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EDIS Call for Nominations (Member-at-Large)

Dear EDIS member,

I hope this finds everyone keeping well. The EDIS Board of Directors has agreed to run an election to fill one vacant Member-at-Large seat on the Board. The position of Member-at-Large is for a three-year term, which would begin in August 2023 and conclude in 2026. The Board usually meets once or twice a year in addition to the annual meeting and/or international conference, and the Member-at-Large is expected to attend either in person or remotely via Zoom.

Members-at-Large have the same responsibilities and opportunities for service to the organization as all EDIS Board members. These include: becoming familiar with the Society’s bylaws; conducting Society business by serving on at least one major committee and one minor committee; engaging with the EDIS Bulletin, the Emily Dickinson Journal, and the Emily Dickinson Museum; following Board discussions on e-mail; attending all board meetings, annual meetings, and international conferences; contributing to the content of the Society’s website; and, depending on location, sponsoring or participating in local activities focused on Emily Dickinson, and perhaps even starting a Dickinson Community (local or subject-based). An ongoing issue for EDIS is increasing membership, and Members-at-Large are asked to contribute to this goal by having their ears tuned to members’ preferences, interests, and concerns.

If you are interested in providing leadership for the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) and supporting its mission of promoting interest in Dickinson and her poetry, you are invited to submit your name for consideration for the position of Member-at-Large. Members are also invited to submit the names of those they think will serve well in this important capacity on the EDIS Board. Please send nominations or self-nominations and a short statement about how you or the person you are nominating would contribute to the Society to Li-hsin Hsu ( by 30 April 2023. Li-hsin is Chair of the Nominations Committee, which will compile a list of candidates to present to the general membership for election to the Member-at-Large position. The election will take place in May 2023, with the winner announced in June 2023.

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Li-hsin Hsu