2016 Board of Directors – Call for Nominations

From Rick Lebsack – Nominations Committee Chair

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Each year we elect new leaders to the Board to guide CMG and address the interests and needs of our members. Each year brings new challenges and this year is no different.  CMG is in the midst of change and we are looking for individuals who would like to help guide us with new ideas, and fresh perspectives.   You may ask, how does becoming a Board member benefit me or my company?  Becoming a Board member gives you international recognition in the performance and capacity arena. For your company, it offers them your free management training.  Your company’s name will also be listed on our website and  other documentation.

Board members need to be visionary - they must anticipate change. They also must connect with CMG members to determine how the organization will adjust to support our membership's evolving interests and needs.

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is both devoted to the mission of CMG and willing to support change as our profession evolves? We need your help - we need people who will lead our organization through these tenuous times, be willing to implement change, and keep CMG as the premier resource for all information technology/resource management issues. We need people who understand that what they get out of a volunteer organization really is dependent on what they are willing to put into it or give back to it.

 This year CMG will elect two officers (Secretary and Treasurer) and three directors.

Are you ready for something exciting? If you are, please consider nominating yourself for one of the positions listed. Do you know someone who you think could make a real difference to CMG? Please send us their name and contact information (be sure to ask them first - there is a time commitment). The CMG Nominating Committee will contact any potential candidate you may identify and go over details and answer any questions the candidate may have.

There are four minimum requirements in the bylaws for any potential candidate:

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Current membership in good standing.
  2. Satisfying at least one of the following:

2.1.  Attendance at the annual international conference at least once within the last four years.

2.2.  Having been an officer or director at a U.S. CMG regional group or international chapter at least once in the last seven years.  

2.3.  Participation on any CMG Conference Committee at least once in the last seven years.

3. The commitment to carry out duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President.

4. If elected, willingness and ability to attend regularly scheduled meetings (in-person and conference call) of the Board of Directors as required by CMG policies.

5. In addition to the qualifications stated above, a candidate for the position of President or Vice-President or Treasurer must have served at least one year as an Officer or member of the CMG Board of Directors or as General Chair

All nominations must be received by Thursday, August 18, 2016. The election will take place in August - September with results declared in early October.

Positions Available

Board members may be assigned special tasks by the President or the Board of Directors that go above and beyond the descriptions below.

Secretary:

The Secretary keeps the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and sees that notices are provided to the membership. The Secretary is responsible for membership applications and renewals and serves as the head of the membership committee. In addition, the secretary must approve all outgoing communications, communications to CMG members and web content.

Time Required:  5-10 hours a week
Previous Board Experience:  None required
Specific Experience Suggested: Served as Secretary in regional group or other organization.
Term: Two years

Treasurer:

The Treasurer is in charge of all funds and securities of CMG.  The Treasurer will receive and give receipts for monies due CMG, and deposit the monies.  The Treasurer serves as the co-chair for the Finance Committee. The Treasurer works closely with the CMG accountant/bookkeeper, auditor, and investment counselor.

Time Required:  15-20 hours a week
Previous Board Experience:  Has previously served on the CMG Board of Directors in some elected capacity or as Conference General Chair.
Specific Experience Suggested:  Has served a local region as Treasurer or other groups as Treasurer. Has background in finance/budget. Has demonstrable finance/budget experience from business activities.
Term: Two years

Director:

  • Determines CMG policy and direction.
  • Usually serve as the head of a committee and may be a member of others.

Time Required: 2-5 hours a week depending on committee responsibilities
Previous Board Experience: Not required
Term: Two years

Please use the nomination outline (https://www.cmg.org/about-cmg/call-nominations/board-directors-nomination-outline/) to submit your nomination.

All nominations must be received by Thursday, August 18, 2016 and sent to

Rick Lebsack, Nominations Chair
2016 CMG Nominating Committee
Email: cmgnom@cmg.org