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Membership Advisory Committee (MAC)

The Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) shall serve as the vehicle by which members of the Girl Scout Movement provide strategic and operational input to the Corporation’s decision makers.

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MAC Members by Service Unit:

MAC Members:
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Purpose and Responsibilities:

1. Provide input with regard to operational and membership issues to the Board and CEO.

2. Seek input from Service Units, girls, adult members and volunteers in GSSNV regarding membership and operational issues.

3. Submit to the Board Development Committee the names of individuals who should be considered for appointment as a GSSNV delegate at all GSUSA national meetings.  

4. Conduct other business as requested by the Board of Directors.

Eligibility:

1. Age 14 years or over, and;

2. A member of the Girl Scout Movement currently registered through and in good standing with the Corporation.

Composition:

The MAC shall be composed of an odd number of members totaling between nineteen (19) and twenty one (21), of which no less than two (2) and no more than four (4) members must be girls. 

In addition, there must be one member from each Service Unit and a mixture of rural and urban representatives.  Ten (10) members shall be appointed in even years and nine (9) members shall be appointed in odd years. 

If the number of members is increased, the added positions should be appointed in alternating even/odd numbered years to the extent possible.  The initial representatives’ terms shall be divided between one and two year terms to achieve the initial even/odd ratio.

Term:

1. Members of the MAC are appointed for a term of two years and shall serve no more than two consecutive terms, or until their successors are appointed.

2. In the event of a vacancy, the position will be filled by the MAC Chair.

3. A person who has served more than half of a specific term as a MAC member, as that specific term is set forth in these Bylaws, shall be considered to have served the full term for the purpose of determining eligibility to serve additional terms as a MAC member.

Required Meetings:

1. The Membership Advisory Committee shall meet at least two times each fiscal year.  One meeting shall be scheduled for April or May and the remaining meeting shall be scheduled to coincide with the Board of Directors’ meeting in November.  If permitted under the laws of the State of Nevada, a member may participate electronically through technology which allows the participants to communicate simultaneously.  Participation in a meeting by such means constitutes presence in person at the meeting.

2. Notice of the date, time, and place of the MAC, accompanied by a tentative agenda shall be given personally, mailed or electronically transmitted to each member of the Advisory Council not more than 30 days nor less than 10 days prior to the meeting. Attendance at a meeting without objection shall be considered a waiver of any notice requirements.

3. In the absence of a quorum, the assembly will fix the time for an adjourned meeting.

Special Meetings:

1. Special meetings shall be called by the Advisory Council Chair, within 14 days of receipt of written request signed by two-thirds of the members of the Advisory Council, or by written request signed by twenty-five percent of the members of the Advisory Council.

2. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the written call.  No business shall be transacted except that for which the meeting has been called.

3. Notice of the time, place and purpose shall be given personally, mailed or electronically transmitted to each member of the Delegate Council not more than 30 days nor less than 10 days before the meeting.

4. In the absence of a quorum, the assembly will fix the time for an adjourned meeting.

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