Girl Scouts of West Central Florida recently held its 9th Annual Meeting and Adult Awards Ceremony at MOSI in Tampa. 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.
To open the meeting, Felecia Gilmore-Long, President and Jessica Muroff, CEO joined forces to present an overview of our 2014-2015 program year and discussed where we’re going next. This year, our focus was on reaching more girls, increasing our impact, making Girl Scouts a great place to volunteer, increasing philanthropy and enhancing and investing in our programs and properties.
We easily achieved quorum with 191 delegates in attendance representing 43 of the 49 communities. We even had 10 communities with perfect attendance! Way to go Land O’Lakes, Westwind, Whispering Pines, Gulf Sands, Toppercrest, Strawberry, Joining Rivers, Land of the Silver Moon, Northern Circle, and Brooksville Ridge!
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
CEO: Jessica Muroff
Board of Directors - Members at Large
H. Tyson Lykes II
Board Development Committee
J. Denise Jordan
Dr. Alma Hires
Adult Awards Ceremony
The Adult Award Ceremony was the most inspiring parts 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.
Barbara Joyce Pomnitz
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.
Jo Dee Nicosia
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.
Of course, no Girl Scout event is complete without a giant group selfie from podium with our Board President Felecia Gilmore-Long!