Get On Board
by John Shenot
I want to encourage any member who might, even just possibly, be interested in serving on the Board of Directors in 2023 to contact me at your earliest convenience. Weíve begun the process of recruiting volunteers and will announce the members of our Nominations Committee at the chapter meeting on October 13. Iím always happy to bring new faces to the leadership of FCAS and will gladly answer your questions about what it takes to serve. The most important thing for any potential board candidate to know is that FCAS is financially strong, growing in membership, and has a superb Board of Directors sharing the load of running the organization. New board members will get a lot of coaching and help in whatever role they assume!
I would be remiss if I didnít mention that all of the officer and director positions are up for election in January, including the position of president (which is the only position that serves two-year terms). I am nearing the end of eight consecutive years as president of FCAS. It has been thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding, but I think it would be good for the organization if someone else were to take on this role. Itís not that Iím unwilling to continue, itís just that a new leader might bring fresh ideas and energy that could make a great organization even better. So, to be clear, if anybody is willing to take on this role, I will not stand in the way!