June 17 2017

Back to the Future: About 2008 and Membership Dues

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I’m not really sure if there’s an analogy to the movie BTTF here, but it’s my favorite movie and I just wanted to add a picture of it here.

In April’s post titled Surveys, Rogues, and Signs, I mentioned the Farthest North Council’s lawsuit vs. GSUSA over the 2017-2018 membership increase from $15 to $25.  At that time, I was under the impression that the National Council (delegates) had turned over authority to raise membership dues to the National Board during the 2008 National Convention.  I made a sarcastic comment as well.  I’d like to apologize for that comment, because after reviewing the 2008 proposal (#4 to be exact) and what is stated in the Blue Book, the National Council did in fact NOT give that power away.  In fact, it is my opinion that the National Board overstepped its bounds in 2016 and was not and still is not authorized to increase dues.  Continue reading

June 2 2017

October to May 2017 Hours Tally

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For the 2015-2016 year, I decided to tally up my hours to see if I was close on my estimation of 300 hours volunteered for Girl Scouts.  So I continued to track my hours for this past year – why not at this point and just compare and contrast them from year to year?  So here’s the tally for Oct 1st, 2016 to May 31st, 2017!  I’ll continue tracking them through Sept 30th to add them up for the full fiscal year.  Continue reading