Ink Spots – eNewsletter August 2008

Council Happenings

GSNCA Elects New Board Members

At the Annual Meeting on August 16th, delegates elected new board members to serve on the Council Board of Directors. New board members for a first term ending in 2010 include Leann Barr, April Deal, Tessa Hughes, Ann D. McMillan, A. J. Smith and Dawn C. Stanley.  Board members re-elected for a second term ending in 2010 include Neeysa Biddle, Jean Caldwell, Juliette Doster, Virginia Gauld, Gabe Hulbert, Sean K. Johnson, Janet Kincherlow-Martin, Holley LaGrone and Marcus W. Reid.  The Board Development Committee Chair selected for a one-year term ending in 2009 is Susan Livingston.  Board Development Committee Members elected for a first term ending in 2009 are Virginia Gauld and Ann McMillan and those elected to serve a second term ending in 2010 include Nancy Lambert-Brown and Janet Stewart.  “We are very pleased with our new Board members and look forward our Council’s new direction,” Donna Smith, President of the Board, states.

Also elected at the meeting were delegates for the National Convention in October.  Adults elected to serve as council delegates include Willette Battle, Christina Brooker, Gwen Dingle, Christina Ross, Lesley Searcy, Paula Smith and Sheila Wilbourn.  Girl delegates include Rachel Bell, Olivia Brooker, Kayla Bush, Courtlin Robinson and Sarah Smith.  Adults elected as delegate alternates for the National Convention include Tampia Anderson, Stacey Garman, Mary Jo Cree, Karen Cooper, Tracie Runions and Monica Stoots. Girl alternates include Hannah Cree and Jessica Rosenthal.

As a way of honoring those who work behind the scences, the Birmingham Business Journal held its inaugural CFO of the Year awards.  GSNCA Vice President for Finance, Sheila Smith, was awarded the CFO of the Year in the non-profit category.  Nominees were divided into categories and decided on by a panel of editors from the Birmingham Business Journal.  Sheila was recognized along with others from top Birmingham businesses.
“It was an honor to represent GSNCA at the CFO of the Year luncheon,” said Smith.  “I have a passion for making the world a better place for girls and women.  I know that every day there is a Girl Scout learning and growing with the help of her leader, and I am thankful to be a small part in this.”