April 18, 2020 Annual Meeting (Virtual)
The 58th Annual Meeting was held remotely and included the Forum Report, Treasurer’s Report and remarks from our Board President, Faye Fields, and CEO, Lidia Soto-Harmon
- 2020 Forum Report
- 2020 Annual Meeting Presentation (web version)
- Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO Annual Meeting Remarks
- Faye Fields, President Annual Meeting Remarks
- Barbara Krumsiek, President Elect Annual Meeting Remarks
2020 Annual Meeting Information Packet:
2020 Packet Index
Letter from Council President
Annual Meeting 2020 Agenda
Rules of Order
Minutes from April 13, 2019 Meeting
Nominating Committee Report/Slate of Nominees
Girl Scouts Nation's Capital - 2019 Audit
What are Forums?
As representatives for service units, delegates are charged with attending a Forum and providing input on behalf of their service units. The Forum question for 2020 focusses on recruitment. The recruitment of new girls and adult members is core to the Council's sustainability. Over the past two years, the recruitment of younger girls and their families has been challenging. The Board is interested in knowing how to best attract and retain first-year girls and adults. What specific actions can the Council take to engage communities unfamiliar with the benefits of the Girl Scout program?
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.
Forums for 2020 have concluded. If you were unable to join us or if you would like to review the presentation, it can be found here:
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.
This year’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the National Conference Center.
What happens at the Annual Meeting
Elect officers, directors at large, members of the Board Development Committee; and every three years, the delegates and alternates to the National Convention.
Consider any proposed amendments to the bylaws.
Provide input on key issues affecting the Council and the Movement.
Consider any other business appropriate to come before the corporation in accordance with the process established by the board of directors.
2019 Annual Meeting Highlights
If you missed the 57thAnnual Meeting on April, 13, 2019 Step Outdoors with Girl Scouts, here are some highlights from the meeting.