Chair – George Sherry – [email protected] 724-541-3848 cell
The power of any group, committee or organization lies within its members. PAOBA is no different. Like minded, alpaca enthusiasts coming together to advance the alpaca industry is what PAOBA is all about. Whether in the show ring, out cleaning in the pasture or twisting on the spinning wheel, our PAOBA members all have something in common – ALPACAS! Membership is key to the future success of PAOBA and we are always looking to increase our numbers. Two levels of membership (Farm and Associate) exist to include all people, even those without their own alpacas. The membership committee reaches out to existing members to ensure members are satisfied and getting the most they can out of their PAOBA membership. More challenging for the committee is reaching out to potential members, explaining the benefits of PAOBA and hopefully getting new enthusiasts to join.
PAOBA members need leadership and PAOBA has had many amazing people volunteering for leadership roles since the organization was formed. One area of ongoing leadership need is the Board of Directors (BOD). The Nominating committee plays a critical role in identifying PAOBA members that will serve on the board and grow our organization. A PAOBA BOD position is a two year commitment and from within the current BOD, the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer are decided. It is an ongoing search for potential quality nominees for the BOD. As a member of the Nominating Committee, we keep track of potential leaders, educate them regarding BOD responsibilities and requirements and finally put their nomination to an annual vote cast by all PAOBA members in good standing.
If you’d like to participate on the PAOBA Nominating and Membership Committee, please contact me directly. Thank you!!