Post by Sharon Faulkner on May 15, 2006 18:56:29 GMT -5
I received the May issue last Thursday. You probably haven't had time to read thru the issue yet, but Bill Klimack authored an article "NSS Strategic Planning" beginning on page 19. In the article, he reports on the results from last year's survey, and too briefly touches on topics of concern facing the Society today. I'm not sure if Bill Klimack is perhaps thinking of resuming his role of acting Strategic Planning Committee Chair or not, but Bill Tozer has been advertising for a volunteer to Chair the Planning Committee.
Planning Committee Chairman position is Vacant.
As President, I have started informal discussions in hopes of stimulating interest in this committee. I intend to promote a session at the Bellingham Convention to gather together interested parties to start this process. The scope of the committee is open. The board has a directive to submit a plan by January 1, 2007.
Problems: The Grant Committee, Planning Committee, and Fund Raising Committees all need chairmen. These have been advertised in the February NSS News and posted on our website. I have also contacted several individuals but with no success. These are important positions, which require a lot of work.
The Planning Committee is most important but needs imaginative thinking people. The committee needs to look 10 to 20 years in advance. We can then begin taking the steps to get us there. Items to consider are the future of the Library, Museum, and Office. What will the membership be like? Will our goals be the same? How do we finance them? The board has directed me to provide a short and long term plan by January 1, 2007. I have personally contacted several people who do not want to be involved even as a member of the committee. In the mean time, I will take some steps to start the process. Any directors who would like to be part of this effort should let me know.
All of these committees are important and difficult to fill. I appreciate any names that you may have to offer.