By Denise Blanchard
Have you ever thought you could do something, but didn’t take the leap to try? As children, many of us held our hands high to be picked for something only to be overlooked because we weren’t athletic enough, tall enough, skinny enough or smart enough…you know the drill!
Those experiences helped to shape each of us into the adults we have become. Some of us are eager to volunteer, while others tend to be more reserved and hold ourselves back. Which are you and what do you have that could help propel TSPRA into the future?
As we continue to strengthen TSPRA, we need the collective talent of our amazing membership to get the job done. Every fall, members step up to the plate to run for an office to represent fellow TSPRAns or volunteer to comb through the many nominations submitted to determine who has the right stuff this year. I am thankful for all!
That’s where the nominating committee comes in! This team of people from across the state will come together with one thing in mind: choosing the right people for the right jobs at the right time and will do it in the right way using our organization’s by-laws and standing rules.
The TSPRA Standing Rules:
- Dictate who serves on the nominating committee, how they are selected, who is eligible to serve, what their duties are, and when they are to meet.
- Specify that the current leadership appoint those who serve on the nominating committee.
- Spell out who should be included on the ballot, a timeline for when voting may take place, the manner for how elections take place, the process for verifying the election process and the means for announcing election results.
Our 2013 nominating committee is currently reviewing nominations, familiarizing themselves with the TSPRA Strategic Plan and identifying the individuals who will serve TSPRA in the future and represent the membership in the best way possible. They will meet on Thursday, September 26.
Please join me in thanking the 2013-2014 TSPRA Nominating Committee.