Submitted by Denise McGill
As Secretary, I am a member of the Board of Directors, Governance Committee and Executive Committee.
The list of my activities, detailed below, is dry. In carrying out these duties, I have strived to increase transparency, to create a structure that makes it easy for members to access services and find places to volunteer. I’ve unofficially served as a point person for volunteers and elected leaders at all levels.
Because of my role in communications, I served as the de facto point of contact for volunteers and elected leaders. It’s been very rewarding to work with so many people. I’ve been able to recommend several people who now serve as volunteers. In particular, I’m proud that I recommended Ross Taylor for as Mentoring Chair. I also worked closely with Regional Leaders when their Representative had to step down.
My primary duty is to keep records for the organization. In 2011, I compiled documents for the two Board of Directors meetings, helped prepare the agenda, kept the minutes, and updated any documents afterward. I attended all meetings of the Executive Committee, and kept minutes there also.
I’ve had a major role contributing to the internal communications of NPPA. This includes announcements to the members and articles for nppa.org. I also moderate several lists and groups.
I oversee all elections.
The Regions Representative was elected in April. 2011 was the first time that Associate Chairs were allowed to vote, making 20 people eligible voters. The vote count was:
|Jim Bye, Region 4 Chair||7 votes (winner)|
|Ted Van Pelt, Region 3 Chair||2 votes|
For the Board of Directors election in November, I took nominations for three months. The vote count was
|Todd Maisel||104 (winner)|
|Mark Dolan||91 (winner)|
|Scott Mc Kiernan||73|
November brought elections for odd-numbered regions. The vote counts are
- Region 1 Chair:
John Walker 10 (winner)
- Region 3 Chair:
Ted Van Pelt 41 (winner) Joseph Eddins Jr 1
- Region 3 Associate Chair:
Caroline Couig 41 (winner) Mary F. Calvert 1
- Region 5 Chair:
Phil Greer 25 (winner) Nick Adams 1 Liz Martin 1 Mike Borland 1 Jon Reidy 1
- Region 7 Chair:
Merry Murray 4 (winner) Anthony DeWitt 3
- Region 7 Associate Chair:
Billy Dry 7 (winner)
- Region 9 Chair:
Shawn Montano 7 (winner)
- Region 9 Associate Chair:
Bruce Thorson 7 (winner)
I took part in Governance Committee discussions over the year, and kept them abreast of election issues.
My greatest NPPA moment this year was not related to my elected office. I serve as advisor to the NPPA Student Chapter at the University of South Carolina, which was awarded “Chapter of the Year.”
I am also a member of the South Carolina professional chapter.