We need to start getting a little more firmed up here for the event of our becoming officially a not-for-profit org. That means getting officers voted in and committees formed. Below is cut and pasted from a previous post of Casper's.
Please offer nominations, suggestions, discussion... or volunteer yourself. We really need these positions filled; we can't have a "body" (of members) without the support of the "skeleton" (officers and committees).
We are forming 5 committees and we need nominations for Commissioners for each. The Commissioner will have people working under him for committee specific tasks. He will be responsible for organizing his chairmen and delegating responsibility. Basically, the commissioner will be the "advisor" of the committee. Working at pointing his people in the right direction, review of data collected and working with the other committees.
The commissioner will also have a vote. There are certain things that can not be put to a public vote for various reasons (time being the major) so minor things will be voted upon within the higher-archy (for lack of a better word). All of the commissioners shall have a vote, along with the president, secretary and Treasurer. This brings us to 8 votes. How to handle a tie will be addressed in the by-laws which will be put to a public vote.
The committees and possible nominations are as follows:
I. Inventory committee:
Commissioner: Mike King or Paul Temple (both have/had National Collections)
II. Placement Committee
Commissioner: We need to find someone familiar with Herbarium/Bot. Garden Directors. Carl Mazur possibly?
III> Maintenance Committee
Commissioner: Someone with knowledge of issues regarding potential hybridization and/or and educator capable of drafting a workable model
IV Cost Committee:
Commissioner: You need someone with experience in standard business fairly large scale operations. Paul Luebbert (this recommendation was made by another member)?
V. Public Relations Committee:
Commissioner: We need someone with good PR Skills: Jason Wills?
OK.....if you aren't experienced at this...neither is anybody else! Challenge yourself!