Dear Edith Wharton Society members,
The Edith Wharton Society is now accepting nominations for the position of Secretary and two Members-at-Large, for the 2019-21 term.
From our Constitution:
“5.4. The Secretary shall take and distribute minutes of all meetings of the Society and of the Executive Board and shall forward minutes to the Web Master for posting on the society’s web page. The Secretary shall coordinate the nominations of new members of the board.”
5.7 “To achieve continuity, officers shall ordinarily succeed one another in this order: the Vice-President shall become President, and the Secretary become Vice-President, and the President become the Immediate Past President.”
Members-at-Large may be asked to adjudicate the EWS prizes, and they have the option of organizing, or deputizing someone to organize, the guaranteed EW panel at NEMLA, SAMLA, and other regional MLA conferences (5.9).
For further information about these positions, please review our Constitution at
If you have any questions about either position, please also feel free to contact any current Society officer, including President Paul Ohler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Vice President Melanie Dawson (email@example.com ), or Secretary Jennifer Haytock (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Candidates must be members in good standing of the Edith Wharton Society. Membership dues can be paid here:
Please email Jennifer Haytock with nominations by Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2019. Please include which position you are nominating yourself for and a one-paragraph biography. A voting period will follow the close of the nomination period.
To vote, you must be a member in good standing. I encourage you to check on your membership status (https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/membership/directory/) and update it if necessary.