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Service Unit Delegates, Delegates-at-Large, and National Delegates

Member engagement is a key part of Girl Scouts of Northern California's strategy as we strive to honor the voice of our membership. Our governance system, with elected or appointed delegates serving as voting members of the council, is the main way for members to give input to our Board of Directors. Learn more about these delegate positions and how you can get involved today!

National Delegates

A National Delegate is an elected representative of Girl Scouts of Northern California who attends the National Council Session of Girl Scouts of the USA. This position is responsible for determining the direction Girl Scouting will take throughout the country. Adult and girl members ages 14+ are eligible to apply for this position.

The National Delegate application period for MY20 is October 28, 2019 to November 28, 2019.

Represent GSNorCal at the National Council Session

Every three years, Girl Scouts gather at the National Council Session to celebrate and reinvigorate our Girl Scout Movement and chart our future. Girl Scouts of Northern California is looking for girl and adult volunteers to represent our council at the event occurring in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.

The volunteer position is a three-year commitment which requires a Girl Scout membership for the duration. Girl Scout of Northern California will cover trip expenses for all National Delegates. In addition to conducting the business of the Movement, delegates will engage in conversations about the future and how to provide exciting educational opportunities for adults and girls.

2020 National Delegates will be announced in April 20, 2020!

Service Unit Delegates (Nominations begin 12/2!)

What is a Service Unit Delegate?

Service Unit Delegates serve as the primary communication link between our girl and adult members and Northern California's Board of Directors, provide input to the Board on our Council's strategy, and elect the Council Board of Directors.

The Service Unit Delegate nomination period is October 28, 2019 to November 28, 2019. 

Adult and girl members age 14 and older are eligible to nominate themselves for Service Unit Delegate positions.

How are Service Unit Delegates selected?

Service Unit Delegate elections will be open December 2, 2019 to December 31, 2019.  

Adult and Girl members age 14 and older are eligible to elect Service Unit Delegates.  The online electronic ballot will include a voting agreement and zip code entry requirement.  Brief profiles of each candidate in your service unit will be listed.  Please read these profiles before voting.  Your vote will be kept confidential, and your personal information will not be used for any other purpose than to validate your vote.

Service Unit Delegate Elections will be open from December 2, 2019 at 5pm to December 31, 2019 at 5pm. Adult and Girl members age 14 and older are eligible to elect Service Unit Delegates. 

The online electronic ballot will include a voting agreement and zip code entry requirement.  Brief profiles of each candidate in your Service Unit will be listed.  Please read these profiles before voting.  Your vote will be kept confidential, and your personal information will not be used for any other purpose than to validate your vote.

Want a paper ballot? Call Olivia Kerkula toll-free at 800-447-4475 ext. 6012 or email: Olivia Kerkula OKerkula@gsnorcal.org; leave your name and telephone number.

We look forward to your participation.

Service Unit Delegates will be announced in January 10, 2020. 

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Service Unit Delegate Resources

Delegates-at-Large

Delegates-at-Large serve as the primary communication link between our girl and adult members and Northern California's Board of Directors. Delegates-at-Large provide input to the Board on our Council's strategy and elect the Council Board of Directors.

The Delegates-at-Large position was developed to provide opportunities for council level groups, other than Service Units, to be represented by voting members of the council. To learn more, check out the Delegate-at-Large nomination information

Resources


For questions about delegate governance, please contact Olivia Kerkula, Member Engagement Manager, at okerkula@gsnorcal.org.