It's football season, Conference is fast approaching, and SCWW Board nominations are open. Elections will be held at the November Board Meeting. Two-year terms begin January 1, 2012.
SCWW needs representation on the Board from every area of our state. Steve Gordy, Chapter Liaison, has emailed all chapter leaders and asked that each chapter nominate at least one qualified member to run. I followed up that email with an application to share with those members who are interested. If you are an unaffiliated member, please email me for an application and send completed apps by October 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some pertinent facts to keep in mind as you consider service on the Board of Directors.
There are six required Saturday meetings/year, about three or three-and-a-half hours in duration. Only two excused absences/year are permitted.
Each board member is expected to be a committee chair or committee member.
This is a working board. Be prepared to follow through on your commitments on your own between meetings.
Each chair has its own SCWW email account. Please monitor it closely.
Please respond to all email and phone calls pertaining to SCWW within 48 hours.
I will be returning as president again next year; we have a secretary, Quill editor, and Petigru Review editor. We'll be looking for a treasurer, membership chair, chapter liaison, grants chair, contests chair, vice president, conference committee members. If any of these positions interests you in particular, I suggest you email the board member who holds that spot now and ask them about their responsibilities and time obligation. (See the latest Quill or www.myscwww.org for board members and their email addresses.
If you have any questions, email or call me -- 802-738-9062. I look forward to working with you.
Remember our annual general membership meeting at the conference. I'm excited to see familiar faces and make new fiends.