen Bardis, Sterling
Karen Dorman, W Boylston
Karin Johnson, Charlton
Kathleen Dubour, Southampton
Kimberley Bucal, Milford
Kimberly Austin, Milford
Kristin Soares, Milford
Laurie Cascione, Rochdale
Lindsey English, Leominster
Lisa Blackwel, Milford
Lori Renzi, Leominster
Luann Archambault, Southampton
Marcia Blakely, Shrewsbury
Maria Ahmed, Westborough
May Docekal , South Grafton
Michele Grondin, Grafton
Pamela Swain, Lunenburg
Rhonda Siciliano , Leominster
Robyn Sampson, Pepperell
Roselee Conklin, Hadley
Sarah McEvilly , Lunenburg
Shelby Pickett, Holden
Sheryl Sullivan, Milford
Silvia Travis, Northborough
Tammy Falla , Rutland
Terri Velez, Westborough
5 years
Alice Moran, Belchertown
Amy Potter, Belchertown
Amy Randell, North Grafton
Amy Scott, Belchertown
Amy Zarrella, Franklin
Ana Atherton, Milford
Angela Fairbanks , Shrewsbury
Beth Carmichael, Grafton
Bonnalee Finlay, Dudley
Brenda Ducasse , Rutland
Brenda Rheaume, Ware
Carolyn Deslaurier-Tate, Milford
Caryn Dejesus , Westborough
Catherine Mak,North Grafton
Charlotte Waitkus ,Leominster
Christina Mayone , Shrewsbury
Christine Carey, East Brookfield
Cristina Nunes Bettencourt, Lunenburg
Cynthia Taillefer , Grafton
Danielle Vigeant , Leicester
Dawn Maguire, Pepperell
Deirdre Jekanowski, Hadley
Dianne Kee, Milford
Erin Laprad, Milford
Gorete Wilson, Milford
Heather Monticup, Leominster
Jaime Bunton, Hubbardston
Jeffrey Croteau, Milford
Jennifer Niece, Westborough
Kristin Dube, Leominster
Larissa Fagundes, Pepperell
Linda Spengler, Pepperell
Linda Terry, Grafton
Lindsay Germanos, Shrewsbury
Linnette Clark, Shrewsbury
Lisa Cameron, Leominster
Marcia Hiller, Holden
Martina Arndt, North Grafton
Matthew Friend, Holden
Megan Bouchard, Rochdale
Megan Ryan, Rutland
Michelle Calarese, Milford
Michelle Witkes, Rutland
Michelle Iacoboni , Leominster
Molly Butler, Shrewsbury
Nancy Mills, Pepperell
Nancy Nelson, Shrewsbury
Sarah Johnson, Pepperell
Scott Morley, Belchertown
Shannon Eldredge, Hardwick
Staci Robichaud, Holden