At this point, the council is 4.5 years post "realignment." Many changes have occurred during that time, and I hope many of them are good. But, as we can see with the 100th anniversary, things change as other values and issues remain the same. We continue to build leadership in girls, and that hasn't changed over time.
We are gearing up for the annual meeting, which we move around the council to try to have as many areas as possible host the event. This year, it will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Prattville on Saturday, March 31, starting at 9:30 a.m. Because there is a wedding in the facility later that day, we have to vacate the church by 2 p.m., which means we will start a tad earlier than we would like.
The business before the membership is a set of changes to our council's bylaws. Betty Richardson, GSUSA governance staff member, has recommended some changes that go along with trends in governance best practices. The changes involve board terms, percentages to call a special meeting and use of technology to conduct an annual meeting. A redline copy with the recommended changes in the bylaws is posted on our website in the 2012 Annual Meeting packet. If you have questions or comments, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also review the annual finances and certified audit for 2011, and the board slate of new officers and proposed board members.
We hope you will be able to join us for the annual
meeting. We have a volunteer from