A Plymouth woman was recently elected to the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys Board of Directors during the council’s annual meeting earlier this year.
As an elected member, Norma Porter "represents the qualities of courage, confidence, character and community contribution that Girl Scouts strives to develop in girls," a statement announcing Porter's election read.
All board of directors members are volunteers and members of Girl Scouts of the USA.
In addition to her involvement in Girl Scouts, Porter is a director of finance for DeCare Dental, a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. Porter has a long and distinguished history in Girl Scouts. She is a National Council Delegate and currently chairs the council’s Property Committee. She served as a member of the Camp Onomia Fund Development Committee and ran various events for the Wayzata service unit—including their annual Leader Daughter Overnight.
Porter is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and has earned the First Class Award. Porter would like to use her background to help girls develop their leadership potential and support the council to thrive and grow.
Recommended by an independent board development committee and elected by council delegates to a two year term, Porter’s expertise, perspective and leadership skills compliment the current board of directors as well as members’ talent, experience and geographic representation.
The River Valleys’ Annual Meeting sets the tone for Girl Scouts’ business for the current year and provides a summary of business from the previous year. Girl Scouts River Valleys serves 45,000 girls each year in 49 counties in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
About Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys
In partnership with 18,000 adults, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys serves 45,000 girls each year—in all or portions of 49 counties in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin—to discover new abilities, connect with new friends and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information, call 800-845-0787 or visit GirlScoutsRV.org.