Men who have a wide range of experience in the Society, in business, in public service and/or in other endeavors that offer opportunities for leadership and governance are the focus of our efforts to secure the best qualified men for service on the Board for a term beginning in 2018. Further, the Nominating Committee is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse Society governance structure beginning with the Board of Directors and welcomes all candidates who may help us achieve that goal.
The Nominating Committee is seeking qualified applicants for the positions of Board Member-at-Large and Society Treasurer.
General qualifications include (but are not limited to):1. Willingness to further the purposes of the Society and the attainment of its objectives.2. A desire to preserve the Society’s ideals and further the extension of barbershop harmony throughout the world.3. Willingness to be responsible for all matters affecting the affairs of the Society.4. Be an active member in good standing of a chapter (other than the Frank H. Thorne Chapter).5. Experience in creating strategic plans, setting long term goals, and monitoring progress toward achievement of those goals is essential.6. Exhibit the ability to maintain a Society-wide perspective that is basic to the success of a board member.7. In the instance of the Society Treasurer, experience with:a. Financial oversight of the Society budgetb. Presentation of an annual budget and recommendations to the Society Boardc. Supervise the development of fiscal policies and practices for recommendation to the Society Boardd. Maintain a record of Society assetse. Require monthly statements from designated depositories of the Societyf. Provide reports to the Society board as required including an annual report
Applicants are encouraged to review the Society’s By-laws which can be found at:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B06bQhVih7-Db1czNDkzTlA2SGs/view It is essential that applicants review Articles IV and V of the Society By-laws regarding the Society Board and its officers.
Applicants are informed that the selected nominees are expected to be present at the International Convention in Las Vegas, NV from Sunday, July 2, 2017 through Tuesday, July 4, 2017 and that they attend all sessions of the Society Board meetings on those dates. Further, anticipated meeting dates in 2017 and 2018 that the newly elected Board members are required to attend are scheduled for November 2017, January 2018 (Midwinter Convention), March 2018 (telephone conference call), July 2018 (International Convention), and late Fall 2018.
Applications may be found on the Society website. Completed applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted by midnight CDT on April 7, 2017 to be considered. Please email all applications and letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to complete your application.