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Governance

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council (GSVSC) bylaws provides for the election of operational unit (Girl Scout service unit) and at-large delegates. A huge "Thank You" goes out to all who take time to vote and to provide valuable input to our GSVSC Board of Directors. Delegates attend our council's annual meeting, vote on any amendments to our council bylaws and elect the board, the board development committee and, every three years, elect our national council delegates (application here) and alternate delegates to the Girl Scouts of the USA National Council Meeting. Click Here to view Delegate Position Description (#1608). GSVSC Delegate/Alternate Delegate training is done through a Delegate Self Study (#1358).

Each operational unit is entitled to elect two delegates who are members 14 years of age or older. If the unit has girl membership in excess of 200 girls as of March 1, they may elect one additional delegate for each 100 girls over the initial 200 girls. Remaining nominees may be elected to serve as alternate delegates. The board of directors, through the GSVSC Membership Voice Committee, notifies operational units in March regarding election procedures and the number of delegates they can elect. View each operational unit's delegate count for the 2017-2018 year.

The following board of directors approved at-large groups may elect two delegates from their group: Adventurers, Alumnae, Camp Administrators and Council Trainers. Get more information on at-large delegates here.

Open Council Dialogue Meetings

Each year, Girl Scouts of VA Skyline hosts Open Council Dialogue meetings in the fall to garner feedback from the membership on governance issues. All members 14 years of age and older are welcome to attend these meetings, however if you want to serve as a delegate or alternate delegate you must attend one of these meetings. Elections can take place beginning in the spring and must be completed and reported to the GSVSC office no later than November 27, 2017. Each meeting has the same agenda for discussion.

The GSVSC Membership Voice Committee in conjunction with the GSVSC Board of Directors facilitates these meetings. All meetings will start at 9:45 AM and conclude by 12:00 PM. There are four meetings scheduled throughout the council. In addition, a conference call is scheduled if you cannot make one of the in-person meetings. Each meeting has the same agenda for discussion.

Fall 2017 Open Council Dialogue Meeting Dates & Places

Saturday, Oct. 14: Radford area
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Grove United Methodist Church
1022 Tyler Ave, Radford, VA 24141

Saturday, Oct. 28: Lynchburg area
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue. Lynchburg, VA 24503
Lunch available for $6; RSVP to Rebecca Duncan

Saturday, Nov. 4: Harrisonburg area
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Asbury United Methodist Church
205 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Lunch available for $10; Troop 592 fundraiser; RSVP to Troop Leader Beth Raynes

Saturday, Nov. 18: Charlottesville area
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1500 Rio Road East, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Tuesday, Nov. 28: Conference Call/GoToMeeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting
January 27, 2018
Vinton War Memorial
814 E Washington Ave.
Vinton, VA 24179-2148

Inclement Weather Reschedule Date: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Delegate Election Materials
Questions

The membership voice committee can be emailed at mvc@gsvsc.org with any concerns or questions related to the governance of the organization. In addition, council members may share feedback to the committee by completing either the Membership Voice Communication Form (#1160) or the Proposals for the Board of Directors Form (#1260).

Email: Tricia McMahon
Subject: Membership Voice