Letter from the HAPS President, 2012 Election Results & Foundation 5K Walk/run Update 

June 8, 2012


What's Included
Letter from the HAPS President

Hello everyone,


I'm writing to let you know of an important development. This spring, HAPS Board of Directors and Executive Director Larry Spraggs parted company. The board is sincerely appreciative of Larry's efforts on behalf of HAPS over the past two years and wish him well in his future endeavors.


We have recently undertaken a search for Executive Director and expect to have the position filled later in the fall. To aid us in the search, we have redefined the Director's job description and have begun discussing how best to advance some of our most important initiatives, including redesign of the HAPS website, expansion of HAPS-Institute, maintenance of the HAPS Archive, and increasing the assets of the HAPS Foundation. We'll be working closely with all of our committees during this transitional period and, as always, look to the support of our membership.


The position announcement for Executive Director will appear soon, in the HAPS listserve and in many other locations. If you know of someone who might meet our needs, please feel free to pass the description along.


Thanks to all for your support of HAPS!

 Don Kelly

Don Kelly


HAPS 2012 Election Results

A big thank you goes out to the nearly 200 HAPS members who votedBallot Box in the 2012 elections. This was a record turnout, and it resulted in our first-ever tie and tie-breaker vote at the annual conference business meeting. Congratulations go to the winners:


President-elect: Valerie O'Loughlin


Treasurer: Elizabeth Becker (re-elected)


Eastern Regional Director: Javanika (Javni) Mody


Western Regional Director: Anne Geller (re-elected)


All of the votes were very close, and we appreciate the willingness of the other candidates to run so that we had a choice for each position: Thank you to Karen McMahon, Christine Eckel, Elizabeth Hodgson, and Mark Nielsen.


And finally, thank you to my nominating committee that helped gently twist arms to find willing candidates: Murray Jensen, Kevin Petti, and John Waters.


Dee Silverthorn


Inaugural HAPS Foundation 5K walk/run

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Inaugural HAPS Foundation 5K Walk/Run along Riverside drive at the 2012 HAPS meeting in Tulsa this year.  We had over 50 participants brave the heat and exercise with their fellow HAPSters on Saturday, May 26th.  Your participation helped raise over $280 for the Foundation.  Thank you!Tulsa logo


We plan on making this a regular event at our Annual Meeting - so we hope you all will join us for the SECOND HAPS 5K Walk/run in Las Vegas in 2013!


And a big thank you to all of you who came to the HAPS Foundation table at the meeting and donated.  We now have over $30,000 in the Foundation, thanks to your generosity.


Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you on the running trails in Las Vegas in 2013!


Valerie O'Loughlin


HAPS Foundation Oversight Committee

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