GPS 2014 2nd  Quarter Newsetter 



The first half of this year was dedicated to following our Leadership Initiatives. Our program is designed to give them the support they need to grow as GPS leaders. Be sure to take a minute to thank them for their hard work and dedication. As a chapter leader myself, I know it is very gratifying to be acknowledged and appreciated.
This newsletter has some very useful information about our programs and challenges. Change is good and quite inevitable, so we are growing and going to keep up with the needs of our members. Your input and suggestions are always welcome and invaluable. Please give your chapter leader your feedback!!  Have a great summer, and I look forward to seeing many of you at our next event, or mixer!!

Hugs, Debbie



Roadmaps to Success Education Series...The Journey Continues

Our members now have 1 year of archived priceless education to access and learn from on the website. Our member instructors have given us a great gift with their knowledge and experience. Use this link to access the education series webinars.  In 2014 We have produced 3 segments of our next journey continues series and you may access them as well. Members are encouraged to attend and participate in the presentations as we have fun,ask questions and learn from our next group of experienced trainers and teachers.Register online for the next class in August.

Many of our chapters have submitted a Business Spotlight honoree for July/August. Our board decided to replace the "member spotlight" feature on the website with this new protocol. Check with your chapter leader for criteria..our next  drawing for this free service is your first chapter meeting in September. Click here for the business spotlight list.

Our GPS Juniors program is headed by Eva Obregon assisted by Dona Yantz. Thanks so much ladies for all you have done to build this program for our young ladies. Please click here for more GPS Juniors info or to enroll your young lady in the program. If you would like to start a Juniors program in your area, please contact Eva or myself and we will be glad to help you.

The coin wars challenge of 2014 will begin again in AUGUST!!  Chapter leaders get your coin boxes ready so we can begin again to collect coins for another fun filled challenge between the chapters. The competition begins for best coin box creation AND the chapter to collect the most coins!! MidFirst bank is committed to match our coins again up to $1000!! Each chapter goal is to collect a MINIMUM of $100 in coins from August 1st through December 1st when we have our Holiday Expo at Greenway High School. Make it fun for your chapter!! Keep track of our goal and get everyone on board!! (Exact dates for expo TBA) Let's do this again!!

This could be your chapter!! Congrats to the 2013 chapter winners..Glendale 2 Chapter leaders Donna LaRocco and Stephanie Greenwood, and second place chapter North Phoenix Chapter leader Bev Hendricks and winner of the coin box challenge.

GPS Member Benefits

I am going to review all the wonderful benefits of a GPS membership.  We perfected the last piece of the benefits programs when we launched our first education series webinar in November. We have a complete package to offer ANY women that is excited about building her business in this challenging economy. Never before have the planets been so alligned to use effective Networking Programs to build a home based/ small business. We are a strong presence in our commuinities as we strive to SHOP LOCAL encourage others to do so as well. We are moving past the fear and uncertainty and GPS is presenting tools for our members to take back their lives and livlihoods.
  • The Roadmaps to Success Education Seminar Series
  • The Roadmaps to Success..the Journey Continues
  • Lasting and Productive relationships- Every chapter has an agenda created to encourage and promote building relationships
  • Support and Encouragement-Every woman in our organization has only to reach out and she will receive the support she needs
  • Monthly Meetings- Just enough without interfering in your business and busy schedule.
  • Area Chapters-13 chapters with more to come
  • Social Mixers- 4 mixers a year with lots a networking, food, and FUN
  • Annual Events-Our Annual awards banquet and our Business expo
  • Meeting Mentors~ Ask for help with a business problem and we will be there to help
  • GPS Juniors~ A structured program designed for our young GPS ladies and mentorships to give them all the tools they need to succeed.
  • Member Directory-How to find other members and contact/refer them

Looking for Event Sponsors!!

We are always looking for event sponsors to assist with the expenses of putting on all of our great events for GPS members.  Our event sponsors can be community business leaders that see the GPS vision of giving back to our community and keeping our retail dollars in our community. We support our small business owners, and shop LOCAL!!  Let all your business contacts know this when they are doing business in the community.  CLICK HERE to request information on becoming a GPS Sponsor. We have some awesome new benefits to offer sponsors including full or partial dues.

Thanks for your support of our GPS Events!!

Midfirst Branchs at 7th at Bell, 67th and Bell and 67th and Cactus


What's Coming UP!

We have all kinds of events coming up to mix, mingle, learn, share and just have FUN~ We encourage you to go to our website for all things GPS. We have chapter information, contact information, blogposts, calendars for the whole group AND calendars for individual chapters. We will publish ANY event coming up that you have to promote  your business. Just let your chapter leader know. We have event payment and sign ups. I want to take a moment to thank Toni Steffen-Websites by Toni for all she does to help get the information out to all of you in a fun and interactive way.

Want an upgrade to your chapter listing?  CLICK here for more information on this great website feature.


Many of our chapters are planning fund raisers for the fall season. Glendale 2 is planning a bingo night, Peoria evening a silent auction September 19th and Glendale Evening a quartermania. Look for an announcement for each fund raiser as the plans are finalized and we get more details. These fundraisers make it possible for our dues to stay very affordable and they pay for our many GPS programs and events.

Gals Prepared to Succeed

Exec Board Meeting Notes

Our lovely GPS Board of Directors met recently to make sure we have effective programs in place, tweak the "old" ones to make them better, and just generally gab and have fun!! Our board of directors, elected by YOU consists of:
* President: Vonnie Warr 
* Past President-Rhonda Collett 
* President Elect: Phyllis Strobel
* Vice President: Barb Jennings
* Recording Secretary: Dona Yantz
* Treasurer: Janet Starke
* Debbie Davis consults on the board as Founder/CEO of Gals Prepared to Succeed

Results from the latest board meeting:
~Swearing of board for the next 2014/2015 year
~Next quarter budgets approved
~Governing Rules updated
~Clarify sponsor packages
~Prelim planning for 2015 Education series

Thanks Ladies!!

This last month we said goodbye to two beautiful ladies that were a huge part of building GPS. 
Bev Hendricks was our North Phoenix Chapter leader for almost 4 years. We cannot even list all she did for our organization and the women in her chapter. She was a leader, a mentor, a friend and gave...always. We love and will miss you Bev. Enjoy your true retirement! Travel, and have a great time!!
Our lovely Jana Craven-Mack literally "grew up" in GPS. She was a shy new mommy and budding business owner when she joined GPS, and we saw her grow and blossom in front of our eyes! She developed a successful catering business, co-led the North Phoenix chapter,led the Scottsdale chapter, and then chaired the committee for our annual Gala. She married the love of her life, and went back to culinary school to improve her already impressive skills. Jana, you are in our  hearts and we want only the best for you and your family.

So many women transition through GPS leaving us with memories and special gifts. We know that everything cannot stay the same, and that people grow, change and move ahead with their lives and businesses. It is sad to see them go, but we are left with a special place in our hearts for all of them. We wouldn't be the same had they not come into our circle, and are forever blessed because they did.

GPS Company Store

We still have some goodies left in the company store. Click here to order for yourself or as a gift to a chapter member.
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