Last week, I told you about the situation our chapter is in if members don’t step in.
We still need a president candidate, or else our chapter is going to be inactive. Seriously.
While we got some responses, it wasn’t enough. Disappointingly, we have no candidates for President, while we have several candidates for the Treasurer/Secretary and volunteers to be Directors for the next program year. Thanks to those who are willing to step up so far!
The position of Chapter President is not difficult. While ultimate leadership would rest on your shoulders, your job would be to moderate and help to direct the management of the chapter’s activities. You will have a team of directors to delegate to and help you with the few activities that the chapter will be doing in the next year. Your job is essentially to keep track of what’s going on, and keep things moving.
This is now your chance to lead. If you step up, you can show your boss how you can lead, make a name for yourself, and take the reins.
Because of the way that we’ve set things up for the new program year, time and obligations will be significantly lighter than in the past, so you will only dedicate a couple hours per month to the chapter, and we all benefit. It’s my job, in my new role as immediate past president, to help train and continually advise you to help run the chapter.
Our needs boil down to this:
- President: A “project manager” or “moderator” to oversee things.
- Treasurer: If you can balance a check book, you can be a community treasurer.
- Directors: A small group that supports the President and Treasurer to plan and manage a few activities/events.
The President and Treasurer/Secretary roles are the only elected roles; the others are volunteer, and you get out what you put in.
If we don’t get a President candidate to help lead the future Treasurer/Secretary candidates and Director volunteers, we will either need to merge with another chapter or worse yet, go inactive (essentially fold). We need YOUR help! If you are still interested in the other roles as well, you can still nominate yourself as a candidate or a volunteer.
Please note: You need to be minimally an STC member to join the council, and a chapter member to be an elected leader.
Step up and be a leader! The effort is minimal, and a new team will breathe new life into the chapter. Be part of that!
When you are ready to take that step to being a PMC leader, complete the nomination form. The nomination form will stay open until July 15, or until we can see that we have enough nominees to hold an election.
I look forward to seeing YOUR name on the nomination form!
If you have questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will be happy to answer them or set up a call or video chat to address your questions.
Danielle M. Villegas