Call for Candidates for SPJ Arkansas Board Members

The Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold its annual board election at its June membership mixer. Want to get involved? Consider running for a seat!

The Arkansas SPJ Board of Directors has 11 seats that are up for election each year. Included in that number are the officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Check out the following duties and responsibilities of board members and consider running for the board or a officer position. Send a photo and a brief bio that tells why you want to serve as an SPJ leader, your history with SPJ and what you will bring to the group, including any ideas you have for the coming year, to SPJ President Chelsea Boozer at cboozer@arkansasonline.com by Friday, May 26 if you intend to run.

A list of candidates and their bios will be emailed to our membership. Voting will take place at the June 28 annual meeting (and via email for those who can’t attend.) (Location and time to be decided.)

The 2016-2017 SPJ Board of Directors recommends the following candidates: Jennifer Sue Ellis for President and Bobby Ampezzan for Treasurer.

Don’t want to be a board member? Get involved in one of our committees!

ARKANSAS PRO CHAPTER BOARD
Duties and Responsibilities
To ensure the health of the Society of Professional Journalists Arkansas Pro Chapter, the members of the Board of Directors must be current on national dues and be accountable for the following duties and responsibilities:

Attendance
The Board of Directors meets monthly, and sometimes calls special meetings via phone or email. Board members must attend a minimum of nine monthly meetings during their July-to-June term of office, but strive to make it to all meetings or phone in. Absence from three consecutive meetings, or four or more monthly meetings during their term, will result in the appointment of a new director to the position.

Participation
Board members must actively participate in at least one of the following chapter committees: Freedom of Information Act, Programing, Contests, Membership and Marketing, or any other special committee designated by the president. Active participation may include planning at least one event in a year, advancement of the FOIA through lobbying, contributions to the chapter’s website, newsletter or social media campaigns, or other efforts determined by the board.

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