Saturday, June 7, 2014

Call for Nominations

The 2014 election of officers for the Southeast Chapter Committee of the Guild of Book Workers (SEGBW) will be held in July.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the following positions:


Our current Chapter Chair and Treasurer will both be retiring from the Southeast Chapter Committee in July.

Please submit nominations as soon as possible and NO LATER THAN JUNE 20 to:

Southeast Chapter Committee
Guild of Book Workers

You do NOT need to contact the person you are nominating, a member of the SEGBW Chapter Committee will make contact.

You are also encouraged to nominate yourself for any of these positions.

You may also suggest yourself or others to serve as members of our recently formed Events Subcommittee and/or Communications Subcommittee. Subcommittee memberships are voluntary and non-elected, providing a way for SEGBW members to familiarize themselves with Chapter Committee business and consider future participation as elected committee members.

Job descriptions for all elected committee positions follow this message.

Thank you for your part in ensuring the future of the Guild of Book Workers.


Southeast Chapter Committee
Guild of Book Workers
Responsible for the smooth and effective running of the chapter
Coordinates the other officers
Communicates with the chapter membership
Represents the chapter at the meetings of the GBW Board of Directors
Quarterly conference call meetings
Standards Conference
Board of Directors annual meeting
Chapter Chairs annual meeting

Receives and handles all mail
Takes minutes of meetings
Writes (or assigns) report of events
Keeps chapter membership lists (names, phone, e-mail)

Creates annual chapter budget with Chair
Oversees all financial activities (events, etc.)
Records all financial transactions
Collects, approves, and forwards all bills for payment

Maintains website and manages social media
Sends announcements to SEGBW members, GBW and other relevant listservs
Manages e-mail account

EVENTS COORDINATOR (with Subcommittee)
Plans meetings and programs
Convenes workshops
Organizes exhibitions
Provides refreshments