This year is a great time to get involved with Little People of America. 2014 is an Election Year for Little People of America, (LPA). Eleven members sit on the LPA Board of Directors. All 11 seats are up for election. A Board Term is three years and each position has a two-term limit.
Serving as a board member is a challenging and rewarding experience. The Board holds at least four phone conference call meetings each year. Meeting commitments also include 2 day-long meetings during the National Conference. In addition, each position carries specific responsibilities which may take several hours a week and an expectation of serving on LPA committees as time and interest allow. With this commitment, LPA Board Members have the opportunity to represent the membership, manage programs, lead policy efforts, and build the organization.
All members of LPA are invited to review the positions and the eligibility criteria for the positions. Qualified members are encouraged to run for a board position. The deadline for declaring intent to run for a position is March 7, 2014. To declare your intent, send an email to Gary Arnold (President, email@example.com) and Ron Piro (National Election Committee, RonPiro@aol.com ). Include in the email your full name, contact information, and the position in which you are interested.
FAQ About National Conferences - General Questions
Q: My child is young. Is it worth it for us to go to a national conference?
Q: My child is a teenager and this will be their first national. What can we expect
The sports of DAAA (Dwarf Athletic Association of America) are a great way to meet other teens, whether you are playing the games or just watching. Soccer, track and field, and basketball are the most popular for the teens. The nightly dances are a big draw for everyone and are very fun. Also, sign up for the teen events offered onsite. They are a great way to meet people. Be prepared to give your child an extra bit of freedom - nightly dances at home aren't usually the norm! - but stay in touch frequently via cell phone or pre-arranged check-in times.
Q: I'm an adult and this is my first national. What can I expect?
Q: What is the Medical Advisory Board and why is it important?