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Notice of Elections and Call for Candidates

To paraphrase an age-old typing exercise, “Now is the time for all good men members to come to the aid of the NOBC!" It is time to consider becoming a candidate for NOBC Officer, Director or Delegate.

The elections will be held for President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, one Director-at-Large (Term: 2017-2019) and the NOBC Delegate to the ABA House (Term: 2017-2019). The election of officers and directors will take place at the Business Meeting during the Annual Meeting of NOBC. This year that will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM, in New York, New York.

Melinda Bentley, Treasurer, has announced her intention to seek the President-Elect position. Wendy Muchman, Secretary, will seek the Treasurer position. John Berry will be seeking another term as ABA Delegate.

If you have any interest in seeking a position on the Board, please send an email with your résumé or curriculum vitae, a statement of your reasons for seeking the office and a list of your NOBC involvement to the Nominating Committee¹:

Paul J. Burgoyne (PA), Immediate Past President

Katie Uston, President-Elect

Barbara Seymour, At-Large Director (2016-2018)

If you have any questions about the duties of an officer or director, or wish to have the newly adopted contested election procedure explained, do not hesitate to contact any member of the Nominations Committee. [A redlined copy of the new By-Law is at this link: ]

All applications are due on or before the close of business on April 15, 2017.

¹ In accordance with NOBC By-Laws and tradition, the Nominating Committee is comprised of the Immediate Past President and 2 other Board members, neither of whom is a candidate in the forthcoming election.

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