This year's Annual Meeting has passed,
but please feel free to use the following information for reference.
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
Meeting: Celebrating 55 years of Virginia Skyline Council
Meeting Registration (online)
Meeting Registration (paper)
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,
(Alternate Date: Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3)
Friday, January 26, at Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Council
3663 Peters Creek Rd. NW, Roanoke VA 24019
Saturday, January 27, at Vinton War Memorial
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,
(If you have not received a confirmation within 10 days of
registering, please contact Debra Giles at email@example.com or 540-777-5100.)
Friday Night, Jan. 26, 7-10 p.m. at GSVSC
Headquarters – “Skyline Adventure Quest”
(Open to girls
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
>> 7:00-9:00 p.m. – SKY badge activities and
>> 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Song Workshop provided by
>> Visit the Girl Scout library – see all of
the resources available to adults and troops to check
>> 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
Exhibits (display space is limited, Please contact Kelly Persinger at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-777-5110.
Scout Shop will have items for sale
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.
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
money for the council’s scholarship fund.
9:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Council Business Meeting
>> Opening Flag Ceremony – presented by Girl Scout Brownie
>> Stewardship Report – a summary of FY 2017
finances, fund development, membership, program and
>> Report of the National Council
>> 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 completing applications #4050 and/or #4051. Your pin will be mailed to you or if
requested pins for 20 years or more will be presented at the annual meeting.
>> Pin requests 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
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!