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2017-2018 Governance Calendar

Spring Delegate Meeting
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Shelly Ridge Service Center
Register here

2018 Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Camp Laughing Waters
Registration will open in 2018

2017 Annual Meeting Recap

In case you missed it, here are the minutes and presentation from the 2017 Annual Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact governance@gsep.org.     

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National Council Session (NCS)

GSEP had so much fun in Columbus, Ohio for the 54th National Council Session and 2017 G.I.R.L. Convention! The Girl Scout National Council Session is held triennially for the National Delegation to vote on proposals, the slate of the National Board, and the National Board Development Committee members. The results of the National Council Session are as follows: 

Proposal 1: Reduce the size of the National Board of Directors (NDOB) from 25 members to 15 members.

This proposal failed.   Implications: The NBOD remains at 25 members.

Proposal 2: Make the National Board Development Committee (NBDC) a committee of the Board without any non-board committee members.

This proposal failed.    Implications: The NBDC remains a separate committee from the Board and retained its non-board committee members.

Proposal 3: Decrease the price of a Lifetime membership and revise the discount to include all professionals under 30 years old who were Girl Scouts before the age of 18, instead of the graduating senior discount. 

This proposal passed.   Implications: Lifetime memberships are now a flat rate of $400. There is a new discount for anyone under 30 years of age, who was once a girl member before age 18. She will get a discounted membership at a flat rate of $200.

The National Council Session was followed by the 2017 G.I.R.L. Convention, attended by thousands of women and girls, which included a mix of fun and girl-centered learning for all participants. There were motivational speakers, including Mae Carol Jemison, Chelsea Clinton, Barbara Pierce Bush, and Gabby Douglas. The next convention will be in Orlando, FL in 2020!

G.I.R.L. Agenda and the Juliette Gordon Low Bridge Petition

The G.I.R.L. Agenda is a nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare, and mobilize girls and those who care about them to lead positive change through civic action. The G.I.R.L. Agenda is both a policy and educational outlet for younger girls, older girls, and adults. To sign up for the G.I.R.L. Agenda, please click here.

One National Project under the G.I.R.L. Agenda is the Petition to name a bridge in Savannah after Juliette Gordon Low. For more information and to sign the petition, click here

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Governance Documents

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Communications From Your Board Chair

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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.

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Governance Questions

Please contact Kate Allebach at kallebach@gsep.org with questions.