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Governance

Did you miss the Fall Delegate Council Meeting?

Catch up by reviewing the PowerPoint slides that were shared on September 29th.  You can also read the Meeting Overview to learn what the Delegate Council members did and discussed that night.

The Strategy Café discussion focused on how to improve and evolve the work and experiences of the Service Unit and Girl Delegates. We appreciate the input and will be implementing some of these suggestions in the months and years to come. Updates will be shared as they develop.

Please mark your calendar for the Spring Delegate Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 7-9 p.m. The hybrid meeting will be held both in-person at Shelly Ridge and virtually via Zoom. More details will be shared in the Governance Bulletin.

Come to Orlando in July 2023 for the 56th National Council Session and Phenom!

Join thousands of your sister Girl Scouts from across the country and around the globe next July for a once-in-a-lifetime event!  Attend the National Council Session (NCS) as a visitor and stay for Phenom, the largest in-person gathering of Girl Scouts in the world. The back-to-back events are happening July 18-22, 2023, at Disney World.  

Plus, there are additional benefits and opportunities, including a Girl Scout Education Day at EPCOT. Disney Imagination Campus will host an Education Day at EPCOT featuring a Disney Imagination Campus Speaker Series with a diverse panel of Disney Cast Members who are Girl Scout alums (this is limited to the first 3,600 registrants). The Girl Scout Councils in Florida are also hosting a National Bridging Ceremony for all girls bridging to the next grade level in MY24; each girl will receive a special commemorative patch.

For more information and to register, please visit GSUSA’s website.

Questions?  Email convention@girlscouts.org

Applications
Interested in being a Girl Delegate for MY24? 

Applications to be a Girl Delegate for the next Governance Year (May 2023-May 2024) will open in the late fall 2022. Applications will be due in mid-January 2023. Please check back for the link in the fall. 

Know someone who would make an excellent Board member? Interested in serving on the Board Development Committee? 

Please download this form, complete it, and email it to governance@gsep.org

Service Unit Delegate Election Info
Service Unit Delegates for MY23 Need to be Elected ASAP!

Service Unit Delegates and Alternates are expected to be elected between April-August. We still need election forms from many Service Units; please hold elections as soon as time allows.

To help with the Election, please see this suggested script

Check this list to see if your SU should elect 1 or 2 Delegates. Please know that girls, 14 years and older, can also serve as SU Delegates (as long as they are not also current Girl Delegates or Girl Advisors to the Board).  

Election results reported via this form must be emailed to governance@gsep.org ASAP!

As a reminder, a Service Unit Delegate is expected to attend 2 Delegate Council meetings (in September and March) and the Annual Meeting (first Saturday in May). 

If you would like the Director of Governance & Advocacy to attend a Service Unit meeting to explain the role  in more detail, please email governance@gsep.org

Thank you!

Overview of Board of Directors' Meetings
Past Governance Bulletins
Calendar
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Governance Calendar

Date Action Item
April 8-August 31, 2022 Election of Service Unit Delegates and Alternates for Governance Year 2022-2023
Wednesday, March 22, 2023         Spring Delegate Council Meeting, 7-9 pm
Thursday, April 6, 2023 Official Notice of the Annual Meeting will be emailed to all identified members of the Delegate Council.
Saturday, May 6, 2023 2023 Annual Meeting, 10 am – 12 noon
July 18-20, 2023 2023 National Council Session in Orlando
July 20-22, 2023 Phenom (girl program) in Orlando
Documents
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Governance Documents

Questions
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Governance Questions

Please contact Carla Hickey, Director of Governance & Advocacy at chickey@gsep.org with questions.

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