PCA Board Election Results 2010
We have three new members of the PCA Board of Directors. Congratulations to Krysta Chauncey-Allen, John Jenkins, and Janet Wright! A big "thank you" to the outgoing board members, Richard Binder, Deb Kinney, and Carla Mortensen.
Each Board Member serves a three-year term. During that time, he or she serves on at least one and possibly more committees, and participates in monthly conference calls, which are supplemented by meetings at pen shows when possible. One meeting, usually directly after the DC Show, involves the annual Board retreat, which is a several-hour gathering to discuss larger strategic issues. This is not a "title-only" position. The current and former Boards have worked hard to establish and maintain key projects, including the evolving website, Pens for Kids, and the partnership with the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. We have several exciting things in the works. We are looking forward to working with our new board members on these and also hearing their new ideas for our PCA!
Krysta Chauncey-Allen is a postdoctoral fellow researching brain-computer interfaces at Tufts University. She has collected pens for just over ten years and focuses on early Diamond Points, but enjoys writing with just about any flexible nib. She is currently the go-to girl for the Boston Pen People, and looks forward to increasing the visibility of and attracting more new collectors and users to the art of the fountain pen using social networks, as well as exploring new ways to make the PCA useful to its members.
John Jenkins is the current PCA Treasurer and On-line Librarian. He is committed to improving and expanding the historical database that is the PCA’s library.
John’s pen focus is Parker Vacumatics and “Thrift Time” pens, as well as a newly acquired taste for combos. He is an apprentice pen repairman and cabinet maker.
He is active in both the Dallas and Heart of Texas Pen Clubs. John lives in Dallas with the lovely and gracious Mrs. Jenkins and two occasionally ink stained Westies.
“Great pen, Mrs. Wright!” As a middle school Language Arts teacher, I tend to get that comment quite frequently. My collection is a way to begin a dialogue with my students to open relationships. Relationships are what first attracted me to the hobby. My husband was the collector, and I came along and enjoyed the people. Eventually, I acquired the collecting bug and have an interest in Pelikans. My obvious focus as member of the PCA Board would include continuing to promote Pens for Kids (as I do in my classroom), to support the rich and important archives of the PCA library, and to continue to push the social networking that the PCA has already begun, which will allow us to spread the interest in this great organization. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and my own school website and blog. I try to keep up a presence on the social sites by posting pictures on Pentrace and also on the PCA Facebook page. With regard to my leadership qualifications, I have served as the Curriculum Coordinator for my department and currently hold the position of eighth grade team leader. The PCA has been making tremendous strides to increase its presence and promote the hobby. I look forward to being an enthusiastic member of the board. Thank you for your consideration.