Each year Texas NORML holds elections for board positions that have been held for three years, and for officer positions in areas that we need additional assistance in. Please review the below positions and respond if you are interested in finding out more.
All board positions (voting positions) are three year terms. Current Texas NORML volunteers, members or Officers are encouraged to run for any position! To be elected to the board, one must have regular participation in Texas NORML by already being a member, active volunteer, or current officer of Texas NORML.
Assistant Director- Voting Board Member – Assists all directors with coordination of events by booking bands, promoting events via social media and the TexasNORML.org website (5-10 hours a month.) Helping with vendors/ordering merchandise by researching pricing (if needed), presenting price to board for vote, and ordering and following up with vendor to obtain order (5 hours a month.)
Membership Officer/Assistant – Non-Voting Officer training for Board Position- Managing new membership orders weekly by checking paypal account and putting new members in the member database (5 hours per month.) Sending out member packages to new members, monthly (5 hours per month.) Must be long-standing, current, active Texas NORML member who lives in Austin.
Assistant Secretary – Non-Voting Officer training for Board Position- Preparing monthly board meeting agenda by requesting agenda points from the board, reviewing board email ideas, and placing items on agenda template (1-2 hours a month.) Taking minutes at monthly board of director’s meeting and placing on minutes template to email out to the board (3-5 hours a month.)
Benefits & Expectations –
Benefits- All positions at Texas NORML are volunteer positions that are unpaid. There are a number of advantages to being on the board of Texas NORML; opportunities to volunteer and get special entry to events that happen through the year like High Times Events, Movie Screenings, Road Shows of Musicians coming through. Of course, entry to these events usually means you work a short shift behind the information/merchandise table. Other benefits include being on the forefront of the fast moving, hard hitting world of Texas and National politics and action surrounding marijuana law reform. Lastly, you’ll meet a ton of interesting and awesome people from across the nation and state!
Expectations – Board members (voting members) are asked to attend the monthly board of directors meetings, volunteer at as many Texas NORML events as they can, as well as fulfill the description of the position they were elected into. There is a large amount of flexibility for life, family, and work since these are volunteer positions.
Officer members (non-voting members with option to train to be a board member) are asked to attend a minimum of one board of directors meeting per quarter and one open public meeting per quarter, as well as checking in on their Texas NORML email address to provide input and volunteering at as many Texas NORML events as possible (Texas NORML puts on or participates in 4-6 large events per year.)
Please respond to this email with questions or interest, by Friday, December 2nd!
Also, if we have not seen you in awhile and you are interested in one of these positions, please consider attending the open meeting that takes place on Wednesday, December 7th @ 8pm at Flamingo Cantina on 6th St., in Austin – map. It is a free public meeting followed by reggae music.
Peace & Good Buds,
Josh Schimberg & Texas NORML Board of Directors