RCA Board Positions Open; Presidential Mentorship Available

It's October. It's time for officer elections, so it's time for another call for volunteers. There are eight officer positions open for nomination: President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Programs, VP Observing, VP Membership, VP Communications, and VP Outreach. Position descriptions can be found on our website here. We have a tradition in RCA of people stepping forward to take up some volunteer work for a year or two or more, then stepping back to let someone else have a chance but staying in the club, then later volunteering for another activity. This gives us a lot of institutional memory, and makes the club stronger. If you've been thinking about it, now's your chance.

When I took the position of President, I told myself I'd do it for three years. I am now closing in on the end of my fourth year. I hereby announce publicly and officially that I will serve a fifth year, and will resign this position as of December 2020. That means we need someone to step forward for the President's position now. (Job description here.)

The President is the only club officer who needs to have served on the Board for a year before taking up the lead position. In the interests of a smooth transition, we're sending out a call for volunteers for any position on the Board, including the ones that are by appointment. I will mentor you through the year so that by December 2020, you will be prepared and able to take the club the direction you want it to go.

If you are interested, please contact me at president@rosecityastronomers.org or our Secretary Duncan Kitchin at secretary@rosecityastronomers.org. I will be glad to meet with you to discuss RCA's past and future. Let's make it a Go!