GSVSC 2018 Annual Meeting
The GSVSC Annual Meeting is a time to join members together to: do the business of the council; socialize and share our common goals and successes; and network by age-levels, geographical location and program interest. AND HAVE FUN! Girl Scouts work together and play together!
Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2018
(Alternate Date: Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3)
Friday, January 26, at Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Council Headquarters
3663 Peters Creek Rd. NW, Roanoke VA 24019
Saturday, January 27, at Vinton War Memorial
814 Washington Ave., Vinton, VA 24179
Members 14 years of age and older
Friday, Jan. 26: “Skyline Adventure Quest” GSVSC headquarters
Saturday, Jan. 27: Council business meeting, lunch, recognitions and silent auction and fundraiser for scholarships at the Vinton War Memorial. Breakfast breads, fruit, coffee, tea, hot & cold water will be provided as a gift to Girl Scouts by Mildred Scott and the Roanoke Valley Republican Women as their community service project.
Deadline for registering is January 11, 2018.
(If you have not received a confirmation within 10 days of registering, please contact Debra Giles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-777-5100.)
Friday Night, Jan. 26, 7-10 p.m. at GSVSC Headquarters – “Skyline Adventure Quest”
(Open to girls and adults)
Sign-up for the Friday night SKY Adventure on the GSVSC annual meeting registration form. You DO NOT need to attend the Saturday annual meeting to attend the Friday night badge workshop. Reach for the SKY! Light snacks will be provided by Girl Scout Troop 556 (Angela Boyd, Leader) while you enjoy the following:
>> 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Sign in to Reach for the SKY and BEYOND*
>> 7:00-9:00 p.m. – SKY badge activities and speakers
>> 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Song Workshop provided by Donna Holden
>> Visit the Girl Scout library – see all of the resources available to adults and troops to check out/borrow.
>> Visit the Girl Scout Shop – it will be open for your shopping convenience.
SKY Adventure Friday night! Girls and Adults 14+ are invited to learn to earn the Girl Scout Senior SKY legacy badge. Speakers include Virginia Skyline girl board member, Lora Callahan, talking about her Dark Skies Gold Award project, women air traffic controllers, weather forecasters and meteorologists. Check-out Kevin Myatt’s weather journal blog. Download the NASA app so you can watch the space station when it is visible. You can find other badge resources online. The Adventurer’s patch will be available for purchase after participating in this Adventurers activity.
Saturday, Jan. 27 at Vinton War Memorial
>> Opening Flag Ceremony
>> Special Exhibits (display space is limited, Please contact Kelly Persinger at email@example.com or call 540-777-5110.
>> Girl Scout Shop will have items for sale
>> Service Project: recognition of Virginia Skyline service units (who report in via the project form) that have participated in a service project to benefit their community during 2017. Each participating service unit should email their report to HelenRuth Burch by January 11 so their service unit can be included in the stewardship report. Photos of your project are also welcomed.
>> Council Business: Annual Stewardship Report including Treasurer’s Report, Fund Development Report, CEO and Board Chair summary of 2016-2017, and Report of the National Council Meeting, Election of Officers and Directors for the GSVSC Board and election of Board Development Committee members. Installation of new officers and directors and recognition of retiring officers and directors.
>> Keynote Speaker – Nikki Williams, new CEO Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council will share her vision for the council for the next 3 to 5 years.
8:45-9:30 AM: Registration
Breakfast breads, fruit, coffee & water will be available; provided as a gift to Girl Scouts by Mildred Scott and the Roanoke Valley Republican Women as their community service project.
8:45 AM – 1:00 PM: Gift Basket Extravaganza Silent Auction and Fundraiser
To raise money for the council’s scholarship fund.
9:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Council Business Meeting
>> Opening Flag Ceremony – presented by Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1049
>> Stewardship Report – a summary of FY 2017 finances, fund development, membership, program and accomplishments
>> Report of the National Council Meeting
>> Election and installation of new officers and directors and recognition of retiring officers and directors
>> Keynote Speaker – Nikki Williams, new CEO Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, will share her vision for the council for the next 3 to 5 years.
12:30 to 1:30 PM: Luncheon
>> Cost is $10.00 per person (pre-payment required by January 11).
>> Menu is a box lunch by Honey Baked Ham with a choice of: chicken salad sandwich, veggie sandwich, turkey/cheese sandwich, ham/cheese sandwich along with chips, cookies, and drinks. Water will also be provided.
>> Other lunch options: outside food CANNOT be brought into the Vinton War Memorial. If you choose to eat lunch at a nearby restaurant, you may do so and then return to the Vinton War Memorial.
1:30 PM: Afternoon Program
>> Years of Adult Service Pins and Adult Membership Numeral Guards are provided by Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council in 5-year increments. Pins may be requested at any time by sending applications #4050 and/or #4051 to the membership and volunteer services specialist at council headquarters; your pin will be mailed to you or if requested pins for 20 years or more will be presented at the annual meeting.
>> Pin request forms must be received by January 11, 2018, for presentation of the 20+ year’s pins at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Tip: service units or at-large groups could present pins under 20 years at one of their meetings or special gatherings. When counting years please remember the Girl Scout membership year is October 1-September 30.
February 2 and February 3, 2018
To find out if the alternate date will be used, call the council office in Roanoke (540-777-5100 or 1-800-542-5905) after 12 p.m. on Friday, January 26, and listen to the message. Announcements will also be made on the GSVSC Facebook page, the GSVSC website and TV stations (channels 7, 10 and 13). If in doubt about the weather, call before you leave home!