Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event
Sunday, April 27, 2014 (2:30-6:30pm)
Castle of Knights
1599 Memorial Avenue, Chicopee

GSCWM members are invited to let their voices be heard at the Annual Meeting. Plan now to exercise your right as a voting member of GSCWM.  Every year our responsibilities include the election of members to our Board of Directors and Board Development Committee.  This year, we have additional items to address. We will be electing a new officer slate for the council, delegates to the National Council meeting this fall, and a comprehensive revision to the GSCWM Bylaws.

Our time together will kick-off with a buffet lunch available from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. The business meeting will begin promptly at 3:30 pm. Immediately following the Annual Meeting, you’re invited to join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Event. We’ll be recognizing the contributions of troop leaders, service team members, parents and other volunteers who extend themselves on behalf of our girl members. We will also acknowledge those who have reached membership milestones, with special recognition for those with 20 or more years of service.

Schedule for the Day
   2:30—3:30 pm           Registration & Lunch Buffet
   3:30—4:30 pm           Annual Meeting
   4:30—6:30 pm           Volunteer Appreciation Event

Register for the Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Event

Annual Business Meeting
All members who are 14 years of age and older are eligible to vote at our Annual Meeting. Please click on the links below to review the meeting agenda, brief biographies of our slate of nominees, minutes of last year’s meeting, proposed bylaw revisions* and proxy instructions for those not able to attend in person.  If you would prefer to receive a full printed packet of materials, please call our Information and Referral Center at 800-462-9100 (413-584-2602) and provide your name and address for mailing.

*Special Informational Meetings Regarding Bylaw Revisions
The GSCWM bylaws task force invites you to an informational session regarding the proposed amendments to the GSCWM bylaws, which will be presented to the membership at the annual meeting. Please join us at one of the three meetings listed below. RSVPs are requested.

Tuesday, April 8 (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
Holyoke Service Center 
301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040

Wednesday, April 9 (6:00 - 8:00 pm)
Worcester Service Center
81 Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester, MA 01606

Thursday, April 10 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
Berkshire Mall
Old State Rd & Route 8, Lanesborough, MA 01237

RSVP for a Bylaws Revision Informational Meeting

Volunteer Appreciation Event 
It is time for a celebration! Friends and family are invited to join us to celebrate our amazing adult volunteers for their tireless dedication to Girl Scouting. We will be honoring the accomplishments and contributions of our many volunteers, presenting national awards to exceptional women and men and recognizing our adult members who have reached membership anniversaries of 20 years or more.

Are you celebrating a membership anniversary this year? Please join our group photos at the following times:
    5 years – 2:50 pm
    10 years – 3:00 pm
    15 years – 3:15 pm

Group photos of those celebrating 20 years and up, as well as photos of other awardees will be taken during the presentation.


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