DEADLINE:  March 7, 2017

Attention, all SPT members! Have you ever considered running for the SPT Board?  With several positions to be filled on the Board, including the position of Vice-President/President-Elect, now is a great opportunity to become more actively involved in the Society.

The Nominations Committee invites you to nominate yourself or another SPT member for one of these positions. Members of the SPT board serve for a term of four years. One open member-at-large position will start in June 2017. Four other members to be elected will begin their terms in June 2018. The Vice-President/President-Elect will begin his or her term on June 17, 2017 and will serve in this capacity until the next SPT meeting in 2019, at which time they will begin their two-year term as President. Past presidents remain on the SPT Board for one additional year after their term as President ends.

To make a nomination, please send the name and e-mail address of the individual you are nominating to Self-nominations are welcome. All nominees must be dues-paying members of the Society in good standing to stand for election.


If nominating yourself, please indicate:

1)    Whether you wish to nominate yourself for the position of Vice-President/President-Elect or Member-at-Large, or both;

2)    If Member-at-Large, which term start date you prefer (June 2017 or 2018);

3)    Please also include a short bio (no more than 200 words) for the ballot.


If nominating someone else, …

Please indicate whether you are nominating them for Vice-President/President-Elect or Member-at-Large, or both. Members nominated by others will be contacted by the Nominating Committee to confirm their interest in being on the ballot, and all nominees who agree to stand for election will be invited by the Nominating Committee to submit a short bio for the ballot. All nominees for Vice-President/President-Elect will be invited to submit an additional short statement of purpose and vision for the Society.


We anticipate the election ballot will be sent electronically in late March. To allow time to prepare the ballot, kindly send in your nomination(s) no later than March 7, 2017.

Thank you in advance for your contributions to our Society’s future governance.


Collegially yours,

SPT Nominations Committee

Peter-Paul Verbeek (SPT Past President)

Neelke Doorn, (Co-Editor-in-Chief, Techné)

Diane Michelfelder (Co-Editor-in-Chief, Techné)