2016-2017 Society Board Nominations

Join the Cambridge Society of Washington, DC Board!

Do you ever look at the newsletter and think “I wish there were more events!” or “I’ve got a great idea for an event!” Well now’s your chance to do something about it!

Beginning in mid-April and ending at the May first Thursday drinks, we elect fresh alumni to serve on the Society Board. We are now seeking nominations for the various offices of the Society Board as well as people willing to help organize events.

We are seeking nominees for President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. We are also seeking Associate Vice Presidents. These are the key organizers who help to run events (such as the Boat Race, Burns Night, Christmas Party).

In all of these roles,  we are looking for detail-oriented alumni who may have had experience with event planning (or are at least willing to learn!) and who want to contribute to the planning of the society and its functions. We exist solely on the collective efforts and hard work of our members.

If we receive more nominations than positions, we will put the contested positions to vote. Voting is run by the Board of Directors, the oversight body of the society.

No experience is necessary and the workload is light, as long as everyone pulls their weight. The one qualification we really require is commitment and the willingness to get involved. As in any volunteer society it is the quality of the volunteers that makes it work – if you have an idea, you take the lead in making it reality. 

If you want to know more about the responsibilities of a specific position, please write to  cantabsocdc@gmail.com and one of the team will get back to you with more information.

How do I nominate?

Here’s what to do. In order to nominate yourself or a fellow alum, please write to David  Humphries, Chairman of the Board of Directors (the separate body that oversees the Society in its 501 (c)(3) status), explaining why the nominee would be good for the  position. If you are nominating someone else, make sure they are interested in running before you nominate them! If you are interested in being an Associate Vice President, please write briefly to explain your interest, what event(s) you would be interested in helping to run, any specialist skills or interests. Please email your nominations to cantabdcelections@yahoo.com.


In the event of a contested election, voting will begin the week following the deadline and will end on First Thursday Drinks in May. We will send out an e-blast letting everyone know when you can begin to vote.