Annual Council Meeting

2015 Annual Council Meeting and Awards Luncheon

February 7, 2015
Hampton Roads Convention Center

1610 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, VA 23666

There is no cost to attend the Annual Council Meeting. Cost to attend the Awards Luncheon is $18. Attend both the meeting and the luncheon or select to attend just one.

8:30 a.m.

Doors open for check-in and registration
View council and community partner displays.
Light refreshments served.

10 a.m. Annual Council Meeting begins
12:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon
Girl Scout Volunteer Awards presented,
along with special Council awards.

About the Speaker

speaker_betty-shottonNationally acclaimed leadership author and speaker Betty Shotton will take us on a journey into our unique leadership character at this year's Annual Council Meeting. She has helped hundreds of men and women take a step back and gain insight into the values and attributes that give rise to their greatness. She is a former Girl Scout professional – in her early career days – and says former National Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Frances Hesselbein was her greatest mentor.

Betty was recognized in 2012 as a Girl Scout Famous Former! She has served in many leadership roles in corporations, and she now helps individuals, businesses and nonprofits find their greatness. You can learn more about Betty at

Delegate Information

As part of our policy-influencing process, members 14 years and older may serve as Council delegates and participate in the Council democratic process. Delegates are the communication link between Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast girls, volunteers, community networks and board of directors. As a delegate, you are entitled to elect representatives on the Council's Board of Directors and National Council Delegates.

Service Unit Delegates are members of the Girl Scout Movement that reside in a Service Unit within the Council's jurisdiction who are voted by their Service Unit to be the conduit through which matters of governance are understood and communicated and to represent the Service Unit with one voice. Delegates shall serve a term of one (1) year or until their successors are elected. Delegates may serve no more than three consecutive terms. Terms of office shall begin at the time delegates are elected.
Service Unit Alternate Delegates are members of the Girl Scout Movement also residing within a Service Unit in the Council's jurisdiction who are voted by their Service Unit to stand in place of the delegate and assume their responsibilities (including voting rights) should the Service Unit delegate not be able to carry out their role during a specified period.
National Delegates represent Colonial Coast and cast votes at the Girl Scouts of the USA National Convention, held every three years. Nominations are made prior to the Council's Annual Meeting. National Delegates are elected at Annual Meeting and participate in training and preparations prior to attending the National Convention.