Important News from Second Wind

Board of Directors Mission

The members of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Chapter of Second Wind Lung Transplant Association act as a voting member of the Board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the organization; to monitor the organization's financial health, programs and overall performance; and to ensure provision of resources necessary to meet the needs of those the organization serves.

Bylaws for Second Wind of St. Louis

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Second Wind St. Louis is still looking for board members and specifically needs a secretary. As is done every year during the fourth quarter, Second Wind will hold elections of the Board of Directors. We believe this is an opportunity to bring new members of Second Wind in to the fold and help guide the future of our organization.

The following is a letter written by Second Wind’s Board of Directors to our members:

Dear Members:

Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis has the need to fill the position of Secretary of the association. In addition to this we are looking for persons willing to serve on our Board of Directors. The purpose of this letter is to solicit candidates who desire to share their talents by serving on the Board.

If you believe you have the talent, time and energy to be a Board Member or Secretary of a dynamic not-for profit organization helping the lung transplant community, then we would love to hear from you.

The position of Secretary is responsible for:
• Attending all meetings
• Ensure that the Board members are adequately notified with respect to Board meetings date, times and places
• Prepare and distribute accurate Board meeting minutes and other Board documents as made required
• Ensure the safe keeping of all Board documents and records
• Assume the duties of President in the absence of the President and Vice President
• Obtain historical information from the records and minutes as required to assist the Board in the decision-making process

Members of the Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers and may be lung transplant recipients, caregivers, interested professionals in the field of lung transplantation, or just people that understand and share our plight. The Board works to identify and implement new member services and maintain current services such as our newsletter, Mentors, Peer Support, Lung Walk, Financial Assistance Program and website. Directors also work to increase membership and funding for the Association. In accordance with the Association’s bylaws, the Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis’ Board is composed of a minimum of seven and a maximum of eleven directors.

In order to be considered for the position of Secretary of the association we will need you to submit a brief biography of yourself, what you believe to be your qualifications for the position and how you will help the association. There is no deadline for submission of your biography.

If you wish to become a candidate for election to the Board of Directors, we ask you to write a brief biography and include how you would help the association. Serving the Board requires a time commitment. Depending upon the tasks to which you choose to lend your talents, this commitment might range from one or two hours to ten or more hours per month. Sufficient information should be provided to allow Board voters to feel comfortable in their choices.

Please submit the necessary information on any of the above positions to our Vice President, Michelle Bass-Williams, at

We thank you for considering community service with Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis.

Thank you,
Board of Directors
Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis