Annual Meeting & Board Elections 2015

Interested in becoming a Seattle Atheists board member?

Come and make a difference in this amazing organization and help us get the word out about being an atheist in Seattle! We love new ideas and new energy, and have 7 open board positions this year: Treasurer, Secretary, and 5 Members at Large. If you are interested, please email a candidate statement to

All candidate statements will be posted on the Seattle Atheists website so that members can get to know who is running. Mark your calendars–elections will be held at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 12th at 2pm at The 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave S, 98144). All candidates are required to attend the elections. For those of you who do not plan on running for an office, don’t forget to come out and vote!

Candidates for board positions must be voting members of Seattle Atheists, and should have leadership skills. Experience running a business or a non-profit organization or working on a board of directors is a plus. Skills and experience in accounting, strategic planning, volunteer support, writing and editing, graphic design, website development, marketing, or social media are desired.

Hope to see you there!

Positions Up For Election:

Secretary (2 Year Term)

Primary responsibilities include:
• Attend monthly board meetings
• Responsible for documentation and compliance
• Manages committee reports
• Records meeting minutes
• Performs action and task management
• Responsible for membership documentation
• Coordinates with volunteers to create monthly newsletter
• Maintains the minutes of board meetings, the membership roster, and other records as instructed by the President.

Candidates: Carolyn Pearson

Treasurer (2 Year Term)

Primary responsibilities include:
• Attend monthly board meetings
• Keep track of income and expenses using QuickBooks
• Report monthly on income and expenses
• Keep track of annual budgets
• Manage PayPal and Square Up accounts
• Send out tax receipts to donors
• Register for summer events (fairs, parades, etc)
• Manage volunteer reimbursements
• Report to IRS and Washington Secretary of State offices, as needed


Members at Large (1 Year Term, 5 Positions)

The five Members at Large attend monthly board meetings and assist the officers in conducting the business of the Board and serve in positions appointed by the Board.

Candidates:  George Juillerat, Tom Newhof, Eliza Sutton

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