The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois reached an agreement in court this morning with local member petitioners who filed an injunction against the organization on March 22, 2013. Lawyers were able to reach an agreement prior to the ruling on the following conditions:
- The Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will cancel the board meeting set for March 28.
- The Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will provide notification of the rescheduled board meeting to its membership per organizational by-laws.
- The Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois anticipates sharing a revised property recommendation along with the meeting notification.
The original recommendation from the property committee released February 5 to sell all four current camps is off the table. The property recommendation filed with the injunction is a preliminary recommendation that incorporated feedback from community town hall meetings, phone calls and emails. The preliminary recommendation also took into account the collected research and the fiscal responsibility to the organization.
“We value the opinions and thoughts of all our volunteers and members and appreciate their passion for this process,” explains Diane Nelson, Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois CEO, “We look forward to reaching a position, in which we are all on the same page; able to fulfill the organization’s mission to the girls while responsibly investing in the future of our outdoor experiences.”
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois board will have a collaborative work session on March 28 only to discuss, review and revise the preliminary recommendation provided by the property committee. Following their discussion, a fully developed recommendation will be shared with all members of GSEIWI along with the board meeting notification.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is committed to open communication throughout this process. Updates will be provided as they come available, shared via the GSEIWI website (www.GirlScoutsToday.org) and blog as well as Facebook.