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Connie Chavez

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Welcomes Janice McNair to Board of Directors

Janice McNairHOUSTON (June 1, 2010) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council welcomes Janice McNair as a member-at-large of the Council’s board of directors, effective June 1. McNair assumes her role as the Council prepares to host the 52nd National Convention of Girl Scouts of the USA in November 2011, a celebration that is also expected to launch the 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting in the United States.

As a board volunteer, McNair will help provide strategic guidance and leadership to one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country, with more than 72,000 girls served and 17,000 adult volunteers across 26 southeast Texas counties. Along with her husband Robert McNair, Janice has supported Girl Scouting for many years, starting when she served as her daughter's Girl Scout leader.

In 2002, the McNairs championed GSSJC’s Invest in a Better Future Capital and Endowment Campaign by serving as honorary co-chairs and presenting the lead gift which funded The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Equestrian Center at Camp Misty Meadows. Over the past five years, support from their Foundation has enabled more than 5,000 girls in the Reagan High School Feeder Pattern to participate in the Council's community outreach programs. Additionally, in 2005, GSSJC honored Janice at the Council's successful Urban Campout gala.

Janice is pleased to be supporting Girl Scouts now as a member of the board of directors and says, "Girl Scouting provides many leadership opportunities that young girls so desperately need.”

McNair is active in the community and supports many other organizations, including Baylor College of Medicine, Child Advocates, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Zoo, Neuhaus Education Center, Rice University and the Salvation Army.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.4 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 72,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit

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