The Board of Directors of the New Wave Corporation announces the 2021 Election of Directors
The 2021 election for the New Wave Corporation/KOPN Board of Directors will take place in February. If you are a member of The New Wave Corporation/KOPN and interested in the future of the station and in working to help make positive things happen, please consider running for one of the positions coming open on the board. These three elected positions are for terms of 3 years.
The Board typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Cope Ashlock Room at KOPN, 915 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO. When necessary because of weather or pandemic, we hold the meetings via Zoom. We try to finish by 9:00 pm (and usually succeed). Board members are expected to prepare for (by reviewing distributed materials) and attend these monthly meetings. Access to a computer with email, audio/video capacity, and an internet connection is necessary.
There are reports to read and occasionally to help prepare, financial reports to review, funds to raise, and easy and difficult decisions to make. We try to carry on with good humor in those endeavors knowing that it is for a very good cause: the future of our very special community radio station. If you are considering throwing your hat in the ring but have some questions, please email [email protected] with your questions or to set a time to talk by phone with a board member.
How to Become a Candidate
To become a candidate for a position on the New Wave Corporation (NWC) Board of Directors, please prepare a brief statement (of 150 words or less) providing your reasons for wishing to serve on the board and how you see yourself contributing to its work, and a brief background summary of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience. Please submit your statement to [email protected] by January 5, 2021.
Candidates’ statements will appear in online announcements of the election and will be mailed with ballots to current members of the NWC in January. The Annual Members Meeting of the NWC will be held the afternoon of February 14, 2021, via Zoom. Votes will need to be returned by mail or delivered in time to arrive at the station by 4:00 pm Wednesday, February 10 to be counted. Election results will be announced at the meeting and posted on the KOPN website.