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All Delegates & Delegate Council Members:
Please Register Now for the Fall Delegate Council Meeting on September 30!

Our first Delegate Council Meeting of the year is happening on Wednesday, September 30, from 7-9 p.m. It will be a Zoom meeting, so you’ll be able to attend from the comfort of your own home. J

Please register for the Fall Delegate Council Meeting here .

At this meeting, our National Council Session Delegates will be seeking your input on the six proposals being voted on at the NCS next month. Please check out the proposals pulled from the NCS workbook before the meeting to familiarize yourselves with the ideas being proposed, the rationale, and the National Board’s recommendations (for/against). 

2020 National Council Session

Interested in attending this year’s Virtual National Council Session as a Visitor?

Even though it is disappointing not to be in Orlando in October, GSUSA has still planned an extraordinary event…and many, many more people can attend virtually!  If you are interested in seeing a National Council Session, you are in luck!

You and any currently registered GS member can attend this year’s virtual NCS for free! There are four Business Meetings scheduled for the evening of Friday, October 23 (evening); Saturday, October 24 (afternoon & evening); and Sunday, October 25 (afternoon).

To register to attend the 2020 NCS as a visitor, please click here.

 

You are also welcome to attend the Keynote Presentations!

Because of the virtual nature of this year’s National Council Session, GSUSA is spreading out the presentations. The Keynote addresses will be presented live on Saturday, October 3, from 12 noon-1:30 p.m.

You will hear from:

  • Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, National Board Chair, GSUSA
  • Judith Batty, Interim CEO, GSUSA
  • Dianne Belk, Founding Chair, Juliette Gordon Low Society

To register, click here.

For more information about the 2020 National Council Session, please visit GSUSA’s website.

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
 
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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.