Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

What is the Annual Council Meeting?

Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons is governed, according to its bylaws, by a Board of Directors composed of volunteer men and women who believe in the value of Girl Scouting and are elected by the Delegate Body of the council.

The Annual Council Meeting is facilitated by the President of the Board of Directors and is an opportunity for the important business of electing the Board of Directors, the Board Development Committee, and every three years the National Council Delegates and Alternates to take place.

Recommended revisions to the bylaws and Articles of Incorporation are also presented for vote. All members are welcome to attend the Annual Council Meeting, however only Delegates may vote.

Annual Meeting Delegates

Want to play a key role in our council’s governance? The Annual Meeting offers leadership opportunities to members 14 years and older who may be elected to serve as Council Delegates and participate in the council democratic process.

As a delegate, you are entitled to elect representatives for the Council’s Board of Directors, Board Development Committee and National Council Delegates.

  • Delegates are Girl Scout Members age 14 and older who reside within the council jurisdiction and are voted by their service unit to represent the service unit with one voice. Delegates shall serve a term of one (1) year.
  • In December, Service Units should add Delegate Information to the Service Unit Meetings and share the Council Delegate Job Description and Delegate Process FAQ with their members. Service Units should then seek candidates for the Delegate positions. In January/February Delegates should be elected by their Service Units and register online (information to be distributed in December). Members should contact the council with additional questions. See the Service Unit Delegate Timeline for more detailed information.  
Annual Meeting Schedule and Documents

This year’s meeting will be held via video conference at several
council office locations. Participants can attend at any location.

Annual Meeting Materials
Buisness Meeting Agenda
Discussion Topics
Slate of Nominees
2016 Donors
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Meeting Presentation

Annual Meeting Schedule
12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT - Check in
1:00pm MT/2:00pm CT - Call to Order and Flag Ceremony followed by the Business Meeting
2:45pm MT/3:45pm CT - Networking Reception

Participants may attend at any of the following locations:  
Fargo, ND
Dakota Medical Foundation Event Center
1002 43rd St. S – Google Map

Sioux Falls, SD
USF Campus - Cleveland Center, Classroom 207
1101 W 22nd Street Sioux Falls, SD – Google Map

Minot, ND
Minot State University, Administration Building 3rd Floor
500 University Avenue West Minot, ND - Google Map

Bismarck, ND
Bismarck State College - National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) Room 
1500 Edwards Ave Bismarck, ND – Google Map

Grand Forks, ND
Girl Scouts Service Center
2525 Demers Ave – Google Map

Spearfish, SD
Spearfish High School
1725 N Main St  Spearfish, SD – Google Map

Important: Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts who are interested in also attending the day long EPIC program, which includes participation in the Annual Meeting, will need to register for the EPIC session as well, click here.