Monday, April 11, 2016

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois Installs & Rededicates Board of Directors at 7th Annual Meeting

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) held its 7th Annual Meeting on April 9 at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. During the meeting, approximately 350 Girl Scout members (adults and girls) from throughout southern Illinois elected Board of Director members and rededicated those Board Members currently serving their terms. 

Selected to serve as Directors-At-Large were:
Sarah Anderson from Mt. Vernon
P. Anne Haltenhof from Columbia
Deanna Litzenburg from Edwardsville
Melanie Mills from Charleston
Diane Siemer from Teutopolis
Nancy Smolak from Marion

Elected to GSSI's Board Development Committee:
P. Anne Haltenhof from Columbia
Beth Winfrey Freeburg from O’Fallon

Elected as GSSI's Board Secretary:  Angie Zahn from Trenton

These new board members join current GSSI board members: Linda Manley from Highland, Sharon Mayo from Robinson, Susan Bowman from Highland, Sandra Evans from Alto Pass, Anna Henkel from St. Louis, Richard Huntington from Mt. Vernon, Bishop Albert Ingram Jr. from Harrisburg, Sandra Maxwell from Carbondale, John McCraken from Edwardsville, Carla Nilson from Herrin and Gail Short from Anna. In addition, Jane Childers from Carbondale and Lisa Smith from O’Fallon on the Board Development Committee.

In addition, delegates selected the Board of Director ex-officio girls who are current Girl Scouts and will serve on GSSI’s board as advisory members. The GSSI ex-officio girl members are: Lexi Scrivner from Mt. Vernon and Megan Thompson from Red Bud. Lexi and Megan will be mentored by Caroline Stewart from Belleville and Kayli Worthey from Neoga who are former girl ex-officio board members.

“Girl Scouting in southern Illinois would not be what it is today without the dedication, passion and leadership of all of our volunteers,” said Appoo. “We are honored to elect these new Board Members and recognize our exceptional volunteers as they are the driving force behind carrying out GSSI’s mission of building leaders for America. Working together with our volunteers, we are providing important and valuable programs and experience for girls who will make the world a better place for everyone,” Appoo added.