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2021 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Our 2022 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held Saturday, April 30, 2022 in-person at the Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, MD. Our theme this year is Hit It Out of the Park.

How to Register:

All Delegates, Alternate Delegates, Board Members, Nominees, and Honorees will be pre-registered. An RSVP email will be sent on April 18, 2022; submitting an RSVP is required.

All visitors will be able to REGISTER HERE, beginning April 1, 2022. Registration guarantees meeting patch, program, and snack.

We can’t wait to see you!

Nominating Committee Report 

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Nominees for Members-At- Large, Board of Directors (Three year term: October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2025)

Tracy DeCock

Washington, DC

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Paul Donato

Arlington, VA

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Natalie O. Ludaway

Washington, DC

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Janet Osborn

Washington, DC

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Chandra Graham Parker

Upper Marlboro, MD

 

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Jeri K. Somers

Washington, DC

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Brigitta S. Toruño

Ashburn, VA

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Nominees for Members-At- Large, Board of Directors (Two-year Unexpired term: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2024)

Morlon Bell-Izzard

Washington, DC

 

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Anne Scott

Rockville, MD

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Nominees for Members -At-Large Teen Girls, Board of Directors (One-year term: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023)

Zara Javeri

Vienna, VA

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Ella Ridgway

Fairfax Station, VA

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Nominees for Nominating Committee (Three-year term: October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2025)

Mary Brady

Washington, DC

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Karen Penn

Arlington, VA

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Mary Gabrielle (Gay) Sprague

Washington, DC

 

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Nominees for National and Alternate National Delegates to National Council of GSUSA (Three-year term: to begin immediately upon election)
Ongoing Officers and Board Members

Barbara J. Krumsiek

Washington, DC

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Kathleen Matthews

Chevy Chase, MD

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Antoinette Barksdale

Washington, DC

 

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Natalie Lorenz-Anderson

Great Falls, VA

 

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Wendy White

Chevy Chase, MD

 

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María Rodríguez

Arlington, VA

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Jenny Herrera

Fairfax, VA

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Sherry F. Bellamy

Takoma Park, MD

 

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Kathleen Carl

Arlington, VA

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Nicole (“Nikki”) Clifton

Falls Church, VA

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Nishita Henry

Alexandria, VA

 

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Rory Maynard

Herndon, VA

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Jodi Morton

Ashburn, VA

 

 

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Susan J. Moser

Arlington, VA

 

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Barbara Ostrom

Vienna, VA

 

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Edward Geoffrey Sella

Kensington, MD

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Carolyn Thompson

Vienna, VA

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Harriett Thompson

Ashburn, VA

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Cheryle Thorne-Harris

Alexandria, VA

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Ongoing Members of the Nominating Committee

Christy Brundage

Washington, DC

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Jeri A. Fellerman

Fairfax, VA

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Jodi Morton

Ashburn, VA

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Jeri K. Somers

Washington, DC

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Harriett Thompson

Ashburn, VA

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Mary Karen Wills

Bethesda, MD

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Service Unit Delegates

Delegates represent service units at our Annual Meeting and Forums. Service units select delegates and alternate delegates - members 14 years of age and older - who serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors. Each service unit is allotted one delegate for every 200 girl members, based on the previous year’s membership numbers.

Delegates have the responsibility to both attend one Forum session to share their service unit’s feedback on the Forum questions and attend the Annual Meeting to conduct business at our annual business meeting.

Our bylaws require an Annual Meeting of the corporate membership, (comprised of board members, nominating committee members, and council delegates) and is conducted in April every year.

What happens at the Annual Meeting?
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Elect officers, directors at large, members of the Board Development Committee; and every three years, the delegates and alternates to the National Convention.

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Consider any proposed amendments to the bylaws.
 

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Provide input on key issues affecting the Council and the Movement.
 

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Consider any other business appropriate to come before the corporation in accordance with the process established by the board of directors.


2022 Forums

Forums are completed for 2022. If you were unable to attend one of the seven virtual Forum sessions or would like to review the information that was presented during the meeting, you can find a copy of the meeting presentation here.

Over the course of these Forum sessions, delegates and alternates provided feedback that will serve to guide us as we strive to strengthen the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thank you to all who attended, we look forward to gathering again in February 2023 for the next series of Forums.
 

What Are Forums?

As representatives for service units, Delegates and Alternates are charged with attending a Forum and representing their service units. Forums have two primary purposes. The first is to prepare delegates and alternates for their role in the Council’s governance process at the Annual meeting. The second purpose is to provide an opportunity for the Board of Directors to gain feedback from delegates as representatives of their service units.

This year the Board sought member feedback on how to more fully incorporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into Nation’s Capital policy. This year’s Forum questions were designed to solicit guidance from our members: 

What steps can Girl Scouts take to create an organization of belonging? 

What policies need to be altered to make other families feel welcome and empowered?