GSNI will hold its 2022 Annual Meeting and Recognition Event on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m.–12 Noon with an optional continental breakfast from 8–8:45 a.m. This event will be held at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center at Northern Illinois University, 231 North Annie Glidden Road, in DeKalb. Registration is required, although there is no charge to attend. A map and parking information will be included in the final confirmation sent to registrants one week prior to the event. Registration deadline is April 20, 2022.
The business meeting agenda will feature a State of the Council address, election of new board members and GSNI delegates to GSUSA’s National Convention in 2023, and amendment of current bylaws. All registered GSNI members 14 years of age and older are voting members of the council.
Following the business meeting, there will be a presentation of Annual Volunteer Awards including Volunteer of Excellence, Appreciation Pin, Honor Pin, President’s Award, Thanks Badge, Thanks Badge II, and Hall of Fame Award.
Girl Scout recognition will include the Forever Green Ceremony, Girl Scout Gold Award Ceremony, and recognition of GSNI Scholarship recipients. The Forever Green Ceremony honors 12th grade Girl Scouts bridging to adults. These Girl Scouts will “cross the bridge” from youth members of Girl Scouts to adult members with a renewed commitment to help build courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. The ceremony will recognize those who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Awards between March 16, 2021–March 15, 2022.