Serve a two-year term, represent each of our five governance regions, and attend four meetings each year. Provide governance area representation to the Council and influence the direction of local Girl Scouting by maintaining contact with and gathering input from members of the Service Areas and the community, in order to provide the board of directors with policy-related information.
Serve a three-year term, represent our Council when they travel to attend the National Convention, and engage in data gathering before and reporting after the Convention. National delegates gather feedback from service area meetings and regional meetings about proposals to be discussed at the national session and share information learned with service area meetings and regional meetings. They attend 6-8 meetings each year.
Board of Directors Partner with Girl Scout staff to change the lives of girls in our communities. They serve a two-year term, advocate for Girl Scouts in their communities, and help open doors for new and existing partnerships. Board members share their leadership, financial management, and entrepreneurial skills to help us deliver the Girl Scout mission to girls. They attend at least four board meetings a year and serve on at least one board committee.
Advocacy Task Group Champion the relationship with local elected officials by keeping them informed of Girl Scout issues and programs. Provide invitations to legislators for special events.
Audit Committee Responsible for hiring, setting compensation, and overseeing the auditor’s activities. Sets rules and processes for complaints concerning accounting and internal control practices. (Meets three times per year, two in-person, one via phone, October-January)
Board Development Committee Identify and recruit candidates for elected positions on the board of directors and the board development committee. Develop materials for orientation, education, and development of board and implement new board training. (Meets monthly with the exception of July and August, or as determined by the chair)
Finance Committee Assist board by making recommendations regarding sound fiscal management of the corporation. Assist the Board in assessing the financial position of the Council and in making decisions regarding financing needs and alternatives as well as in making major strategic investment decisions. (Meets every two or three months with possible special meetings if needed)
Fund Development Committee Supports development and implementation of the fund development plan including annual and major giving, special events, planned giving, prospect identification, and donor cultivation and stewardship. Develops strategies for greater Board enthusiasm and support of fundraising activities. (Meeting schedules vary by region, but tend to be quarterly or bi-monthly)
Investment Committee Provides oversight of the Council’s long-term investment portfolios through the development and monitoring of investment and spending distribution policies. Recommends investment managers and monitors their adherence to established guidelines. Policy and investment manager recommendations are presented to Board for approval. (Meets quarterly – typically late afternoon of the first Tuesday of the second month following the end of the quarter)
Ad hoc Policy Review Committee Review Council policies in training, fund development, troop management, program, and camp and recommending changes, using input from delegates, volunteers, and staff members. Review current bylaws and policies if changes are presented. Present first draft of changes at November Board/Delegate meeting for discussion. Present final draft of updated bylaws and policies at the Annual Meeting. (Meets as needed)
Ad hoc Property Committee Duties include providing oversight and guidance of the strategic choices determined by the Long-Range Property Planning Committee and reporting back to Board. (Meets as needed)
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