The leadership solicitation by the NSS Leadership Search Committee two months ago
resulted in numerous resumes being submitted from new potential and reinvigorated
past NSS leaders, for either committee or officer positions. We are now
focusing our attention on open committee positions.
The NSS Board of Directors is now voting on the Officers to lead the Society for the
next two years. Once the election is complete, the new Officers have 30 days to
nominate their committee members and chairs. We would like to give those NSS
members who missed the last deadline another chance to submit their resumes, while
we continue to process the ones received. Our goal is to engage every
interested NSS member at some level in Society activities.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an open, democratic, grassroots organization where
its members are directly involved in NSS operations and thus help shape the future.
You are not only the heart and soul, but the legs and arms, of the NSS. Apply now
to become an active part of the Space Movement via any of our various committee positions.
We want you to be a part of the NSS leadership team. Help make the future
NSS operating committees and their overseeing Officers work as necessary with staff, volunteers,
Chapters, and contract services to further the Vision,
Mission, and Objectives of the Society, as outlined
in the Strategic Plan and related
In order to ensure that the Society finds the best people to join the NSS Leadership
Team, the NSS Executive Committee has established a 2010 Leadership Search Committee.
Its purpose is to seek out, from throughout the community of NSS members and those who
share our vision, those individuals with the qualifications, abilities, and desire to
serve a two-year term as an Operating Committee Member or Chair.
This is your chance to join the leadership of NSS and shape the future of space settlement!
The Leadership Search Committee is seeking volunteer candidates with the time, talent,
and motivation to serve as a member, Secretary, or Chair on one or more of the following
committees. Please review the committee
descriptions to ensure that one or more meets your interests:
(Please check back with these descriptions periodically, as efforts are being made
to supplement the basic descriptions with additional background information.)
NSS Committee members and Chairs are unpaid, volunteer positions,
serving two-year terms. Most positions come with voting privileges.
Some out-of-pocket expenses for volunteer leaders may be tax deductible.
See IRS Publication 526
for more details.
If you are motivated to become a part of the exciting new developments in space
and have the right stuff to help make NSS the premier voice for space advocates
and enthusiasts, then now is the time to join the NSS leadership team!
Please send a resume or bio and cover letter or message listing position(s)
of interest to the email address
by Tuesday, November 30.
If you replied to the previous solicitation, you do not need to do so again.
Most of you have been contacted by at least one NSS leader and many of you are
already engaged in our orientation meetings. If you have not yet received
sufficient correspondence from us, please send us a reminder note to
Note for existing NSS volunteers: Feel free to use this soliciation to
supplement the knowledge we have from your years of service to the Society.
There is a good chance that you have more skills and interests than we know
about, especially if you have an interest in expanding your horizons and
serving the Society in a different capacity. What makes the NSS great
is its ability to help members to grow into leaders of the space movement.
Thank you for all you do to advance the space movement. Ad Astra!
The NSS 2010 Leadership Search Committee