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Girl Advisor and Girl Delegate Applications! 

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 21! Apply today to be a part of this amazing leadership experience. Learn more below under the "applications" tab. 

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Prep & Reminders for the Spring Delegate Meeting and Annual Meeting

The major focus of the work of the Delegate Council this year has been a comprehensive review of GSEP’s Bylaws. The discussion of the delegates at the Fall 2019 Delegate Meeting produced more than 139 questions, comments, suggested edits, and proposed changes to the Bylaws.

The Bylaws Review Subcommittee has been working diligently through all of this information. They would like to explain their work before the Spring Delegate Meeting, so that the SU Delegates and Girl Delegates can share the possible changes to the Bylaws with their Service Units and troops and bring feedback to the Spring Delegate Meeting on March 18.

Therefore, the Delegate Council (SU Delegates, Alternate Delegates, Girl Delegates, Board members, and BDC members) and interested members are invited to join a NEW “Delegate Conversation” on February 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. via the online platform GoToMeeting. During this online discussion the Bylaws Review Subcommittee will explain why the Bylaws are structured as they are, what grammatical changes are being corrected and possible substantive amendments are being proposed.  

This is an EDUCATIONAL conversation only; no voting will occur. Please use the log-in info below to participate. .

If you have any questions, please email them to governance@gsep.org.

Also, registration for the Spring Delegate Meeting is now open. The Spring Delegate Meeting is being held 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. It is being hosted at Daisy’s Place at Shelly Ridge and simulcast to Valley Forge and the Lehigh Valley.  You must register to participate at a specific location.

To register to attend at Shelly Ridge, please click here.

To attend at Valley Forge, please click here.

To attend in the Lehigh Valley, please click here.  Please note: If the sale of the LV Service Center is officially concluded by March, you will be notified as to an alternate location in the Lehigh Valley.

Delegate Conversation on February 19: 
Wed, Feb 19, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/450788301

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 450-788-301

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: 67.217.95.2 or inroomlink.goto.com
Meeting ID: 450 788 301
Or dial directly: 450788301@67.217.95.2 or 67.217.95.2##450788301

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/450788301

Applications
Interested in being a Girl Delegate or Girl Advisor to the Board next year?  Apply now!

Of course, you can also have an impact on policy and strategic decisions closer to home! Girls who will be at least 14 years old by May 2, 2020, are encouraged to apply to be either a Girl Delegate or a Girl Advisor to the Board of Directors.

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.

Apply via this online application; the due date is January 10, 2020. 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 10, 2020.

 

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 by January 10, 2020.

Service Unit Delegate Election Info
Haven’t elected your SU Delegates yet? There’s still time!

We’re still missing 1/3 of the SU Delegate Election Forms!   If you haven’t sent in your results yet, please hold a Service Unit Delegate Election at your next SU Team 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
January 21, 2020 Applications due to be considered as a Girl Delegate or Girl Advisor in Membership Year 2021. . 
February 19, 2020 Delegate Conversation via GoToMeeting, 6:30 - 8 p.m. (login information above)
March 18, 2020

Spring Delegate Meeting @ Shelly Ridge (7-9 p.m.)
Register for Shelly Ridge
Register for Valley Forge
Register for Lehigh Valley

April 2, 2020
2020 Annual Meeting info emailed to Delegate Council
 
May 2, 2020
Annual Meeting, 10 a.m. – 12 noon @ Shelly Ridge
 
April 3 – August 31, 2020
Elect your Service Unit Delegates for the 2021 Membership Year
 
Documents
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Governance Documents

Questions
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Governance Questions

Please contact Carla Hickey, Director of Governance & Staff Development, at chickey@gsep.org with questions.