Girl Scouts of Central Illinois holds special events throughout the year in our 38 county jurisdiction to help raise additional funds to support our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. We hope you will be able to join us for an upcoming event in your area. Our events will give you an opportunity to network with other friends of Girl Scouting in your area while supporting the council’s mission.
Check our website frequently for updates and details regarding Girl Scout special events in your community.
Golf For Girls - September 25, 2014
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois will host the inaugural Legacy for Leadership Golf Outing on September 25, 2014 at Piper Glen Golf Club in Springfield, with proceeds benefiting GSCI. The event will feature a full day of activities including a clinic in the morning followed by a luncheon and golf outing in the afternoon. The day will conclude with a reception from 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. Four LPGA Professionals will participate in activities throughout the day.
“Springfield had a 36-year love affair with the LPGA,” said Kate Peters, COO of Fund Development, Marketing & Communications for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. “There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not asked to put together an outing or a reunion for the many friends and family of the former LPGA golf tourney. We thought this would be a great way to celebrate leaders in the game of women’s golf as we at Girl Scouts work to build female leaders in the game of life.”
Individual playing positions are $250 and include admission to the clinic, luncheon, outing and evening reception. Tickets for clinic and luncheon only are $50, and tickets for the reception only are $50.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional information contact Kate Peters at (217) 241-3743 or via email at email@example.com.
Diamonds & Desserts - Decatur - October 30, 2014
Join us for Diamonds & Desserts on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Country Club of Decatur. We will honor the outstanding contributions of Wegi Stewart and recognize her commitment and dedication as a leader in our community and as a remarkable role model for young women. This fun-filled evening will also feature dinner and culinary competition with local chefs creating desserts inspired by Girl Scout cookies.
Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ewan at 217-233-0476.
Diamonds & Desserts - Decatur
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Country Club of Decatur
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $50 each
Diamonds & Desserts Honoring Wegi Stewart
Wegi Stewart grew up in Decatur where she attended Catholic and public schools before going to boarding school in St. Louis for high school. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC and returned to Decatur where she married and had three children before entering the workforce in 1989.
Wegi’s career has been in the non-profit and government sectors with many of her working years spent with local foundations including Decatur Memorial Foundation and Richland Community College Foundation. She currently leads The Community Foundation of Macon County as its president. She oversees $27 million in assets, more than 250 donor funds, and the Decatur Area Education Coalition. “Every day at The Foundation is unique. I love what I do. Our donors are generous, caring people, and it’s rewarding to help the community become a better home for all who live here and those who will live here in the future.”
Wegi enjoys reading, cooking and occasionally completing a needlepoint project. Grandchildren top her list of favorite people; she has six and hopes for more! Travel includes regular trips to St. Louis where several grandchildren (and their parents) live, jaunts to Tampa to visit her sister, and annual trips to Colorado where she watches other people ski.