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October 2010 - Call for Board Nominations
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The Organization for Forms and Business Process Professionals


Call for Board Nominations

BFMA is looking for strong leadership to direct the Association in 2011 and 2012. We need people who are knowledgeable and care about the forms and systems profession today and in the future.We need you to consider running for a BFMA Association office and become a BFMA leader.

If you are interested in serving as an association officer, please review the position descriptions at the bottom of the article to see which office best suits your skills and talents. Feel free to contact Al Weisner, VP Administration, or any board member to learn more about a particular office. Candidate statements based on the BFMA Strategic Plan will be posted on the website. To register your candidacy, download a Candidate Registration Form. Return the completed registration form with a digital photo in .TIF format by December 1, 2010 tobfma@bfma.org.

Serving on the Board of Directors is a very rewarding experience, but it is also a commitment to be made thoughtfully. Participation on BFMA's Board of Directors requires your employer's support. You need to attend both the Symposium and Fall meetings of the Board.

Remember, there are lots of other rewarding opportunities available with BFMA as well, such as helping to make a chapter go, working on the marketing, newsletter or program committees, or serving as a regional or industry group coordinator. If you wonder how your talents and interests may match up with BFMA openings, just contact a member of the Board. BFMA is a volunteer association. Just get involved!

ASSOCIATION OFFICER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:
Candidates for PRESIDENT must have served a minimum of one year on the Association Executive Council. If no qualified candidates apply, any member who has served on the Association Board of Directors, either elected or appointed, may run. The President is the chief elected officer of the Association. The President presides at meetings of the Board of Directors, and serves as ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating and Election Committee. The President sees that all legally adopted resolutions and policy statements of the Board of Directors are carried out.

Candidates for VP – ADMINISTRATION must have served a minimum of one year on the Association Board of Directors or one year on the chapter Board of Directors as an elected officer. In addition, candidates should have solid business backgrounds. The Vice President - Administration will serve on the Executive Council and perform all the duties of the President in case of the President's absence, death, resignation or inability to act. The Vice President - Administration is responsible for the keeping of complete and proper minutes of all meetings of the Executive Council, Board of Directors and general membership meetings, for sending copies of the minutes to all members of the Board of Directors, and for publishing a synopsis for all Association members in the Association newsletter. The Vice President - Administration will also serve as the association's chief financial officer and be responsible for keeping and filing all documents committed to his or her custody, and performs other duties as assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

Candidates for VP – PROGRAMS must have served a minimum of one year on the Association Board of Directors or one year on the chapter Board of Directors as an elected officer. In addition, candidates should have served as either Director of Education or Program Operations. The Vice President - Programs will serve on the Executive Council and perform the duties of President in the event that both the President and Vice President - Administration, are unable to act. The Vice President - Programs chairs the Program Council, is responsible for the educational planning and activities for the Association and performs other duties as assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

Candidates for VP - CHAPTER/MEMBER RELATIONS must have served a minimum of one year on the Association Board of Directors or one year on the chapter Board of Directors as an elected officer. The Vice President - Chapter/Member Relations will represent chapters and members to provide a direct communication link between the chapters and members and the Board of Directors. The Vice President of Chapter/Member Relations will serve on the Executive Council and perform the duties of the President in the event that the President, Vice President - Administration, or the Vice President - Programs, is unable to act. The Vice President - Chapter/Member Relations chairs the Membership Council and performs other duties as assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

Candidates for DIRECTOR - CHAPTER RELATIONS must have served a minimum of one year as an elected chapter officer or chaired a committee at the Association level or have had a comparable position in a similar association. The Director of Chapter Relations will represent the local chapters within the association to provide a direct communication link between the chapter members and the Board of Directors. This position will report to the VP - Chapter/Member Relations and will serve on the Membership Council. This position is mission-critical to be able to address issues and concerns from and to the forms and systems industry within the association. Therefore, possessing strong, written and oral communication skills are an essential part of succeeding in this role.

Candidates for DIRECTOR - MEMBER RELATIONS must be a member in good standing and possess solid leadership skills. The Director of Member Relations will represent the members within the association, to provide a direct communication link between the members and the Board of Directors. This position will report to the VP - Chapter/Member Relations and will serve on the Membership Council. This position is mission-critical to be able to address issues and concerns from and to the forms and systems industry within the association. Therefore, possessing strong, written and oral communication skills are an essential part of succeeding in this role.


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