Call for 2021 APOMA Board Nominations
We have begun operating under the revised APOMA Bylaws, and will look to vote and ratify them at our 2021 annual meeting. At this point we are planning our upcoming annual meeting for Photonics West (approx. 8:30am, Wed. March 10, 2021). If an in-person meeting is not feasible, we will pursue a virtual option. Anyone who has questions or concerns is encouraged to contact the Board at email@example.com.
The Board is seeking nominations for three Board positions this fall. Secretary, Treasurer and one At-Large member are currently open for nomination. At-large directors are those who represent either Corporate or Associate members. The following year (2022) four more positions will open up: President Elect, two At-Large members and Academic member.
The Board is interested in broadening its industry representation. We would like to see numerous applicants from across the USA. For many years the Board make-up has been relatively narrow given the limited number of nominees that have been put forth. Going forward, it is our intent that a much more diverse and numerous panel of candidates be offered to our membership for election.
We ask that you consider throwing your hat into the nomination ring by submitting yourself or convincing a colleague to apply. The nomination process is currently open and will close February 16, 2021. Nominations can be sent to Jim Sydor, APOMA Secretary, at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In keeping with the revised APOMA Bylaws, nominees for Treasurer need to have served at least one term on the APOMA Board.
Your Board has been meeting via ZOOM regularly in an effort to keep us all moving forward in the face of unusual headwinds. It is our belief that the work that has been going on during this time of isolation will pay dividends to our membership in the long run. We are making progress in areas of grant funding for optics manufacturing research and workforce training. We will be providing more information on these initiatives as advances warrant. Outreach to us is encouraged at email@example.com and we look forward to your enthusiastic engagement in 2021.