IMCA Insights – August 2011
The snow has all melted
on the Rockies.
Nominations: Volunteers Wanted!
The requirements to be
a Candidate are very simple: you must have been a IMCA Member in good
standing for at least two years. And since we are an International
Association we really want the Board to be International too, so go
ahead be a Candidate, even if your English is not perfect, If you have
any questions regarding your Membership, this would be a good time to
contact us, and to ask about your status.
FAQ: How much Work is it?
We often have been
asked how much work it is to serve on the IMCA Board of Directors. Is it
time consuming? There's no simple answer to that, and it certainly
depends on if you are just serving as a Board Member, or as a Board
Officer. Naturally, the Officers will have to invest a bit more time and
energy into their respective tasks – but then, you won't have to
volunteer for an Officer's position after the elections.
So, What's Next?
After the nomination phase, which will end on September 14, 2011, midnight (Eastern Time), we will take a few days to verify the eligibility of all the Candidates, and we will publish the names of all the Candidates on September 17, 2011 via our IMCA Mailing List. The Candidates will then have two weeks time (from September 17 to October 01, 2011, midnight, Eastern Time) to explain to our Membership why they want to be a Director, and to answer all your questions (again, via our IMCA Mailing List). And we will actually vote during the week of October 02 to October 09, 2011. Please have a look at our official Election Schedule for more information, and technical details.
Official IMCA Election Schedule
September 14 (midnight Eastern Time): Deadline for Nominations
Contact the Nominations and Elections Committee to let us know that you want to be a Candidate for the Board of Directors. (eligibility requirements – 2 years as a dues paying member in good standing)
September 17: Publication of the List of Candidates
September 17 - October 01 (midnight Eastern Time): Campaign
The Candidates may tell the Members (via our IMCA Mailing List ONLY) why they want to sit on the Board of Directors, and answer other Member's questions. Their statements and answers will be published to our entire Membership during that time (again, via our IMCA Mailing List ONLY).
October 02 - 09 (midnight Eastern Time): Election Week
All members may vote for the three Directors only ONCE at any time during this period. Voting begins October 02 and ends midnight October 09 Eastern Time. The special voting email address will be published via the IMCA Mailing List. (If you are not on the IMCA Mailing List and wish to vote, contact the Nominations and Elections Committee). Please be sure to use the mailing address we have on file for you, so we may verify that the vote is coming from a registered, eligible Member.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We're looking forward to your participation, and to your votes. Thanks.
Other Ways to Support the IMCA
If you are not sure if you want to run for the IMCA Board of Directors, but willing to actively support the IMCA there are indeed other options, such as volunteering to help in one of our various Committees, or by answering some of the many questions which we receive via our Contact form. We would be very grateful for any kind of help you can offer, especially since the number of questions and requests has been exploding ever since the "Meteorite Men" have become popular through TV, and other media have focused on the subject. So if you are willing to help, contact us, or just drop us a line via our Contact form (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will be in touch with you. Thanks.
Best Regards to all of you!
In the name of the IMCA Board of Directors,