On Friday, November 10, 2017, COLORAMA held its annual public meeting with the intent to nominate, confirm and re-elect members of our Board of Directors.
COLORAMA by-laws require that 25% of the membership attend such meetings in order to cast a valid vote. We now have 44 active members! Unfortunately, only 8 members were able to be there, three short of the 11 required.
Therefore, we are resorting to an electronic ballot. If you are a member, you will receive an invitation to vote via email. The purpose of this document is to provide further information about the individuals up for election.
The information below is compiled from letters of intent written by the candidates themselves, official board recommendations and some inevitable personal perspective by David.
If you are not a member but would like to have your voice heard in these and other matters, please join us! We have big plans for 2018, so stay tuned!
For re-election — Heather Baines
The COLORAMA board unanimously endorses Heather for re-election as president.
Heather joined the board in 2014 and was elected president in 2015. In that time, she has spearheaded important transformations in every aspect of COLORAMA.
It began with a deep audit of our financial accounts, bringing needed clarity to the underpinnings of our organization. In 2017, she secured Robert Lees as the official legal advisor to COLORAMA, simultaneously solidifying our own legal status and negotiating a deal where an eminent healthcare lawyer is available for members benefit at an extraordinarily discounted rate.
Heather is a nationally respected figure and is the driving force of our organization. She is currently working with the NAMA legal affairs committee to develop a strategy for active partnership between the national and state organizations. We are grateful to Heather for her diligent leadership and excited that she has agreed to serve another term as president of COLORAMA. Please confirm her!
New nominee — Madison waggoner
The COLORAMA board
unanimously endorses Madison
for election to the board.
Here is an excerpt from Madison's statement of intent:
I am passionate about being actively involved in our community. Last fall, I participated in Impact Denver through the Denver Chamber of Commerce where I met many highly involved professionals. Many colleagues serve on boards, and I knew I would like to get involved in an organization in that capacity. When David mentioned the COLORAMA board, I was excited that my passion for Ayurveda could intersect my passion for involvement and leadership.
Although, I have never served on a board, I am confident that I would be an asset. The past few years of my career have been focused in event planning, particularly corporate and non-profit events. I have managed the entire planning and execution of events from timelines, multiple vendors, client expectations and budgets all in high pressure environments. As program manager for Bespoke, I worked with colleagues, interns and volunteers to successfully plan and execute events. As a successful board member, I would love to work with a committee to brainstorm and execute meaningful events on the Front Range.
I would love to be able to educate and build awareness of the ancient science in Colorado through events. The time is ripe to spread the knowledge, and I would be thrilled to facilitate this!
Highlights from Madison's resume includes significant experience in corporate event planning and nonprofit fundraising. She is an Ayurvedic Practitioner having completed her studies with New World Ayurveda under Dr. Paul Dugliss, MD (trained by Maharishi International University and Maharishi Vedic University), and graduated from the University of Arizona, majoring in Business Management and Entrepreneurship and minoring in Nutrition.
We are excited to bring Madison into the fold to continue growing the COLORAMA community through outreach and events. Please confirm her nomination!
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outgoing Membership Chair
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From the professional and student members of Colorama