Thursday, March 06, 2008

[FOG news] 2008 Friends of Guinea board elections upcoming!

Dear Friends of Guinea members,
Some of you may have election fatigue, but Friends of Guinea are holding elections that everyone can get excited about and candidates don't have to spend a dime!

Every year, the following positions for FOG's board are up for election: membership director, communications director, advocacy director, financial officer, projects director and secretary.

Any member is eligible to run for any position.

But we particularly need volunteers for the following board positions:

-Communications director


The communications director is responsible for any communications that might occur with outside organizations, such as other Friends of * organizations. The communications director is also the point person for the newsletter coordinator, web admin and blogmaster.

The secretary is responsible for organizing quarterly board meetings and keeping minutes for it. The secretary is also the 'record keeper' of FOG's historical archives.

A full explanation of the duties of all the officers can be found here

If you have questions about or want to know more about any of these positions, please contact me at communications @

Nominations will be accepted through Friday March 21. Ballots will be emailed to all FOG members on March 22 and the voting period will conclude on March 28. And new officers will start on shortly thereafter, though outgoing officers will remain available in the beginning to assist with the transition period.

If you are a member of FOG and would like to run for any of the positions on the board or have any other questions that might not have been addressed above, please contact me at

Thank you.

Brian Farenell
FOG Elections Coordinator

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