Board of Directors Nominations Now Open

May 22, 2019

The GS is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors. The board governs and sets the strategic direction for all aspects of the society. Qualified nominees will be vetted by the Nominations Committee and a slate of candidates will be presented to the membership in this fall's board election.

Responsibilities
Board members are expected to attend the annual meeting, which is typically held the day before the Goldschmidt Conference begins. Other meetings may be held during the year by teleconference/web meeting. Each member is also asked to serve on a GS committee. Directors have a fiduciary duty to the society, which means they shall act in good faith and take action they reasonably believe to be in the best interest of the society. Directors elected this fall will take office January 1, 2020. The GS Bylaws explain the role of directors in greater detail.

Eligibility
All members in good standing are eligible to be nominated to serve on the board. The Nominations Committee seeks to achieve a balanced representation of the membership with respect to scientific discipline, region, gender, and race.

Open Positions
Vice President: serves for two years, followed by two years as President and two as Past President; responsible for populating society committees with volunteers, and represents the Geochemical Society as an ex-officio member of the Goldschmidt Forum.

Secretary: serves for three years; responsible for supervising the record keeping of the society and represents the Geochemical Society as ex-officio member of the Elements Executive Committee.

International Secretary: serves for three years; works to increase membership and participation from under-represented countries.

Treasurer: serves for three years; oversees the society's finances including tax reporting and creating an annual budget for Board approval.

Non-Officer Directors (2 openings): serve for three years. To maintain geographic diversity as called for in the GS Bylaws, current openings are for a director from Europe (Region 2) and one from Africa, Asia, Australia, or Central or South America (Region 3).

How to Nominate
Nominations may be submitted to nominations@geochemsoc.org by July 5, 2019. You should provide contact information for the nominee and yourself in the message. Nominees will be contacted before the election to confirm that they are willing to serve.

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