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Monday, July 13, 2015

Call for Recommendations for APG Board of Directors

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Call for Recommendations for APG Board of Directors


Who will serve on the APG board -- making decisions on continuing education, a revised code of ethics and good practice, and new professional development initiatives?

Send your recommendations (they can include yourself) to the Nominating Committee at Please include each recommended person's contact information and their consent to be recommended. A statement of qualifications would help but is not required.

Board members must be APG members in good standing who joined before 1 August 2014. We would like board members also to have a relevant skill and be willing to use it. These include financial management, secretarial, managerial, strategic planning, technology, marketing, law, public relations, member services, education, and writing.

We also need recommendations for next year's nominating committee AND for president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, who comprise the Executive Committee EC).

About half of the APG board, plus the EC, will be up for election or re-election this year. The Nominating Committee will prepare a set of candidates by September 15. The election will be held in late October. Newly elected board members take office 1 January 2016 for a two-year term.

Board members should prepare for and attend board meetings, volunteer at the APG booth at conferences, and communicate with members. More specifically, they should:

* be familiar with bylaws, policies, and procedures;

* make an effort to attend one of the two board meetings at major annual conferences, plus two virtual board meetings;

* come prepared to board meetings, having read all minutes and communications;

* respond in a timely fashion to email votes;

* serve in at least one capacity besides that of board member;

* when in attendance at a conference, volunteer at the APG booth; and

* maintain contact and communicate with the membership in some of the following ways: talking to other members, seeking out opinions, concerns, ideas; contributing to the APGQ or the APG eNews; participating in APG List discussions; joining a chapter or Special Interest Group.

Nominations Committee
Harold Henderson, CG, Chair
Melanie Holtz, CG
Luana Darby
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