RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2019 ANNUAL ELECTIONS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Raptor Research Foundation is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors for the 2019 RRF elections. Join the team and help RRF plan for the future!
The following Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) Director Seats are open for the 2019 elections. These Directors serve a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2020.
- Director North American #1 (must reside in North America)
- Director Southern Hemisphere (must reside in Southern Hemisphere)
- Director At Large #1 (no geographical restriction)
- Director At Large #4 (no geographical restriction)
Who can run? RRF By-Laws require that Directors must be current RRF members and, in the instance of Directors representing geographic regions, be residents of the region from which elected. Directors-at-Large are not so restricted as to residence.
What are the duties and responsibilities of RRF Directors? As a volunteer and member-led association, the RRF Board is the governing body for RRF. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s finances, publications, fundraising efforts, representing the interests and concerns of membership, and guiding the affairs of the Foundation. Directors of each geographic region are primarily available and responsive to RRF members throughout those regions, bringing any related issues to the RRF Board. Directors’ responsibilities include attendance at and participation in face-to-face and electronic meetings.
Please see the RRF Bylaws at https://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/about/bylaws/ for more information on RRF Officers and Directors.
Can I nominate myself? Yes.
Can I nominate someone else? Yes, but please be sure to contact the person you want to nominate to confirm their willingness to run.
How do I nominate someone or what if I want more information? Please contact Carol McIntyre (RRF Nominations Committee Chair) at carol.mac.rrfATgmail.com by 15 May 2019 with nominations or questions regarding this call.
What happens during the nominations process? Upon receipt, the Nominations Committee chair will submit nominations to the RRF Secretary. The RRF Secretary will contact the candidates directly to secure a short (250 words or less) biographical summary that will be included on the RRF election ballot. The summary should include their background, RRF affiliation, and primary reasons that they want to serve. The elections will be held in late summer and results announced at the 2019 annual meeting in November.