Call for Leadership Volunteers
This is Paul Smith, current LWA President, reaching out to all club members regarding club leadership opportunities and needs. As you may know, the club by laws specify five LWA officers (President, VP Touring, VP Racing, Secretary, Treasure) and four at large LWA Board of Directors members. In addition to these positions there are several other critical leadership positions that the club relies on, including Membership Coordinator, Web Master, Club Picnic organizer, and the Donut Derby event director. This year several of these position will be open, and the club needs members to step up to fill these vacancies.
Here are the positions we need filled for next year.
LWA President. I am stepping down as the LWA President after serving one year. We need someone to assume that role. I will certainly work with anyone to facilitate a smooth transition.
Member of the Board of Directors: There are seveal current board members who's terms either expire this year or who are leaving the area. If you are willing to serve on the Board please reach out.
Donut Derby Event Organizer: Bert has done an outstanding job during his tenure. He is stepping down, so we need somneone to assume that role.
Club Picnic organizer: Fritz has done this for several years but will be moving out of the area. We need a volunteer to organize the annual club picnic.
As far as I know at this point, these are the positions that will be empty next year.
Our by laws state that officers and directors will be elected at the annual Holiday Party. There is no formal nominating committee. However, if you are willing to assume a leadership role please indicate that to me (Paul Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org) or tell another member who can rely it to me and you will be added to the list of nominees. However, in my association with the club, there has rarely been a contested election, whoever indicates a willingness to serve is by default the only candidate and hence will be elected by acclimation . However, there is nothing preventing more than one candidate and our by laws state that nominations will be open from the floor during the meeting.
So this an urgent request for members to step up and help the club by volunteering to serve in one of the roles indicated above. If the club has added value to your life and given you opportunities for friendship, fun, and fitness, please consider volunteering. You don't need to wait to be asked in person. I am asking now.