Reminder to Apply to HTIA Board of Directors

CommitteeHealing Tao

to all Healing Tao Instructors


New HTIA Board of Directors

Dear Members of the HTIA,

We welcome you to participate in a great opportunity to bring your love of the Healing Tao into action!


The HTIA is going to hold a general election for new board members.

This is an extremely valuable way for each of us to serve the Tao and benefit the growth of the Healing Tao in the Americas.

We'll now have elections every year, electing 1/3 of the Board's Directors, as there are one, two and three year terms.

If you have haven’t been involved for a while we warmly welcome you back! In order to apply, nominate or vote, please pay your membership dues, making you an active member by Dec. 1, 2014. The dues are now only $45 USD.


Please renew membership on our website:

EVERYONE is invited to "nominate" themselves, with the exception of current sitting board members. Please don't be afraid to join the board for lack of "political" experience or because you're just an associate instructor. The Nominating  Committee (see names listed below) will choose who they feel are the strongest 12+ applications and then those will be put on the ballot. 


Please read the instructions at the end of this email for directions on how to apply.

Joining the board will not be a huge time-consuming job. Typically a board will meet six times a year by phone conference. It is expected that all members will help out on committee work, which is fun and helps everyone get to know each other while performing good service such as mentoring new instructors, helping market everyone, work on website, etc.

We look forward to your participating in the continued RENEWAL of the HTIA! If you do not feel you can manage joining the board, please encourage your friends/fellow HTIA members to do so.

We are proud to announce that we have 4 current Board of Directors members that have one year remaining on their Directorship terms of office and have agreed to stay on to facilitate an easy transition for our new board members.  They are:  Minke deVos, Steven Sy, Dr. Linda Berry, and Janette Nutis.  We know everyone will enjoy becoming more acquainted with them.


Thank you so much for your support of HTIA!


Nominating Committee:
Ted Doras, Minke de Vos, Loren Reid, Sam Dwyer, Joe Anzalone,
Karin Sörvik, Robert Wall, Jed Starman


Candidates Nomination Process

Procedures are SIMPLE. Here's all you have to do:

1. Submit your application to the Nominating Committee via:

Karin Sörvik ( or Robert Wall (  will confirm that they have received your application to be a candidate for the board.

2. The webform asks you to write a few paragraphs about yourself, your involvement with the Healing Tao, why you want to be on the board and any special skills you would bring. It also asks you to upload a resume.
It will also ask you about any activities you would like to see the Board undertake and what roles you would be willing to serve in (for example, as an Executive Officer, Chair a committee or Volunteer on ‘as needed’ basis).

3. Your Self-Nomination must be received no later than Dec. 17, 2014.

4. The final candidates will be determined by the Nominating Committee and announced by January 11, 2015.

5. The voting process will be announced along with final candidates.Voting for candidates must be completed by Feb. 17, 2015.

6. The new board will then elect officers at their first meeting, to be held shortly afterward.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Nominating Committee.

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