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GSVSC's  2020 Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 25
Lynchburg, VA
Membership Year 2019-20 Delegate Count is here

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!

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ANNUAL MEETING. 

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 the Delegate Manual (#1357) and 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 2019-2020 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 25, 2019. 

The GSVSC Membership Voice Committee in conjunction with the GSVSC Board of Directors facilitates these meetings. 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 2019 Open Council Dialogue Meetings

Thursday, October 3, 6-8 PM
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg, VA
REGISTER HERE

Thursday, October 10, 6-8 PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
(in the Dining Room)
300 West Frederick Street
Staunton, VA
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, October 12, 9:45 AM-12 PM
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1500 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA
REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, November 19, 6-8 PM
In-Person:  REGISTER HERE
Conference Call:  REGISTER HERE
(call in procedures will be sent at a later date)
GSVSC Headquarters
3663 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA

Some of these meetings may offer an optional dinner before or lunch after the meeting to give people an opportunity to network and get to know other Girl Scouts outside their service unit. Details for any meal opportunities will be included on the registration for each site location. 

Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council 
2020 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 grade-levels, geographical location and program interest. AND HAVE FUN! Girl Scouts work together and play together!

WHEN
Friday, January 24, and Saturday, January 25, 2020
(inclement weather date: Saturday, February 1)

WHERE
Lynchburg

WHO
Daisies-Ambassadors, Volunteers (Delegates must be 14 years of age and older)

Governance Materials
Council Budget

Here is this year's council budget for F19 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019). If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@gsvsc.org or 540-777-5100. 

Questions

The Membership Voice Committee Chair Holli Drewry 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).