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2023 Forums

Forums have been scheduled for February of 2023! We will have two concurrent, in-person sessions at the DC office on February 11th; all other sessions will be conducted virtually through Zoom. We look forward to having all Service Unit delegates and alternate delegates join us for one of this year’s Forum sessions. The feedback our delegates provide is greatly appreciated and serves to guide us as we strive to improve the Girl Scout movement.

Our Forum schedule and registration links:

Date

Time

Location

Registration Link

Saturday,
February 4

1 PM

Virtual

Register Here

Monday,
February 6

7 PM

Virtual

Register Here

Saturday,
February 11
(Teen Forum)

10 AM

In Person DC Main Office

Register Here

Saturday,
February 11

10 AM

In Person
DC Main Office

Register Here

Wednesday,
February 15

7 PM

Virtual

Register Here

Sunday,
February 19

1 PM

Virtual

Register Here

Tuesday,
February 21

7 PM

Virtual

Register Here

 

What Are Forums?

As representatives for service units, Delegates and Alternates are charged with attending a Forum and providing input on behalf of their service units. In FY23, Nation’s Capital is sending delegates to the National Council Session in Orlando. Our delegates were elected at the 2022 Annual Meeting, but require input from our Service Unit Delegates and Alternates.  It is important that input from all members are collected.

To support this effort, the Board is seeking member feedback on the following:  

• What are the three most pressing issues the entire Girl Scout movement should focus on?

There are two documents that delegates can use when collecting feedback from their Service Units. The first document is a SU Delegate Packet which provides background and context for the Forum questions that are to be discussed as a Service Unit. The delegate packet is also a discussion guide. The second document, The Forum Question Worksheet, can be used to collect and record feedback from your Service Unit. These worksheets should be submitted at a Forum session.

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

Annual 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.

Our 2023 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held Saturday, April 22nd from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, MD.

Delegates and Alternate Delegates will be pre-registered for the meeting but will need to RSVP in the weeks leading up to April 22nd. The RSVP will be sent to the email address on file through MyGS Sign In. Registration for visitors to the Annual Meeting will be opened at the end of March. 

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 Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting was held on April 30, 2022 and our theme was "Hit it out of the Park". Huge shout out to everyone who joined us at the Prince George's Stadium!
Letter from Council President
Annual Meeting Program