Cliff McBride Press Release

Press Release: GSESC Board Chair Appointed to National Advisory Team

Florence, SC November 2, 2023:

Girl Scouts of Eastern SC announces that our Board Chair, Cliff McBride has been appointed to the Movement Governance Advisory Team. He will work in conjunction with the National Board and the 56th and 57th National Council Sessions 2023-2026. Cliff is one of just a 20-member team and we could not be prouder of him. Cliff has been involved as a volunteer and held a variety of positions on the board of Girl Scouts of the Pee Dee which later became Girl Scouts of Eastern SC. Between the two councils, he has over 25 years’ experience with Girl Scouts.

Cliff’s professional background is in the legal field, he is an attorney by day. He said he was notified by email and is excited for the opportunity to bring his breadth of knowledge and experience to the table. He states, “Being on the board of a nonprofit that provides a service is like no other board member experience. It’s my hope that I can bring a unique perspective to the team. And as always, while advocating for the Girl.”

The details of his appointment are below:

 “Movement Governance Advisory Team Charge

The National Board has established a Movement Governance Advisory Team to improve the effectiveness of Movement Governance and specifically the National Council. The Team will consider and make recommendations, when appropriate, to strengthen the governance of the Movement and provide input to the National Board on the following:

a) Together with the National Board, consider what governance and the democratic process mean and how they are applied across the Movement.

b) Together with the National Board, consider actionable feedback from the 56th National Council Session (July 2023) to share with the appropriate stakeholders.

c) Effective and improved council and delegate voice and communication including an optimal proposal process, taking into consideration the governance themes raised in proposals not placed on the 56th National Council Session agenda.

d) Delegate selection, inclusion, and engagement locally and nationally throughout a triennium.

e) The frequency of NCS convenings and implementation of virtual NCS sessions.

f) How our delegates and National Council can operate in way consistent with our Promise and Law inclusive of our commitment to diversity, pluralism, and anti-racism."

g) Future state needs and how to communicate such with the GSUSA executive team, the National Board, national council delegates and council and national leadership teams throughout the 2023-2026 triennium inclusive of a formal report to delegates as part of the 57th National Council Session.”

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