CDSS Governing Board

Current Board Members

The geographically diverse Board is listed below. Correspondence for them may be sent to office@cdss.org. For photos and bios of Board members, click on the individual names.

Officers

Name State Term Ends  
NH 2015 President
PA 2016 Vice President
NJ 2014 Secretary
CO 2016 Treasurer
 

Board Members at Large

CA 2015
KS 2016
ON 2016
MA 2016
PA 2014
MA 2014
MA 2015
GA 2015
PA 2014
GA 2014
DC 2016
ON 2014
WA 2016
NC 2014
NM 2016
MA 2016
NY 2015
NC 2015

2014 Board Elect

OR 2017
VA 2017
MO 2017
OH 2017
TX 2017
MA 2015
ON 2017
MD 2017
 

Seeking New Nominations

CDSS is Looking for Stars!

Are you seeing stars? CDSS is always on the look out for star volunteers. Are you one? Do you know someone who is a star?

The CDSS Governing Board is a group of hardworking volunteers who look at the big picture, the vision and direction of where the organization is heading and what we and CDSS should be doing. Board members come from all over the United States and Canada and represent our constituency in dance, music and song.

The CDSS Board will have a number of board members completing their terms next year and are seeking nominations for those positions before the end of June. As well, we’re often looking for people to participate in task groups and board committees as community member representatives. And as planning for our Centennial celebrations shifts into high gear, we’re anticipating all kinds of opportunities and will need volunteers. 

The Nominating Committee submits a slate of qualified individuals for board “at large” positions each year.  We’re also keeping a list of stars willing to serve on task groups and committees. We’re asking for your suggestions. Board members must be members of CDSS but community members serving on task groups and committees need not be. 

Think about yourself and the people you know in your local community. We’re looking for people who have the appropriate mix of skills, experience, time, energy, teamwork style and have a passion for the country dance, music and song that we all love! Professional experience in any of the following categories would be particularly helpful: management, finance and/or banking, human resources, law, fundraising, publicity and small non-profit organizations.  We want to hear about active, organized, thoughtful, responsible, creative, innovators in your community who have come up with an idea and worked with others to make it happen. We’re particularly interested in increasing the number of younger volunteers.

If you, or someone you know is a star, please let us know! Send us a short summary of the following:

  • Why you think they are a good board, task group or committee candidate
  • What work/activities and skills/qualities they have that are useful and relevant
  • What do they do in dance, music and song
  • How we can contact them (email, phone, mail)

Most of our committee work happens during the summer and early fall so please send your suggestions by June 30, to the CDSS Nominating Committee via email to wturnip@sympatico.ca or by mail to 301-140 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 3N8.

Bev Bernbaum, Chair, CDSS Nominating Committee