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Governance

Thank you to all who participated in our first virtual Annual Meeting on May 2!  We had a record number of 265 people attend – including Delegate Council members, Girl Scouts, family members, and friends from more than five states participating virtually!

The business portion of the Annual Meeting was conducted efficiently and effectively via our online voting system. Votes were passed to Approve the Minutes Committee, the Appointment of Tellers, the Slate of the Board of Directors, Girl Advisors, Board Development Committee, National Council Session Delegates, and Girl Delegates. We also, after 13 years, voted to replace our Bylaws, recently minted by an exceptional group of leaders, chaired by Board Secretary Deb Walters, who worked on the revisions/editing/rewriting process for the past year. For a copy of GSEP’s new Bylaws, please click here.

Deb Walters was also presented with the 2019 Governance Award for her service and commitment to great governance for GSEP. Congratulations to Deb!

Additionally, we had a Governance Report, Treasurer’s Report, and Management Report. And, we ended the meeting with our exceptional girls. We celebrated our Top Cookie Sellers and Older Girl Scholarship recipients. For those who were unable to attend, please check out the Annual Meeting Presentation on GSEP’s YouTube channel. Make sure you watch it to the end, where you will get a moving and delightful treat hearing about a very special Girl Scout Silver Award project.

To review the official, approved minutes from the Annual Meeting, please click here.

Applications
Know someone who would make a great Board member? (or member of the Board Development Committee?)

The Board Development Committee (BDC) works year-round to identify, cultivate and recruit candidates for the Board of Directors as well as the BDC itself. As a piece of building a constructive pipeline of potential governance leaders, there is an opportunity for members of GSEP to nominate themselves or other people who they feel would be worthwhile candidates for the BDC to consider. Download this nomination form, fill it out, save it, and email it to governance@gsep.org.

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

Our current Governance Year ends with the Annual Meeting on May 2nd. Now is the time to hold elections for the next Governance Year (which starts 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  no later than August 31, 2020. 

Thank you!

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

Date Action Item
April 3 – August 31, 2020
Elect your Service Unit Delegates for the 2021 Membership Year
 
Sunday, September 20 (afternoon)

Girl Delegate Training for all NEW Girl Delegates (if any girls are serving as new SU Delegates, they are also welcome to attend this session!

 

Registration details will be shared once virtual platform or on-site location is confirmed. For now, please save the date!

Wednesday, September 23 (evening)

Delegate Training for all NEW Delegates

 

Registration details will be shared once virtual platform or on-site location is confirmed. For now, please save the date!

 

Saturday, September 26

(morning)

Delegate Training for all NEW Delegates

 

Registration details will be shared once virtual platform or on-site location is confirmed. For now, please save the date!

 

New Delegates need to attend ONLY ONE of the training sessions!

Wednesday, September 30

Fall Delegate Meeting (7-9 p.m.)

This meeting may be virtual; details will be updated once confirmed!

October 23-25

2020 National Council Session – virtual! 

More information for visitors will be shared as details are confirmed by GSUSA.

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.