3, 4, 5, and 6 work for me...
3 - represent the people not only from your region but beyond, it's a great big membership out there.
4 - experience with non-profits are great, means that you care about things other than yourself. more to charity is always better. most of us have it good, help those that don't.
5 - having worn any or all of those hats (organizer, cook, judge or rep) just reminds you what it's like to BE them, and in my opinion makes for a better BoD member.
6 - open and available comunication is very important as well, since we all are a part of this organization, we like to know what is going on and how it will affect us.
You do great work Thom, from what I have heard and seen from afar.
Go get 'em ... if you're jumping in. Just don't get that sign for your back.
p.s. Linda Mullane is on here a LOT! I feel like she knows what's what on the "East Side", and I like to believe she votes as her constituents would like her to, it's why she was elected in the first place.
lunchmeat BBQ team
President - New England BBQ Society
2 Backwoods Partys
WSM, 2 Weber kettles, Weber Performer