Have you ever thought about serving on a nonprofit board or have you discussed serving with one of our current board members? Do you know someone who would be great for a board position? The Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals (HAHMP) invites members and interested parties to nominate candidates for open board positions.
The current board positions up for election and their descriptions are listed below. All positions are up for election this year.
A few reminders:
• Board service is for a two-year term.
• You can nominate yourself or someone else via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(links below); if you nominate someone else, we will need their contact information
so we can verify that they have agreed to run for the position.
• All nomination e-mails should include:
• Current position and employer (or self employment)
• Board position(s) of interest
• How long have you (or the candidate) been associated with HAHMP?
• How long have you (or the candidate) been a member of HAHMP?
• Subject: “Board Member Nomination”
Dates to know: (Nominations and voting deadlines have been extended)
• Nominations are now open until midnight (11:59pm, CST) on Friday, January 19, 2018.
• Voting (online) will take place from noon on Tuesday, January 21, 2018 until midnight on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
• In person nominations and voting will also be accepted at the meeting at Univision on Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:30-1:30pm.
• Winners will be announced January 25, 2018.
Next HAHMP Meeting:
Friday, January 19, 12:30-1:30pm (board meets at 11:30am)
Univision, Conference Room 2B
5100 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77056
• Vice President
• Web / Social Media
• Fundraising / Scholarship Ceremony
All board members will serve two-year terms (2018-2019) and may serve no more than two consecutive terms of office. Board members may also serve on any of the association committees (listed under board positions below).
Will preside over meetings and develop the meeting agenda. Will serve as the association spokesperson.
Will assume the duties of the president in the president’s absence.
Immediate Past President: April Arias (2015-2017)
Will provide continuity of leadership by assisting the newly elected president with guidance and organizational assistance.
Will keep a record of all financial transactions and deposit all money in the name and to the credit of the association. Will disburse funds at the order of the President who shall sign or co-sign all disbursements. Will provide an account of all transactions and
account balances at each meeting of the members and/or directors. May also be charged with the responsibility of collecting annual dues and notifying members when
they are in arrears of dues payment.
Will record the minutes of meetings of the members and the directors. Will post notice of meetings.
Will keep records of membership showing names of all members, their addresses, type of membership and a record showing dues payments. Will collect annual dues and notify members when they are in arrears of dues payment. Will help plan events aimed at increasing association membership and secure monthly meeting locations.
Will post notice of annual scholarship awards and distribute applications to qualified students. Will form a committee to screen applications, select scholarship award recipients, and notify such recipients of their selection.
Web / Social Media:
Will update and manage website and social media platforms including but not limited to HAHMP.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Snapchat. Will create digital flyers and copy for monthly meetings to promote on web/social.
Fundraising / Scholarship Ceremony:
Will lead annual fundraising scholarship ceremony, coordinating with sponsors, scholarship recipients, vendors and other involved parties. Will form a committee to help with fundraising, sponsorships and volunteer efforts.
The Association will have several standing committees including but not limited to:
• Web and Social Media
• Professional Development
• Student Activities
The Purpose of HAHMP is to:
1. Raise scholarship money to help deserving students pursue a college degree in journalism and communications careers.
2. Advance and be an advocate for Hispanics in journalism and
3. Encourage and support professional development of members.
4. To help provide fair and accurate media coverage of the Hispanic community.
To renew or become a new member click here. Regular membership is $50 and student membership is $25.