As a service unit delegate, you help shape and drive the governance of Girl Scouts River Valleys. You are a voting member at the Annual Meeting and you serve as the primary communication between your local Girl Scout members, community networks, and River Valleys’ Board of Directors. Alternate delegates are not voting members but take the primary delegate’s position should they resign.
Your Year at a Glance
Upon Registration: Get Elected
If a service unit would like to have a volunteer hold the delegate role, the service unit must hold an election—even if only to reelect a volunteer from the year prior. How elections take place is up to each service unit, but here is a general guide: Electing Service Unit Delegates and Delegate Alternates.
To make your election results official, the elected delegate/alternate must complete the Delegate Submission Form by September 15.
September–January: Listen to Your Peers
To effectively represent the concerns and satisfactions of your whole service unit, you can attend different types of meetings within your service unit and talk to your peers.
September–January: Prepare for Your Vote
In mid-December, you will receive a voting packet which outlines the annual meeting agenda, proposed changes to the bylaws, and much more. In addition to reading your voting packet, you may want to familiarize yourself with the parliamentary procedure with our article, Understanding Parliamentary Procedures.
January: Vote at the Annual Meeting
The 2018 annual meeting will be held late-January/early-February—check back for details!