Lisa Odorizzi of Mt. Olive and Deborah McAuliffe of O’Fallon are GSSI’s August Pearls of the Month. The Pearl of the Month award recognizes a Girl Scout volunteer who has delivered service beyond expectations and helped to ensure that the approximately 14,000 Girl Scouts in southern Illinois benefit from a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Nominees must meet several criteria, including completion of all required training for his or her volunteer position as well as providing outstanding service to his or her Service Unit or the Council.
In additional to serving as a Troop Leader, Lisa is the SU Registrar, town organizer and event coordinator. She has guided her Junior troop through their Girl Scout Bronze Award and they earned the Journey Summit Award. Her enthusiasm paired with the quality program she provides has been successful in recruiting new girl and adult members. In her role as SU Registrar, she keeps excellent records and is very timely with paperwork. Annually, she coordinates the Powder Puff Derby and Bridging Ceremony. Both were well attended and flawlessly executed.
Deborah serves as a Troop Leader, Troop Organizer/Consultant (TOC) and Day Camp Unit Leader. While relatively new to the area, Deborah jumped right in and volunteered at Day Camp and recruited a new troop. Her Junior troop just completed their Bronze Award with her guidance. She has also volunteered as a Series Facilitator providing Girl Scout programs to girls in schools. She served over 90 girls in her first series, both helping plan the programs and serving as an excellent role model.