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All members are invited to submit their interest for involvement in the governance of our esteemed Club and we encourage qualified participants to apply. Below, you will find the necessary information and instructions for submitting candidate credentials to the Nominating Committee for the position of Director. The timeline for submission and word count must be followed by all candidates in order to be considered.
In accordance with Club bylaws, all members have the right to take part in our Club’s governance by nominating themselves and/or other members as candidates for a three-year term on The Explorers Club Board of Directors. To be considered for the Board of Director’s Class of 2025 Slate of Candidates, all candidates must be members in good standing and must fall into one of the following membership categories: Fellow, Member, Medalist, Honorary, Life and Emeritus. All candidates must also must be members in good standing. Other member categories are not eligible to run for a position on the Board. In order to be nominated, a candidate must meet all other requirements outlined in The Explorers Club Bylaws. Candidates should verify they meet the requirements of the Bylaws before submitting their nomination.
The Board Director nomination process has three parts:
Biographical Sketch (400-word maximum)
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. It is suggested that the candidate consider the “Attributes Desired of a Potential Director” when composing this sketch.
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 verifiable fund-raising, or in-kind support, and specific contributions to the Club as a loyal, working Director and board-team member.
Candidate Statements (400-word maximum)
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.
Questions to be addressed:
Please submit your bio and statement to: [email protected] – no later than 6:00 pm EST November 1st 2021.
As Chair of this year’s Nominating Committee, I wish to thank you sincerely for your interest in serving The Explorers Club as a Board member. Though time-consuming, serving our historic Club is very rewarding. We have a long and distinguished legacy to maintain and improve upon, with each new election.
Board of Directors, Class of 2022
Chair, Nominating Committee