NEW HYDE PARK, NY March 23, 2012 – It’s never too early to recruit new members, which is why the Girl Scouts of Nassau County came to LIJ Medical Center’s Katz Women’s Hospital recently to present honorary, first-year memberships to all baby girls born on March 12, 2012 the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States.
In addition, the proud mothers of these new recruits were treated to gift baskets and congratulations, courtesy of Donna Ceravolo, executive director and CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, and a group of Girl Scouts from various troops across Nassau County who were eager to meet their newest sisters.
“Thirty nine baby girls were welcomed into the world on March 12th all across the North Shore-LIJ Health System,” said
Stacey Rosen, MD, the North Shore-LIJ Health System’s vice president of women’s clinical health services. “We could not be more proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County on this very special occasion and continue our support of an organization that builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”
The newest Girl Scouts were introduced to a throng of media by their proud mothers: Xenia Olivos of Floral Park and daughter Angelina; Sarit Barzilay of Queens Village and her daughter, who had not yet been named; Yuhong Chen of Flushing and her daughter, Leticia Michelle Li; and Louise Antoine-John of Mineola and her daughter Calah Rose. During the recent celebration, each baby was sporting a new pink hat bearing the Girl Scout insignia to mark the occasion.
“We welcome these four new girls into our organization with open arms and look forward to when they will be able to physically join us a few years from now,” said Ms. Ceravolo. “Girl Scouts of the USA has declared 2012 as the Year of the Girl and we are working hard to ensure that girl leadership reaches parity with that of men by the next generation."
Girl Scouts of Nassau County builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Girl Scouting in Nassau County creates an accepting and nurturing environment, which gives girls a chance to build character and develop leadership skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them throughout their lives, like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. In order to get girls there, Girl Scouts has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in a move to rally the nation around the cause of girls' leadership. With almost 21,000 girl and 7,000 adult members, Girl Scouts of Nassau County has become the preeminent organization and leading authority for girls. The organization, now in its 100th year, continues to make the world a better place one girl at a time.
For more information on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County call Donna Rivera Downey 516 741-2550 at ext. 260, or visit www.gsnc.org.
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