Letter from the Secretary
With every convention, we mark a sort of “new year” for IVAW. We have virtually a brand new board, a new executive committee, and a new Board Chair.
The 2012-2013 Board of Directors is as follows:
Geoff Millard – Chair
Bryan Reinholdt - Co-Chair
Sara Beining – Secretary
Todd Dennis - Treasurer
Wendy Barranco – Director
Vince Emanuele – Director
Recently we passed an amendment to create an Ally Director position on the Board. The Amendment language and discussion post for questions is located here on the IVAW website. The Ally Director position is as of yet unfilled; however, suggestions or interest can be expressed to [email protected] with the subject of “Ally Director.”
We hope to have a new executive director soon. For those of you reading this who haven’t read our current E.D.’s blog posting regarding his resignation, you can check it on here on the IVAW website. The Board is diligently working to evaluate who might best fill Jose’s shoes both in the interim and long term, and as we work through this process, rest assured, we will be sending out periodic emails with specific updates. Any questions, comments, and concerns regarding that can be sent to [email protected] with the subject “Executive Director”.
One other big issue the Board is currently working through is determining whether we can move our fiscal year to begin in May, so that whenever a new Board comes on in late summer, they are not faced with the pressure of immediately having to pass a budget. We will be sure to keep the membership posted on this process. Thanks to everyone who participated in voting, we on the Board are constantly striving to be the types of leaders that can help IVAW succeed long-term in our goals, and we welcome your constant comments, criticisms, and general feedback.
In peace and solidarity,
Sara Beining and the 2012-13 IVAW Board of Directors