Seeking Candidates for the Olympia Branch Council

Learn more about the importance of the Olympia Branch Council, what it's like to be on the council, and how you can get involved.
Dee Ann Kline Parkinson Dee Ann Kline Parkinson
Olympia Branch Super Volunteer
June 19, 2022
Seeking Candidates for the Olympia Branch Council
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The Olympia Branch is a vibrant, growing community with quality volunteer leaders. Behind these leaders is a dedicated Branch Council, who provides the structure and support to help our leaders and general membership thrive. 

We have three positions up for election this year: Chair Elect, Social Chair, and Secretary. Please read about these positions and nominate a fellow member - or yourself! Contact nominating chair Janette Zumbo with questions. Nominations are accepted through July 15, 2022. 

Postion & Nomination Details

Term Length

  • Chair Elect:  Serves a three year term.  First year as chair elect, second year as chair, and third year as past chair.
  • Social Chair:  Serves a two year term.
  • Secretary:  Serves a two year term. 


  • The Branch Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6-8pm.
  • Job descriptions can be found in the Policy Manual beginning on page 4.
  • All terms begin October 1 of the first year and conclude September 30 of the last year of service. 

Nominating Process & Deadline

Contact Chair elect Janette Zumbo to nominate a candidate. Members may nominate themselves. Nominations will be accepted through July 15.

What it's like serving on the council

Scott Carlson, current Olympia Branch Chair, describes the  benefits of serving on the council:

"I would like to encourage all Olympia branch members to considered running for one of our vacant leadership positions for fall 2022. As myself and other past leaders can sincerely attest, if you haven't yet volunteered to run in a branch election, you don't know what you are missing. 

Prior to participating as Branch Chair, I considered myself a 'casual' member, who enjoyed a few club activities each year and tried to stay connected as best I could. But is was pretty limited. Since joining the Branch Leadership team, I am consistently in awe at the breadth of our Olympia Branch activities and dedication of our amazing branch volunteers. 

I will be honest in that it has been difficult at times trying to balance this with my full time day job - especially during COVID. Just remember, when you volunteer, you become part of a larger team, who will graciously share their wisdom and help you succeed.

So, I encourage you to jump in and become part of the branch leadership. After all, we are all in this together!"

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