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Welcome to a new biennium! Gamma Phi Beta’s 2018-20 International Council (IC) met August 1-5 in Colorado for their board retreat and first official meeting at International Headquarters (IH). Time together included facilitated team building and board development, as well as an opportunity to build relationships with IH staff. A short stay in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado, provided IC with dedicated time for focused discussions.

As Gamma Phi Beta’s strategic, fiduciary and generative board, IC sets the vision that guides the programs, services, activities and operations executed by our workforce of volunteers and staff. With this in mind, Council devoted time to developing board norms in addition to continued onboarding of our new IC members.

In addition to team building, bonding and setting expectations for the biennium, IC also filled three very important roles: International Council Vice Chairwoman, International Council representative to the Gamma Phi Beta Facilities Management Board of Managers and International Council representative to the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees.

Tanya Jordan was elected Vice Chairwoman of International Council for a term commencing August 1, 2018, and ending July 31, 2020. In this role, Tanya will chair International Council meetings and conference calls when the International President is unavailable, in addition to assisting the International President with matters between meetings. She shall assume other duties as assigned, which shall include serving as the liaison to special task forces or committees and assisting the International President with special projects.

Stephanie Carriere was elected as the International Council representative to the Gamma Phi Beta Facilities Management Company Board of Managers for a term commencing August 1, 2018, and ending July 31, 2020. Stephanie will be responsible for attending all FMC meetings as an FMC board member and acting as the liaison between FMC and International Council.

Finally, Angie Dimit was elected as one of the Sorority’s Trustees on the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees for a term commencing August 1, 2018, and ending July 31, 2020. The International President is also an elected Sorority Trustee on the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees. Together, Annabel Jones and Angie will attend all Foundation meetings as Foundation Trustees and act as the liaisons between Foundation and International Council.

Following the board retreat, IC made Vice President appointments to the Sorority’s standing and special committees.

  • Bylaws Committee: Mindy Sutton Noss
  • Extension Committee: Mindy Sutton Noss
  • Finance Committee: Fraya Lynn Black and Stephanie Carriere
  • Governance and Personnel Committee: Autumn Hansen and Tanya Jordan
  • Leadership Development Committee: Autumn Hansen
  • Ritual and History Committee: Fraya Lynn Black
  • Technology Committee: Angie Dimit

This was a strong, positive and productive start to what will be a busy biennium that will set the tone for  robust discussions and focus on our mission and vision.


From Your IC Archive

This archive of From Your IC will be updated on an annual basis.

May 2018 - Our meeting was primarily focused on strategic planning and setting the course for the operations of the workforce in the next fiscal year. 

January 2018 - In this issue you will read about membership statistics, the role of the NPC delegate and the strategic plan.

September 2017 - Read about submitting Bylaws ammendments, insurance renewal, membership statistics and Convention 2018.

June 2017 - Read about the Board and Standing Committee update, personal and Council enrichment, Sorority Growth strategy and a recap of the REAL Leadership Institute.

May 2017 - In this issue you will read about membership statistics, distributed workforce survey results, strategic plan review, Foundation Chair appointment, Transition update and more.

January 2017 - The following topics were reviewed and discussed in this issue: Academic philosophy, alcohol policy update, Rules and Procedures, sisterhood research update, strategic plan update, transition, etc.

Calendar

International Council Meeting

November 2-3, 2018 (Centennial, Colorado)