Girl Scouts of West Central Florida held its Annual Meeting and Adult Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 25 at the University Area Community Center in Tampa, Florida. During the morning meeting, we celebrated the successes of the past year, elected and installed our new slate of Board leadership and recognized outstanding adult volunteers.
In the past year, our council put new processes in place and added new technology systems to enhance the Girl Scout experience and make things easier for our members. Felecia Gilmore-Long, President and Kris Johnson, Interim CEO joined forces to present the many successes of 2014 and discussed where we’re going next. Some highlights of the new technologies included our website, online camping reservation system, troop membership renewal system, digital volunteer toolkit and digital cookie system.
We easily achieved quorum with 155 delegates in attendance representing 38 communities. We even had 10 communities with perfect attendance! Way to go Brooksville Ridge, Caloosa, Circle of Springs, Gulf Sands, Joining Rivers, Land of the Silver Moon, Shifting Sands, Sunset Scouts, Wai Lani and West Wind!
Congratulations to all of our newly installed members to our Board of Directors. Here is a complete list of our current Board of Directors.
Board of Directors – Leadership
President: Felecia Gilmore-Long
First Vice President: Marva Louisville
Second Vice President: Laura Webb
Third Vice President: Lavinia Vaughn
Secretary: Alison Fraga
Treasurer: Denise Samson
Board of Directors - Members at Large
H. Tyson Lykes II
Board Development Committee
J. Denise Jordan
Dr. Alma Hires
In addition, thank you to all of our retiring board members whose terms ended this year, for donating countless hours of your time to help support our mission.
Board of Directors Members
Emily Huntley, Girl Member
Board Development Committee
Adult Awards Ceremony
The Adult Award Ceremony was the most inspiring part of the morning. Members of the GSWCF Board of Directors presented awards to some of the most passionate and dedicated volunteers in our council.
Honor Pin – Recognizes an adult Girl Scout who has delivered outstanding service to two or more geographic areas, communities, or program delivery audiences.
Thanks Badge - Recognizes an adult Girl Scout whose performance is truly outstanding and benefits the total council, or the entire Girl Scout Movement.
Thanks Badge II – Recognizes an adult member who has already received the Thanks Badge and who has continued to contribute in extraordinary ways that benefit the total council or the entire Girl Scout Movement.
Heart of Gold – Recognizes an adult Girl Scout who has delivered continuous and reliable service to Girl Scouts and the community at large.
Trefoil Award in Memory of Linda Scott - Recognizes an adult Girl Scout who has delivered outstanding service to three different areas within the council: work with volunteers, work with girls, and work for the mission of Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.
Volunteer Years of Service Pins - Recognizes an adult Girl Scout for their years of active volunteer services at five-year intervals.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients! Thank you for our many years of service to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.