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2021 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Our 2022 Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, April 30th at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, MD. The theme this year was Hit it Out of the Park.

Thank you to all the Service Unit Delegates, Alternate Delegates, Board Members, Nominees, Honorees, and visitors who joined us for our annual business meeting.

We can wait to see you all again at our 2023 Annual Meeting!

Anyone who was unable to join can view the Annual Meeting materials here: 

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?