by David Bardes
Four for years it has been my honor and privilege to serve on the board and as president of PPF, my favorite organization for photographers. As the year ends, we will again hold an election to fill the board with enthusiastic members to carry our organization forward.
The authors of the bylaws wisely created the board positions as two year terms, and staggered the open seats so that at least half of the board members remained in any year to create the continuity needed for our organization. As I and several board members you are used to seeing at the helm step down, I would hope you would consider lending your talents and vision to lead this group of amazing people who are the Portland Photographer's Forum.
You are more than welcome to email me or any of the current board members about what is involved with participating on the board, but let me address some possible concerns. You don't have to be an accomplished photographer to serve ably on the board. You don't have to have a lot of connections in the community to serve on the board. And you don't have to have a lot of experience running organizations to serve on the board. If you have a place in your heart for carrying our shared passion forward here in Portland, you have what it takes to serve on the board.
Contact us if you are interested by the end of October. The vote will be held in November and the results will be announced at our December meeting/holiday celebration.