smcla-2012-logoDear Social Media Club Los Angeles Chapter Members:

It’s time to nominate chapter members to serve on the Social Media Club Los Angeles (SMCLA) Board for the upcoming year, which begins Jan. 1, 2014, and ends Dec. 31, 2014.

The goal of the SMCLA chapter is to serve our members and community through education, career advancement and peer networking, as well as recognizing and supporting the objectives of Social Media Club. Past SMCLA programming has featured Eric Schwartzman, Nolan Bushnell, Lyndsey Parker, Karen Civil, Marsha Collier, and social media experts from Adobe, LinkedIn, PR Daily, Roc Nation, Glossi, Beats by Dre, Surfrider Foundation, THE GRAMMYS, and many, many more.

We are looking forward to working with board members who bring enthusiasm, teamwork and a fresh perspective to serving the Los Angeles chapter.

In order to facilitate a smooth election process, following are the most commonly asked questions about becoming an SMCLA board member:

Do I need to fill out the entire nomination form?

Glad you asked! No, you only need to fill in the sections you want to – there’s no requirement to nominate people for every board position, just the one(s) you feel strongly about.

Who can apply for nomination?

Any social media community member in good standing may apply. While we prefer that the candidate is current in registration and dues with Social Media Club – – it is not a requirement for nominating someone for the 2014 board, as long as you join after your election.

It is also preferred that you have attended one or more SMCLA events. If you have not, but are still interested in serving on the board, please consider volunteering on our Communications committee. Committee work is excellent preparation for board membership.

What are team leads?

Each board committee has a team lead who helps ensure each committee runs smoothly and acts as leader.

How long is the service term?

Officers will be elected on an annual basis and will serve a one-year term.

What are the duties and responsibilities of Chapter Officers?

Please see the descriptions on the nomination form.

How much time commitment is required?

SMCLA has a working board, and all board and committee members are expected to donate their time to support chapter activities. Our goal is to conduct weekly board meetings via phone, and require assistance by all team members to support each chapter event. We also plan to host a combination of educational and networking programs throughout the year. However, we have structured the board to ensure strong support for each committee.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes! Please do!

How will the board be selected?

The nominating committee will distribute a slate of candidates in the form of a ballot to all chapter members in December. Ballots must be returned to the committee two weeks later.

How do I get started?

We encourage you to become more involved in the chapter and share your ideas with your board. The first step is to nominate yourself or another chapter member to serve on the board for the 2014 year.

Please download and fill out the Nomination Form and return it to: no later than Dec. 6, 2013.

Any questions?

Please address them to

We look forward to your participation in making the SMCLA chapter stronger and more vibrant by serving our membership with topical programs, networking and social events, as well as expanding our network of resources for discussion on all things social media, social marketing and digital-related.

Thank you from the Social Media Club Los Angeles Board of Directors!