Friday, December 9, 2011

Anna Maria Chávez is Bringing Holiday Cheer to the White House!

Anna Maria Chávez is in Washington, D.C., this week to bring some Girl Scout cheer to the White House holiday celebration. As part of her visit, Anna is attending a round-table discussion about Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s childhood obesity campaign, where senior White House officials, faith leaders and other community leaders are exploring how we can work together and learn from each other to end the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. Anna will be sharing her unique insights from the Girl Scout Research Institute and highlight the creative, inspiring and successful healthy living programs of local Girl Scout councils.

Anna will also be meeting with senior staff in the Administration, including the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Cecelia Munoz. With so many exciting plans for Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary celebration, Anna will discuss how the White House can work with their with Mayors, Governors, and other state and local officials to support the efforts of local councils. Anna is also expected to invite the President and First Lady to support the Year of the Girl and participate at key events throughout 2012 and 2013.

Anna is also hoping to squeeze in lunch with none other than PBS NewsHour co-anchor Judy Woodruff. Judy is a journalistic legend in Washington, and also a committed supporter of women and girls.

Anna is completing her visit with a little holiday sparkle at the White House holiday party, where she will mingle with the President, the First Lady, and most importantly, First Dog Bo! At the party, Anna aims to invite policymakers from across the country to celebrate our 100th Anniversary.