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Governance

SERVICE UNIT MANAGERS:We’re still missing some Service Unit Delegates! 
Deadline for SU Delegate Elections is March 8, 2019!

Service Unit Delegates and Alternate Service Unit Delegates, elected this year, serve as the Service Unit Delegate from May 6, 2018 until the 2019 Annual Meeting. According to GSEP Bylaws, this Delegate represents the entire Council and is responsible for electing our Board of Directors, Board Development Committee, and Girl Governance positions. The Delegate also keeps the Service Unit informed of governance news from the Delegate and Annual meetings.

An SU Delegate’s term lasts one year, starting at the close of the 2018 Annual Meeting and being completed at the end of the 2019 Annual Meeting. Delegates are expected to be open-minded and good communicators. Delegates should also be willing to share their knowledge with our service unit, talk to volunteers to learn their opinions about governance issues, and share their opinions in a positive and collaborative fashion at Delegate Meetings.

Any currently registered Girl Scout, aged 14 or older, may serve in this position. Girls who have been elected as Girl Delegates or who are Girl Advisors are not eligible, as they are already voting members of the Delegate Council and may not serve in two positions.

If your Service Unit has not conducted your elections yet this year, once you do so, please report the results by using the Delegate Election Results form. Please note that once this form has been completed, it should be sent directly via email to governance@gsep.org. Election results may also be reported using this Online Survey

Remember – the SU Delegates & Alternate Delegates must be elected by March 8, 2019! If left unfilled, your Service Unit forfeits their vote at the Annual Meeting.  

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Governance Calendar

Spring Delegate Meeting
Monday, March 25
7 - 9 p.m.
Shelly Ridge Service Center

Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 4
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Camp Shelly Ridge

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Service Unit Delegates

According to GSEP’s Bylaws – Article II, Membership and Delegate Council:

1. Membership. The Members of the Council will be members of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (GSUSA), age 14 or older, and currently registered through the Council.

2. Delegate Council. The Council will have a Delegate Council which will consist of the following:

a. Service Units Delegates. Delegates elected by Service Units to represent the entire Council.

b. Additional Delegates. Additional elected Delegates, if any, as determined by the Board of Directors.

c. Board and Board Development Committee. Members of the Board of Directors and those members of the Board Development Committee who are not otherwise members of the Delegate Council.

d. Girl Advisors. Girl Advisors to the Board of Directors. e. Girl Delegates. Girl Delegates elected as determined annually by the board.

For more specific information, please refer to the GSEP Bylaws.

What is Delegate Training?

Delegate Training is open to any Service Unit Delegate, Girl Delegate, or Girl Advisor who is new to the role. During the training, you will get to meet other delegates from across the Council, review the Bylaws, and develop a better understanding of the governance process. The same Delegate Training will be offered at two of GSEP’s Service Centers: Lehigh Valley and Shelly Ridge. Please attend the Delegate Training that is most convenient to you. Registration information can be found above and if you have any questions, please contact governance@gsep.org.  

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Governance Documents

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Governance Questions

Please contact Carla Hickey at chickey@gsep.org with questions.