The source of PWSA (USA)'s strength lies in its
membership - parents, extended family members,
professionals, and others committed to promoting
research, education, and support for families affected
by Prader-Willi syndrome.
We are currently seeking
candidates for the 2011-2014 Board of Directors and
volunteers for Committee service. Please contact us
if you or someone you know possesses the qualities
necessary to be an effective Board of Director:
- Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and
creatively, work well with people individually and
in a group.
- Membership in PWSA (USA).
- Commitment to serve a 3-year term (unless
nominated to fill a shorter term).
- Willingness to attend Board and committee
meetings and other special events. Ask questions,
take responsibility for a given assignment, support
the Association as generously as your financial
resources allow and assume shared responsibility for
generating resources to meet Association goals, open
doors in the community.
- Develop skills you donít already possess such as
understand financial statements, cultivate and
solicit funds, cultivate Board members and other
- Possess honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of
different views; a friendly, responsive, and patient
approach; community-building skills; personal
integrity; a sense of values; concern for the
Associationís development; a sense of humor.
What will you gain in return for your service?
- A sense of pride as you work to better the lives
of all persons affected by PWS
- Have input into decisions and policy-making that
affects persons with PWS.
- Increase your knowledge about PWS and its
treatment and management strategies
- Increase your exposure to professionals who work
with individuals with PWS.
To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact
Leadership Development Committee Co-Chairs Lisa Graziano
or Mary K. Ziccardi via the PWSA (USA) office at
800-926-4797 or 941-312-0400 or
or by fax to 941-312-0142. The deadline for nominations
is xxxxx, 2011.
To continue to grow as a vibrant, effective
organization, PWSA (USA) also needs volunteers for
fundraising, advocacy, and family and research support,
among other areas. If you are able to free up some time
to help, please fill in our volunteer form at
www.pwsausa.org/help/volunteer.asp. There is no
deadline, as volunteers are always welcome.