governance

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council (GSVSC) bylaws provides for the election of operational unit (Girl Scout Community) and at-large delegates. A huge “Thank You” goes out to all who take time to vote and to provide valuable input to our 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 and alternate delegates to the Girl Scouts of the USA National Council Meeting. (View the Delegate Position Description (#1608))

 

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 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 2014-2015 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.

 

Open Council Dialogue Meetings
November 1, 2014
Northeast Region Meeting
9:45 AM – 12 PM
Gordonsville United Methodist Church
407 North Main St.
Gordonsville, VA 22942
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November 8, 2014
Southeast Region Meeting
9:45 AM – 12 PM
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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November 15, 2014
Northwest Region Meeting
9:45 AM – 12 PM
Weyers Cave Community Center
682 Weyers Cave Rd.
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
(Exit 235 off I-81. Turn east towards Weyers Cave on Route 256, and go 1.4 miles. The building is on the left. Circle to the left of the building, and go to far end for the meeting room.)
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November 22, 2014
Southwest Region Meeting
9:45 AM – 12 PM
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
524 Jefferson Ave. North
Pulaski, VA 24301
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November 25, 2014:
Conference Call
7-9 PM
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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 24, 2014. We hope all Operational units will elect their delegates and participate in an Open Council Dialogue Meeting. If you cannot attend any of the in-person Open Council Dialogue Meetings, register for the Conference Call meeting. Click here to view the proposed agenda for the Open Council Dialogue Meetings. Pre-registration is required for all Open Council Dialogue Meetings.

 

Questions: Email Tricia McMahon, pomroomcm@aol.com, Subject: Membership Voice

 

2014 National Girl Scout Convention Date & Location
October 16-19, 2014
Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
2014 National Council Proposal — Flexibility of Dues & Registration Practices
2014 National Council Proposal — Reporting Relationship of the Chief Financial Officer
2014 National Council Proposal — Role of the Past Presidents
View more information on the 2014 National Convention

 

2015 Annual Meeting Date & Location
January 24, 2015
Vinton War Memorial
814 E Washington Ave.
Vinton, VA 24179-2148
Alternate date: January 31, 2015

 

For more information:
Governance Forms
Governance e-Newsletter
National Council Delegates Information
Share Feedback with Membership Voice Committee
GSVSC Strategic Plan FY14-15