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The purpose of the Nominating Committee is simple but vital to a well functioning organization. The primary duty of the Nominating Committee is to lead the recruitment process for suitable candidates for the Board of Directors (the Board). Candidates are then voted onto the Board by the membership at the Annual Conference and General Meeting (ACGM).

The Nominating Committee consists of three members, nominated and elected by the membership at the ACGM. Each member’s term is three years.

One of the best things about working on the Nominating Committee is that you meet, through email and phone calls, many teachers you wouldn't otherwise have occasion to meet -- teachers who may live many states away, but with whom you share a commitment to your profession and professional organization.  Serving on the Nominating Committee offers the opportunity to make a difference in the future of AMSAT.

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Interested in running for the AmSAT Board of Directors?

AmSAT has an immediate need for someone to fulfill the role of Chair-Elect. 

For the upcoming 2016-2017 term, we are seeking to fill threee open Board positions:

  • Chair Elect 
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large

If you are a current AmSAT member who is actively interested in the future of your professional organization, enjoys problem solving, and would like to work with other dedicated colleagues, please consider running for the AmSAT Board.  Read the interviews with past Board members under "Committee Pages" on the right to learn about their positive experiences serving on the Board.   

Please contact any member of the Nominating Committee if you have even the slightest interest in serving on the Board - now or in the future.  We are happy to talk with you, answer questions, and give you details on what's involved in Board service and how you might benefit from the experience.

Nominations for 2016-2017 Board of Directors

The Board is composed of five (5) Officer positions (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Chair-Elect, Past-Chair) and four (4) Members at Large positions.  AmSAT Bylaws specify that the Board must consist of a minimum of seven (7) members.

The following positions will be open for election at the ACGM: Chair Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-Large.  As a logged-in member you can read bios and statements of recent nominees here.

We encourage members unable to attend the ACGM in person to ‘write-in’ their ballot selections from the slate of nominees on the NC page. Members not attending personally need to cast their votes by mail in accordance with the directions provided in their meeting packets.  Mail in ballots must be received seven days prior to the Annual Meeting or a completed ballot may be delivered to the AmSAT Secretary no later the second to last day of the ACGM.

Additional nominations may be made at the Friday Business Meeting.  If you are interested, you can be nominated whether or not you are present at the ACGM.  If you plan to be nominated, please submit a statement of introduction that includes your reasons for interest in serving on the Board.  Statements should be emailed to Susan Overton: .


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Committee Contacts

Chair: Aida McGugan



Board Liaison: Marisa de Silva

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