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NCECA 11/23/11

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NCECA 2012 Board Nominations and Elections: Important Update


NCECA 2012 Board Nominations and Elections: Important Update

NCECA's Board of Directors is pleased to announce its nominees for President Elect and Director at Large. The President Elect role represents a 6-year cycle of service to NCECA: 2-years as President Elect, 2-years as President and 2-years as Past President. The decision about President Elect is always an important one. This next election is particularly significant as the person selected as President Elect in 2012 will be at the helm of NCECA's Board throughout the 50th year celebration in 2016.

Bylaws changes approved by the membership in 2010 require the NCECA Board of Directors to nominate two candidates for the role of President Elect and put them before membership for a vote. NCECA's Board is gratified that two exceptional candidates, Deborah Bedwell and Paul Wandless, have accepted nominations for this important seat.

Also up for election at the 2012 meeting is one of three Director at Large positions. This position represents a three-year commitment of service on NCECA's Board of Directors. Garth Johnson and Steven Wolochowicz are the two nominees put forth by the Board of Directors. Click here to read more about these individuals and their qualifications.

Additional nominations for the Director at Large position may come from the floor at the First Members Business meeting scheduled to take place from 8:30-9 am on Thursday, March 29. Also at this meeting, nominations for Student Directors at Large will be accepted for a single position running from 2012-2014.

NCECA voting, by our bylaws, takes place during the second session of the Members Business Meeting on the final day of the Annual Conference. In 2012, this meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 31. To maximize participation in the vote for our next President Elect, the meeting will be called to order at 9 am. Following presentations by three of NCECA's six 2012 Emerging Artists, the two candidates for President Elect will make brief presentations to the membership and the election for this position will take place. The 2012 Emerging Artist presentations will resume once voting for the President Elect position has concluded. Following the closing co-lecture by Robert Brady and Sandy Simon, elections for other board positions will take place.

NCECA's Board is currently exploring election methods that will make better use of 21st century technologies to increase opportunities for member involvement in critical decisions of Board leadership. To do so will require NCECA to put a ballot question before the membership to amend NCECA's bylaws regarding voting to permit electronic ballots along with live ballot for future elections. The goal of the structural alteration of the Saturday program, as well as consideration of any future ballot question on the amendment of the bylaws, is to increase member engagement and participation in elections.

NCECA's Board and Staff members extend thankfulness to all of you that work to share your love for ceramic arts and education. Best wishes to you and your families this holiday season.


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