RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION 2021 ELECTIONS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTORS
The Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) is currently accepting nominations for four Director’s seats for the RRF Board including:
- Director-At-Large #2
- Director-At-Large #5
- Outside North America Director
- North American Director #5
The call is open until 15 May 2021, elections are scheduled for late summer 2021, and this slate of Directors serves a three-year term beginning January 1, 2022.
What are the responsibilities of the RRF Board? The RRF Board is the governing body of the RRF. The 12 Directors oversee RRF’s finances, publications, fundraising efforts, represent the interests and concerns of the membership, and guide the affairs of the Foundation. Four Directors are elected each year and serve a three-year term.
Please see Section 4. Responsibility and Authority of the Board of Directors of the RRF Bylaws to learn more: https://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/about/bylaws/
Who can serve as a RRF Director? Current RRF members are eligible to run for a Director’s seat. Directors representing geographic regions (i.e., North America, Outside North America) must be residents of the region from which elected. Directors-at-Large are not so restricted as to residence.
How do I nominate someone? RRF members can self-nominate or nominate another RRF member. It is important to contact the potential nominee before submitting a nomination to confirm that the person is interested in serving on the RRF Board.
Who do I contact regarding nominations? Direct any questions and submit nominations to Carol McIntyre (RRF Nominations Committee chair) at carol.mac.rrfATgmail.com. Nominations must be received by 15 May 2021. Please include the nominees full name and email address when submitting the nomination.
What happens after I submit a nomination? Upon receipt of a nomination, the Nominations Committee chair contacts the nominee, confirms their interest in running, inquires about what seat they want to run for, and requests them to submit via email a brief (≤300 words) biographical summary to include on the RRF election ballot. The biographical sketch needs to include the following information: a) why the nominee is a RRF member and how being a RRF member has helped them in their professional careers and other activities, b) the reasons the nominee wants to serve on the RRF board, c) the skills and experience that the nominee will bring to the board that will help the RRF meet its mission; and, d) the nominee’s vision of the challenges that raptors face and for how RRF can best serve the needs of its members and meet its mission.