2013 marks GSVSC’s 50th Anniversary! Join us Friday evening at Camp Icimani for a Golden Get-Together; activities include a reception and meet and greet with our Keynote Speaker, Kate Genaitis (GSVSC CEO 1980-1996), craft SWAPS, round table discussions and a song workshop. Overnight accommodations are available. The 2013 Annual Meeting will be held at the Vinton War Memorial on Saturday, with registration from 8-8:45 AM. View the full agenda and registration info.
When: Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2013
(Alternate date: Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2013)
Where:Friday, Jan. 25 at Icimani Adventure Center
5488 Yellow Mountain Rd, Roanoke, VA 24014
Saturday, Jan. 26 at Vinton War Memorial
814 Washington Ave, Vinton, VA 24179
Who: Members, 14 years of age and older
What:Friday, Jan. 25: Activities that evening at Icimani Adventure Center
Saturday, Jan. 26: Council business meeting (2013 Annual Meeting Agenda) and keynote speaker, lunch (optional on-site luncheon, $15/person) and GSVSC 50th birthday celebration, and silent and live purse auctions at the Vinton War Memorial
To Register: Send 2013 Annual Meeting Registration Form and payment (for luncheon on Saturday and overnight stay(s) at Icimani, if applicable) to:
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
Attn: AM Registration
3663 Peters Creek Road NW
Roanoke, VA 24019
1-800-542-5905 or 540-777-5100
Where to Stay:
Icimani Adventure Center
5488 Yellow Mountain Road
Roanoke, VA 24014
Check-in time: 6–10 PM
Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Mattresses provided in heated gym; hot showers and flush toilets available in locker rooms.
Girls in grade 6 and above are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult and must register on the 2013 Annual Meeting Registration form.
Best Western Plus Inn at Valley View Mall
5050 Valley View Boulevard NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
$54.99/room/night (not incl. taxes; max. 4 people per double room)
A block of rooms has been reserved for GSVSC. To reserve a room at this special rate, call and identify yourself as a member of the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline group. There is an additional cost for roll away beds. Rooms must be booked by December 25, 2012, to get this special room rate. (Features: Indoor heated saltwater pool, free WiFi, complementary hot continental breakfast, complementary newspaper, microwave and fridge in every room, 100% non-smoking)
Friday, January 25 at Camp Icimani: Golden Get-Together
Events are designed for participants to go from one to the other on their own schedule within the time frame of the evening. Light snacks will be available while you enjoy the following:
7–9 PM: Reception
Meet and share Virginia Skyline memories with Kate Genaitis, Virginia Skyline CEO 1980–1996, and our keynote speaker for the Annual Meeting.
7–9 PM: Training
Round table discussion for working with your troop at any age-level on any of the Journey Programs.
7–9 PM: Craft (SWAPS)
Nancy Miller, Troop Leader and SWAP Expert
Join us for a fun workshop learning to make special SWAPS that you and your troop can use and swap. You all are also invited to bring your own SWAP ideas to share.
8–9:15 PM: “Make New Friends But Keep The Old” Song Workshop
Donna Holden, Troop Leader and Expert Song Leader
Girl Scouts have been singing together for 100 years now and we want to keep on singing into the next century. In this song workshop, you’ll revisit the golden oldies of Girl Scout songs as well as be introduced to the new favorites of today. Includes: rounds, graces, ceremonial and camping. (Supplies to bring: paper and pencil or camera to copy words, recording device to remember tunes, water bottle/cup to keep hydrated.)
Saturday, January 26 at Vinton War Memorial
8–8:45 AM: Registration
9 AM–12:30 PM: Council Business Meeting (2013 Annual Meeting Agenda)
Council business, including election of Board of Directors members and Board Development Committee members and approval of council bylaws revisions.
Kate Genaitis, Virginia Skyline Council Executive Director 1980 -1996
Kate Genaitis has more than 40 years of experience in the non-profit sector and, since her retirement from Girl Scouts of the USA, lends her expertise to a variety of organizations. Kate began her professional career with the Sackerah Path Girl Scout Council (now Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson). She was assistant executive director of the White Plains Child Day Care Association from 1974-1976, then returned to Girl Scouting as executive director of the Southwestern Connecticut Girl Scout Council (now Girl Scouts of Connecticut), and served in the same capacity for the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council for 16 years.
Roundtable discussion with GSVSC Board Members and the Service Fee Task Group on the impact of adding a council service fee to the annual Girl Scout membership dues.
12:30–1:45 PM: 50th Anniversary Luncheon
Cost is $15 per person (pre-payment required by January 10). Menu: Salad bar (lettuce served with grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, red peppers, avocado, mushrooms, banana peppers, shredded carrots, corn, egg, blue cheese, feta cheese, cheddar cheese, croutons and assorted dressings); house-made chicken noodle soup with oyster crackers; vegetarian minestrone soup; rolls with butter, sweet and unsweetened tea, ice water.
Other lunch options: Food CANNOT be brought into the Vinton War Memorial. If you choose to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant, you may do so and return to the Vinton War Memorial in time for afternoon activities.
1:45–3:30 PM: Afternoon Programs
50th Anniversary Celebration — All are welcome to sing “Happy Birthday”, decorate and enjoy special birthday cupcakes.
Live and Silent Purse Auction to raise money for the council scholarship fund.