Girls and Adults wanted to become Board Members!
|Some of our board members at the 2013 Annual Meeting with past president Teresa C. Younger (far right).
The governance structure of Girl Scouts of Connecticut is designed to ensure that members have a voice in the decision-influencing process of the Council. To this end, the By Laws of GSOFCT permit the inclusion of four girl members as non voting members of the Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining the collected voice of the Board of Directors, please review the position description and complete the age appropriate form below. Girls (over the age of 16) and adults are welcome to be nominated as a candidate for the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of Connecticut. All candidates will be interviewed by the Board Development Committee. Selected candidates will be formally voted during the Annual Meeting each May. For more information, please contact Jackie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 3248.
There will be a Membership Meeting December 3 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the North Haven Service Center. This is an open forum for members of GSOFCT, the Board of Directors, and senior management to share issues of interest and concern. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Jackie Davis at email@example.com or (860) 522-0163 ext. 3248. In case on inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the GSOFCT website and Basecamp. Click here for a printable flyer.
Become a National Delegate!
The Triennial National Council Session of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. will be held October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Girl Scouts of Connecticut are seeking applicants for National Delegates and Alternates to attend this session. All girls and adults over the age of 14 may apply. If you are interested in being considered as a Delegate or Alternate, please submit an application by February 14, 2014. To obtain an application, click here or contact Jackie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board Development Committee will review all applications and prepare a slate to be elected at the May 28, 2014 Meeting of the Corporation. Any member of GSUSA as well as any applicant not selected by the Board Development Committee as a Delegate or Alternate may apply to attend the National Convention at his or her own expense.
To obtain an application for being an Official Visitor, click here or contact Jackie Davis at email@example.com. The deadline to apply as an Official Visitor is July 1, 2014. We hope you will join us in Salt Lake City!
A MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT
Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Annual Meeting was held Wednesday, May 29 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 201 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT. Updates were provided by the CEO, President, and the Treasurer of the Board. We elected the slate of Directors for the Board including Officers, Members at Large, the Board Development Committee, and Girl Members.
We also recognized our outstanding volunteers through Adult Recognitions and had a strategy café discussion on the Long Range Property Plan.
Below are materials for the Annual Meeting.
We need your input on properties!
We're currently working to come up with a dynamic vision for the utilization of our property across the Council. Read more about it here.
REMINDER: Delegate Elections!
Delegate and Alternate Delegate elections for every Service Unit are coming up again this fall. Even if your Service Unit would like to keep the current delegate/alternate, they must be elected again.
All elections must have occurred by December 15, 2013 and the Election Form turned in to council immediately after to firstname.lastname@example.org or Delegate Elections, 340 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to 2nd Vice President, Karen Hoffman, at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the election process.
Click here for important things to know.
Please use the following resources to assist you with your questions concerning the governance of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.
GSUSA Blue Book of Basic Documents
GSOFCT Bylaws (accepted September 13, 2011)
Council Proposal Process and Form (Writable)