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Southern SAWG Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

Nominate yourself, or someone else (with their permission).

The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the long-range program focus for Southern SAWG, and for maintaining a strong and vibrant organization. Specific responsibilities include providing support and oversight for funding development, financial management, and strategic planning and evaluation, along with supervision of the Executive Director.

Each Board member is elected to a three-year term and serves on one or more of its committees. Board members should be prepared to provide leadership as officers, committee chairs, or participants in a Board-appointed task force. Experience with governance of other nonprofit organizations and/or with strategic thinking on a multi-state/regional level would be valuable in this position.

Candidates for the Board must be knowledgeable and supportive of SSAWG's mission and goals (, live within the Southern region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and be willing to serve for the entire three year term, or longer. Presently, there aren't any members on the Board from Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma or South Carolina. That said, all nominees will be considered no matter where they reside.

Additional information about Southern SAWG, the Board of Directors, and the nomination process is available by contacting Charlie Maloney, Chair of the Board Development Committee, at (804) 785-9401 or by email at

New candidates for the Board must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and two references by October 5, 2012 to Charlie Maloney via, email ( or USPS mail (Dayspring Farm, 942 Buena Vista Rd, Cologne VA 23181).

Candidates will be contacted by a Board Development Committee member for a telephone interview before the Board meets in late October. Newly elected Board members will begin their terms in the spring of 2013.