Prospective Board Member:
Thank you for your interest in the Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA) and in serving on the WWRA Board of Directors. Board members are non-paid positions that are elected by the membership and are working positions not honorary positions.
The Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed in 2003 that provides a network to act as a unified voice, support system and educational resource for those involved in the rehabilitation of wildlife in Washington State.
The Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA) is incorporated for the support of the science and profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its practitioners. The purposes of the association are:
· To foster continued improvement of wildlife rehabilitation.
· To disseminate knowledge through meetings, reports, publications, symposiums and other means.
· To promote educational programs, to teach natural history and explain the kinship among all living things.
· To promote cooperation between professional and governmental agencies and other groups, and the wildlife rehabilitation community.
The term of office is three years. Board member nominees that are approved by the Nominating Committee shall be submitted to the membership, by ballot, for election.
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD NOMINEES
- · Nominees must be voting members of Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA) prior to their nomination
- · Must have been or currently be actively involved in wildlife rehabilitation
- · Must have an active email address to participate in Board business
- · It is expected that board members will use their administrative, leadership and other specific skills and interests while serving on the board
- · Must be willing to be an active, hands-on working board member
- · Have capability to participate in phone or computer conference call
DUTIES OF BOARD MEMBERS
WWRA Board positions are working positions. The term of office is three years. Board members must:
- Control and manage the organization, its activities and finances
- Uphold the By-laws and policies, and elect the executive committee officers
- Must attend and participate in the conference and Board meetings held throughout the year
- Volunteer for and accept committee assignments
- Devote time to further the mission, guiding principles and purposes of the Association
- Answer Board business correspondence, when necessary, between the meetings
- · Nominees must submit in typed (if possible) format,
- · Submit a cover letter including a brief biography (bio will be sent to membership with ballots and used on website)
- · Submit a personal resume
by email to president of WWRA by Nov 19, 2017
To be selected as a candidate for the Board of Directors election, each applicant will need a 50% + 1 yes vote by the WWRA Nominating Committee. A committee member may interview the nominee by telephone. The Nominating Chair will contact candidates concerning selection as a candidate for the WWRA Board of Directors election.
Nominees approved by the Nominating Committee shall be submitted to the membership, by ballot, for election. Ballots containing names of nominees and biographical information will be sent to all current WWRA members. Election will be by secret ballot by a simple majority vote of the members responding. Each candidate must receive a 50% + 1 vote of the membership to be elected. Ballots will be counted on December 31st. Election results will be announced to the WWRA membership by email, by mail, or in the newsletter in January.