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Nominations Open for LWF At-Large Directorships
The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is accepting nominations through December 23, 2012 for At-Large Directorships in Districts 2, 4, 6 & 8. To be eligible, a nominee must 1) be a resident of, or work in, the Federation district he/she will represent on the board (refer to district map), and 2) have maintained membership in the LWF for at least one full year. While serving on the board, a director must keep his/her LWF membership current. The term for these board positions is two years. Members are welcome to contact the LWF office at 225-344-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about eligibility.
The Federation’s Board of Directors is the chief administrative authority of the organization and, along with the delegates to LWF’s annual meeting, establishes direction and policy on conservation issues. There is a modest commitment of time and financial resources to attend the three meetings held each year – one in the spring and one if the fall, traditionally held in central Louisiana, and the LWF’s annual meeting, a weekend conference held in February or March in a different region of the state each year. The next annual convention will be February 22-24, 2013 in Baton Rouge.
Board members can be extremely influential in conservation matters through their association and cooperation with fellow board members and LWF affiliates, and through participation on standing and ad hoc committees. They are also eligible to run for president and other executive offices, providing an even greater opportunity for leadership, involvement and recognition.
Interested LWF members should not hesitate to nominate themselves or provide background information to other members who may wish to nominate them. A nomination form and sample resume outline can be downloaded as a pdf file from www.lawildlifefed.org, or call the LWF office at 225-344-6707 if you prefer to have the form mailed/emailed to you. Completed nominations must be faxed, mailed or emailed to the LWF office by December 23. At-Large Directors will be selected by members from their district via mailed ballot after this nomination deadline.