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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). GSVSC Delegate/Alternate Delegate training is done through the Delegate Manual (#1357) and  Delegate Self Study (#1358) .

Each service unit is entitled to elect three delegates (who are members 14 years of age or older) per initial 100 girls. Service units that have a girl membership greater than 100 are entitled to elect one additional delegate for every 50 girls over the initial 100 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 2021-22 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 2021-22 Membership Year Delegate Count here.

National Council Session

Girl Scouts of the USA's 56th National Council Session
July 16-23, 2023, Orlando, FL (in-person session)

Need to contact your council national delegates? Email info@gsvsc.org

DELEGATES (2022-2025)
Katrina Goode
, Troutville
Kristen Lanier
, Elkton
Shannon Wallace
, Unionville
Nikki Williams, Roanoke

ALTERNATE DELEGATES (2022-2025)
HelenRuth Burch
, Roanoke
Vicky Harte, 
Louisa
Donna Holden
, Rockingham
Amberleigh Powell
, Mineral

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.

Monday, October 18
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
REGISTER HERE

Thursday, October 21
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, November 6
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
(virtual & in-person: max # 50)
JMRL-Northside Library, Charlottesville
REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, November 9
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
(virtual & in-person: max # 20)
GSVSC Headquarters, Roanoke
REGISTER HERE

Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 22, 2022
New River Valley (Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford area). 
Inclement Weather Date: Saturday, Jan. 29
MORE INFO TO COME IN DECEMBER

Proposed Bylaws Changes by Membership Voice Committee

Governance Materials
Council Budget

Here is this year's council budget for FY22 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022). 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