THE DELEGATES TO THE COUNCIL SHALL:
- Share knowledge, questions, and concerns with a positive and flexible approach
- Work in partnership with volunteers and community members
- Follow Safety Activity Check points, GSU, and GSUSA policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for girls, adults, and volunteers
- Prepare for and attend all service unit meetings
- Make arrangements for an alternate delegate to be at the service unit meeting when unable to attend
- Request agenda time at appropriate service unit meetings to lead discussions on questions, concerns, and suggestions members would like communicated to the Board of Directors and CEO
- Attend two (2) area Town Meetings annually; one (1) Spring, one (1) Fall
- Make arrangements for an alternate delegate to represent the service unit at Town Meetings when unable to attend
- Attend delegate trainings
- Annual Meeting
- Attend Annual Meeting to elect board members, nominating committee members, and to vote on other business as necessary
- Collective Delegates Responsibilities
Collective Delegates Responsibilities (as defined by the bylaws):
- Communicate policy questions, concerns, and suggestions from the service unit to the Board of Directors and CEO
- Communicate discussion results from the Board of Directors and CEO to the service unit
- Serve as voting members at Council's Annual Meeting
- Conduct other business as deemed to be in the general interest of GSU
- Requirements for the Position
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:
- Currently registered Girl Scout age 14 years and older.
- Ability to serve a one (2) year term consistent with GSU Bylaws.
- Attend at least 50 percent of the service unit meetings.
- Attend Delegate Meeting(s) and Council Annual Meeting.
- Be prepared prior to attending meetings.
- Function as a communication link for the service unit and the board by following article I section 4 "Responsibilities" of the delegates in the GSU Bylaws. Serve as a voting member of the Council at regular annual meetings and any special council governance meetings. The delegate is expected to attend other delegate meetings set by the council. This is called a delegate meeting. There are several delegate meetings throughout the council, but the delegate usually attends the one in their area. At this meeting, the council may introduce by-laws changes that impact our council or changes that are coming from GSUSA. The information that is received at the delegate meeting(s) is then taken back to the service unit, and shared and discussed with the membership. The delegate represents the views of the service unit at annual meeting. If there are questions or concerns about the information being discussed, the delegate may submit these concerns or questions, in writing, to the board for clarification or request to have the information placed on the agenda for discussion at the annual meeting.
- It is the delegates' responsibility to contact their service unit to schedule time on the service unit meeting agenda to share information and gather input.
- Opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of today's girls
- Networking and developing lifelong adult Girl Scout friends
- Personal growth and development of skills
- Sense of contribution and accomplishment