Each year we conduct an annual meeting, which provides an opportunity for us to share information about state of the council, examine the council's financial situation, and conduct business. We move this meeting around the council and attendance varies from year to year.
We try hard to make it interesting, but what we have discovered is that many of you prefer sessions about how to make the Journeys come to life for your girls or best practices for your troops, rather than the excitement of the business meeting. We are obligated to conduct this business, but we have looked at your evaluations and listened to what other councils do. This year we are going to try something new and have a program event as a part of the annual meeting. We are planning events both for volunteers and girls.
With Easter landing on the weekend we normally have the annual meeting, this year's annual meeting will be April 6, the weekend after our usual time. We have a very popular event the same weekend as the annual meeting, the sleepover at the Montgomery Biscuits baseball game. This event includes a great parade, sometimes presentation of girl awards, and some fun during the game. The culmination is a sleepover in the outfield with a movie on the Jumbotron. Rather than create our own competition, which we sometimes do with programs, we are working to couple this popular event with the annual meeting.
We are having the annual meeting at Kamp Kiwanis starting fairly early in the day. For those who want to make a weekend of it, we will have the camp available for overnights at the property on Friday night. We are planning on a fun-filled day on Saturday, with the business meeting as a part of the itinerary. Then, for those who are interested in more fun, there is the Montgomery Biscuits game Saturday evening. You can elect simply to attend the game or spend the night on the outfield as part of the Biscuits events.
We hope this provides a great opportunity for a weekend of Girl Scout fun and activities for the entire family! If you are interested in serving as a council delegate to the business meeting, please contact the council membership staff member for your area.