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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. View the Delegate Position Description (#1608) here. 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 2020-21 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.

View the 2020-21 Membership Year Delegate Count here.

National Council Session

Girl Scouts of the USA's 55th National Council Session
October 23-25 (virtual session)

2020-2023 NATIONAL COUNCIL DELEGATES
Delegates
Dawn Wiese, Ph.D.
, Lexington
Nikki Williams
, Roanoke: nwilliams@gsvsc.org
Vicky Harte
, Louisa: vaharte@outlook.com
Kristin Lanier
, Elkton: klanier@gsvsc.org
Shannon Wallace
, Unionville

Alternate Delegates
HelenRuth Burch, Roanoke: hrburch@aol.com
Donna Holden, Rockingham: donnaholden75@gmail.com
Amberleigh Powell, Mineral: amberleighp@icloud.com

6 PROPOSALS
These six proposals include the full proposal, rationale, recommendation by the National Board as well as FAQs. 

Proposal 1: Establishment of a Task Force to Examine the Feasibility of a National Gold Award Scholarship Foundation

Proposal 2: Constitutional Amendment on Membership Dues

Proposal 3: Adoption of a Procedure for Communication on Dues Actions by the National Board

Proposal 4: Membership Dues Increase Restriction

Proposal 5: Constitutional Amendment on Consistency in Delegate Terms

Proposal 6: Lifetime Membership Discount

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.

The GSVSC Membership Voice Committee in conjunction with the GSVSC Board of Directors facilitates these meetings. There are four virtual conference calls scheduled. Each meeting has the same agenda for discussion. Click on a link below to register for an Open Council Dialogue meeting.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 AM to 12 PM
Monday, Oct. 19, 6-8 PM
Thursday, Oct. 29, 6-8 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6-8 PM

Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
2021 Annual Meeting
January 23, 2021
Via Zoom Meeting (virtual)
MORE DETAILS TO COME

Governance Materials
Council Budget

Here is this year's council budget for FY20 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020). 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).

Need to contact your council board of directors? 
Email board@gsvsc.org