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Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for Board of Directors

Wednesday, March 20, 2019  
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Dear CGOA Members,

Make a difference this year and nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2019-2021 term of the Crochet Guild of America Board of Directors! 


The CGOA Board of Directors is searching for experienced and connected members to contribute their expertise, skill and leadership to ensure a successful and thriving Guild. The governing body of CGOA is the Board of Directors, which has the authority and is responsible for the supervision, control and direction of CGOA. The property, affairs and business of the organization shall be under the care of and managed by the Board of Directors.


Board members serve a two year term, provide committee leadership, participate on monthly conference calls and attend the Annual Chain Link Conference. There are three open positions for the 2019-2021 term.


How to run for an open Board of Directors seat:

  •  Nominees for open Board of Directors positions must be a CGOA member in good standing for a minimum of three consecutive years, serving on a committee or volunteering in some capacity for the benefit of CGOA or an active industry partner supporting the art, craft and education of crochet.
  • Review the CGOA bylaws for an understanding of the CGOA mission, Board nominee criteria and Board of Director responsibilities.
  • You may nominate yourself or another member using the nomination form by April 30, 2019.


The Nominations Committee will take into account the balance of the Board seats up for election between representatives of 1.)professional, 2.)corporate/industry and 3.)hobbyist members. The CGOA office will collect the nominations and provide to the Nominations Committee who will review the applications and confirm all eligible nominees and then present the slate of candidates for the board to approve.


The Board will present the slate of candidates to all members for vote via email by June 1, 2019.  The online ballot will close on July 5, 2019. Paper ballots will be offered to those who did not vote online at the membership meeting on July 11. The results will be announced at the conclusion of the membership meeting.


Please contact the CGOA Office at with any questions.



Bobbie Matela

Immediate Past President, Chair of the Nominations Committee