Monthly Archives: June 2012

New England Chapter Committee Elections

As previously announced, the chapter election will be handled by online survey this year.  It turns out only one current chapter member has no email listed, and we will contact them the old-fashioned way.  If you are reading this you are obviously already tuned into the fact that the best way to keep up to date on chapter activities is right here on the blog… though the incoming communications coordinator and web binder may have new tricks up their sleeves!

Meanwhile, the survey invitations have just been emailed directly to all current members.  If you do not get this email please check with us to confirm that your membership is in fact up to date and/or that we have your correct email address.  Please contact outgoing chair, Jeff Altepeter, to resolve any problems.  bookbinding@nbss.org.

Short biographies of all of the candidates are included in the survey and won’t be posted here so publicly as previously stated.  Most of the presumptive committee members will be on hand to meet with members at the upcoming annual meeting.

Annual Meeting and Elections

New England Chapter Annual Meeting
The Independent in Union Square (Somerville, MA)
June 26, 2012.  6pm

The New England Chapter will hold an important annual meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, at 6pm. This meeting is open to all current chapter members, but RSVP to Jeffrey Altepeter (bookbinding@nbss.org).  The Independent is at 75 Union Square in Somerville.

Our primary item of business is the election of an entirely new chapter committee.  A special thanks to our nominating committee which was headed by M.P. Bogan, right on the tail of her heroic work as chair of the Local Host Committee for the GBW Standards Seminar.  And a huge thanks to the following members for stepping forward to revitalize our chapter.  The following were nominated and agreed to stand for election to this committee:

Todd Pattison, Chapter Chair
Athena Moore, Secretary
Erin Fletcher and Katherine Westermann Gray, Chapter Programs Coordinators
Stephanie Wolff, Exhibitions Coordinator
Maryanne Grebenstein, Communications Coordinator
Sharon Pattison, Web Binder

The presumptive committee members will be happy to speak with members about ideas for upcoming chapter activities.  Outgoing Chapter Chair, Jeffrey Altepeter, will give one last annual report.

The nomination period has closed, making this an uncontested election.  You may vote at the annual meeting to approve the above slate or vote online in the forthcoming survey (this will be via SurveyMonkey and take place between now and the annual meeting). Short biographies of the candidates will appear here on the blog when the election survey is announced.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to vote in the national GBW election.  You should have received a specific email invitation for that survey, which is linked to your membership email.  If you did not get an invitation please contact Eric Alstrom.