Dear NARGS Administrative Committee, Directors, Chapter Chairs, Newsletter Editors, Committee Members, and Web Masters,
I'm Alice Nicolson (Potomac Valley) and I'm Chair of the NARGS nominating committee. This year we have elections for the four Officer positions as well as one-third of the nine elected Board Directors. Our committee is tasked with finding candidates for President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers, plus one of the elected Directors whom the officers choose, constitute the Administrative Committee, which runs the day-to-day business of the Society.
We're looking for three new Directors of the Board to help support the NARGS Administrative Committee and keep our society running smoothly, adapting to members' changing needs and goals. Dianne Huling, Tony Reznicek, and I will finish up our three-year terms next year, and we need people to fill our positions on the Board. The job is conducted mostly by email, since most of us can't attend that many national meetings. We are basically asked to contribute our thoughts on the various issues that come up, and to vote on a few matters. Most of you are already contributing your time and ideas to your local chapters, but you may know members who might be interested in doing the same for our umbrella group, NARGS, or you may be interested in such a role for yourself.
Please suggest a couple of people whom you know who might be able to contribute to the continued development of NARGS. Send us their names and email addresses or phone numbers as soon as possible, at least before January 10. Don't worry - they won't be nominated unless they consent! We'll contact possible candidates to ask if they are willing serve, and if so, that they prepare a short gardening bio that can be published in the spring Quarterly.
Send your suggestions to any of the committee members listed below:
WA - Claire Cockcroft claire.primula at yahoo.com
NY - Lola Horwitz llhorwitz at gmail.com
ONT - Anna Leggatt anna.leggatt at simpatico.ca
VA - Alice Nicolson taxonomy at verizon.net
MN - Cheryl Philstrom cphilstrom at frontiernet.net
CO - Nicola Ripley nicola at bettyfordalpinegardens.org
PA - Joan Schmitt schmitt at temple.edu
(replace ‘at’ with the ‘@’ symbol and remove spaces)
With your help, I think we'll come up with seven more good people to help keep NARGS running.
Alice Nicolson, Chair, NARGS Nominating Committee 2010-2011.