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Each year, the Philadelphia Area MPI chapter’s Nominating Committee recommends a slate of candidates to serve on the Chapter Board of Directors.  On behalf of this year’s Nominating Committee, please click on the button below to submit your name or the name of a peer for a position on the board.

The Board of Directors is made up of Philadelphia Area chapter members: Directors and Vice Presidents, who comprise the Executive Committee.  Active chapter members in good standing are eligible for nomination and election to any elective office.  For Executive Committee positions, it is preferable that the member has previous service on the Board of Directors.  Philadelphia Area Executive Committee and Philadelphia Area Director positions are available for the 2020-2021 term.

The Nominating Committee is made up of planners and suppliers who are in good standing and are familiar and active in chapter functions/events.
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MPI Board of Directors Qualifications:
• Be a Member in good standing.
• Be willing to fulfill the obligations of office, in the capacity indicated
• Have a history of involvement, accomplishment and dependable service to MPI
• Be willing to contribute time, energy and creativity to the chapter with the consent of your employer
Serving on the board is not only demanding and challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding.  Consider becoming a leader in a chapter of the largest organization of meeting professionals.  This is your chance to contribute to the growth and professionalism of our chapter.

Before committing to a board position, please review the job descriptions available on the MPI Philadelphia website under the Committees drop down. 

In addition, consider the following responsibilities of all board members:
• Must attend and participate in 10 of 12 board meetings (generally precedes a monthly meeting every other each month)
• Must submit a board report each month with fellow committee members
• Attendance at monthly chapter meetings is strongly encouraged
• Attendance at the 2 day annual retreat in April/May as well as the 2 day midyear retreat in November/December is essential
• Contribution of information/articles for the e-newsletter and blog as requested
• And other responsibilities as outlined in the committee description section
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Proposed Board Application Timeline (subject to change at the discretion of the Nominations Committee):


Nomination Application live on the Website by October 1, 2019
Application window closed at 11:59PM on Thursday, December 6th, 2019
Eligible Applicant form completion and Interview Period December 2020 - January 2020
Final Executive slate proposed to the current Board of Directors by 1st Board Meeting of the new year January 2020 (date TBD)
Final Board of Director slate sent to entire chapter membership for contestation/acceptance January 28th, 2020
Final Board of Director slate sent to MPI Global for confirmation March 1st, 2020

If you are willing to make a serious commitment to our membership, nearly 400 members strong, then I encourage you to complete the Philadelphia Area Board of Directors Application.

The application must be completed by 11:59PM on Thursday, December 6th, 2019

Sincerely,
Jennie Udell
MPI Philadelphia Immediate Past President

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