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. 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 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.
Delegate Election Materials
2015 Script for Operational Unit Delegate Elections (being updated)
Delegate Elections Letter Sent to GS Communities + At-Large Groups (being updated)
Delegate & Alternate Delegate Roster (#1369)
Attendance Record (#3066)
Open Council Dialogue Meetings
(in person meetings are from 9:45 AM to NOON)
October 1, 2016
Charlottesville – place to be announced
October 15, 2016
Harrisonburg – place to be announced
October 22, 2016
Radford – place to be announced
November 5, 2016
Lynchburg – place to be announced
November 29, 2016
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.
Questions: Email Tricia McMahon, firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject: Membership Voice
2017 Annual Meeting Date & Location
January 28, 2017
Vinton War Memorial
814 E Washington Ave.
Vinton, VA 24179-2148
Alternate date: February 4, 2017