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2020 Call for Nominations
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Call for Nominations
Board of Directors

Are you interested in getting involved on the TONL Board or do you know someone who is? TONL is soliciting nominations through Friday, April 24, 2020 for the following positions:

President-Elect – (2 year term)
Secretary – (2 year term)
District 2 Director – (2 year term)
District 4 Director – (2 year term)
District 6 Director – (2 year term)
District 8 Director – (2 year term)

We invite member input on identifying qualified and motivated nominees and encourage each TONL member to consider serving as a Board member or officer to help TONL remain vital and prosperous.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020. Voting Period: June 15 - June 30, 2020. Terms begin September 1, 2020.

We invite member input on identifying qualified and motivated nominees and encourage each TONL member to consider serving as a Board member or officer to help TONL remain vital and prosperous. The Call for Nominations will be open until Friday, April 24, 2020. The guidelines and procedures for making nominations, and the board member and officer responsibilities are described below.

The credentials of each nominee will be verified by the Nominating Committee. Every nominee must be a member in good standing, both in the profession and in the Association.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominees must be members in good standing in the profession and in TONL.
  2. Nominees must be willing to serve a term (2 years as noted above) beginning September 1, 2020.
  3. Nominees must be willing to attend a board orientation during the summer in-person board meeting in mid July.
  4. Nominations must be made by a TONL member in good standing and the reasons for the nomination must be stated in the nomination form (see Procedures below).

Nomination Procedures

  1. Contact each person you wish to nominate to obtain his or her consent and collect any information you will need to complete your nomination (see step #2). Please do not submit a nomination until you have contacted the nominee personally and secured his or her agreement to be nominated.
  2. Prepare your nomination and specifying your reasons for the nomination, including the following information about the nominee:
    1. history in the field;
    2. present professional position;
    3. demonstrated interest in supporting and promoting the mission of TONL;
    4. willingness to stand for election; and
    5. commitment to serve and fulfill the duties of the position sought (see Responsibilities below).
  3. Send your nomination via the form below, no later than Friday, April 24, 2020.
  4. Arrange for your nominee to submit a brief personal statement of no more than 300 words or their professional resume by Friday, April 24, 2020 to: The candidate statement/resume will be included with the ballot. To be fair to all nominees, longer statements will be truncated at 300 words.

Board of Directors Responsibilities

Board Members are expected to attend at least 50 percent of the monthly board calls. The board typically also meets in-person twice a year. No other travel is required during the year. They must have email and internet access and be willing to check their email and the Board Discussions (via email) on a regular basis. Expenses are not reimbursed and are the responsibility of the board member. During the year Board Members must commit to stay engaged by discussing and voting in a timely manner on various issues before the Board. They must volunteer for occasional tasks, including serving on TONL committees.

The Board shall have authority to make policy decision to: carry on the business of TONL; establish rules and procedures for the Board and TONL; approve or disapprove reports, resolutions or actions of officers and committees; approve an annual budget; chair committees and approve committee membership; biennially review the Bylaws and appoint a committee as needed for proposed changes.

If a board member misses more than 50% of the meetings annually she/he may be dropped from the board and replaced upon recommendation of the TONL board.

TONL District Board Members shall be ad hoc board members of the chapter(s) within their district.

2020 Nominations for the TONL Board of Directors have Closed.