The Arkansas SPJ Board of Directors election will take place during the Diamond Journalism Awards ceremony and annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Flying Saucer (downstairs party room) in Little Rock.
There are 11 seats that are up for election each year, including executive officers: president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Candidates include Jennifer Ellis, president; Sarah DeClerk, vice president; Wendy Miller and Rob Moritz, co-treasurers; Maggie McNeary, secretary; and Sonny Albarado, Sarah Campbell-Miller, Andrew DeMillo, Steven Listopad, Dwain Hebda and Brittany Reese as board members.
According the Arkansas SPJ bylaws, nominations will also be taken on the floor at the meeting.
Members who would like to take a leadership position, but who don’t want to join the board can get involved in one of our committees: programs, marketing, scholarships, contests, and FOIA/New Voices. For more information, email Jennifer Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
Board members must actively participate in at least one of the following chapter committees: programs, marketing, scholarships, contests, FOIA/New Voices or 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.