Notice of Board of Directors Nomination Form and Annual Meeting

The North Shore Alano will hold its Annual Election for the NSA Board of Directors between Friday, January 13 and Friday, January 20. 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 1/11. A nomination form can be filled out online or printed out Nomination Form
and submitted to a steward. This form can be completed and submitted by hand at the NSA. Please type or print clearly and complete the form in full. A clear headshot photograph must be submitted with your application. You may also fill out the online application on our website at or email the application to: If you hand deliver the form to the NSA, the Steward on-duty will deposit all Nomination Forms into the NSA safe. Nomination Forms must be received by the end of the day on January 11, 2017. The Candidates for Board positions will be posted for membership review and information beginning January 13, 2017 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. Please participate. This is OUR Alano. The NSA will hold the Annual Meeting, which is open to all members of the NSA, on January 20, 2017 at 6:45 pm. Please attend and speak to your Board. Member participation is vital to our Alano! Please consider running and attending the Board Meeting on 1/20/17. 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.

All forms received by January 11 will be placed into a Nominee Binder and made available at meetings. There will be an option for write-in candidates.

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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