Autumn is a season of change. Children are in new grades and new Girl Scout levels, adjusting to new teachers, leaders, friends, and routines. The air is turning crisper, slowly but surely here in southern Indiana, and the leaves are turning from green to brilliant gold and brown before drifting to the ground.
There are also changes going on here at GSSI. We have had an exciting two weeks welcoming Aimee Stachura, our new CEO!
Although she is new to the CEO position, Aimee is not a newcomer to Girl Scouts. Her Girl Scout journey began in Evansville when she was in elementary school. Aimee was a proud member of a west side Girl Scout troop, and she still has her sash and membership card! In 2010 she found herself back at GSSI in the program department. In 2012 she became the Senior Director of Membership, Volunteerism, and Program.
Whether with Girl Scouts or in other capacities, working with youth has always been a major part of Aimee’s life. From 2014 – 2016, she served as Director of Children’s Ministry at First Christian Church in Evansville. She also has a passion for theater and has directed several EVSC theater departments including Reitz High School, North High School, and Thompkins Middle School.
“As a young woman, it’s so important to have positive female mentors who model behaviors, relationship skills, and careers that you can emulate,” Aimee said. As the mother of two young daughters, the importance of a strong, positive foundation for girls is personally important to her. “Girl Scouts offers a unique, girl-led environment where girls can discover more about themselves, what they stand for, and what they love to do. If every girl had a positive mentor, a strong group of peers, and the resources to take action in her community, imagine what the world would look like!”
We couldn’t agree more! To contact GSSI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.