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Governance

Interested in using your voice to advocate for girls? Want to influence policy here in GSEP? Apply to be a Girl Advisor to the Board or a Girl Delegate!

Girl Governance applications for MY 22 are now open! Girls who will be at least 14 years old by May 1, 2021, are encouraged to apply to be either a Girl Delegate or a Girl Advisor to the Board of Directors. 

Apply via this online application; the due date is January 22, 2021. Don’t wait too long!  You will also need at least one reference (to apply for the Girl Delegate position) or two references (to be considered for the Girl Advisor position). References (from teachers, coaches, troop leaders, employers, etc.) are also due January 22, 2021

Check out the Applications tab at the bottom of this page for more info.

 

Know someone who would make a great Board member? 

Check out the Applications tab at the bottom of the page for more info about how to nominate someone (or yourself!) for the Board Development Committee to consider. 

Download this nomination form, fill it out, save it, and email it to governance@gsep.org by January 11, 2021. 

 

2020 National Council Session

Missed the 2020 NCS? Interested in what was decided for our Movement during the triennial meeting?  Check out GSUSA’s recap, including the votes on the proposals and the new National Board members.  Plus, watch the video of the keynote address from our new National Board President, Karen Layng, as she steps into her new role. 

Applications
GIRLS!  Apply now to have your voices heard and influence the future of this Council! 

As members of the Delegate Council, 30 Girl Delegates represent the more than 35,000 girls in our 9-county footprint. They bring the girl perspective to governance issues at two Delegate Meetings a year and get to vote on Board members, Board Development Committee members, and Bylaws amendments at the Annual Meeting in May. 

Every year, 3 Girl Advisors are elected to share their voices and opinions at the five Board meetings throughout the year. This is a phenomenal experience to interact and influence adults who are shaping the future direction of GSEP. 

You’ll learn a lot from participating in either of these positions. Plus, they look great on a college application!

Apply to be considered for a Girl Advisor or Girl Delegate position during the 2021-2022 Membership Year via this online application; the due date is January 22, 2021. Don’t wait too long!  You will also need at least one reference (to apply for the Girl Delegate position) or two references (to be considered for the Girl Advisor position). References (from teachers, coaches, troop leaders, employers, etc.) are also due January 22, 2021

Questions?  Email governance@gsep.org

Service Unit Delegate Election Info
Now is the time to elect your new (or returning!) Service Unit Delegates!

Now is the time to hold elections for the current Governance Year (which started at the end of the May 2nd Annual Meeting)! If you haven’t sent in your results yet, please hold a Service Unit Delegate Election at your next SU meeting!  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!

Thank you!

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

Date Action Item
Monday,
January 11, 2021

Deadline for adults to submit a nomination or self-nomination to be considered as a candidate at the 2021 Annual Meeting for the Board of Directors or Board Development Committee.
 
Friday,
January 22, 2021

Deadline for girls to submit applications to be considered for Girl Delegates or Girl Advisors to the Board for the MY22 year.
 
Monday,
March 22, 2021

Spring Delegate Meeting 7-9 p.m.
 
Thursday,
April 1, 2021

Official Notice for the 2021 Annual Meeting is mailed to Delegate Council Members.
 
Saturday,
May 1, 2021

2021 Annual Meeting
 
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.