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Board Nominations Still Being Accepted
NAFED will hold its election for open board of director positions in the first quarter of 2012. Please send nominations in by January 31, 2012. Open seats include: Region One Director, presiding over Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. Region Five Director, presiding over Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Region Seven Director, presiding over Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Director-at-Large
Only self-nominations will be accepted. Please address all nominations (or questions) to Danny Harris at NAFED headquarters. Call (312) 461-9600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information to include with nomination:
Name of nominee (your name)
Name of company
Contact information (address, telephone, fax, e-mail address)
Motivation for nomination
Background statement (bio/CV, relevant achievements)
Current affiliations, additional contact info
Term of office: The term of office is three years, beginning May 15, 2012.
Responsibilities: Regional directors are the official NAFED representatives in each region of North America. In this capacity, regional directors represent the association in matters pertaining not only to their own regional matters, but also concerning association activities of a national scope. All directors should have an awareness of the industry, national and regional issues and concerns, and the internal operation of the association. Responsibilities include the following items and activities:
·Conducting regional business meetings at sectional conferences and moderating the actual election of a successor.
·Serving as a moderator at sectional conferences.
·Serving on NAFED’s board of director committees and other association committees.
·Conducting membership drives or contacting potential members within the designated region.
·Submitting reports to headquarters on any local meetings and activities, especially legislation.
·Increasing support, attendance, and activities of all members in national NAFED functions.
·Actively seeking candidates for replacement at end of term.
·Serving as a contact point for member concerns in the designated region.
·Authoring at least one article for Firewatch! magazine during term of office.
·Attending two board of director meetings each year: one in the fall and one in conjunction with the annual meeting.
·Appointing and monitoring the activities of NAFED’s state/provincial representatives.