The Pilots of America Management Council and Board of Directors has always existed to serve the community and help to ensure that PoA remains a respectful (stop laughing) and useful (no seriously, stop laughing) resource for the aviation community and its members as a whole. Although the makeup of the MC has changed over the years with members being added generally as others have left, when you consider the makeup of the board we are mostly members who have been around since the inception of PoA back in the mid-2000s. The MC recognizes that while PoA is in many ways the same community it was 15 years ago, that its membership is different. In the earlier days of PoA, all MC members were people who knew eachother in person as well as online, people who attended fly-ins such as the Wings Fly-B-Q, Gaston's, 6Y9, and others. But life changes and most of the MC members don't participate in these (and the newly established) gatherings that were always a vital part of the community that PoA created and fostered. We all remain friends, indeed most of us talk and do things far more together outside of PoA than as part of PoA and the "new generation" of members who are active, know each other, etc. largely are not represented by the existing MC. With that, a number of the current MC members believe it's time to "pass the reigns" to the next generation to ensure the continued success of PoA. And with that we're doing something we have never done before: create a job posting. Are you interested in joining the PoA MC and helping to shape the future of PoA? We are looking for new members who are committed to ensuring the success of Pilots of America for years to come. We are looking for members who are interested in participating in the following aspects: 1) Legal: PoA has always had at least one lawyer as an MC/board member. This has proven useful. PoA is a not-for-profit Pennsylvania corporation (not to be confused with a 501(c)3 ) and items for which legal counsel is beneficial come up from time to time 2) Technical: PoA, being an internet forum, needs IT support from people who are knowledgeable and able to keep things running smoothly 3) Accounting: PoA does have bills to pay, and needs a treasurer to keep track of the bills and funds 4) Moderators: In addition to the above items, PoA has always had moderators who have helped to set the tone of the board. You may hate us, you may love us, and now you may become one of or replace us. The MC enforces (and from time to time changes) the Rules of Conduct One doesn't necessarily have to have any of items 1-3 to qualify, part of a successful transition does require people who can fulfill the above roles. Our intent is that members joining the MC to replace existing members should be active members of PoA who have the best interests of the community at heart and want to see it thrive for years to come. We know that there are some folks who may feel that we wouldn't consider them due to previous RoC violations. While we will take these into consideration, it's not an automatic disqualifier. We want to make sure people who are truly interested contact us and not automatically assume they won't be considered. The intent is that we will identify a group of new MC members and we'll have a transition period during which certain legacy MC members will stay active to help maintain a smooth transition before stepping down ourselves to help ensure new members have the training and guidance they need to help keep PoA successful. If you're interested, send me a message, and let's talk!