Volunteer to direct the APS

YOU can help grow and improve the APS by volunteering to become an Officer or Director.

Four positions will be open in the spring of 2024. The ballot will include openings for the positions of President, Treasurer and Director (2). Any member in good standing is eligible to hold any office. Meetings are held four times a year online via Zoom. Information on board duties is available in the member’s section of the website. If you would like more information about serving on the Board or are ready to run for an open seat, please send an email to secretary@americanprimrosesociety.org.

The annual election of APS board members will happen again in spring 2024 and I would like you to consider standing for election to one of the open positions. 

You don’t need to be an expert at anything to serve on the APS board.  Serving on the board gives you the chance to make decisions about the direction of the society.  It provides invaluable experience in helping to run a nonprofit organization and is a good way to get to know other primrose enthusiasts. 

The Society is guided by a board consisting of four officers and six directors.  The four officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) serve a term of two years.  The directors serve for three years.   There are four regularly scheduled meetings of the board each year.  Board members are located across North America so these meetings are held online via Zoom. Board meetings typically last for about an hour.

Four positions will be up for election in the spring of 2024: president, treasurer and two director seats.  Regardless of whether an incumbent wants to seek another term, an election is always better when there is more than one choice of candidate on the ballot.  The current board and their “serve-to” dates are listed on the APS website under the “About Us” tab.  All board members are volunteers and receive no payment for their services.  Any member in good standing is eligible to hold any office.  You can see a description of the duties of the officers and the directors by clicking on the following link to the APS website.  


This is YOUR society. Please consider taking an active role in steering it where you think it should go.  APS can benefit from the new ideas and new perspectives that new board members can bring.  I encourage you to read the description of the various positions and think about the possibility of joining the board.  The election information and list of candidates will be published in the Winter Quarterly.  The editorial deadline for that quarterly is in October.  

Please consider running for a seat on the APS board.  I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.  

Kind regards, 

Barbara Haman
Secretary, APS