We certainly hope you were able to make it to our Annual Meeting in Montgomery on April 4. It was a fun day, and a special time for sharing the great ideas our volunteers have. View the slideshow from the event.
Just in case you weren't able to join us, here's a quick snapshot of the day's events. Troop 9418 started the meeting with a flag ceremony, and Troop 9334 followed by singing an invocation. Volunteers then attended their choice of three volunteer forums, which were designed to allow them time to share stories and ideas. The forums centered around the following topics: Letting Girls Take the Lead, Sharing our Success Stories and Program Pathways and Journeys.
During a lunch of barbecue, potato salad, coleslaw and a fabulous cake made by one of our Opelika volunteers, Daisy troops 9780 and 9351 presented our wonderful lunch entertainment of special songs. After lunch, Helen Alford, 1st vice chair of the board, presented special council scholarships and awards. Leah N. was awarded the Ellen Autrey Anderson Gold Award Scholarship and the Blanchard-Hinton Lifetime Scholarship, and Haley C. was presented the Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship.
After the awards presentation, Board Chair Ellen Brooks called the business meeting to order. After stewardship reports from the board and CEO, the delegates unanimously voted to approve the following new board members: Melissa George, Leslie Johnson, Alicia MacKnight, Becky Jo Peterson and Alisa Sumerville.
Ms. Brooks ended the meeting by discussing the board's vision for the future and by thanking our volunteers for their hard work.