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May 24, 2021 Virtual Town Hall

Please join CEO Loretta Graham for our Spring Town Hall Meeting on Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom; no registration is necessary. Please submit any questions ahead of the meeting to Ashley Green-Bryant at agreen-bryant@gsofsi.org.

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Past Meetings

2020-21 Membership Year
March 25, 2021 -Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts from across Southern Illinois joined together on Zoom for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois' 2021 Annual Meeting. CEO Loretta Graham and the Board of Directors delivered the State of the Council and new Board members were confirmed by Council Delegates. Volunteers were also recognized with Girl Scouts Adult Awards

March 8, 2021 - Camp Torqua Conversation

CEO Loretta Graham continued the Camp Torqua Conversation on March 8, 2021 via Zoom. 


Referenced in video: Camp Property Guidelines

Additional information: We have a committee working now to provide a list of vetted locations  throughout our council jurisdiction where leaders will be able to take their troops for all different kinds of activities. When locations make it to the final list, which will be posted on our website, they will have a current COI and, if necessary, have been vetted with an onsite visit.

Feb. 8, 2021 - Camp Torqua Conversation

CEO Loretta Graham and the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Board of Directors hosted a Town Hall Meeting on February 8, 2021 to discuss Camp Torqua and the survey results gathered about it in January. As survey results suggested that many members would like to see Camp Torqua continue to operate, the Board of Directors announced that they are postponing the sale of the property. During this Town Hall Meeting, potential usage costs were discussed. The Board of Directors is taking the feedback gathered during the meeting into consideration and will share additional information in the future.

Watch for more resources that were requested including a list of deferred maintenance and cost breakdown coming from the Board of Directors very soon. 

Nov. 9, 2020 Virtual Town Hall

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois hosted a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on November 9, 2020. CEO Loretta Graham and CFAO Kelley Young shared information and a question and answer period followed.  A recording of the entire meeting can be viewed below. 

     

2019-20 Membership Year
2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

September 24, 2020 - Virtual

Ordinarily, the Annual Meeting is in the spring and includes awards, a reception and a silent auction. The event is a celebration of Girl Scouting and is open to all members. This year, we postponed the Annual Meeting because of the pandemic and waited as long as possible to reschedule. With the council’s membership year ending September 30, we needed to have the business portion of the meeting through Zoom. Know that we will keep searching for ways to make meetings like this accessible to all registered Girl Scout members. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate through these unprecedented times. If you have any questions, please direct them to me at 800-345-6858 or email me at lgraham@gsofsi.org.

Yours in Service,
Loretta Graham, CEO

June 22, 2020 Special Member Meeting

Special Member Meeting

June 22, 2020 - Virtual

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois was forced to cancel our in-person Annual Meeting that had been scheduled for March 28. We had anticipated moving our Annual Meeting to a virtual venue without delay, however, when the parliamentarian reviewed our bylaws it was determined that our current bylaws do not allow virtual Annual Meetings.

The Bylaws Committee passed an amendment that would allow us to have a virtual Annual Meeting and the Board approved it on May 11, 2020. Next, a Special Meeting of the Members will be held on June 22, with Board Members and Delegates convening through Zoom. Once the Amendment is passed by membership (with a two-thirds vote) we can proceed with having our Virtual Annual Meeting. See agenda.

The health and well-being of our communities are our top concern. Currently, southern Illinois is in Phase III of  Illinois’ COVID-19 plan, which recommends in-person events have 10 or fewer attendees. Therefore, we appreciate the efforts of our volunteers to help transition this year’s Annual Meeting to a virtual event. 

March 5, 2020 Town Hall Meeting

March 5, 2020 - Belleville

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois held a Town Hall Meeting on March 5, 2020 at St. Matthews UMC in Belleville. Notes from this meeting are available now:

Recording of March 5, 2020 Town Hall Meeting

Powerpoint Presentation from March 5, 2020 Town Hall Meeting

Questions and Answers from March 5, 2020 Town Hall Meeting

To request a Town Hall Meeting in your area, please contact Ashley Green-Bryant at  agreen-bryant@gsofsi.org

Feb. 2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting

February 2020 - Virtual
Thank you for joining us during our February 2020 Virtual Town Hall Meeting! The meeting recording is also avaible below for those who could not attend. Please click here to view the Town Hall Question Log.

Oct. 2020 Town Hall Meetings

October 2019 - Effingham, Glen Carbon, Marion, Mount Vernon

Thank you for joining us & voicing your opinions at our October Town Hall Meetings!
 Please click here to view the notes from our 2019 Town Hall Meetings!