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Delegates

Delegates and alternate delegates serve as the primary communication link between area Girl Scout members, community networks and River Valleys’ Board of Directors, and they elect our local representatives and national council delegates.

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Delegate Dialogues

River Valleys holds delegate dialogues quarterly to bring delegates together with the council membership. Delegates speak with our community on strategic issues and hear membership’s input on the future of our council. Find events in your area and register to attend to make your voice heard.

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Elections

Elections should be held between April and September for delegate positions for the following year. Submit information for 2014 delegates to delegates@girlscoutsrv.org by September 15, 2013. To determine the number of delegates/alternates allowed per service unit, refer to the Delegate Matrix.

All girl and adult delegates need to complete their delegate information form as soon as possible.

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Training

River Valleys requires all delegates and alternates complete training before performing their duties at the Annual Meeting. Delegate self-study training completed between January 2008 and January 2013 completes the training requirement for returning delegates.

After watching the video, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire to confirm completion. A paper self-study is available for those without Internet access. Email Delegates@girlscoutsrv.org or call 800-845-0787 to use this option.

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Annual Meeting

Before our Annual Meeting in January 2013, delegates and council members were invited to attend an Open Space Summit on the theme “Creating an Exciting Future for the River Valleys Community.”

The Open Space Summit Book of Proceedings contains the transcribed notes of each group that met during the summit, and includes an introduction page talks about the importance of the groups to continue the work started at the summit.

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Delegate Documents

Town Hall Meeting

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National Delegates

What is a National Delegate?

National delegates serve for three years and attend the National Council Session, a meeting of Girl Scouts nationwide, which happens every three years.

What do National Delegates Do?

National delegates attend the National Council Session and vote on measures as representatives of our council. They also generally participate in discussion session in the run-up to the National Council Session in order to better represent the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.

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