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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
The Kitchens Fund
The Kitchens Fund for First Time National Conference Attendees is available to all current LPA members who are first time National Conference Attendees.
Each year LPA is pleased to provide $8,000 - $10,000 in Kitchens Fund Grants. Funds are limited, and LPA tries to help as many people as possible. Each year, LPA is pleased to provide grants which typically range from $150 - $300 per recipient to help defray costs. The amounts can vary from year-to-year based on funds available.
The Kitchens Travel Fund was established in honor of the Kitchens' family as a way to assist members of Little People of America in attending the annual National Conference. To qualify for the fund the applicant must meet the following criteria: