Elections at the 2017 Forward Feminism Conference

The 2017 Forward Feminism Conference will be an extra special one–we are electing a new President and Vice President! We hope that you will join us in sunny Orlando to choose the next leaders of our organization.
We are now accepting nominations for President and Vice President. Nominations for officer tickets must be submitted to the Nominating Committee in writing using this form. Please note that each form submitted must contain a nomination for every officer position.

Forms must be received at least 90 days before the conference, i.e. April 1, 2017. Nominations SHALL NOT be taken from the floor.

Candidates are encouraged to review the responsibilities and qualifications below, as per the National Organization for Women bylaws.

President

Duties

  • The President is salaried and will be a voting member of the National Board.
  • The President is the principal spokesperson and chief executive and financial officer of the organization, calls meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee, and the National Conference and presides at these meetings.
  • The President also serves as the Chair of the NOW PAC.

Term Information

  • Four year term, beginning 30 days after election at the National Conference.
  • Officers may serve a maximum of two terms

Qualifications

  • Member of NOW for at least four years immediately prior to election
  • Served at least one year as a chapter or state officer or National Board member.

Vice President

Duties

  • The Vice President is salaried and will be a voting member of the National Board.
  • The Vice President presides at all meetings in the absence of the President
  • She also keeps the minutes of the meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee and National Conference, serves as custodian of the records, and performs other duties as delegated by the President and Board.
  • For corporate purposes, the Vice President is designated Secretary/Treasurer.
  • The Vice President serves as the Treasurer of the NOW PAC.

Term Information

  • Four year term, beginning 30 days after election at the National Conference.
  • Officers may serve a maximum of two terms

Qualifications

  • Member of NOW for at least four years immediately prior to election
  • Served at least one year as a chapter or state officer or National Board member.