Nominations for Board of Directors sought

23 Oct 2020 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Dear SCWA Members and Friends,

    The South Carolina Writers Association Board of Directors has accomplished several important and exciting objectives to support our membership so far during 2020, despite it being an extremely challenging year.

    We are excited about what has been accomplished and what is yet to come, and we want to encourage you to consider joining our board of directors or becoming a board advisor to help us go even further in 2021.

    Among our 2020 accomplishments are:

    • Implementing a new, member-centered website.
    • Creating and delivering 12 Summer Series and seven Member-Pro workshops – all virtual to support members due to the inability to meet in person.
    • Publishing our Catfish Stew anthology and our online journal The Petigru Review.
    • Implementing new policies to support members and regional chapters, including additional funding and creating chapter liaison roles.
    • Creating a new administrative assistant staff position.

We are developing ambitious objectives for next year, including offering a virtual major conference, additional workshops and developing strategic partnerships with other writing organizations across South Carolina. To achieve our goals, we need a more diverse board that more broadly represents all demographic groups. We also need skills and experience in many areas including publishing, the use of technology, promotions and social media, and grants.

Please give some thought to joining our board or nominating another member. Below is additional information and instructions on making a nomination. I also am available to discuss interests.

Come write with us!

Sincerely,

Mike Lee

President

SCWA Board of Directors

scwritersassociationpresident@gmail.com

Nomination Form for SCWA Board of Directors

In accordance with the South Carolina board nomination procedures, the formal period for nominations to the SCWA Board of Directors opens on Oct. 15 and closes on Nov, 15 of each year. The board will consider all nominations and make elections by Dec. 31.

We strongly encourage colleagues to either apply themselves or nominate a fellow member to serve. We especially seek nominations of and applications from members who demonstrate a commitment to writing and to the SCWA’s mission. 

A very important process to follow: If you are nominating another member, please check with the person to ensure that she or he is willing to run. If you are nominating yourself, please review the SCWA Bylaws on myscwa.org.

SCWA values and seeks leadership representing diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, geographic location and type of experience in both writing and personal/work experience.

SCWA has identified a number of desired attributes that are included in the selection process for potential new board members. Applicants should possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with SCWA and/or the nonprofit community.
  • Demonstrated positive leadership and personal attributes with the ability to work collaboratively and professionally.
  • Availability and commitment to participate in regular board meetings and in board committees.
  • Relevant experience and/or competency to make a meaningful contribution to the organization.
  • The desire to help a wonderful association.

Thank you for taking an active role in this year's nomination process. A dedicated, competent and skillful board of directors ensures the future success of SCWA and the writers of South Carolina.

Please send the following information by Nov. 15 to scwritersassociationpresident@gmail.com:

Nominator's first and last name
Nominator's email address
Nominator's telephone number

Nominee's first and last name
Nominee's email address
Nominee's telephone number

Has the nominee been made aware of and agreed to this nomination?
NA/This is a self-nomination.
Yes, the nominee is aware of the nomination.
No, the nominee is not aware of this nomination.

Date of nomination.
Signature of nominator.

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