WARREN, NJ - Nine adult volunteers received individual honors Wednesday night at the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Volunteer Recognition Dinner.  In addition, the entire Warren Service Unit received the prestigious “President’s Award.” 
The “Dedicated Leader” Award, which recognizes leaders with at least five years’ tenure and who have demonstrated outstanding performance while working with girls, went to Meherun Choudhury, Tina Garyantes and Catherine Niemeyer.  Tina Garyantes also received the “Volunteer of Excellence” award for the many years she has provided quality opportunities for girls to develop their leadership skills.  The “Appreciation Pin” was awarded to Lisa Checchio, Kristine Curtiss, Sonia Estevez, Kristen Glass and Heather Trumpore.  This award recognizes the measurable positive impact these volunteers have had on helping the Warren Service Unit meet the Girl Scout mission-delivery goals.  All of these ladies volunteer not only as troop leaders, but also put in many, many more hours in other roles important to the success of Girl Scouting in our area.  
The “President’s Award,” given to the entire Warren Girl Scouts service unit team, recognizes their success providing a meaningful Girl Scouting experience girls, supporting leaders and other adult volunteers, and  ensuring Girl Scouts are an integral part of the greater Warren volunteer community.  There are 62 service units in Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, and Warren Girl Scouts received one of only four of these Awards given out.   Volunteers currently serving on the Warren Girl Scouts service unit team are:  Catherine Niemeyer and Sonia Estevez, Service Unit managers; Kristine Curtiss, Treasurer; Jane Maloney, Secretary; L Eileen Bartol Rust, Volunteer Recognition Coordinator; Lisa Checchio, Cookie Manager; Melissa Barletta-Dettling, Nut & Candy Manager; Heather Trumpore and Bridget Ameo, Council delegates; Cecilia Fontana, Township Bonfire liaison; School Organizers Kristen Glass, Laura Garcell, Lori Acciarito and Mimi Morris.  
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Warren Girl Scouts boasts 135 adult volunteers who bring scouting to over 325 girls in grades K-12.   These adults engage girls to discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place – leadership skills the girls will carry throughout their lives.  We are proud that these women were recognized for their exceptional contribution to Girl Scouting in Warren.  

Girl Scouts is open to every girl everywhere and adult volunteers are always needed.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Heather Trumpore at warrengirlscouts@gmail.com