Share your expertise: Run for the Board of Directors
Many people consider trying out for
a part in a play,
running for a seat on the board of directors, the student council, the
legislature, or simply volunteering for a project that will be
you are one of those people who has thought about it in the back of
but for whatever reason hasn’t acted upon it, we urge you to admit it,
it. The HWFC Board of Directors are looking to fill some slots on the
folks who are OK with group process, have some experience with board or
committee work in a similar setting, and feel that they have an
experience that they could share.
If you are interested in joining a
working board (this is
not for the feint of heart), we’d like to hear from you. Here’s what
• Check your credentials. To run,
you must be an active
working member and up-to-date in your share payments.*
• Consider the commitment. Board
members attend monthly
Tuesday night Board meetings, committee meetings, special events,
problemsolving sessions, trainings, etc. They communicate via email,
in person. Term lengths vary for available seats.*
• Consider the commitment again.
We’re not kidding. This is
a parttime job, with responsibilities. Expect to spend 20 hours per
three years. We’re not trying to scare you, this job has many rewards;
takes up space in your mind and your life.* If you’re game, then:
• Fill out the candidate information
form you’ll find at the
Service Desk at the Co-op and on the website. This written presentation
photocopied and circulated.*
• Submit the form to a manager at
the Co-op, and they will
see that Lynne Lekakis or Susan Weinrich receives it. If received in
time a summary
will be published in the Coop Scoop and/or on the website.
• Mark your calendar for a few
Meet the Candidates Night:
Wednesday, April 11 at the Co-op.
You’ll sit with other candidates and answer questions from members in
Annual Meeting: Sunday, April 29 at
5 pm at the Sage/Albany Campus
Room 224 (off Academy Road,
near New Scotland Ave.).
There, you’ll sit on a dais with other candidates, and answer questions
large group of active members in a rotating round-robin style.
• If you haven’t ever attended a
Board meeting, try to. It’s
a great way to see how it all works. The next meeting is April 17 at
Check online for the location.
There are three, and possibly four
seats available. This is
an exciting time at the Co-op, when we may realize our dream of having
a new Albany
space. It will
be a very busy time, and the more folks with experience that are
better. We hope that you will consider joining us.
are mandatory parts of the process. Attendance
is optional at the other events. Nominations will be accepted as late
the floor at the election — but if you want people to vote for you,
to know who you are and what you’re thinking!
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