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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 General Meeting (AGM).

The Nominating Committee consists of three members, nominated and elected by the membership at the AGM. 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?

For the upcoming 2014-2015 term, we are still seeking to fill two open Board positions: 1 Chair Elect and 1 Member-at-large.

If you are a current AmSAT member and you are interested in the future of your professional organization, you enjoy problem solving, and you would like to work with other dedicated colleagues, consider running for the AmSAT Board.  Read the interviews with past Board members under "Committee Pages" on the right to learn about their 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 more than 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 2014-2015 Board of Directors

(Read bios and photos of nominees here)

We encourage members unable to attend the AGM 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 not later than June 6, 2014 or a completed ballot may be delivered to the AmSAT Secretary not later that 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at the AGM.

At the April 6, 2014 Board Meeting, the Board voted to reduce the number of Member at Large positions from eight (8) to four (4).  Therefore, beginning with the 2014—15 term, the Board will consist of five (5) Officers and four (4) Members at Large.  Our Bylaws specify that the Board must consist of a minimum of seven (7) members. You’ll find more information on the Nominating Committee page in the Members area of the AmSAT website.

The following positions will be open for election at the AGM: Chair Elect, Treasurer and two Member at Large seats. Candidates include: Alan Bowers for Treasurer, Matt DuBroff and Marisa de Silva for Member at Large. Once you’ve logged in as a member you can read their statements here.

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 AGM.  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 Lauren Hill:

Nominations for Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee members are elected by the membership at the Annual ACGM.  Bios of Nominating Committee member Aida McGugan and Nominating Committee candidate Laurie Currie can be read here.


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Committee Contacts

Chair: Cecile Raynor

Laurie Currie

Aida McGugan

Board Liaison: Marisa de Silva

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