2016-2017 Board Openings

September 14, 2015

Are you looking to become involved in Sertoma at the national level? There are three board openings for 2016-2017: Two Directors-At-Large (2 & 3 Year Term) and one Vice President. Being involved at the club and district levels are great ways to prepare for the National level. If you are ready to fulfill the responsibility of the future of Sertoma please consider running for a Board member position.

Advice from current and past Board members on what it means to be on the National Board:

Maureen Royer, Director Allegheny/Canada Region 2012-2015

royer-maureen-thumb“I have really enjoyed being on the National Board for many reasons. First, being involved at such a pivotal time in Sertoma history with the Centennial celebration and the launch of re-branding was truly invaluable. Secondly, getting to work side by side with Sertoma staff and other Directors across the country to help make key decisions regarding our future. And also sharing my passion with other Sertomans while visiting districts and clubs in my region and seeing all the good work being done in Sertoma’s name. Combining my experiences from the club and district levels along with advice from mentors helped prepare me for the Board, as it plays a significant role in shaping the future of Sertoma. I encourage and challenge those of you with district or region level leadership skills interested in making a difference on a higher level to run for a position on our Sertoma Board.“

Kay Telford, Director Great Plains 2013-2016

kaytelfordfinal“It is important to have club/district roles prior to running for office to understand how each area functions. While serving in various roles from: District Governor, serving on three task force committees, involved in planning and executing regional conferences and the bid process for the 2006 National Convention in Omaha, have played an instrumental role in influencing me for the National Board. With the role of a Board member comes great responsibility, but that most satisfying experiences has been seeing “think outside the box” ideas come to life with a plan and direction. I encourage you to reflect on the skills and abilities you can bring to the board and areas for growth, and consider running.”

Voting & Resolution Dates

December 1, 2015 – Candidate information must be received in writing at the Home Office to be included in printed materials
January 22, 2016- Last day to submit a resolution to the Home Office for the annual meeting.
January 22, 2016 –  Last day to add a name to the ballot
February 25, 2016 – Mailing of Club ballots
March 30, 2016 – First day of online voting
April 10, 2016 – Online voting closes
April 11, 2016 – Club Ballots due back in the Home Office
April 13, 2016 – Club Ballots counted and combined with online votes