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Democratic Process

Delegates

Council delegates are a key component of the council’s democratic process.  According to Article IV, Section 4.3(b) of the council Bylaws:

"Each Service Unit shall select delegates from among its Members who are 14 years of age or older at least four (4) months prior to the annual meeting of the Council in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board in the Standing Rules. Each service unit shall establish its own procedures for filing vacant delegate positions with alternate delegates, when and if necessary."

The delegate role is to allow for a clear line of communication between the service unit and the governance body. Service unit volunteers have the opportunity to select a delegate or delegates from among their peers, who will represent the members of that service unit as voting members of the council.

Each service unit is entitled to one or more delegates from within their service unit. The number of delegates that a service unit will have may vary, depending up on the number of girls registered in the service unit. The delegates will gather information from the volunteers represented in their service unit, and report to the district delegate chair to which the service unit is assigned.

Service units will select delegates for the Class of 2015-2017 on or before Nov. 15, 2015. Delegates serve for a term of two years; there is no limit to the number of terms a delegate may serve.

Delegate Position Description

If you have any questions, please contact the Democratic Process Task Group at democraticprocess@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.