Gothrom Board:

President – Anna Taylor Sweringen
Vice President – Charmaine Pauls
Secretary – Erica Obey
Treasurer – Karen McCullough


The PRESIDENT must be a General Member in good standing of the chapter and of National RWA, and shall serve as spokesperson for the chapter; call and preside over all general chapter and Board meetings; serve as ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee; execute chapter business as specified by the Board; appoint, with Board approval, qualified members to fill any Board vacancies; and encourage chapter members to support, participate in and get involved with National RWA elections, committees, projects, functions, etc. The President shall vote when voting is taken by ballot; when voting is not by ballot, the President shall vote only to break a tie.

The VICE PRESIDENT must be a General Member in good standing of the chapter and of National RWA, and shall, as approved by the President, set the agenda for general chapter and Board meetings; appoint, with approval of the Board, such committees as may from time to time be necessary; coordinate all activities and fulfill any other obligations designated by the Board; and encourage chapter members to support, participate in and get involved with National RWA elections, committees, projects, functions, etc. The Vice-President shall be a voting member of the Board.

The SECRETARY must be a General Member in good standing of the chapter and of National RWA, and shall be responsible for new membership applications; attendance; recording minutes of the meetings; keeping chapter records, including copies of newsletters, RWA communications, chapter business correspondence, and press releases and publicity; and mailing notices and chapter newsletters. The Secretary may also write the newsletter. The Secretary shall also keep an up-to-date list of chapter members in good standing for use by the chapter officers and to forward to the RWA Office with the yearly affiliation dues.

The TREASURER must be a General Member in good standing of the chapter and of National RWA, and shall be responsible for collecting dues; notifying the President and Secretary of delinquent members; keeping the financial records of the chapter in good order; preparing regular listing of members in good standing to provide to the Secretary; and providing an accurate and up-to-date financial statement every six months for the Chapter Board. In addition, the Treasurer shall present the annual audited report to the members. (The finances of the chapter must be kept in accordance with the law of the state in which the chapter is incorporated and in accordance with sound accounting principles.)