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Board of Directors

The board of directors is responsible for the corporate business and affairs and governance of the council. Email GSBoard@GirlScoutsToday.org with questions or ideas for the council. 

Board of Directors
  • Teresa Colgan, Chair                                            
  • Jill Dashner, First Vice Chair
  • Lee Mowers, Treasurer
  • Tracy Schwind, Secretary
  • Andrew Abbott
  • Lisa Anderson
  • Sarah Beckman
  • Theresa Dunkin
  • Laura Ekizian
  • Laurie Hamen
  • Chelsea Hillman
  • Jason Kline
  • Barb Melbourne
  • Beth Nickel
  • Pam Passmore
  • Theresa Dunkin
  • Anne Ryerson
  • Katie Wiedemann

Girl Board Members

  • Erin O’Hara
  • Hanna Schmitt
  • Delanie Williams
Board Development Committee
  • Anne Ryerson, Chair, Geneseo, IL
  • Amy O’Brien, Burlington, IA
  • Laurie Hamen, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Katie Wiedemann, Dubuque, IA
  • Pam Passmore, Iowa City, IA
Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes

Email GSBoard@GirlScoutsToday.org to request past minutes.

   

Board Meeting Dates Fiscal Year 2019

  • October 17, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • July 18, 2019

All meetings will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, or at Camp Liberty.

Board Requirements

  1. Be a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA.
  2. Financially support Girl Scouting at the leadership level.
  3. Make a concerted effort to attend five board meeting, the annual council meeting, and board training.
  4. Be a positive role model and advocate for Girl Scouts.
  5. Serve on at least one council committee.
  6. Have a clear understanding of the council’s long-range strategic plan.

Interested in joining our board?

Bring your expertise, experience, and connections to help move Girl Scouts in eastern Iowa and western Illinois forward as a member of our Board of Directors.

Adult Prospective Board Candidate

Apply online today!

Connections

  • Someone who has access to top-level decision makers in their communities
  • Volunteer fundraising experience in a major non-profit
  • Willingness to open doors to community resources and individuals
  • Willingness to participate by asking and giving to fund raising efforts
  • Advocacy work with government

Strategic Planning

  • Visionary
  • Strategic thinker
  • Business strategy and or change expert

Industries

  • Expert in IT planning
  • CPA or CFO experience
  • Senior leader in company
  • Research / Development
  • Property relations
  • Marketing expertise or branding

Values

  • Community partner
  • Supports other non-profit organizations
  • Embraces Girl Scout Promise, Law, and commitment to diversity
  • Advocate for Girl Scouts in a public setting

Skill Set

  • Experience serving on other non-profit boards
  • Willing and able to connect with audience to tell Girl Scout story
  • Understand importance of change management
  • Expert in girls’ and women’s issues

Additional Requirements

  • Create and increase revenue for the council
  • Make a personal gift to the council
  • Listen well to all points of view
  • Agree to conflict of interest statement and board member agreement
  • Express ideas and opinions clearly
  • Be a registered member of GSUSA
  • Prepare before each meeting and attend five board meetings and the annual meeting
  • Agree to participate in committees/task force work
  • Positive presence
  • Great representative in the public for Girl Scouts
  • Ability to participate in board meetings
  • Ability to provide oversight
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity
  • Forward thinking and dedicated to continued improvement
  • Positive ambassador for the Girl Scouts 
Girl Prospective Board Candidate

Apply online today! Applications are due January 26, 2019.

You know everything there is to know about being a Girl Scout and you're a great role model. Why not let your voice be heard? Girl Scouts in grades 10-12 can expand their leadership opportunities and become a member of the girl board. You will represent all Girl Scouts when addressing important decisions for the council. When you're a member of the girl board you will see women in leadership roles, make lasting connections, and share your thoughts about Girl Scouts. Plus, it looks great on a resume.