Gwozdz Resigns from NAEBA Board; NAEBA to Fill Northern Region Vacancy

October 11, 2017


Northern Region Members May Submit Interest Until October 21, 2017


The North American Elk Breeders Association regrets to announce Russell Gwozdz has resigned from the Board of Directors. Gwozdz, who was currently serving the final year of his three-year term, cited his decision was for personal reasons and that he has no issue with the association.  Gwozdz was one of two directors representing the Northern Region, along with Ian Thorleifson. 

NAEBA President Andy Azcarraga told the board he is directing Vice-President Kevin Hinkebein, who serves as the Nominations Chairman, to search for individuals from that region who are interested in serving out the rest of the term that expires on August 3, 2018.

Hinkebein is asking any eligible Northern region member with an interest in completing this term to contact him by October 21. Members should submit their letter of interest along with a biography to The Board of Directors intends to fill the seat when they meet in November. 

Below are the approved eligibility and expectations of candidates for the North American Elk Breeders Association Board of Directors.  

Eligibility and Expectations of Candidates for the North American Elk Breeders Association Board of Directors


  • Candidates must be paid members in good standing by the first day of that calendar year in order to be eligible for nomination.


  • Time availability- The NAEBA Board of Directors meets frequently, at least monthly.  Average meeting time is 1.5-2 hours. Board meetings will take place via conference call, except when convened at NAEBA events.   Prior preparation, reviewing agenda, minutes and supplemental materials is required.
  • Director feedback and active participation in discussion is expected during meetings and upon request via email. 
  • Basic knowledge and adherence of parliamentary procedure (Roberts Rules of Order).
  • Knowledge of NAEBA’s By-Laws and other organization rules is essential.
  • Attendance at NAEBA events and assist the staff with program execution
  • Regional directors serve as the liaison from their states/provinces to the NAEBA board. Regular contact between the respective state/provincial leadership is essential to ensure the membership is properly represented.
  • Encouraging stakeholders to join the association. 
  • Serve on at least one committee or task force.
  • Assist in completing NAEBA goals and programs.
  • Represent the organization and board of directors in a positive and professional manner.
  • Represent the organization at state/provincial meetings in your region if the executive director is unavailable.
  • Chairpersons of committees are expected to take ownership and complete their duties in a timely manner. 


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