Announcing the Nominating Committee's Slate for National Board of Directors 2019 - 2021
The Disneyana Fan Club is the longest running, largest non-profit fan club which is dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of Walt Disney and the creativity and imagination of Walt and all the men and women that created the Disney magic. The DFC is also run by an all-volunteer group, including its National Board of Directors.
The Nominating Committee has now selected their recommended slate of members who are willing to contribute their time and energy to the Disneyana Fan Club as members of the National Board of Directors. The Term of Office is from July 2019 through July 2021. Nicolasa Nevarez - President Louis Boish - Vice President, Finance Vacant - Vice President, Chapters Vacant - Vice President, Communications Laurie Smith - Vice President, Membership Vacant - Editor-in-Chief, Disneyana Dispatch Newsletter Paul Schnebelen - Legends Chair Brian Hugo - Special Events Coordinator Melissa Smith - Secretary Vacant - Convention Coordinator Ted Bradpiece - Director at Large Christine Demmitt - Director at Large Jeannie Evans - Director at Large Linda Rolls - Charities Chair Theo Fukushima - Webmaster
Should a member not appearing on this slate wish to become a candidate, he or she shall submit a petition of nomination to the Nominating Committee. The petition must be signed by twenty (20) current members or one percent (1%) of the current membership of the Disneyana Fan Club, whichever is greater. The 1% of the Club's present membership is less than 20; so 20 current members of the Disneyana Fan Club must sign the petition. The petition must be mailed to the Nominating Committee at Post Office Box 19212, Irvine, California 92623-9212, and be received no later than June 30, 2019.
If no valid petitions are received, the proposed slate shall be considered ratified. If a valid petition is received, the Board will hold an election to determine the winner of a contested office. Such an election, if necessary, shall take place on July 27, 2019, with ballots to members by July 7, 2019. All ballots must be returned by August 7, 2019 to be valid and counted. The new Board of Directors will be installed at the Annual Business Meeting of the Disneyana Fan Club on September 21, 2019.
The above guidelines are set forth in the By-Laws of the Disneyana Fan Club. If you have any questions regarding the election process or if you need additional information, please contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the descriptions of each of the Board positions:
Vice President of Finance (VPF) – shall act as Treasurer and manage all financial matters of the Club. The VPF shall collect and have custody of all funds of the Club and shall deposit the same in accounts designated by the Board. The VPF shall submit a brief account of all receipts and expenditures at all regular meetings.
Vice President of Chapters (VPC) – shall coordinate the formation of new chapters, and shall promote the continued growth of existing chapters. The VPC shall bring related matters before the Board. The VPC shall prepare an annual chapter development report.
Vice President of Communications (VPComm) – In coordination with the Communications Committee, shall create a marketing and PR plan that includes management, creation and deployment of website, email social media content, building media and partner relationships to grow membership and event presence, and generate publicity through earned media. Grow website traffic with SEO/SEM tactics and analyzing campaign efforts.
Vice President of Membership (VPM) – shall manage all membership activities. The VPM shall keep records of the membership. The VPM shall develop membership materials. The VPM shall prepare an annual membership report.
Convention Coordinator (CC) – shall create a budget for and otherwise supervise all conventions.
Secretary – shall process all correspondence received by The Club, and shall record the minutes of all meetings, whether held in person or by electronic means. The Secretary shall serve as Sergeant-at-Arms for all meetings.
Editor-in-Chief (EIC) – shall resource or create all copy/design content, manage distribution list, work with print vendor to print and mail newsletter 4-6 times a year.
Webmaster – shall maintain the website and provide technical support, including the substantive organization and content of the website, assisting the VPMRC and other officers and Board members in timely posting information, documents, links, and other items for both the public and members/chapters.
Special Events Coordinator (SEC) – shall create a budget for and otherwise supervise all special event activities separate from conventions.
Legacy Chair – shall chair the Legacy Committee, appoint an assistant chair, and report to the Board on a regular basis.
Charities Chair – shall chair the Charities Committee and shall provide an annual report to the Board.
Three (3) Directors-at-Large – shall serve in the capacity to help other Board members as needed.
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