2017 NSS-CDS BOD Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations
NSS-CDS Board of Directors and Board Member Emeritus, 2017

The Cave Diving Section of the NSS (NSS-CDS) is seeking nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors election. Three directors and one Board Member Emeritus will be elected for a term of two years in May, 2017.

Qualifications: The Nomination Committee is seeking individuals with ambitions to lead the CDS into the future by actively working to advocate for the community and the caves in our charge, and to exemplify and promote the tenets of the NSS and NSS-CDS. Among the caving community, a candidate should encourage appreciation and respect for conservation, safety, and training standards. Involvement and familiarity with research and exploration projects is desirable among CDS leadership so that they may educate the public about underwater caves and cave diving. Experience is beneficial but not a pre-requisite – eligible CDS members who are passionate about caves and cave diving are encouraged to volunteer.

Eligibility: Candidates must be active, dues-paying NSS-CDS members for at least one year prior to nomination, and no board member may serve more than three consecutive terms.  Only former board members who have served six years may be elected to the non-voting position of Board Member Emeritus.

After nomination, candidates will be asked to submit a platform statement that outlines their motivation to run for directorship, qualifications, and relevant experience.

Deadlines: Nominations must be emailed to nomination@nsscds.org by February 24, 2017.

Platform statements are due by March 11, 2017.

For further information please feel free to contact the 2017 Nomination Committee at nomination@nsscds.org or refer to the NSS-CDS bylaws available here: https://nsscds.org/organizationdocuments/


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