DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call For Board Member Nominations

Dear members of Colorado Pro Chapter of SPJ:

My name is Deb Hurley. I’m the elections chair for the Colorado Professional Chapter of SPJ. I am calling for self-nominations for the six positions up for election on the board: four directors at-large, the treasurer and the president-elect.

Board meetings are held once per month, and board members may attend in person or via conference call. Board members may reside anywhere in Colorado, and must be members in good standing with national SPJ and the Colorado Professional Chapter.

To indicate your willingness to run for a position and to serve on the board, please e-mail me your name, the position you are running for, a photo, a biography of no more than 250 words and a statement of no more than 200 words explaining why you want to be on the board. NEW: Deadline is midnight, Wednesday, July 3.

The election information will be e-mailed to all members of the Colorado Pro Chapter on July 2. Members will have until noon on Monday July 22, to cast ballots in this all-electronic election.

If you have any questions about the process, the duties or how you can get involved with the Colorado Pro Chapter – whether as a board member or as a volunteer – please contact me at 303-601-8098 or at or President Dennis Huspeni at 719-648-0055 or or

Position: President-elect
Term of office: 1 year; this person automatically become president of the chapter in 2012, serving in that position for two years
Duties: The president-elect acts in the absence of the president and works closely with the president to oversee the chapter; learns the workings of the chapter in preparation to become president.

Position: Treasurer
Term of office: 2 years
Duties: The treasurer shall oversee all monies of the chapter and shall disburse funds upon proper authorization of the chapter’s officers; keep records of all receipts, disbursements and balances; report monthly on the financial condition of the chapter to the board.

Position: Members of the board of directors
Term of office: 2 years
4 positions are open
Duties: The board is responsible for the general direction and planning of chapter activities. Board members are required to attend board meetings and participate in the chapter’s professional development and programming efforts. A member of the board may also be appointed to chair one of several committees coordinating the work of the chapter, including membership, communications, programming, ethics and advocacy.