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Leadership

Rebecca Latham
Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca began her career in Florida, relocating to Albuquerque in 2003 and up to the mountains of northern New Mexico in 2006.  She served as the Tourism and Economic Development Director in Red River for eight years where she was awarded six Tourism Industry Association Recognition Awards and was named New Mexico’s Tourism Professional of the Year.  In 2014 she became Communications Director for the New Mexico Tourism Department, and in January 2015 Governor Susana Martinez appointed Rebecca as the Cabinet Secretary and CEO of the Tourism Department.  In 2017, American Mothers, Inc., the national nonprofit organization known for honoring the contributions of mothers who make a positive impact in the world, named Rebecca as the National Mother of the Year®.  She began her service to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors, and was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2019.  She joins the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails in March 2020 where she looks forward to combining her passion for youth leadership development and The Land of Enchantment.

Karen Bergren
Board Chair

Karen has been a member of the Board for the past eight years and an officer for the past two.  Recently Karen moved into the position of Board Chair, as the previous chair resigned.   In addition to serving as Vice Chair, Karen has chaired the Fund Development Committee, and as a member of the Property Committee.  Karen brings a rich background in providing service to her community through non-profit organizations including the Illinois Crossroads Council of Girl Scouts. Prior to relocating to Taos, she served in several management positions in the Chicago area.   Karen believes in the Girl Scout Mission and is happy to be a part of an organization that enables girls to be all that they can be.


Officers

Karen Bergren
Chair of the Board of Directors

Marti Fournier-Revo
Vice-Chair

Molly Emkes
Secretary

John Trujillo
Treasurer

Rebecca Latham
CEO

Members at Large

Amanda Lujan

Anne Layne

Becky Teague

Christy Tafoya

Duane Trythall

Gil Berry

Linda Deck      

Martha Benn

Mary Homan

Nancy Martira

Patricia Komko

Shunnae Love

Chloe White

Sheree Anderson

Visitor Guidelines.  Visitors are always welcome to voice comments and concerns at GSNMT Board meetings.  However, in order to ensure that all have the opportunities to express themselves, speakers are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:   Visitor Guidelines.

2021 Board Agendas & Summaries

January 2021 Agenda
January 2021 Minutes
January 2021 Board Meeting Recording - Passcode: GSNMT0121

March 2021 Agenda
March 2021 Minutes
March 2021 Board Meeting Recording - Passcode: hevT&pv

June 2021 Agenda
June 2021 Minutes

Upcoming Board Meetings

September 18, 2021
November 20, 2021

 

2020 Board Agendas & Summaries
2019 Board Agendas & Summaries
2018 Board Agendas & Summaries
2017 Board Agendas & Summaries
2016 Board Agendas & Summaries
2015 Board Agendas & Summaries
2014 Board Agendas & Summaries
2013 Board Agendas & Summaries
2012 Board Agendas & Summaries
2011 Board Agendas & Summaries

Council Updates

Board of Directors Meeting

Girl Board Members - No Current Openings

Do you want to be part of making decisions for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails? Do you want to share your opinion on issues important to you? Do you want to be an advocate for all Girl Scouts?

If your answers are “YES!” then we have a great opportunity for you!

Our current bylaws allow two older Girl Scout representatives to be nominated and serve on the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Board of Directors. Girls elected will participate with an equal voice in the discussion and debate during the board of director’s meetings.

Our girl member’s opinions are important.

We want to hear what you have to say.

Being a girl member of the board of directors will allow you to:

·       Interact with an adult board member(s) in a mentoring relationship

·       help you to build your leadership skills to a new level

·       look great on your college application

The Board Development Committee is currently seeking an additional (one) Girl member to join the Board of Directors.  So what are you waiting for!  Read the packet of materials that are posted on the GSNMT website.  If it looks good to you, then GO FOR IT!

The application must be filled out completely, and you will need to send in two letters of reference, one from an adult who knows you (e.g., teacher, pastor, but not a relative) and one from your troop leader, assistant troop leader, or service unit manager. Coming to the board meetings is important, so read the requirement on attendance carefully. The complete application and letter of reference form are available below.

Call for Adult Board Members

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is currently seeking new members to join our Board of Directors.

How YOU Can Help

The corporate board of directors is a fiduciary body responsible for the governance of the council and stewardship of its assets.  It is the only council body empowered to institute or change council policies, although it normally seeks membership input when doing so.  The board is accountable to those bodies from which it derives its authority: the membership, the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, state and local government, and the federal government.  The board utilizes the council bylaws and the council articles of incorporation as a legal framework that guides their work.  

If you wish to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors, please fill out our application: 2020 Board of Directors Application Form.



 

Annual Meeting

During Annual Meeting, the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Delegates vote on business issues of the council, share their thoughts and suggestions with the council and install our new officers, Board Members, and Board Development Committee. This is your opportunity to share any ideas and concerns you may have.

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Annual Meeting Resources 

2021 Registration Packet - Coming Fall 2021

Annual Meeting Packet

  • Letter to Delegates, Membership & Supporters
  • Agenda
  • GSNMT Board of Directors Proposed Slate & Biographies
  • Directions
  • Registration Form
Delegate Resources
Delegate Eligibility & Responsibilities
  • Must be a registered member 14 years or older.
  • Serve a one-year term.
  • Will vote in the elections of Council Officers, members of the Board of Directors, and GSUSA National Council Delegates.
  • Will have the opportunity to serve on task groups exploring special topics and projects.
  • Will identify and make known major issues affecting girls and adult volunteers.
  • Attend and participate in our council's Annual Meeting.

Delegate Training  GSNMT requires all delegates complete training before performing their duties at the Annual Meeting.  Delegate training is available online (external ink through Vimeo).  Further training is available upon request.


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Annual Meeting Minutes 

2020 Annual Meeting
2019 Annual Meeting
2018 Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting