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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). 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 2016-2017 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.

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Delegate Election Materials

2016 Script for Operational Unit Delegate Elections (being updated)
Delegate Elections Letter to GS Communities + At-Large Groups (being updated)
Delegate & Alternate Delegate Roster (#1369)
Attendance Record (#3066)

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Open Council Dialogue Meetings

(in person meetings are from 9:45 AM to NOON)

October 1, 2016 - click here to register
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
1500 Rio Road East, Charlottesville

October 22, 2016 - click here to register
Blacksburg/Radford – place TBA

November 5, 2016 - click here to register
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg

November 12, 2016 - click here to register
Otterbien United Methodist Church
176 West Market St, Room 300, Harrisonburg

November 29, 2016 - click here to register
Conference Call (Go-To-Meeting), 7-9 PM

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 28, 2016. Each meeting has the same agenda for discussion.

2017 Annual Meeting Date & Location

January 28, 2017
Vinton War Memorial
814 E Washington Ave.
Vinton, VA 24179-2148
Alternate date: February 4, 2017

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).

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Questions:

Email: Tricia McMahon
Subject: Membership Voice