At this juncture, as a result of extremely productive conversation at MARAC a few weeks ago and because of the nature of the 501(c)3 process, the working group for AwB has decided that it is time to expand the number of people involved in getting this organization running. This is happening in two ways.
First, we will be holding an election for executive officers. Details are still being fleshed out, but we need these positions filled in order to move forward with the 501(c)3 paperwork. Plus, it is time to start working on projects as promised!
Second, we are looking for people to form three ad hoc committees on the following topics: nonprofit incorporation; membership database construction; and digital initiatives, which will initially pertain to website creation. For the committee on nonprofit incorporation, we are looking particularly for individuals who have legal and/or accounting experience.
Look for more information on these two initiatives in December. This is your first opportunity to get directly involved with this organizations and we expect an overwhelming number of people volunteering for a committee or running for an officer position.
Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept formal applications of membership on January 1st, as originally planned. We want to ensure that we build a sustainable infrastructure, so that we are able to meet the needs of our members and the communities we aim to eventually serve well into the future. We do want to encourage everyone to continue to follow AwB on social media sites and our website.
If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know by emailing us or leaving a comment here.