The Bay Chapter needs candidates to run in this fall’s elections for the Executive Committees (ExComms) of the Chapter and its eight groups–and to fill current vacancies on the Chapter, Marin, Northern Alameda, and TriValley Group ExComms. We also need volunteers to serve on the Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee to help recruit candidates and administer the elections.
Congratulations! As a member of the Sierra Club, you’re part of the largest volunteer-driven environmental organization in the country. If you’re one of our active members—or want to be—with a passion to explore, enjoy, and protect our planet, please consider becoming part of the Chapter’s core leadership team.
The Chapter Executive Committee is the Chapter’s board of directors–responsible for overseeing the management and financial sustainability of our Chapter, setting the Chapter’s policy/advocacy directions, and assuring a structure that supports the development and success of our grassroots leaders. The Chapter ExComm meets the second Monday evening of each month. With preparation and follow-up, members typically spend 10 hours per month on this. In addition, ExComm members have subcommittee assignments or additional leadership roles that take varying amounts of time.
Group ExComms have similar kinds of responsibilities, though for smaller groups these typically take less time.
The Nominations and Elections Committee is seeking candidates to run for election this November for a two-year term beginning in January 2014. The ideal candidate should have the ability to look at the big picture, take initiative, and make decisions. Some of the relevant skill areas for an ExComm member (no one member has all of these) include management, budgeting/finance, grassroots organizing, fundraising, knowledge of specific issues, volunteer organizing, leadership development, publishing, knowledge of community interests or concerns, local politics, environmental law, ethnic diversity, computer or internet knowledge, and social media.
If this describes you (or someone you know), consider applying (or recommending someone).
To apply for current vacancies, contact:
Chapter ExComm (one vacancy)
Marin Group ExComm (one vacancy)
Northern Alameda County Group ExComm (one vacancy)
TriValley Group ExComm (two vacancies)
To serve on the Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee, to run in the fall elections, or for more information, contact committee chair Elizabeth Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206)225-8232.