2021 GSSNE Annual Report | Page 2

Until We Meet Again

Before embarking upon the highlights of the past year , let us share how excited we are about the future of GSSNE as a new leadership partnership begins in May . At the 2022 Annual Meeting , delegates will elect a new Board Chair as well as several new board officers and members who will be partnering with the new CEO . The local CEO Search Committee is working with the FGP Search Firm to identify outstanding candidates and we know they will select the ideal candidate ! There will be an opportunity to share your thoughts , ideas , and dreams for the new CEO and Board Leadership at the Annual Meeting !

We began the fiscal year with all things virtual as the nation was working on the development of COVID-19 vaccines . Our 2020 Leading Women Honorees pre-recorded their uplifting messages for the virtual celebration and then came together to meet one another the morning of the celebration . Though most would suggest that a virtual meeting should go no longer than 2 hours , our 5-member delegation to the Girl Scouts of the USA National Council Session ( Ellie Clemence , Corrine Robbins , Veronica Wathen , George Shuster , and Pam Hyland ) joined over 1,000 sister Girl Scouts for a 3-day marathon of virtual meetings with one day lasting over 13 hours . Our council ’ s joint proposal on Consistency in Delegate Terms passed on the very last evening . Corrine Robbins made the motion , and we were so proud of her !

Closing ceremonies for Camps Cookie and Promising Acres brought together many girls and volunteers to these beloved camp properties to enjoy one last day and share their special memories . Traditions and memorabilia from both these properties are now integrated into Camp Rocky Farm and Camp Hoffman . We are so grateful for the partnerships we have with several foundations that support our remaining camp properties and it was especially exciting to see girls and volunteers enjoying the new outdoor pavilion at Camp Hoffman , funded by The Champlin Foundation , in honor of this camp ’ s centennial year !
Behind the scenes , staff worked with GSUSA on the 2.0 version of Salesforce to improve our ability to support the amazing volunteers and families who recognize the value of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience . While the value of our program is what brings families to Girl Scouting , they will only stay if the processes and support systems are easy to access .