Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) presented the inaugural Girl Scouts Leading Ladies award to the late Rhonda Seeber (posthumously) at their Leading Ladies networking event on August 11. The award was accepted by her husband, Glenn Seeber.
Rhonda was a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and longtime volunteer for GSSI legacy council, Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council. She was especially dedicated to international Scouting and to Sangam World Center in Sangam, India.
Rhonda originally moved to southern Illinois to attend SIU, where she graduated in 1974. She then had a successful career as the Director of Administrative Services for the SIU School of Medicine until she retired in 2008. Rhonda and Glenn lived in Murphysboro until she lost her valiant battle with breast cancer in 2009.
“Rhonda exemplified all that Girl Scouting stands for. She was truly dedicated to ensuring that all girls benefited from the opportunities the organization provides,” said GSSI CEO Villie M. Appoo. “She got friends and family involved in Girl Scouting and through her international travels and support she furthered the cause of our international “sisterhood!”
GSSI’s Leading Ladies events are designed to bring together women business and community leaders in southern Illinois to a unique networking event that also supports Girl Scouting in the region. We currently hold the event in Marion Illinois as well as the Metro-East region, with plans to expand to other cities in our 40 ½ county service area. Guests have the opportunity to make new contacts in their communities and to get to know more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by meeting GSSI staff, volunteers and some our most accomplished Girl Scouts –Girl Scout Gold Award recipients.