Call for Candidates – 2013 107ist Board of Directors Elections

While there is still work to be done on the pitch, and in the stands, it’s also time to make sure that the 107ist can continue to grow in the future. To that end, we would like to announce the call for candidates for the 107ist board of directors.

We have four board positions open this year, and are now accepting candidate applications for them. Members selected this election will serve three-year terms from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017. Abram Goldman-Armstrong and Bruce ‘Obi’ Eaton, have decided to not seek re-election. Garrett Dittfurth will be running again, and the final seat is the one that Joanne Couchman vacated when she had to step down for medical reasons (this vacancy was temporarily filled by Stephan ‘Stephanzy’ Lewis).

In order to offer the most complete insight into the candidates and their ideas a candidate forum will be held November 16th, 2013 at the Artist Repertory Theater from 1:00-3:00. Doors open at 1:00, Q&A starts at 1:30. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

ART is located at 1515 SW Morrison Street – just around the corner from the Fanladen and down the street from Jeld-Wen field.

The forum will be moderated with questions to be submitted from the membership. Candidates should make this a priority to attend as this is a valuable place to express your vision of 107ist and where you would like it to go. We will endeavor to  have the candidate forum recorded and offered online for our membership unable to attend, but attendance by our membership is strongly encouraged.

To apply for a board position please visit:

Completed candidate applications must be received no later than 11:59pm on November 14th, 2013.

You must be a 107ist member to run for the board of directors.

Election timeline:
Nov 8th – Nov 14th, 2013 - Candidate applications accepted
Nov 16th, 2013 – Candidate forum to be held at ART
Nov 17th, 2013 Election ballots will be emailed to all current 107ist members
Nov 17th – Nov 24th 2013 – Voting window open
Nov 25th, 2013 – Winners announced
Jan 1, 2014 – Winners start their 3 year term
The email address for all feedback and questions is

Thank you for your support,

The 107ist Board of Directors

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7 Responses to Call for Candidates – 2013 107ist Board of Directors Elections

  1. Travis Diskin says:

    Did I miss a previous announcement or are we really getting 8 days notice before candidate are to be prepared and the candidate forum held?

  2. Bill Ensley says:

    Is there a list of requirements and or time commitments?

    • Mike Coleman says:

      The only requirement is that all candidates must be 107ist members (and if elected, you need to keep your membership in good standing).

      As far as time commitments. I think it’s fair to say that it’s like having a 2nd half-time job (some days it’s a full time job). On a slow week I spend 5 hours on board stuff in a busy week it could be over 40. Average is probably 15-20 per week over the course of a year. The only ‘standing commitment is a monthly board meeting that runs about 2 – 3 hours (we are flexible on when we have these, so the dates vary slightly)

  3. Bruce Eaton says:

    As an FYI -

    My position, and therefore my duties, will be taken over by one of the new board members.

    My main duty has been membership – fulfilling membership signups, coordinating swag, some simple login and website pieces. If you have some skills and opinions regarding membership and ways to improve it, please consider running for the board.

  4. Harper Morgan-Werner says:

    View your 2014 Board of Director candidate bios here:

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