CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.

2018 Election

It is that time of year, this is your chance to become more active in our guild.

 

CGW is now accepting nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. Currently there are as many as nine separate elected Board positions for CGW. Eight of those positions will appear on the October 2018 ballot. Because of the CGW By-Laws changes voted into place February 2013, the position of Treasurer is a two year commitment, elected every other year, so Sarah Pierce will remain in that position for another year. But we will elect individuals for all of the remaining Board positions.

In order to serve on the CGW Board of Directors, a candidate must be a member in good standing and at least 18 years of age. They must also be prepared to attend most, if not all, of the Board Meetings throughout the year. There are six Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting in October.  These meetings are held in a variety of locations around Southern California. It is possible for Board members to participate in meetings via conference phone calls when travel distances create difficulties.

Here is a list of the CGW Board positions up for election this year and a brief description of their responsibilities. Additional information, as well as an in-depth description of Board Member Duties are available in Article X of the CGW By-Laws found on our CGW website under the member’s only link.

President: Presides at all meeting of the organization and Board of Directors, has day-to day general and active management over the affairs of CGW, Inc. and supervises the conduction of its business, act as an ex-officio member of all committees, with Board approval, appoints chairpersons for any special or standing committees as well as Parliamentarian. This is a two year commitment and voted into office on even numbered years.

Vice President:  Performs the duties of the President in the absence of that individual and Coordinates CGW events recruiting assistants as needed to facilitate them.

Treasurer: With the assistance of an appointed bookkeeper, has the responsibility of maintaining the financial assets of CGW and keeping accurate records of the Guild’s membership. This is a two year commitment and voted into office on odd numbered years.

Recording Secretary: Takes and records accurate minutes of the proceedings of all meetings. Maintains a historical file of all documents relating to the organization, as well as continually updating the log of all Resolutions enacted by the Board.

Corresponding Secretary:  Conducts the correspondence of the organization, and takes responsibility for editing and publishing the organization’s newsletter, Squeals. The Corresponding Secretary may select an assistant editor with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Director-at-Large: Acts as a conduit of information and communication between the membership and Board of Directors. Serves on committees and in other such capacities as assigned by the President and/or the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the various duties of the individual Board positions we all welcome your questions.  Contact information for each of the CGW Board Members can be found in the back pages of Squeals and on the CGW web-site under the “About Us” link. Any CGW member, in good standing, aged 18 or older, who is interested in serving our Costume Guild, should submit a statement of candidacy of 100 words or less before August 10, the sooner the better, to Eileen Smolenski, CGW Parliamentarian, at smolenskie@nullyahoo.com or any current Board member in order to be added to the ballot.

 


 

Costumer’s Guild West, Inc. Candidate Statements for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors Election:

 

My name is Mela Hoyt-Heydon and I am running for re-election as President of CGW.  I have been honored to have served as President the last two years but have learned that two years is not enough to accomplish all that I wished for the Guild. While we are now moving into the technological 21st C, have resolved the Sister Guild situation and have continued to broaden our outreach, I still want to work towards a transparent budget and larger membership participation.

 

 

My name is Cheryl Avirom. I am currently Recording Secretary and would like to serve again.  I enjoy setting up the meetings, working on agendas and taking minutes.  I contribute ideas and have done projects for the Board.   I have represented CGW at the Redlands Assistance League, Los Con, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and judged costumes for the L.A. County Fair.  I have written several articles for Squeals.  I love learning about clothing and textile history, and costume techniques.  I did theater and ballet costumes professionally as a stitcher and shopper.

 

 

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