A Call to Serve, Get Known and Grow
It’s that time again. The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for three positions on the Board of Directors.
Because this is a working board, your ability as a coach is less important than your abilities in other areas such as:
- the ability to read a financial report or
- how to network effectively.
Thus board positions are open to any member, whether professional or associate. It is simply important to have the best possible person for the job in each job.
The Board Elects Qualified Candidates
In addition, because this is a working board, we have to be able to work well together. That is why, according to the bylaws of the ACO, the privilege of electing who is on the board rests with the board. As we grow, we will eventually get to the point where we have permanent staff running the organization. At that point, the board can switch to a less active and more advisory role and it will be time to re-examine how we do things. In the mean time, this is how things get done.
In order to keep continuity of the board, each position runs for two years and we elect half the board positions in any one year in mid November. The positions being voted on in this election to take their jobs January 1, 2011 are:
- Vice President
- Membership Services Committee Chair
Brief job descriptions for these posts are available at www.adhdcoaches.org/committees/
Again, our Board of Directors is a working board and attends weekly hour-long meetings. Our goal is to fill each of these board positions with a member who actively participates in the process of keeping our organization running. The ACO is growing and needs board members with talents, time and a commitment to take an active role in these changes.
If you want to get involved (or know someone you think should be involved!), now is the time to speak up. Contact Sarah Wright or Robb Garrett to let them know about your interest or ask questions. Think about it. There are lots of ways to participate in the growth of your professional membership organization. You just need to step up. It’s a lot of fun, and very rewarding. It can also be a boost to you professionally.
If you are not interested in a board position, but have an interest in helping an elected board member by serving on his or her committee, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Kay Axtel for Membership Services, Susan Macintosh for Marketing/PR, Joyce Kubik for Programs, Maureen Nolan for Circle, or Viv Monahan for the Conference.
All my best, Sarah