Did you know that GIRLS can be board members? That's right! And, we're taking applications NOW! You qualify to apply if you are at least 15 years old and a registered Girl Scout member.
This opportunity will allow you to gain leadership skills as well as build on your professional development.
Do you want to share your voice for the betterment of girls? Apply today to be a Girl Scout Board Member for 2016-2017. Applications are due February 1, 2016.
Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) consistently seeks to identify qualified men and women to join the Board of Directors who have achieved and continuously demonstrate strong leadership skills. Our goal is a Board with diverse backgrounds, ages, experiences, and talents to bring a wide range of expertise to our geographically vast council. Joining the Board of Directors and your committed interest in Girl Scouts will allow you to:
*Board meeting attendance in person is most beneficial; however, teleconference facilities are also provided.
“The Board of Directors is accountable for governing the affairs of the Council; for compliance with the charter requirements of GSUSA, for adhering to state corporate law; and for matters relating to federal government legislation affecting non-profit and non-stock organizations.”
Amended April 27, 2013
3.2.5 Two (2) girl member 15 years or older, shall be appointed by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the Board Development Committee to the Board of Directors (“Girl Board Participants”). One girl shall be from Idaho and one girl from Washington, unless there are not any qualified candidates, then both girls could be from either Washington or Idaho. Girl Board Participants shall be non-voting members of the Board of Directors. Girl Board Participants shall be registered Girl Scouts at least fifteen (15) years of age. Girl Board Participants shall serve one-year (1) terms and may be reappointed.
Complete the Board Member Nomination or Girl Board Member Nomination form located on the website. If you are selected as a candidate you will be directed to complete the Board Member Application (also found on the website). The Board Development Committee will review your application and contact you for an interview. The next step is a candidate interview. For out of cycle nominations, candidates will be submitted to the Board Chair for consideration for appointment to the board. Otherwise, candidates are submitted to the general membership at the Annual Meeting.
Yes. As noted above, complete and submit the Board Member Nomination form.
No, as indicated in the GSEWNI Policies - Section XI, Policy 15.
GSEWNI would benefit from those with senior leadership experience in areas such as:
GSEWNI’s fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30. Board meetings usually take place during the months of September, November, April (Annual Meeting), February, and June. We also ask that our Board Members attend our delegate meetings which usually take place in October and November.
We strive to hold board meetings throughout the 30 counties within our council; this enables Board Members to become familiar with diverse communities. Currently, these meetings are either on Saturdays or weekday evenings and usually include lunch/dinner, a tour, and "community connections" - presentations from community members. On an annual basis, board members will be canvassed and a meeting schedule developed for optimum participation.
Attend regularly scheduled Board Meetings, Board committee meetings, delegate meetings, and other task force meetings. Time must be allocated for travel to the meetings.
For more information about our Board of Directors and our council please contact:
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
1404 N Ash
Spokane, WA 99201