After a couple years of absence, the Camden Alumni News has returned with the Winter 2016 edition. This edition should be appearing soon in the Queen Central News as well.
In accordance with the Camden Alumni Association Constitution and By-Laws, we are seeking nominations from current active members in good standing for positions on the Camden Alumni Board of Directors for the 2016 elections.
A member in good standing is considered an alumnus who is currently up to date on dues payments. If you are interested in one of these board positions, and your dues are not up to date, just fill out the form at the bottom of this page and mail it to the address indicated along with a check for $5 to cover the 2015-2016 annual dues.
Nominations shall be by petition from the candidate seeking office. The petition must be endorsed by at least two other members in good standing for the last two years. The petition shall be submitted to the President by February 15th. You can find a nomination petition form on the Camden Alumni Association’s website at www.camdenalumni.com. Scroll over the “About” tab on the main menu, then scroll to the “Officers & Board Members” link to bring up the sidebar link “Nomination Petition” and click on that link for the PDF file to print.
It is the responsibility of all board members to attend a majority of the board meetings held, usually numbering 4 or 5 meetings annually. The remaining duties specific to any position are available on the alumni website.
With the exception of the presidential offices, there are no term limits for any board of director positions. Incumbents can continue to run for office as long as they wish to hold the position. As of this notice, we do not know if any incumbents wish to withdraw from office, but election nominations are open to any qualified alumni willing to run for office and fulfill the duties of the position for which they are nominated.
For the 2016 Camden Alumni Association Board of Directors Elections, we are seeking nominations for the following positions:
Registrar, 1 year term
Incumbent: Scott Souva, Class of 1980
Secretary, 1 year term
Incumbent: Sherry Petyak Souva, Class of 1981
Treasurer, 1 year term
Incumbent: Deanne VanDresar Suits, Class of 1979
Scholarship Chairperson, 1 year term
Incumbent: Chelsea Mellon Mutch, Class of 2004
Director: Banquet, 3 year term
Incumbent: Gail Buffaloe McEntire, Class of 1974
Director: Membership, 3 year term
Incumbent: Lance Williams, Class of 1979
Director: Scholarship, 3 year term
Incumbent: Cathy Cole Platt, Class of 1977
If you are interested in working in of these positions for the Camden Alumni Association, please send your completed nomination form to Steven Baker, 66 Oswego St, Camden, NY 13316 by February 15, 2016.
In lieu of the online nomination form, send a letter listing your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address (if you have one), graduation year, position you are seeking for nomination and the name and signatures of at least two Camden Alumni graduates whose membership is in good standing (have paid their $5 dues for the 2015-2016 membership year).
We presently have a vacancy on the Board of Directors that needs to be filled at the earliest convenience. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the Camden Alumni Association Board of Directors for a three-year term as a Director on the Membership Committee, please let our president, Steve Baker know.
Eligibility for a position on the Board of Directors requires the following:
- You must be a registered Camden Alumni (Graduate or GED of Camden High/Camden Central School)
- You must have your $5 annual dues paid in full (can be paid up at your first meeting!)
The Board of Directors meets 3-4 times a year, working on Membership Activities, the Annual Banquet, Scholarship Awards and Fund Raising. We usually have two major activities a year, the June Annual Banquet and a fund-raising event in August. We are a great group of people, and have a great time working on alumni activities together.
CLICK HERE to email Steve Baker if you are interested in assuming this vacant position on the Board of Directors.