Leadership Committee Seeking Volunteers

The Leadership Development Committee of OBTU works to identify, support, and cultivate leadership within our chapter membership. As a volunteer-led organization, it is important that our members have opportunities to participate in leadership in a variety of ways. Chapter members provide leadership by participating on committees, chairing committees, volunteering for conservation projects and our many youth education programs, and a variety of other ways.

The Leadership Development Committee deeply appreciates all the ways chapter members participate in the ongoing efforts of OBTU. We recommend you reach out to the Chair(s) of any committee(s) in which you are interested to find out how you can participate in current and upcoming activities. Committee Chairs are listed on the OBTU website Leadership page along with their contact information.

“One very important way that OBTU members can participate in leadership is by serving on our chapter’s Board of Directors,” said Lisa Gilmore, Leadership Committee Chair and Board Director.  “Our Leadership Development Committee is in the process of identifying chapter members interested in joining one of our many committees or to put their name forward for election to the Board, which includes as one of six Directors or as an Officer—such as President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary.  OBTU membership voting on Board candidates occurs at our Annual Meeting which will take place during the January 16, 2019 chapter meeting. We are also interested in talking about future participation, if this coming January is not good timing for anyone interested in Board service starting in 2019.”

We have an immediate opportunity for our Financial Development Committee Chair responsible for our various fundraising activities.  This role does not necessarily need to be filled by a Board Director.  The Financial Development Committee is currently staffed by “seasoned” volunteers which would ease the transition for a new Chair.  We look forward to hearing from you via email, or more importantly, in person when our chapter meetings begin again in September.

OBTU Leadership Development Committee:
Lisa Gilmore, Chair
Ed Michael
Marvin Strauch
Jim Schmiedeskamp