Keynote speaker for GSSI’s annual meeting was 1st Lt. Alyssa Heimerman, who is the Operations and Training Flight Commander at Travis AFB, CA, where she serves as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Lieutenant Heimerman is originally from Belleville and was a Girl Scout for many years. She culminated her Girl Scout career by earning the highest award in Girl Scouting - the Girl Scout Gold Award - in 2009.
Lieutenant Heimerman explained how earning her Girl Scout Gold Award was a phenomenal experience and prepared her to step into future leadership roles. She thanked those involved in the Girl Scout movement for making such a profound difference in girls' lives.
“Girl Scouts gave me so many positive things…confidence to succeed, open-mindedness and the importance of communication in leadership,” she added.