QPS ELECTIONS INFORMATION
Spring is just around the corner, and with spring comes QPS elections. Please be thinking about anyone that you might want to nominate for a position on the QPS Board of Directors. Though we love having Anna Dydyk as Vice President and Georgia Fletcher as Secretary, we have to hold elections for these two offices in the spring of 2016. If you are interested in running for either of these two offices, or if you know of someone who would be interested, email me at gildhousev@yahoo.com. Soon, we will appoint an elections committee, and we will post elections instructions on the QPS chat group and on the QPS Facebook page. In the interim and until an elections committee is established, forward all elections related emails to me at gildhousev@yahoo.com.


Georgia Fletcher has indicated a desire to be nominated again to continue as the QPS Secretary. Because Georgia Fletcher is a candidate for Secretary, she cannot receive election related emails. We will be forming an election committee and appointing a chairperson soon. Once we announce the elections committee, nominations should be submitted to the committee.


QPS ELECTIONS 2016
It is time to begin thinking about nominations for this year’s election for a Vice President and a Secretary.


These jobs are a labor of love. If you love Quakers and want to see the necessary work being done to ensure the legality of having a Quaker Parakeet in your home or living free in your state, and the safety of the wild Quakers, you should consider becoming active. Quakers need you. QPS needs you.


The duties of each of these positions are as follows:


Vice President’s Duties
- Help guide the QPS organization to follow the spirit of the bylaws and meet or exceed its objectives and mission statement;
- Attend all board meetings when called, and strive to attend the annual meeting held in conjunction with the AFA Conference in late July/early August;
- Promptly reply to board of directors correspondence;
- Be a resource and become involved in the various committees of QPS;
- Help with the various projects of QPS, both short term and long term;
- Attend as many avian shows and expos as possible to represent QPS, hand out flyers and other materials, and solicit memberships;
- Take a lead role in public relations for QPS.


Secretary’s Duties
- Help guide the QPS organization to follow the spirit of the bylaws and meet or exceed its objectives and mission statement;
- Attend all board meetings when called, and strive to attend the annual meeting held in conjunction with the AFA Conference in late July/early August;
- Maintain a transcript of the board meetings and provide meeting minutes;
- Write Annual Meeting Minutes Articles for publication in the Sentinel;
- Work closely with the Membership Chairperson to receive, record and process all membership applications and dues for QPS, and monitor or maintain the membership database;
- Work closely with, or in the absence of a Fundraising Chairperson, mail out donation slips and thank you letters;
- Along with the President and Treasurer, be a signatory to all QPS bank accounts, and other financial programs in order to deposit funds into the QPS checking accounts, either directly, or by mailing to the Treasurer;
- Manage the QPS email, answer (or forward to the appropriate party) any email sent to the list owners address, QPSociety@hotmail.com;
- Set up and maintain a P.O. Box for QPS.


If you, or anyone you know, is an active member of QPS and are interested in running for either of these offices, please contact me at gildhousev@yahoo.com. Prior to the elections, we will establish an elections committee and set up an email address specifically related to the elections. The elections chairperson will send information to all members’ email addresses at that time.