Elections, elections, elections!

When: Sunday, September 19, 5:00 p.m.

Are you interested in playing an integral role in Seattle Atheists direction? Do you have a talent for organizing, leading, or getting things done? Are you itching to use that vote that your membership dues get you? This year we will be electing nine Board of Directors positions, and we need you! It’s your organization, and this is how to make sure your voice is heard. Only current members will be permitted to vote or run, so please update your membership.

What’s up for election this year:

There are 4 officer positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The President, Vice President, and Treasurer are two-year terms. The Secretary this year is a one-year term. Next year, it will be a two-year term, as we’ve set it up to overlap the other positions to create some organizational continuity.

There are five Member-at-Large positions, each with one-year terms.

We will begin accepting nominations (yes, you can nominate yourself!) by e-mailing us, NOW. As we get them, we will be posting candidate statement here.

Candidates for the officer positions should have business and leadership skills, as well as experience running a business or a non-profit organization. Skills such as public speaking, writing and editing, graphic design, and Secretarial skills are desired. Experience with a board of directors is very useful.

Board meetings are held every other month, and generally run 2 to 3 hours. Board members are expected to attend the membership meetings, which take place on alternate months.

How the voting works:

During the meeting, we will still be accepting nominations (although we encourage you to submit yours early along with a statement). We start with the Presidents position, and move down through there, so that anyone who does not win the position they are hoping for, may run again for a lower position.

The five Member-at-Large positions are all voted on at once, after the Officers have been elected.

Then the new Board will close out the rest of the meeting.

Interested? E-mail us for the job descriptions!

Nominees should submit a statement ASAP!

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