Nominations are now being accepted for the upcoming election of members to the Executive Council. The Executive Council (EC) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization. The nine-member committee meets one day prior to the Williamsburg conference, and conducts at least four conference calls on Sunday evenings throughout the year. Much of the focus of the EC over the past year has been to increase our outreach activities to increase awareness of SAPFM, and explore more avenues of grants and funding to increase educational efforts concerning American period furniture. The EC is critical to the long term success of SAPFM.
According to the by-laws of SAPFM, elections to the Executive Council by the membership are to be conducted by mail, with the election ballots to be mailed by November 15, and returned by December 15. Nominee bios will be included in the fall newsletter along with the ballots. Successful candidates serve a three-year term and may be re-elected. There may be more candidates on the ballots than positions open on the EC.
There are 3 seats up for election this year. If you would like to serve on the Executive Council, or know of someone who would like to serve, please send Mark Arnold (email@example.com
) a brief bio and a vision statement for the organization by October 10. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of SAPFM and to contribute to the health of the organization.