First Board of Directors appointed

At its annual meeting in Oxford, the Steering Committee of HistorySOTL voted itself out of existence by accepting the new interim constitution. The Committee has been replaced by the Society’s first Board of Directors.
The Interim Constitution was placed before the Society’s membership for comment after the Steering Committee approved the draft at its meeting in Bloomington, Indiana in October 2009. Aimed at preparing the Society for transition to a fully functioning democratic structure, the new Constitution sets out:
1.  The objectives of the Society
2.  The membership categories
3.  Governance
4.  Constitutional arrangements

The First Board of Directors
The new constitution of the Society created a Board Structure.  The first Board was appointed by the Steering Committee and will hold office before the first elections for the Society.  These election will take place no later than 31 December 2012.
The new Board’s members are as follows:
(A) CHAIR OF THE BOARD/PRESIDENT   David Pace (Indiana)
(B) VICE-CHAIR/VICE-PRESIDENT  Alan Booth (Nottingham)
(C) SECRETARY Keith Erekson (Texas)
(D) TREASURER Leah Skopkow (Indiania) & Geoff Timmins (Central Lancashire)
(E) REGIONAL DIRECTOR — NORTH AMERICA Mills Kelly (George Mason)
(F) REGIONAL DIRECTOR — EUROPE Sarah Richardson (Warwick)
(G) REGIONAL DIRECTOR — AUSTRALASIA Sean Brawley (UNSW)
(H) DIRECTOR — PUBLICATIONS  Andrew Koke (Indiana)
(I) 2 X MEMBERS AT LARGE  Paul Hyland (Bath-Spa) and Arlene Diaz (Indiana)
President Pace sees the finalisation of the interim constitution as a major achievement for the Society (formed in 2006) and looks forward to the implementation of a number of initiatives agreed to by the Board at its Oxford meeting.
If you would like more information about this topic (including a copy of the approved constitution), or to schedule an interview with a member of the Board of Directors contact the Director responsible for Public Affairs (A/Professor Sean Brawley) on 61 2 9385 2342 or S [dot] Brawley [at] UNSW [dot] EDU [dot] AU” target=”_self”>email.