Category Archives: SOA Council

Ballot Available for 2024 Election

It’s time to vote for Society of Ohio Archivists Leadership!

All current members of SOA should have received an email with a link to the ballot for officers and Council members on April 26. The ballot will be available April 26-May 17 (noon). If you did not receive one, and you have checked your junk folder, check with SOA Liaison Betsy Hedler at ohioarchivists@ohiohistory.org regarding your membership status.

Please see the Candidates’ Statements on page 4 of the Ohio Archivist, spring 2024.

2024 Slate of Candidates

  • Vice President/President-elect: Jennifer Long Morehart
  • Treasurer: Sophia McGuire
  • Council (1 open seat): Jim DaMico

Thank you to the Nominating Committee for their work.

SOA Council Meeting Minutes from January 26, 2024

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes from January 26, 2024, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Questions about minutes? Contact SOA Secretary Shelby Beatty.

SOA Council Minutes from November 2023 and January 2024

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes from November 3, 2023, and January 5, 2024, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Questions about minutes? Contact SOA Secretary Shelby Beatty.

SOA Welcomes Jim DaMico to Council

SOA would like to welcome Jim DaMico, Archivist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, to Council.

A portrait photograph of Jim DaMico

Jim DaMico

DaMico was elected during a special election for a vacant SOA Council seat during October 2023.  The Council seat has a term ending at the SOA Annual Meeting in May 2024.

Thank you to the Nominating Committee for handling this special election. More details about Council and Officers can be found on the SOA website.

SOA Council Minutes for September 2023 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes from September 26th 2023, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Questions about minutes? Contact SOA Secretary Shelby Beatty.

Call for Nominations for SOA Council 2023

The SOA Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for

  • Vice President/President Elect,
  • Treasurer, and
  • Member of Council.

Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations. We welcome and encourage nominations of new professionals and/or those seeking to be involved in a professional organization for the first time. All positions are for two year terms of office, with the exception of the VP/President/Past President cycle which is one year in each position (3 year commitment total).

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Special Election – Council Candidate Statements 2023

Candidate Statements Available for Vacant Council Seat

Voting for the special election for the vacant SOA Council seat is now open! Voting is open from Monday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 31. Please click here to access the ballot for the special election.

The Council seat will have a term ending at the SOA Annual Meeting in May 2024. The person who completes this term can run for a term in their own right in the regular 2024 election if they wish. More details about responsibilities and terms can be located in the SOA bylaws.

Running for the vacant Council seat are:

A portrait photograph of Sophia McGuire.

Sophia McGuire

A portrait photograph of Jim DaMico

Jim DaMico

  • Sophia McGuire, Records Management Analyst, Council Office, City of Gahanna. Read Sophia McGuire’s Candidate Statement.
  • Jim DaMico, Archivist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Read Jim DaMico’s Candidate Statement.

 

Questions? Contact the SOA Nominating Committee.

SOA Council Minutes for August 2023 Available

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes from August 29th 2023, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Questions about minutes? Contact SOA Secretary Shelby Beatty.

Call for Nominations – Special Election 2023

Nominating Committee Calls for Nominations

The SOA Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for a special election to fill the Council seat with the term ending at the SOA Annual Meeting in May 2024. The person who completes this term can run for a term in their own right in the regular 2024 election if they wish. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations.

Candidates must be current SOA members in good standing and be willing and able to attend monthly council meetings and business activities (both in-person and virtually).

The election will be held online from October 16-October 31. Candidates will be required to write a response to a question to be published on SOA’s website prior to the election.

More details about responsibilities and terms can be located in the SOA bylaws.

I would also be happy to answer any questions about the position. Please respond to me with any nominations by Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Best,
Amy

Amy Rohmiller
Past President & Chair, Nominating Committee
Society of Ohio Archivists

SOA Council Minutes for July 2023

The Society of Ohio Archivists most recent leadership meeting minutes from  July 31st 2023, can now be found on the Council Meeting Minutes page.

Interested in SOA over time? Also on that page are minutes dating back to 1997. In addition to documenting actions from the leadership meeting, minutes include reports from the treasurer as well as from committees and task forces.

Questions about minutes? Contact SOA Secretary Shelby Beatty.