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NAMI Mass Board Nominations Due Sept. 15th

August 3, 2010

Dear Members of NAMI Massachusetts,

At our annual convention in Seekonk on Saturday, October 30, the members of NAMI Massachusetts will elect six members of the state Board of Directors.

As chair of the Nominating Committee, I am writing to solicit nominations for the six positions, two of which are at-large, two from the Central-West Massachusetts area, and one each from the Northeast-Suburban and Metro-Southeast areas.

Members from any part of the state may be nominated for the two at-large positions.

Nominees for the Central-West area must be members of one of the following affiliates:  NAMI Central Massachusetts, NAMI North Central Massachusetts, NAMI Berkshire County or NAMI Western Massachusetts.

Nominees for the Metro-Southeast area must be members of one of the following affiliates: NAMI Cambridge Middlesex, NAMI Central Middlesex, NAMI Coastal, NAMI Greater Framingham, NAMI Newton/Wellesley, NAMI South Norfolk, NAMI South Shore, NAMI GB-CAN, NAMI Latino Metro Boston, NAMI Plymouth, NAMI Dorchester/Mattapan/Roxbury, NAMI Greater Fall River, NAMI Attleboro or NAMI Cape Cod.

Nominees for the Northeast-Suburban area must be members of one of the following affiliates: NAMI Cape Ann, NAMI Greater Lowell, NAMI Greater North Shore, NAMI Northeast Essex, or NAMI Central Middlesex.

Nominees must be members in good standing (that is, with their dues paid up); they must be nominated and seconded in writing by members in good standing; and they must submit a brief statement about themselves.  Nominations and personal statements must be received (or postmarked) no later than Wednesday, September 15.

The responsibilities of members of the Board of Directors include attendance at Board meetings; participation on a Board committee; participation in NAMI functions such as the Walk and statewide convention; contributing to or participating in fundraising activities; and serving as an ambassador for NAMI.

The Board’s work is vital to the success of NAMI Massachusetts, and I hope that you or members of your affiliate will seek nomination or nominate other individuals for this important work.

With thanks on behalf of the Nominating Committee,

Sincerely,

Jane Martin, Chair, NAMI Massachusetts Nominating Committee

cc: Nominating Committee (Jean Childers, John Sharp) and Laurie Martinelli, Executive Director

P.S. Nominations should be emailed to Laurie Martinelli at LMartinelli@namimass.org or mailed:  400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650, Woburn, MA 01801-6528 no later than September 15, 2010.