On April 22, GSCCC held their 10th Annual Meeting at the Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, California. GSCCC celebrated the Girl Scout Gold Award Centennial and included 18 Gold Award recipients from past and present, as the luncheon honored their achievement of earning the highest award in Girl Scouting - The Girl Scout Gold Award and predecessor awards of First Class and Curved Bar.
The event kicked off with a flag ceremony, followed by ballot results announcing the Council's new Board Members (names forthcoming), and a panel discussion "Imagine Her STEM Future," with Jacob Martinez (CEO, Digital Nest), Chelsea Seabron (Program Manager, Google.org), and Jody Skenderian (Interim CEO, GSCCC), moderated by GSCCC Board Chair Tammie Helmuth.
Our Council celebrated our Girl Scouts and our devoted Girl Scout volunteers, with a special thanks to the Heritage Committee who maintains artifacts and in doing so preserves memories for generations of Girl Scouts to follow!
A new bylaw-required committee, the Membership Connection Committee, was announced at the Annual Meeting. This committee will allow direct flow of information to and from the Board and CEO directly to our membership.
National Delegates 2017 - 2020 were also installed in preparation for Girl Scouts of the USA's national G.I.R.L. 2017 convention to be held in October in Columbus, OH.
Finally, our devoted volunteers were honored with Volunteer of Excellence Awards, (Katherine Brown - Service Unit 155, Coastal Redwoods; Pam Caine - Service Unit 356, Monterey Bay and Laurie Bend, also from Service Unit 356 in Monterey Bay) and Appreciation Pins, (Kristin Escalle - Service Unit 452, San Luis Obispo and Dawn Scearcy - Service Unit 553, Valley of the Flowers) for their outstanding volunteer work.
Volunteer of Excellence Awards recognize volunteers who have contributed outstanding service in support of the Council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members. Appreciation Pins recognize an individual’s exemplary service in support of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).
A big thank you to everyone for helping make our 2017 Annual Meeting a success!