Governance Process

Blue Book of Basic Documents

This publication contains all of the basic documents of Girl Scouts of the USA and is the foundation for the work of all Girl Scout councils. You may download it here

Voting Members of the Corporation (Council) are convened at the council's Annual Meeting and special meetings of the corporation to elect the board of directors and board development committee, and National Council delegates/alternates as appropriate, in addition to approving council bylaws.  Voting members of the corporation include the board of directors, the board development committee, and the delegate body.

The Board of Directors consists of community members elected at the Annual Meeting by the voting members of the corporation.  The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) serves as an ex officio non-voting officer of the Corporation.

The Board Development Committee is elected by the voting members of the corporation to prepare and present a single slate of nominees to be considered for election to the board of directors, board development committee, and every three years, as National Council delegates and alternates.

The Delegate Body consists of members age 14 and above and adult volunteers elected in their Regions. Please scroll to the page bottom for delegate position descriptions.

     GSMISTS Policy: Delegate Elections and Appointments of Delegate and Regional Chairs

     FAQs: Governance, Regional Meetings, and Delegate Information

Board Recruitment

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS) is seeking talented and visionary leaders to serve on the council board of directors.  It is seeking individuals who are recognized community and business leaders, committed to girls' leadership experiences. Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and GSMISTS are fully committed to diversity.

Serving on the board of directors is an excellent way to:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
  • Develop and practice the skills and values of governance stewardship; and
  • Serve your community

Board of Directors Accountabilities are detailed in this document.

You may contact GSMISTS' Board Development Committee by email at: BDC@GSMISTS.ORG

Delegate Chair

Rosemary Mills

Delegate Regional Chairs

Region 1:  Judy Dennis

Region 2:  Mike Hintz

Region 3:  Pamm Huether

Region 4:  Carrie Nyenhuis

Region 5:  Rosemary Mills (acting)

Region 6:  Rosemary Mills (acting)

2014 - 2017 GSMISTS National Council Delegates & Alternates

Mary Becker-Witt -- National Council Adult Delegate, Board Chair
Vacant -- National Council Adult Delegate
Sally Ann Corner -- National Council Adult Delegate
Chris Sodini -- National Council Adult Delegate
Judy Thomson -- National Council Adult Delegate
Ashley Greer -- National Council Girl Delegate
Gretchen Heegeman -- National Council Girl Delegate

Patsy Eisler -- National Council Adult Alternate
Barb Gatchel -- National Council Adult Alternate
Verna George -- National Council Adult Alternate
Judy Greer -- National Council Adult Alternate
Frances Heegeman -- National Council Adult Alternate
Shari Hintz -- National Council Adult Alternate
Laurie Reeves -- National Council Adult Alternate

Additional Information:

2016 GSMISTS Delegate Manual

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