We hope you were able to make it to our Annual Meeting in Daphne last weekend. It was a fun day, and a special time for sharing the great ideas our volunteers have. And how could you resist those adorable "Dancing Daisies" from Troop 8287?! They were too cute!
Just in case you weren't able to join us, here's a quick snapshot of the day's events. Troop 8202 started the meeting with a flag ceremony, and a special fashion show, led by council archivist Gigi Barroco. A special presentation by Laurel Ritchie, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for GSUSA, share the highlights of Girl Scouts new brand campaign, which will debut nationally in July. Volunteers also attended their choice of two volunteer forums, which were designed to allow them time to share stories and ideas. The forums centered around how to run your troop efficiently and effectively.
After lunch, Helen Alford, 1st vice chair of the board, presented special council scholarships and awards. Jessica L. was awarded the Ellen Autrey Anderson Gold Award Scholarship, and Abigail B. was presented the Loucretia Hollingsworth Scholarship and the Blanchard-Hinton Lifetime 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 board members: Ramona Blankenship, Pedro Mandoki, Liz Braswell, Nancy Greenwood, Jason Bryant, Carlos Gant, Marian Loftin and Larry Turner, Ed.D.
The meeting ended with a discussion of the council's vision for the 2010-2011 year by incoming board chair Helen Alford.
Check out the photo gallery from the annual meeting!
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