17 Jan 2007
You guys are doing amazing work! It really seems to be getting to them.
So sorry for not participating sooner in this – lots of stuff…, but here’s
what just happened:
THE SHORT OF IT:
CEO LYNN VINCENT OF ERRANT GIRL SCOUT CHAPTER WILL CALL OFF THE HUNT
FUNDRAISER IF GSUSA REQUESTS IT. GSUSA IS GOING TO REQUEST IT. STATUS:
THE LONG OF IT:
Per Lane’s posts, I called Rae Schopp and left a message on her phone
(she was out of town). She returned my call very early this morning and
left the message that they had “tried” to stop it but to no avail. She
said this chapter said they would have the hunt this year but not again in
the future. She then left the number of Lynn Vincent 507-645-6604 the CEO
of that particular chapter.
I called and spoke to Lynn and she repeated the story that they
couldn’t call it off this year, but wouldn’t have the hunt again. She said
they had raised 19,000 from this and that unless we could give them 19,000
to compensate, they would have no choice but to go through with it. After
all, she said, hunting was a “cultural tradition” in that neck of the
I suggested that she re-evaluate the financial impact this way: They
would in fact be losing contributions for the many other chapters and the
Girl Scouts of America (or USA) by going through with this, as they would
all be blamed in the public mind. She paused and said that if they were
asked to call it off by GSUSA, they WOULD! I said I’d call GSUSA right
away to place the call.
Rae was there at the time, I thanked her for returning my call this
morning and told her I had very good news for her. She almost fell over
when I said they would call it off if she called them and requested it. I
explained my financial rocket science to them J and she understood. She
said she would get someone “higher up” than she and that she would call me
in the afternoon.
Let’s hope and pray.
I’ll let you know right away if I hear anything one way or the other.
Rae will call me this afternoon.
If we need to go to Plan B, we should tell GSUSA to save themselves a
fortune in lost contributions by donating 19,000 to this errant chapter.
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