Action required by May 9 at 9pm- ACRP RTP Chapter
Dear Chapter Members,
Since our March election results were announced, three newly-elected officers have resigned. On Friday, May 4, 2018, Michelle Schreiner - Vice President, Sean Walsh - Secretary, and Yong Song - Treasurer terminated their board service to the chapter having served five weeks.
As President of the RTP Chapter and the only remaining member of your Executive Board, I have solicited new officers who have previously and faithfully served this Chapter for many years as Board Leaders and whom I knew would be truly effective during this time of transition. Having given their full support by agreeing to serve, the new Chapter Board is as follows:
- Marysasser Holloway - President
- Angela Parham Belton - Vice President
- Gail Hitti - Treasurer
- Ro Moser - Secretary
Despite my discretionary authority as President and ability to immediately replace these Board positions, the Executive Director of ACRP, Jim Kremidas, asked for my resignation. He expressed a lack of confidence in my leadership and a perceived lack of support from the Chapter. I declined to submit my resignation as I felt it was not in the best interests of our Chapter and I had the support of our members to continue to lead this organization through the end of the calendar year.
Nonetheless, an urgent meeting of the ACRP Board of Trustees, led by Kathy Kimmel, has been called at Jim’s request to consider the potential dissolution of our Chapter. This meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, May 10, 2018.
If you support your current Chapter Board of Officers as listed above and the continued existence of the RTP Chapter, please ensure you are a current member in good standing and sign this petition without delay. By taking the steps in this petition, you provide your signature and indicate your support and confidence in our current Chapter Board and their Executive Leadership. I encourage you to share the URL with other chapter members to promote awareness of the urgent need for action on this issue. All responses will be collected and shared with Kathy Kimmel and Jim Kremidas on May 9th in time for the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday.
I sincerely appreciate your involvement and grateful for your prompt attention to this important professional matter. Thank you!
Marysasser H. Holloway, ACRP RTP Chapter President