Tuesday, August 23


Very soon, the Southern Foodways Alliance will hold our annual election for the board of directors. We are soliciting nominations for candidates effective immediately. Please click here to download a nomination form with instructions.

In 2011, the SFA Board seeks to fill a vacancy with a nominee who has financial and/or fundraising experience. This individual will participate with the entire board, and their specific committee responsibility will be organizing and managing a finance and fundraising group. Please submit nomination forms, NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, to sfamail@olemiss.edu. Nominees must be current SFA members in good standing. Self-nominations are accepted.

A brief job description: Board members are expected to attend approximately three meetings each year, at their own expense. One meeting is held in the spring and one in the summer, at locations TBA, and one meeting occurs at the annual Southern Foodways Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. In addition to full board meetings, members participate in committee meetings once monthly via conference call. Board members are also requested to attend as many SFA events as possible throughout the year, to help with the events and interact with the general membership. Term of service is three years, with a two-term limit.

Nominations will be sent to the SFA Board Nominating Committee, who will review the suggestions, speak to nominees, and prepare the slate for the election. The Nominating Committee is led by board member Bill Smith, and includes advisors from the general membership.

Thank you, in advance, for your good ideas and service.