FCA seeks to be an indispensable asset to the fraternal movement, to challenge members to imagine a better way of communicating, and to provide an enriching membership experience.
The Fraternity Communications Association is now accepting nomination forms for those desirous of becoming a member of the Board of Directors for the 2019-2021 Term. In accordance with our Association’s Constitution, board members are elected to two-year terms and must be re-elected to be retained.
We are seeking constituents from our member organizations within the Association who are looking for a professional development opportunity and are willing to serve as our volunteer leaders for the Board of Directors, helping to drive the organization forward through the implementation of our strategic plan, our mission and our values. In addition, board candidates should be committed to maintaining the Association’s professionalism and will be asked to invest extra time to serve on the board. Ideally candidates will have demonstrated prior service and contribution to this Association or one of similar size but that service in not required to be elected to the Board.
If you know someone who fits the profile, or if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, the Fraternity Communications Association encourages you to complete the board nomination form, which is due by March 1, 2018.
Board Member Expectations
The following are general expectations of all those serving on the FCA Board of Directors:
Participate in monthly Board of Directors Conference Call (1 hour)
Participate in three (3) face-to-face meetings per year; July/August – 2 days, November – 1 day (Midyear Conference), and May – 3 days (Annual Conference). The cost to attend and lodging for each of these meetings is the organizations responsibility. Typically the Association covers meals during the summer meeting/retreat and lunch during the November/May meeting.
Attend the Midyear Conference (Friday before Thanksgiving)
Attend the Annual Conference (typically the second week of May; Wednesday through Friday)
Oversee 1-2 Committee Chairs; participate in weekly or bi-weekly calls
Typically, a Board Member spends 1-2 hours per week volunteering for FCA. Most organizations will allow their staff member to spend 1-2 per week during the work day to take care of their responsibilities, but that is not always the case. Board members are encouraged to review their supervisor’s expectations prior to taking on the role to avoid difficult conversations later.
For complete information about the board positions and the election process, refer to our Handbook of Policies and Procedures. The Nominations Committee reviews candidates for board election and deliberates carefully to ensure the best-qualified nominees are recommended for election as leaders for the coming two years.
Board nominations are now being accepted using the board nomination form. For questions regarding the Board of Directors or the nominations process, contact Nominations Committee Chairman and Past President Todd Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the link below to fill out the nomination form: