2020 WCNCR Board Application and Deadline

The Wharton Alumni Club of the National Capital Region will be holding Board of Director elections this Spring 2020. We strongly encourage all active members to consider running for the board. All active Wharton Alumni Club of the National Capital Region “Regular members in good standing”* can run for a board position.

*Note: A “Regular member in good standing” is defined as:

To qualify for board nomination you must be a member of the Wharton Club of the National Capital Region in good standing defined for this Spring 2020 election as having been a member since at least September 1 2019. Further, event attendance will be an evaluation criteria used by the Nominating Committee — e.g., attending 2 or more WCNCR Club events is desired.

Director Responsibilities

Each director has the following responsibilities:

  1. Directors shall participate in WCNCR Board meetings and related activities.
  2. A director in good standing must attend at least 50% of the scheduled Board meetings in person or via electronic conference.
  3. Each director shall also assume leadership responsibility for one or more of the Club’s programs, activities or committees, and actively participate in one or more committees.

Board positions are open to alums from both the MBA and undergraduate programs. Ideally, the board would be represented by a diverse group of eligible Regular Members.

Next Steps
If you are interested in running and would like to find out more about the board positions, please email Kevin Dowdell.

Board Candidate Info Session
An Information Meeting for Prospective Board Members will also be held on February 3, 2020. Please check the Events page for more information.

Board Application
All candidates must complete the WCNCR Board Application. Please email the completed responses to elections. The deadline for submitting the candidate form is Saturday, February 28, 2020.  Your submission will be shown to voting members as-is should you become a candidate.

Election Logistics
On March 15, 2020, an announcement that the election has opened will be emailed to all Regular club members. To be eligible to vote in this election, one must be a paid member as of March 13, 2020.

To verify that your membership is paid-to-date:

  • Go to the WCNCR homepage
  • Log in using your Wharton username and password
  • Go to Edit Settings/Membership.

You will either see:

  • “Become a Member Today” if you are NOT a paid member, OR
  • You will see the specifics of your membership – effective date, etc.

Note: if you are NOT a member of the Club and wish to vote/join, you will need to click on "Become a Member Today" and follow the prompts before March 13, 2020. We'd love for you to join - for both the election, and for networking and socializing with your fellow local alums!

Candidate statements will be posted on the Club’s website as part of the election. On-line voting via an on-line survey tool (e.g., HELIOS®) will be utilized to collect the members’ votes. Instructions on voting will be included with the on-line survey tool.

The election will close on March 31, 2020, at 12:00 midnight ET. The WCNCR will have a third party (Club Administrator) certify the results, and the results will be shared with the members by April 7, 2020.

First Meeting of the New Board
The first official board meeting with the newly elected members will be held on Tuesday, April 14th or Monday April 20th, 2020. At this meeting, the new board will:

  • Elect five officers from the new board, including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Begin planning for the upcoming term.

Comprehensive Election Timeline
Click for the full and complete election timeline.

Any questions regarding the election can be emailed to elections. Any questions regarding the Club or Board membership can be directed to Jane Bhatt.

On behalf of the Wharton Alumni Club of the National Capital Region Board of Directors, we look forward to your participation.