2011 FROG Board Nominations Open!


It is time to elect new board members of FROG, and we are now accepting nominations for board candidates. Elections will be held in later September 2011. If you, or someone you know is interested in joining the FROG board, we ask that you do the following:

  • Nominees must submit their contact information to board@guyfrog.org no later than Sunday, September 25th; and
  • Nominees are strongly encourage to fill out a Board of Directors Application Form at:http://bit.ly/hZcgb. Feel free to pass this letter to a candidate you feel might be interested.

A FROG board member will take a leadership role in an organization designed to enhance the lives of Guyanese nationals through micro-grants to organizations throughout the country. Opportunities also exist to spread awareness of Guyana and its people throughout the U.S. with fundraising events, T-shirt sales, newsletters, and a number of online tools.

The FROG board of directors meets every few weeks to plan and execute the activities, policy, and general direction of FROG. The meetings are held using Skype in a teleconference setting approximately once every six weeks, or when necessary to conduct FROG activities. The board consists of four main positions (the Executive Committee) and auxiliary positions created by the board when it is necessary to do so. The executive committee will be elected once the new board members have accepted their nominations and have been voted on to the board. The four main positions are as follows:

President. The president is the chief executive officer of FROG, presides at all meetings of the members of FROG, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee, and has general and active management of the business of FROG. The president sees that all orders and resolutions of the members of FROG and the Board of Directors are carried into effect. He or She executes bonds or contracts which the Board has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated to some other officer or agent of FROG by the Board of Directors. In general he or she performs all duties incident to the office of president and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Vice President. In absence, disability, or refusal to act by the president, the vice president performs the duties and exercises the powers of the president, and has all the powers of and be subject to all of the restrictions of the office of the president. The vice president may, from time to time, perform such duties and have such powers as prescribed by the Board of Directors or the president.

Secretary. The secretary keeps minutes of all meetings of the membership of FROG, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee. He or she sends a copy of all minutes to each member of the Board within two weeks of such a meeting, and files a copy of the minutes in an electronic database maintained for that purpose; sees that all notices are duly given in accordance with these Bylaws or as required by law; be custodian of corporate records; keeps a record of the email address, post office address, and phone number of each member who furnishes such information to the secretary; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of secretary or as from time to time may be prescribed by the president or Board of Directors.

Treasurer. The treasurer is the custodian of all corporate funds and securities and shall keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements in computer programs or books belonging to FROG. The treasurer deposits all money and other valuables in the name and to the credit of FROG, in depositories so designated by the Board of Directors. The treasurer disburses the funds of FROG as so directed by the Board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements and submits to the presidents and Board at its regular meetings or when requested by the Board or president, an account of all transactions made as treasurer.

FROG Board members also take responsibility for additional roles. To successfully operate a non-profit organization, everyone’s participation is critical. New board members will be expected to join or take over one or more of the following roles:

  • Membership Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Projects Manager
  • Chief Fundraiser
  • Technology Chair
  • Program/Task Manager

Serving on the Board of Directors for the Friends & RPCVs of Guyana can be a richly rewarding experience. The small, yet focused nature of our organization allow us to move quickly and flexibly in order to accomplish our mission. Please share in our success by becoming a nominee, or nominating someone you feel would be an appropriate fit.

Nominations can be sent to board@guyfrog.org, or nominees may fill out the application form athttp://bit.ly/hZcgb. Thanks, and we hope to hear from you soon.


The Friends and RPCVs of Guyana Board of Directors:

Kati Ringer – President
Scott Stadum – Vice President
Joanna Knueppel – Treasurer
Aimie Mims – Secretary
Mike Geurink – Chief Fundraiser, Assistant Treasurer
Louise Stenberg – Grants Coordinator
Eric Terpstra – Membership Coordinator, Co-Technology Chair

Scott was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Georgetown, Guyana from '03-'05 with the World Wildlife Fund. He helped to co-found FROG in 2007.

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