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Governance

The New Governance Year Has Begun!

Thank you to all our Delegate Council members and interested members who attended the 2022 Annual Meeting on May 7th.  Girl Scout Governance is vitally important to this Council and the entire Movement, so we appreciate everyone’s time and interest.

In addition to voting on the slates for Board Members-at-Large (we have 2 new Board members!), Girl Advisors to the Board, Board Development Committee members, and Girl Delegates, we also had a Governance Report, Treasurer’s Report, and Management Report. And, we ended the meeting with our exceptional girls, when we celebrated our Top Cookie Sellers and Older Girl Scholarship recipients. The business meeting was immediately followed by a Ribbon Cutting ceremony, noting the recent capital improvements at Camp Shelly Ridge.

If you missed the Annual Meeting and want to catch up, please check out the recording of the Annual Meeting on GSEP’s YouTube channel. Please also take the opportunity to view the Annual Meeting PowerPoint slides presented on May 7th. You can also peruse the 2021 Annual Report, which our CEO references during her Management Report.   Please click here to read the official, approved Minutes from the Annual Meeting.

Now is the Time to Elect Your Service Unit Delegates!

Service Unit Delegates should be elected between now and August 31st . This timeframe allows a new SU Delegate/Alternate time to participate in Governance training before the Fall Delegate Council meeting at the end of September.

Please check out the Service Unit Delegate Election Info tab at the bottom of this page for more information. The Election Results form can also be found in the tab; the form should be returned to governance@gsep.org no later than August 31 st .

This year it’s especially important to elect SU Delegates now, because the Fall Delegate Council Meeting is when the 2023 NCS Delegates will be formally elected by the Delegate Council.

Questions?  Email governance@gsep.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
It’s time to elect your new (or returning!) Service Unit Delegates for MY23!

Now is the time to hold elections for the new Governance Year (which starts at the end of the May 7th Annual Meeting)! Elections should be held between April 8-August 31st. 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
Thursday, September 29, 2022 Fall Delegate Council Meeting, 7-9 pm
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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