Category: Small Business

2019 Board Elections – DNA Needs YOU!

It’s time to step up.

On January 14, 2019 our general membership will gather at the Central Library at 6pm to elect our new Board Members for the Board of Directors.

This is your most significant opportunity to influence the future of our organization.

The DNA Board of Directors is responsible for determining our agenda throughout the year, engaging volunteers, leading our various projects, building organizational support, communicating vision, and doing the bulk of our operational labor.

As you consider the candidates, I want to encourage you to look for and support people who are willing to work hard on behalf of our organization, who are willing to give significantly of their time, who will listen well to our membership, and who will make DNA look good when representing us publicly.

Even more importantly, I would ask you to consider whether or not you fit that description. 

 

Board Member Duties.

Our board is a little different than that of many organizations. We view our board as our primary work team for accomplishing the tasks that give DNA life, and the means by which we delegate efforts throughout the organization.

Here is the list of expectations for our Residential Board Members:

  • Attendance and Participation at our Monthly Board Meetings (held on the first Monday evening of each month)
  • Attendance and Participation at our Semi-Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Attendance at our monthly Happy Hour events
  • Participation in one Committee at any level
  • Volunteer Participation at Taste of Downtown STL and other special events
  • Participation in DNA Operations management – including management of our website, social media, finances, public relations, email communications, and various other tasks that may arise.

This commitment can range from 3-10 hours a week on average, depending on officer duties and tasks at hand.

Here is the list of expectations for our Small Business Board Members:

  • Attendance and Participation at our Monthly Board Meetings (held on the first Monday evening of each month)
  • Attendance and Participation at our Semi-Monthly Town Hall Meetings
  • Active Participation in the DNA Small Business Collaborative

Additionally all Board Members are required to attend the DNA Board Retreat from 10a-3p on Saturday, February 9th, 2019.

Make a Difference.

DNA needs YOU to run for the 2019 Board of Directors. We will be electing four new Residential members and two Small Business members to the Board to serve alongside Directors Mike Willis, Bob Ray, and Denis Beganovic.

If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board, please send an email with you name as you want it to appear on the ballot, a photograph of yourself, and a brief answer to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to run for a seat on the DNA Board of Directors?
  • What strengths and assets would you bring to the DNA Board of Directors?
  • What upcoming opportunities for DNA excite you the most?

Small Business Seat Election – September 10th at Town Hall Meeting

At the beginning of this calendar year, DNA Small Business members elected, for the first time, Small Business Member representatives to sit on the DNA Board of Directors – Brenton Brown (Bootleggin BBQ) and Kristen Linares (13th & Washington). Recently Kristen resigned from her position on the Board in response to the physical demands of her late term pregnancy with twins. At this time, Kristen and the twins are doing fine and we are very excited for her!

Kristen’s resignation leaves a vacant seat on the DNA Board of Directors, for which an election will be held at the upcoming Town Hall meeting on September 10th.  The winner of this election will serve for a term through the end of January 2019.

All Small Business Members with no outstanding dues are eligible to vote. The Board has extended a 7 month grace period for all current members who have outstanding dues to get caught up.

If you are a current Small Business Member and would like to run for this seat, please send an email to elections@saintlouisdna.org. Please Include:

  • Name
  • Business Name and Address
  • Picture of Yourself
  • Brief Description of your goals as a Board Member if elected.

All Candidate entries must be submitted by 6pm on September 3rd, pursuant to DNA Bylaws (Article VIII, Section 2).

 

If you are a Small Business Member and would like to inquire about your status regarding payment of dues, please send an email to elections@saintlouisdna.org

 

 

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