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The 2021 Governance Year has begun! This means that all Delegate Council Members (SU Delegates, Girl Delegates, Board members, and Board Development Committee members) began their current terms at the end of the 2020 Annual Meeting on May 2nd. Girl Delegates, Board members, and BDC members were all elected on May 2nd at the Annual Meeting, but Service Unit Delegates & Alternates have slightly more flexibility in their election date (they should be elected any time between April through August). 

All SU Delegates & Alternates for the 2020-2021 Governance Year should be elected no later than August 31, 2020!

Please know that older girls (who are at least 14 years old at the time of the election) can serve as SU Delegates/Alternates! 

For more info about the election process, please click on the tab below titled “Service Unit Delegate Election Info.” The tab below also includes a link to the Delegate Election Results form, which needs to be returned to governance@gsep.org no later than August 31st

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!

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 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.

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.