Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois host first virtual annual meeting, elect new officers

SOUTH ELGIN – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) hosted its first virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 9. With a quorum of over 100 members, the organization elected the following individuals to its volunteer Board of Directors with terms expiring in 2023:

Officers: Dana Vierck (Elgin), Second Vice-Chair; Jennifer Archer (Roscoe), Secretary.

Directors-at-Large: Tasha Davis (Montgomery); Angela Schmidt (Rockford).

The following individuals were also elected to GSNI’s Board Development Committee with terms expiring in 2021: Michael Campbell (Fox River Grove), Chair; Mark Ackerman (Pecatonica); Linda Caine (St. Charles); Vicky Kohlbacher (Rockford); Betsy Scott (Barrington); Dana Vierck (Elgin); Lois Wollney (Barrington).

Associate Directors on GSNI’s Board of Directors represent the voice of girls on the Board and can give input to policies and other governance matters. The following Girl Scout girl members were elected as GSNI Associate Directors with terms expiring in 2021: Maggie Bell (St. Charles); Anjel Henry (Rock Falls).

National Council Delegates represent GSNI at the 2020 Girl Scout National Council Session and serve as advisors to GSNI’s Board of Directors and staff for a three-year term, expiring in 2023. The following members were elected as National Council Delegates at GSNI’s virtual 2020 Annual Meeting: (Adult Members) Lauri Doyle (Oswego); Joslyn Gould (Genoa); Amanda Guffey (South Beloit); Jennifer Shepeck (Byron); Janey Welch (Woodstock); Elizabeth Boyd (Plano), Alternate Delegate. (Girl Members) Maggie Bell (St. Charles); Morgan Doyle (Oswego); Emily Hinrichs (Thomson); Harley Miller (Rock City); Maddison Shepard (Crystal Lake); Vivian Tackett-Irwin (Gilberts), Alternate Delegate

We’re Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

We believe every girl can change the world. With us, Girl Scouts develop the independence and confidence to guide their own lives and build a better world. We put girls in the driver’s seat and encourage them to customize their own experience. With programs focused on the outdoors, career and interest exploration, travel and global community, and practical life skills, in addition to community service projects, every girl can unlock her full potential and be amazing.

We serve 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit or call 844-GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).