Board of Directors Vacancy! Nominations Needed!

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.

Seeking Nominations for 2014 Board of Directors

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 2014 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 2013-2014 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 here. Alternatively, 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 will be explained with the information on that position.

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 2014 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

The duties of the Registrar shall be:

  • To carry out tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To maintain an up to date record of all active and inactive members of the Association;
  • To perform the registration tasks for the Association Annual Meeting and Banquet;
  • To assist the Vice President in the process of organizing and conducting the Annual Meeting and Banquet;
  • To increase active membership in the Association, in cooperation with the 2nd Vice President and Membership Directors;
  • To maintain a record of donations to the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Secretary, 1 year term

Incumbent: Sherry Petyak Souva, Class of 1981

The duties of the Secretary are:

  • To carry out tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To give notice of all meetings of the members of the Association, and all meetings of the Board, and to keep a record of their proceedings;
  • To conduct all correspondence;
  • To prepare an annual report of the transactions and condition of the Association for submission to the annual meeting.

Treasurer, 1 year term.

Incumbent: Deanne Van Dresar Suits, Class of 1979

The duties of the Treasurer shall be:

  • To carry out tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To develop an annual Association budget, in cooperation with the President;
  • To maintain custody of all moneys of the Association;
  • To deposit all moneys in the name of the Association in bank accounts as the Board shall designate;
  • To disburse money for all Board-approved budgetary expenditures on order of the President;
  • To keep regular and accurate financial accounts of Association receipts and disbursements;
  • To submit such records when requested by the Board;
  • To give an itemized statement of the Association’s financial status at the annual meeting of the members.
  • To update the signature cards for all bank accounts as needed by obtaining the signatures of the current President and Treasurer as co-signers for all accounts.

Scholarship Chairperson, 1 year term.

Incumbent: Chelsea Mellon Mutch, Class of 2004

The Duties of the Alumni Scholarship Chairperson shall be:

  • To carry out the tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To solicit donations to the Alumni Scholarship Fund, in cooperation with the Immediate Past President;
  • To convene and preside over the Scholarship Committee, as an ex-officio member;
  • To determine whether each scholarship recipient qualifies for payment;
  • To notify the Treasurer of qualified scholarship recipient names so that the Treasurer can make payments by October 1st.

Director: Banquet, 3 year term

Incumbent: Michael Waterman, Class of 1973

The duties of Banquet Director shall be:

  • To carry out tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To participate on the Banquet sub-committee and assist the 1st Vice President in carrying out the functions of that sub-committee, including organizing and working on the annual meeting & banquet in June.

Director: Membership, 3 year term

Incumbent: Mary Jane Currier-Wannyn, Class of 1974

The duties of Membership Director shall be:

  • To carry out tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To participate on Membership Sub-committee, and assist the 2nd Vice President and Registrar in carrying out the functions of that sub-committee, including building active membership and fund-raising activities.

Director: Scholarship, 3 year term

Incumbent: Robin Eldridge, Class of 1977

The duties of Scholarship Director shall be:

  • To carry out tasks assigned by the Board or the President;
  • To participate on the Scholarship sub-committee and assist the President and Scholarship Chairperson in carrying out the functions of that sub-committee including serving on the Scholarship Awards Committee.

If you are interested in working in of these positions for the Camden Alumni Association, please send your completed nomination form to Mary Barker, 9245 Burton Rd, Camden, NY 13316 by February 15, 2014.

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 2013-2014 membership year).