Oct. 17, 23

Have you been thinking of contributing more deeply to our amazing organization? Perhaps help shape its future in some spectacular way? Here is your opportunity to do so by joining the Club’s Board of Directors. Serving as a Director is a rewarding and important activity.


Members can nominate themselves and/or other members as candidates for a three-year term on The Explorers Club Board of Directors. All candidates must be “paid-up” and in good standing and must fall into one of the following membership categories: Fellow, Member, Medalist, Honorary, Life and Emeritus. In order to be nominated, a candidate must meet all other requirements outlined in The Explorers Club Bylaws.


Serving on the Board of The Explorers Club, though it does involve a commitment, is very rewarding. The Board guides the Club into the future and ensures that its distinguished legacy is maintained.


Application Materials:

  • Biographical Sketch (400-word maximum, strictly enforced)
    • This sketch should note at the outset the candidate’s chapter (or New York resident) affiliation and details concerning one’s present occupation, including key institutional affiliations, particularly those involving not-for-profit entities. It should also include the candidate’s exploration/field science credentials and any Flag expeditions they have taken part in.
    • Incumbents running for a second Board term should enumerate their contributions to The Explorers Club during their first three-year term as a Director, with regard to specific contributions to the Club.
  • Candidate Statements (400-word maximum, strictly enforced)
    • Responding to the questions posed below, these brief statements are intended to describe the vision of the candidate for the current and future direction of the Club, and how they could help implement that vision.
      • In your opinion, what are the three most significant priorities for The Explorers Club at this time?
        • Based on your answer, what relevant experience have you had that could be applied to the three priorities you have identified?
        • Please list two practical ideas you have to address each of these priorities.
      • Please describe your work on behalf of The Explorers Club at the Chapter, National, International, or Committee level in the past two years.
      • If you have prior board or officer experiences, in what capacity did you serve on other not-for-profit Boards? What were your accomplishments?


Please submit your bio and statement to: elections@explorers.org – no later than 6:00 PM New York time on November 6th, 2023.