February is SCOPE’s “Nomination of Officers” month across the state. Only the members who attend their chapter’s November meeting have an opportunity to nominate fellow members for the chapter’s “Board of Directors” which consists of seven members who are the voting members of a larger Chapter “Committee”.
You as a member then have the opportunity to vote for the chosen candidates at our March Members Meeting. Your vote is critical in determining the course of the chapter for the coming year.
Of course, any member is eligible to run for a board seat. Here are the 7 board seats up for nomination next Wednesday and ultimately election at the March Members Meeting: Chairman; Vice-Chairman; Secretary; Treasurer; At Large Director; At Large Director; At Large Director.
Candidates for these positions are welcomed at next Wednesday’s meeting.
However, the Chapter “Committee” allows more than 7 members to play an active role in running the chapter. Our WCS Committee currently consists of 10 members. We are looking for additional members to serve on the “Committee”. You do not need to be elected to participate on it but should commit to one meeting night per month for 11 months. Our last two meetings have been virtual via Zoom and lasted 30-45 minutes. We are willing to continue Zoom meetings particularly if it encourages more members to participate on the “Committee”. Ask to sign up at the February 10 meeting.
One of our “Committee” members has volunteered to make a presentation explaining the importance of various smaller committees needed to allow us to meet our goals.
Do you have suggestions or ideas on how to improve our chapter? We welcome your input. ‘Many hands make light labor’. I hope you attend our February 10 Members Meeting and take an active role in your chapter.