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Hear ye, hear ye.  This is going to be a serious post!  Calling all people passionate about UGs and the developer community!  The INETA North America Board is accepting nominations now for the upcoming elections.  If you are serious about the community, and want a chance to get more involved (not to mention work more directly with little ole me :) )  read all the info below.  Note - nominations must come from an INETA UG Leader, and the deadline is 2/15/2007.

Elections are being held for the INETA NorAm Board of Directors in mid-March. From now through February 15, 2007 any user group leader of an INETA registered user group in the United States and Canada can nominate an individual for a Board position. The nominee can be any member of the developer community and does not have to be a user group leader. Experience and familiarity with the operation and needs of the user group community is beneficial. You cannot nominate yourself, but any other user group leader may, so get someone to nominate you.

All positions are a 2-year term running from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. Nominees must reside in the United States or Canada. Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

  • President: Provide strategic direction, oversee business operations, interface with other worldwide regions, ensure business and project goals are being met.
  • Vice President: Assist the President with strategic planning, administrative operations, and project management.
  • Secretary: Maintain all corporate records, contracts, and oversee the election process.
  • Treasurer: Oversee financial and accounting including bookkeeping, budgeting, tax returns, and financial reporting.
  • Vice President of Community Activities: Oversee projects related to the user group community like INETA Live and regional user group leader summits.
  • Vice President of Marketing: Provide marketing and communication support for projects and business operations.
  • Vice President of Membership: Oversee individual and user group membership management including application approval and project related to increasing and maintaining quality members.
  • Vice President of Speakers: Oversee the allocation and logistics of the INETA Speakers program.
  • Vice President of Technology: Provide technical functionality for business operations and project implementation including infrastructure and the web site.

This is a great opportunity to work with fellow volunteers from user groups around the United States and Canada as well as get some experience running a business that can help you professionally. Furthermore, you can help foster the larger user group community. Board members are required to attend 1-hr weekly conference calls and up to two in-person weekend meetings (all expenses paid) each year.

Questions about a position including a detailed job description can be obtained from Jason Beres, Secretary (noram.secretary@ineta.org). Nominations can also be submitted to Jason and should include:

  • Full name
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone #
  • Board position desired
  • Nominee's resume
  • Brief description on why you think the nominee would make a good candidate for the position.

All nominations must be received by midnight Thursday, 2/15/2007.

But, just because I can't stand to just be all business and no fun, here is a link to something that I think is funny.

Happy Wednesday!

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:46 PM | Back to top


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