Club Director Board Position Election Results

Club Director Board Position Election Results

Club Director Board Position Election Results

Thank you so much for participating in our second electronic voting process for our new Club Director board positions. The results are as follows, with all positions having an effective start date of July 1, 2018.

Darren Sheriff of North Charleston is the new Club Director for the Atlantic region. He was nominated by the Coast Carolina Camellia Society and his new term is effective on July 1, 2018 and will run for three years expiring on June 30, 2021. Mr. Sheriff originally served a one-year term in this position and is also the current State Director for South Carolina.

John Grimm of Metairie, Louisiana is the new Club Director for the Gulf Coast region. He was nominated by the New Orleans Camellia Club and his new term is effective July 1, 2018 and will run for three years expiring on June 30, 2021. Mr. Grimm is an ACS Life Member and an Accredited Judge. He is also a member of all the local clubs along the Gulf Coast and participates in their activities. He is also Chairman of the Board’s Promotions and Marketing Committee.

Alexis Slafer of Los Angeles, California is the new Club Director for the Pacific Coast region. She was nominated by the Southern California Camellia Society (SCCS) and her new term is effective July 1, 2018 and will run for three years expiring on June 30, 2021. Mrs. Slafer is a renowned Landscape Architect who is very involved in that industry in addition to her work for garden clubs and camellia societies in southern California. She is now Secretary for SCCS and has been a long time local club member.


Club Director Position Responsibilities

Elected by Region: Nominated by Local Clubs, Elected by ACS Membership
Term Length: Three Years
Responsibilities General: Club Directors shall actively seek to effectuate all of the missions and purposes of ACS in their regions; and shall be responsible for developing and serving the members in their regions, including organizing conventions which are held in their regions.
Responsibilities Specific:
  • Membership in ACS and in a local club
  • Contagious enthusiasm for ACS and building membership through active marketing
  • Attendance at all meetings of the ACS Board of Directors in person or by conference call (if unable to attend in person)
  • Adequate preparation for all meetings including review of all materials sent in advance
  • Communication (E-mail and Internet capacity on a regular basis and commitment to respond to communications in a timely manner)
  • Willingness to serve on ACS Committees (Serve on one or more committees and take responsibility for completing committee and/or task work in a timely manner)
  • Annual financial donation (Appropriate for one’s own means and paying own expenses for travel to ACS Board meetings, etc.)
  • Fundraising (Willingness to participate in fundraising activities of the ACS, including solicitation of others and identification of prospects)
  • Understanding of nonprofit governance (ability to read budgets, audits and financial reports for both ACS and the ACS Trust; organizational planning, risk management, respect for organizational structure, commitment to ensuring organizational accountability and integrity)