It’s your civic duty! I’ve know Doc Cyndi for a long time and cannot think of anyone more qualified for this position. Read on!
Before I talk about me, I want to take a minute and thank Karin for having me here today. From the first day I mentioned I was thinking about running for the RWA Board, Karin has been enthusiastically encouraging me to jump. I looked at the Grand Canyon leap I was about to take…a national officer for a huge professional organization comprised of people I respected (and in some cases fangirl worshiped)…a public election where I would have to step from behind my online personas of Cynthia D’Alba and ArkansasCyndi and be the real me, Dr. Cynthia Morgan…the increased workload…and then, with the encouragement of friends like Karin, I jumped. J
I had an interesting response when I mentioned to a few people that I would be guest blogging on a few sites this week, talking about my run for the RWA Board position of PRO Liaison. The response was that there had been a discussion on Facebook that “campaigning” for a board office was somehow crass and distasteful. Really? Is it? If so, why?
I gave a lot of thought about should I or shouldn’t I blog. Should I or shouldn’t I try to get votes. I even thought about pulling out from blogging this week about my candidacy for PRO Liaison. But in the end, I decided I wanted to let RWA PRO members know that I want to serve as PRO Liaison.
Running for PRO Liaison wasn’t a decision I came to quickly or lightly. I thought about it for over a year. If I lose, then fine, but I want to have done all I could do to let people know that I’m running and I want to win. If I sit on my hands, do nothing and lose, then I’ll always have this nagging thought in the back of my head that maybe I could have done more.
So, what are your thoughts on campaigning for an RWA Board position. Crass? Tacky? Or Okay? Great idea?
Tomorrow on Magical Musings (http://magicalmusings.com/), I talk more about my background and why I’m running.
On Wednesday, I’ll be at http://everybodyneedsalittleromance.com/ soliciting comments about issues important to PRO members.
I look forward to hearing from y’all.
Just remember, you get the board you vote for.
Thanks again Karin for having me. Your support means the world to me.
Go vote, goils! Now!