2014 National Council Session/53rd National Convention
October 16-19, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah
53rd National Convention
Every three years, Girl Scouts gather together at the National Council Session and Convention to reinvigorate our Movement, celebrate our accomplishments, and chart our future. Our 2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention promises to honor our cherished traditions and, at the same time, propel the Movement forward into the next 100 years of leadership for girls and young women.
In addition to conducting the business of the Movement, we will engage in important strategic conversations about the future and provide exciting educational opportunities for adults and girls.
Visit GSUSA's Convention page for more information.
2014 National Delegate Slate
We are pleased to announce the slate of National Delegates to be voted on at the GSEM Annual Meeting on May 6, 2014:
ADULT NATIONAL DELEGATES
Patricia Adams (Chelmsford)
Maureen Buckley (Stoneham)
Elizabeth Esborn (East Sandwich)
Stephanie Geiser (Lowell)
Jessica Robinson (Bridgewater)
Margaret Juppe (Belmont)
Michelle Kramer (Reading)
Lorie Mendoza (Lawrence)
Pat Romeo-Gilbert (Lexington)
Linda Schuller (Belmont)
Mary Shapiro (Canton)
Gail Spring (Quincy)
Elizabeth Stevenson (Marshfield)
Melanie Wills-Tavares (Fairhaven)
GIRL NATIONAL DELEGATES
Taylor Bennett (Billerica)
Catherine Neville (Hull)
Elizabeth Goldberg (Marlborough)
Mollie O’Connor (Winchester)
Makayla Selden (Everett)
Tessa Senders (Reading)
Convention Visitor Information
Join more than 10,000 Girl Scouts at this exciting convention! You can attend the opening and closing ceremonies, see world class speakers, attend the National Council Session as an observer, visit the hall of experiences, attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute (girls 14-18) and enjoy the amenities that Salt Lake City has to offer. Read the GSEM Visitor FAQs for more information.
All official visitors, including family and friends of the voting members, must be registered members of GSUSA and 14 years of age or older at the time of the convention. Fill out the Visitor Interest Form today to stay informed and receive up to date information on how to register and details about activities of the GSEM delegation.
Responsibilities of the National Council Delegates are listed in the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA, Article V, as found in the current Blue Book of Basic Documents, 2012 edition and in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts National Council Delegate
Read our National Delegate FAQ.
National Delegate Alternates may be called upon to participate in the National Council Session in the event a voting member is unable to attend.
ADULT NATIONAL DELEGATE ALTERNATES
GSEM CEO (to be named)
Nancy Marshall (Burlington)
Pam Salkovitz (Sudbury)
Amy vanNederpelt (Waltham)
GIRL NATIONAL DELEGATE ALTERNATE
Kayla Bell (Winchester)
Girl Scout Leadership Institute
The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is a triennial conference that presents girls 14-18 with three days of leadership skill-building activities. This GSLI will focus on big issues girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about. Girls will get the latest information on their chosen issues from experts in the field, work together on solutions, learn techniques for innovation, advocacy, and planning, and return home ready to make a specific impact in their communities and councils.
Eligibility: Girls who are 14-18 at the time of GSLI (by October 16, 2014) are eligible to attend accompanied by a chaperone. Each council is allocated a limited number of spots. GSEM will accept applications for girls and their chaperones who will be selected by lottery. GSEM Girl National Council Delegates are automatically registered for GSLI.
For more information about GSLI and to complete a GSLI application, click here