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Call for Nominations for PWSA (USA) Board of Directors and Volunteers for Committee Service
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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 volunteers.
  • 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 There is no deadline, as volunteers are always welcome.



Edited: 02/09/2012


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