The North Shore Alano will hold its Annual Election for the NSA Board of Directors during the week of 1/12-1/17. Participating members of AA or Al-Anon may cast a ballot on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday after the 5:30 PM meeting from 6:30PM - 8:00 PM or Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 6:45AM- 8:15 AM or Saturday from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM. This new voting process is designed to give the membership more time and opportunity to cast a vote. The deadline for submitting a nomination to run in the election is 12/20. A nomination form can be filled out online or printed out 2014 Nomination Form
and submitted to a steward. Again, the deadline to submit a completed nomination form is December 20th. The Candidates for Board positions will be posted for membership review and information beginning 12/21/14 in the steward's room. Please contact any member of the NSA Board of Directors Nominating Committee (posted in coffee room) if you would like to be considered for a Board position or would like to nominate someone. Further information is available on our website: www.northshorealano.org. Please participate. This is OUR Alano. Immediately following the last voting period on 1/17 at noon the NSA will hold the Annual Meeting which is open to all members of the NSA. Please attend and speak to your BOARD. To submit online simply fill out the nomination form, type in the CAPTCHA code, and click submit. You will receive a confirmation email soon thereafter.

Those who submit valid applications prior to December 20th will have their names printed on the written ballot. Members of the NSA attending the annual meeting will choose five directors from those nominated. The top five vote getters will be elected to fill the five three year term director openings on the board. The following top vote getters will be put on a list to fill any vacancies that may occur.

NSA Board of Directors Job Description
Board Title: Board Member
Term: Elected - Three year term, Appointed - Inherits term limit

Summary of Essential Job Functions:
• Represents the Board to the membership.
• Regularly attends Board meetings and related activities.
• Actively participates in committee work.
• Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments.
• Completes assignments thoroughly and on time.
• Stays informed about committee matters.
• Prepares for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
• Builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. 

• Actively participates in activities and planning efforts.
• Participates in fund raising.
• Represents NSA and the Board professionally, ethically, and responsibly.
• Respects all applicable laws, regulations and contractual obligations.
• Prepares for and attends board and committee meetings.
• Takes responsibility for operational or project initiatives.
• Opens doors in the community
• Critically evaluates self.

Personal characteristics to consider:
• Each Board Member shall be a current, participating member of the AA/Al-Anon family of groups meeting at NSA with two years of continuous sobriety.
• Is committed to the development of NSA.
• Is enthusiastic about contributing time and resources to better NSA.
• Has ability to consistently attend Board meetings.
• Is willing to contribute to Board activities.
• Is capable of leading committees.
• Has the ability to listen, analyze, and think critically and creatively.
• Is friendly, responsive, and patient.
• Possesses honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views.
• Works well with individuals and groups.
• Has well-developed sense of values and personal integrity.
• Reads and understands financial statements.
• Cultivates and recruits board members and volunteers.

Interested candidates please fill out the form below and submit.

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The North Shore Alano is home to dozens of meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. There is also an Alanon meeting on Tuesday at 7:00pm, and an ACOA meeting on Saturday at 3pm. We are located on the 2nd floor of Lake Street Church, 607 Lake Street, Evanston, IL. The entrance is on the North side of Lake just West of Chicago Avenue. There is plenty of street and metered parking nearby. On Sundays metered parking is free.

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