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Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Annual Meeting and Adult Recognition Ceremony

 

All registered Girl Scout members ages 14 and up are invited to attend the Annual Corporate Meeting. Register online or complete a registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Missy Cravens, Executive Assistant, or 877-312-4764 x1124.

 

The Adult Recognition Ceremony will take place after the luncheon with all members, family, and friends invited. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Wall, Leadership and Learning Specialist-Volunteerism or 877-312-4764 x1328. 

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Springfield-I-44

Use code GSM to reserve your room online or call 417-865-8600

 

TELECONFERENCE LOCATIONS

 

You can attend the Corporate Meeting via teleconference from the Dexter Service Center, the Jefferson City Service Center, or the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 320 E. 4th Street. 

 

In order to accommodate the cookie cupboard in our Joplin Service Center, we are moving the teleconference location to the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. The call will still take place from 10:00 am – 11:30 am with a basket auction item and refreshments. The Girl Scout shop will not be at the Chamber; however, it will be open at the Joplin Service Center from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

 

TELECONFERENCE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Check-in 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Basket Auction 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Girl Scout Shop 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Corporate Meeting 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

 

 

Delegates

There are two different types of Girl Scout Delegates: council delegates and national delegates. Council Delegates have the right to vote at the annual GSMH meeting of the corporation on items such as electing officers, considering amendments to council bylaws, and key issues affecting the council and Girl Scouts of the USA, and other business appropriate to come before the corporation. National Delegates attend the GSUSA national session which is held every three years to vote on proposals and constitutional changes, be the voice for GSMH membership, help set the strategic direction, and help establish requirements for credentials.

 

 

Council Delegate

 

Constituency numbers and delegate forms are sent to all volunteer services coordinators in October after the final membership count for the year. The “service unit girl member number” determines the number of delegates each service unit is allowed. You can use last year’s delegate numbers as a guideline for how many delegates you might need for this year. In October, volunteer services coordinators may officially appoint or put to vote their recruited delegates. If you have any questions, contact Executive Assistant Missy Cravens or 877-312-4764 x1124. (More information on this position.)

 

Membership Year Delegate Timeline

 

  • First of October:  Release constituency delegate numbers and send out delegate selection form.
  • October 1: Start delegate selection process at the service unit level. Delegates may be selected by service team or by service unit vote.
  • December 15: Deadline for turning in delegate elect information. All council delegate information must be delivered to the board secretary no later than 45 days prior to annual meeting.
  • December-February: Online Delegate Training. All delegates must have completed delegate training by March 1.
  • January 7: Discussion Items for Consideration at Annual Corporate Meeting due.
  • February 15: Delegate Annual Meeting Packets mailed to delegates elect.
  • February-March: Delegates relay governance information to constituency and get feedback from constituency.
  • March 19: Annual Meeting–Standing delegates terms end, delegates-elect term begins.

 

Delegate Resources    

                        

Our board of directors appreciates your feedback, email questions, concerns or comments.  Use the Annual Meeting Discussion form  to submit items for consideration at the Annual Corporate Meeting. You will find more resources in the 2015 Blue Book of Basic Documents, and the Council Bylaws.  

 

 

 

Current GSMH National Delegates

  • Anne Soots, CEO, Springfield, Mo
  • Tina Stillwell, Volunteer, Springfield, Mo
  • Mavis Bowin, Volunteer, Columbus, Ks
  • Lora Brinkman, Volunteer, Columbia, Mo
  • Joan Gibson, Human Resources Director, Springfield, Mo
  • Laura Klipfel, Volunteer, Cape Girardeau, Mo
  • Ginger Schneider, Volunteer, Rolla, Mo
  • Delaney Tevis, Girl Scout Ambassador, Columbia, Mo
  • June Wilson, Board Secretary, Springfield, Mo

 

Alternates

 

  • Anne Hyde, SW Regional Manager, Springfield, Mo
  • Savannah Stepp, Volunteer, Springfield, Mo