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Call for Candidates for 2020-2021

Tuesday, October 8, 2019   (0 Comments)

Call for Candidates for 2020-2021

The Leadership Development Committee, led by Past President, Catherine Donovan SNS, is now seeking potential candidates to run for the following board positions: 

Delegates-Elect for all 5 chapters, and Vice President for the 2020-2021 year.

Delegate/Delegate- Elect

Brings the association’s mission, vision and goals to chapter members. Plans chapter and director’s meetings. Acts as the liaison for members to the Executive Board.  Delegate -elect assists delegate and acts as chapter treasurer.  Upon completion of first year, delegate-elect moves to the position of delegate.

Term:  2 years                  
Delegate: Voting member of the board
Delegate elect: non-voting member of the board (unless delegate is absent)

Vice President

Reviews bylaws to make sure that they reflect the goals of the association; makes recommendations for updating by-laws. Observes and learns about future duties as President-elect and President.

Term:  1 year, Voting member of the board

Vice President is the first year of a four-year term and on completion of year one proceeds to President-elect, President, and then Past President.

President- Elect: Works closely with the president to ensure continued leadership towards realizing the vision and goals of the association. Serves as the liaison to the chapter delegates & delegate- elects.
Term:  1 year, Voting member of the board

President:  Serves as the chief executive officer of the association. Guides the association toward realizing its vision through encouraging, directing and leading members. Works to develop current and future leaders, inspire members, implement initiatives and follow and develop policies and procedures while strengthening the association. Term:  1 year, Voting member of the board

Past President:  Serves as the nominating chair to ensure continued growth and development of volunteer leadership. Works to identify potential leaders and solicits candidates for the positions of delegates-elect, treasurer and vice president. Term:  1 year, Voting member of the board

As a board member, you are viewed as a leader of your peers. 

The ideal candidate is a member who wishes to develop their leadership skills, has been actively participating in the state association, and who wants to make a difference by giving back in a meaningful way.  Here’s what a previous board member had to say about their board experience:

“Serving on a board as given me rewards way past my wildest imagination.  The most important reward is relationships both personal and professional.  I would have never had the opportunity to work as closely with other professionals in my field.  When would you have the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, work toward a common goal, laugh and enjoy each other’s company?  This has been truly a rewarding experience for me and I hope I can continue to volunteer in some capacity in the future.”

Intent to run for a position must be in writing to Catherine by February 14, 2020.  If you have any questions, or want to be considered for one of these coveted positions, contact Catherine Donovan c.donovan@hwschools.net.

 


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