Considering running for the MAEOE Board of Directors?   Here is what you should know... 

Thank you for your interest in serving on the MAEOE Board of Directors. Read this to learn more about the time commitment, requirements and expectations of Board Members before completing the nomination form!  

Time Commitments and Typical Work Expectations  

The full Board of Directors generally meets once per month, usually via conference call.  We also try to have a few in-person meetings throughout the year, including a December Board retreat at the RAM Center in Roscommon, the Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) conference, a June site visit to the upcoming conference location, and at the Academy of Natural Resources (ANR) in July.

Although business is conducted during the meetings and discussions are held, much of the work of the Board is actually done through call-in committees.  Committee work may include conference calls or in-person meetings, but mostly through email communication.  Different committees have different time expectations, which may vary throughout the year.  Depending on committee assignments, a fully contributing Board member might expect a monthly time commitment of approximately 4 to 10 hours.  Board terms are usually 3 years in length.    

Requirements of Board Members  

• All Board Members are expected to be present (in person or through technology) at Board meetings.
• All Board Members are expected to contribute articles to the MAEOEgram newsletter.
• All Board Members are expected to attend the annual fall conference.
• All Board Members are expected to actively participate on two committees.
• All Board Members must be members of MAEOE in good standing.  

The Board is made of 11 elected members and has 2 ex officio seats.  You don’t have to be skilled at everything to be a contributor!  In functioning as a whole, the Board needs a diverse body.  While on the Board, there are opportunities for mentoring and personal skill-building too – if you have interest, you can build your skill set in a new area while on the Board!  When it comes down to it, the most important traits of a Board Member are excitement/enthusiasm, commitment, and follow-through/reliability.     

Questions?  Contact the MAEOE President, Cindy Fitzwilliams-Heck at Or any MAEOE Board Member.  MAEOE Board contact list found on the MAEOE website.  
Ready to run for election?  Complete the nomination form and submit to with a jpg photo of yourself.