Interfilk is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, incorporated in California. All of the work that goes into Interfilk is done on a volunteer basis. The Directors and their support receive no remuneration and often absorb their expenses as well. Their rewards come from working with a group of people who love filk, and watching (and hopefully, helping) the filk community thrive.
The Interfilk Board consists of Officers and Regional Directors. New members of the Board are chosen at the invitation of existing Directors. There is one Director for each major geographic area of the U.S. and Canada, and two who serve with no set geographic area (At Large Directors). Meetings are conducted via conference call or at conventions where a quorum can be reached. The annual meeting is held at OVFF in October every year.
Your Interfilk Directors are:
|Kathleen Sloan||President||Southwest US||Colorado|
|Judith Hayman||Vice-President||Eastern Canada||Ontario|
|Brenda Sutton||Treasurer||At Large||Indiana|
|Juliana McCorison||Director||Western Canada, Northwest US||British Columbia|
|Bob Laurent||Founder||At Large||California|
|Merav Hoffman||Director||Northeast US||New Jersey|
|Trace Hagemann||Secretary||Midwest US||Ohio|
|Tim Miller||Director||Mid South US||Texas|
|Nick Smith||Director||Southern California||California|
You can contact the directors, using our contact form.
Spouses and “Significant Others” of Interfilk Directors are traditionally co-opted into assisting with various duties; they may attend all meetings in a consulting capacity but do not vote on guests or policies (although we cannot stop them from expressing opinions, nor would we dare try). They also serve as backup Directors in the case that a seated Director is temporarily unable to fulfil their duties. Also assisting the board are Steve and Katy Macdonald who, as European Guest Liaisons, facilitate “translating” North American fan customs for our overseas guests.
Emeritus Directors have been on the Board in the past, but have stepped down from being voting members of the Board. They may remain available for consultation, or carry out other duties, but they no longer vote.
|Gary Anderson||Southern California||Deceased||Founding Clerk
1991 to 1998
|Diana Huey||Midwest US||Retired||1996 to 2003||Ohio|
|Spencer Love||Northeast US||Emeritus||Founding Treasurer
1991 to 2014
|Bill Sutton||Southeast US||Emeritus||Founding V.P. 1991; President to 2012||Indiana|
|Mary Ellen Wessels||Midwest US||Emeritus||1993 to 1996||New Hampshire|