Presentation on theme: "Role of the Past President Chair the Nominations Committee Nomination/election process begins in August and concludes in October Identify and qualify potential."— Presentation transcript:
Role of the Past President Chair the Nominations Committee Nomination/election process begins in August and concludes in October Identify and qualify potential candidates (ensure candidates are members in good standing) Contact members who have been nominated for acceptance of nomination Notify candidates of results Announce election results to board and members The Past President should join a committee(s)!
Succession Planning The VP/Development will automatically move to VP/Administration after one year, the VP/Admin will then move to President, then on to Past President and Executive Advisor. When a member accepts to run for VP/Development, he/she is making a 5-year commitment to your chapter. The balance of the elected positions are a one (1) year term, with the option to hold that position for two (2) terms.
Nomination Guidelines IF a Board Position is not filled, and you are thinking about appointing a person that has served 2 consecutive terms already in that position, you will need to get that approved by the NEWH Inc Board. The only position that is excluded is the Treasurer position which can ONLY serve 2 consecutive terms not a third. Committee Chairs are nominated by the Director they would serve under and approved by the Board as a whole. Members serving as Chairs, should be mentored so they can run for the Directorship when there is a vacancy.
Nominations Throughout the year, look to identify potential candidates for next year’s board Put a bug in their ear… ‘We think you would be a perfect fit on our board next year!’ … or ‘We have our eye on you for Membership director next year’… this gives them a chance to think about it and to consider it a privilege to serve on your board Don’t just ‘fill’ open positions, ask people what they are interested in and make a good fit (i.e., don’t put round pegs in square holes) Follow the NEWH, Inc. nominations timeline/schedule for the nomination process
Nominations Nominations will be completed by the second week of October - failure to do so will put the Chapter in non-compliance. As a result, your chartering will be at risk. One person per voting position (if 2 people are interested, 1 is named director / 1 is chair) A Chapter Director can have several Committee Chairs under him/her (i.e., a Committee Chair appointed for each major event who reports to the director. The committee chair may have committee members.) Be sure election results are announced to the candidates first, then to the general membership through email and by introducing new board members at next event.
Nomination Process Timeline July First two weeks of July - the Past President, who acts as the Nominating Chair, will form a Committee to find people interested in serving on the Board. IF you do not have an acting Past President, your Executive Advisor will assume the role of Nomination Chair. August 1 st week of August - the nomination e-blast will be sent to your chapter membership to solicit nominations. Nomination deadline is August 18 th – As the nominations come in, the candidates’ membership status will be confirmed and the NEWH office will check to see that the person hasn’t served in the position requested for more than two consecutive terms. The nominations will then be forwarded on to the Nomination Chair.
Nomination Process Timeline (continued) September Thru September 11 th – Nomination Chair will notify each candidate to confirm acceptance of nomination September 12 th – Nomination Chair returns completed slate for voting back to NEWH, Inc. September 19 th – NEWH, Inc. will send out the voting ballot September 29 th –deadline date for membership to vote
Ballots The ONLY positions that appear on the ballot to be voted on are (unless you have vacant spots in your succession plan): Vice President/Development Secretary Treasurer Director/Scholarship Director/Membership Director/Programming Director/Fundraising Director/Sustainability
Nomination Process Timeline (continued) October October 6 th – NEWH, Inc. sends results back to the Nomination Chair, who will then inform all nominees and current Chapter Board of Directors the election results.