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Governance

The New Governance Year Has Begun!

Thanks to all our Delegate Council members and interested members who attended the 2021 Annual Meeting on May 1.  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 Officers of the Board, Board Members-at-Large, 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. 

If you missed the Annual Meeting and want to catch up, please check out the Annual Meeting Presentation on GSEP’s YouTube channel. The recording can also be found on GSEP’s Facebook page. Two special highlights of the video include a very inspiring Mission Moment, featuring Girl Scout Ambassador Cydney B., who is a Gold Award Girl Scout, brand new Girl Delegate, and Philadelphia’s Youth Poet Laureate, and at the very end, our 2021 Take the Lead chorus sings an iconic Girl Scout song to close out the meeting.  

Please also take the opportunity to read the Official Minutes of the Annual Meeting and view the Annual Meeting PowerPoint slides presented on May 1. You can also peruse the 2020 Annual Report

Questions?  Email governance@gsep.org 

Applications

Know someone who would make an excellent Board member? Interested in serving on the Board Development Committee? 

Please download this form, complete it, and submit 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 1st 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 by August 31st!

Thank you!

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

Date Action Item
April 2 - August 31, 2021 Election of Service Unit Delegates and Alternates. 
Please see the tab above labelled Service Unit Delegate Election info for more details.
August/Early September  Training for new Delegates
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Fall Delegate Council Meeting at 7 pm, tentatively scheduled at Daisy’s Place at Shelly Ridge. (Location will be confirmed/updated by August.)
Mid-January 2022 

Deadline to apply to be
1) a National Council Session (NCS) Delegate to the 2023 NCS
2) Girl Advisor to the Board and/or Girl Delegates in MY23
3) a nominee from the floor for the Board Development Committee to vet. 

Exact deadline TBD.

Monday, March 21, 2022  Spring Delegate Council Meeting at 7 pm, tentatively scheduled at Daisy’s Place at Shelly Ridge (location will be confirmed in early 2022). 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 Official Notice of the 2022 Annual Meeting will be emailed to all voting Delegate Council members
Saturday, May 7, 2022 2022 Annual Meeting
April 8-August 31, 2022 Election of Service Unit Delegates and Alternates for Governance Year 2022-2023
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Governance Documents

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Governance Questions

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