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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

Officers

Lindsey Godfrey, Board Chair
Susan Vaughn, 1st Vice Chair
Gregg Bexten, 2nd Vice Chair
Rebecca LaChance, Secretary
Marla Moody, Treasurer

Directors at Large

Charlotte Angotti
Emily Biagioni-Paulette
Kristen Bright
Sherylyn Bradford
Fawna Coons
Mary Daly
Christina Essner
Rachel Fuhrman
JoAnn Graffam
Barbara Kuebler
Cathi Manning
Erin Mitchell
Jane Paul
Blythe Richardson-Smith
Machelle Smith
Savannah Stepp
Katie Vance
Gary Wood
Cecilia Young

Current Board Development Committee

Jane Paul, Committee Chair
JoAnn Graffam
Laura Klipfel
Barbara Kuebler
Valerie Richardson
Natalee Thornton
Susan Vaughn


Delegates

There are two different types of Girl Scout Delegates: council delegates and national delegates. Council Delegates have the right to vote at the GSMH Annual Business Meeting 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.

Membership Year Delegate Timeline

First of December: Release constituency delegate numbers and send out delegate selection form.

First week of December: Start delegate selection process at the service unit level. Delegates may be selected by service team or by service unit vote.

February 1: 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-mid March: Online Delegate Training. All delegates must have completed delegate training by March 15.

Mid-February: Delegate Annual Meeting Packets mailed to delegates elect.

February-March: Delegates relay governance information to constituency and get feedback from constituency.

March: Annual Meeting–Standing delegates terms end, delegates-elect term begins.

Delegate Resources

Our board of directors appreciates your feedback, email questions, concerns, or comments.

Current GSMH National Delegates

2020-2023 National Delegates

Gayla Almond
Belinda Chatman
Sloan Davis
Hannah Fryer
Lindsey Godfrey
Rebecca LaChance
Jane Paul
Anne Soots

2020-2023 National Delegate Alternates

Rileigh Chatman
Georgia Robinson


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 financial audit and Form 990 Tax Return .