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Governance

Board of Directors

As a volunteer organization, Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland has a volunteer board of directors composed of adult women and men who serve our membership. The combined expertise of these community members provides the leadership to set the direction of the council and establish the policies and bylaws that guide us.

The board development committee is seeking a diverse, highly qualified pool of candidates for a limited number of board and/or board development committee positions. If someone you know has the qualifications, experience, and interest in helping to guide an organization with the goal of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, please submit a nomination form

The Girl Scout Movement is seeking talented and visionary leaders to serve on the Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland Board to advance our strategic plan and goals for now-and into the future. If you:

  • Can fulfill our board's fiduciary and legal oversight responsibilities;
  • Have a demonstrated passion for the Girl Scout program;
  • Have time to serve on our board;
  • Are able to meet the board giving requirement; and
  • Are interested in leading GSMH into the future;

Then, we need you! The Board of Directors welcomes your application to serve on the board. If you possess skills that you believe would make you a qualified candidate, please complete a board application

Current Board of Directors

Lindsey Godfrey, Board Chair, SW Region
Susan Vaughn, 1st Vice Chair, Central Region
Gregg Bexten, 2nd Vice Chair, Central Region
Sherylyn Bradford, Secretary, Central Region
Marla Moody, Treasurer, SW Region
Julie Barker, Member at Large, SW Region
Carol Bell, Member at Large, SW Region
Mary Daly, Member at Large, Central Region
Shelley Farris, Member at Large, SE Region
Jan Fisk, Member at Large, SW Region
Gary Ford, Member at Large, Central Region
Lenell Hahn, Member at Large, SE Region
Barbara Kuebler, Member at Large, Central Region
Blythe Richardson, Member at Large, SW Region
Dr.Katie Robertson McElvaine, Member at Large, SW Region
Dennis Scholl, Member at Large, Central Region
Savannah Stepp, Member at Large, SW Region
Cindy Waites, Member at Large, SW Region
June Wilson, Member at Large, SW Region
Tammy Young, Member at Large, SW Region

Current Board Development Committee

Heidi Chick, Central Region
Jan Fisk, SW Region
Janice Gentile, Central Region
Laura Klipfel, SE Region
Susan Vaughn, Central
Tammy Young, SW Region

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. If you have any questions, email Executive Assistant Missy Cravens or call 877-312-4764 x1124.

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. Here you can find a copy of our latest 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
Anne Hyde, SW Regional Manager, Springfield, Mo (Alternate)
Savannah Stepp, Volunteer, Springfield, Mo (Alternate)

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is committed to investing in girls as they develop courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. GSMH has consistently allocated 85% or more of our resources to fund Girl Scout programming. To better inform our members and the public about our financial position,we are providing our most recent Form 990 Tax Return.