The affairs of our Society
are managed by its Board of Trustees who must be members of EHST.
Our Board is composed of the president, vice president, treasurer,
secretary, and three additional trustees who are elected officers.
The Vice Presidency is vacant until the Board's next election.
All work of Ethical Humanist
Society of the Triangle is supported by volunteer members. Only the
Ethical Leader receives compensation
for providing the pastoral leadership of the Society and representing
its views to the public and other organizations.
John Holmgren, President
president of our Society, I am responsible for chairing and setting
the agenda for the monthly board meeting. Along with the treasurer, I
for completing the annual report to the AEU. For meetings at which
our leader is not present, I conduct the meeting. I am also presently
as head of two of the Society committees. The first is the Platform
Committee, responsible for finding speakers for our platforms on the first
Sunday of each month. The second is the setup committee, responsible
for scheduling volunteers to perform necessary duties at each of our meetings.
I became a member of EHST in August of 2007. I was elected to the board
as a trustee in 2008. I was elected vice-president in 2009. I became
in June of 2010.
Jan Broughton, Vice President
The vice-president stands in for the President when needed to run
meetings or represent the Society in other capacities. In other roles
I am chair of the Ethical Action committee, part of the Fund Raising
committee and the Bellwether Book Club. I’ve been a member of
the Society since 1996, and have served on the board in several capacities
including trustee, Secretary, Vice-President, and two 2-year terms
as President. I’m the Society liaison to the Inter-Faith Council
and to the Orange County Peace Coalition. As an Ethical Officiant I’m
certified to perform weddings and enjoy that process very much. It
provides a much needed service to the community for couples who want
a meaningful ceremony of a more secular nature. In 2010 I was elected
to the board of the American Ethical Union and serve as Secretary to
Chris Kaman, Secretary
Secretary I am responsible for keeping documentation (minutes) of our
and of meetings of members,
as well as sending out announcements of meetings of members and keeping
of members and friends up to date. I have been a member of
Society since 1994. I have served as President, Vice-President, Secretary,
Treasurer and Trustee over those years.
Eva Harrington, Treasurer
As Treasurer,, with the help of our
Assistant Treasurer, I am
responsible for tracking the society's income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.
I am responsible for conducting the annual pledge campaign and
tracking all pledges by members and friends. That information is kept
confidential; it is not shared with any other member of the society
including Board officers. I have been a member of an Ethical Society
for over 30 years. I was formerly
treasurer of the Ethical Culture Society of Northern Westchester, in
Ossining, NY, for two years. After we moved to North Carolina
seventeen years ago, I was treasurer of this society for three
years and assistant treasurer for three more.
Ralph Balzac, Assistant Treasurer & Trustee
As Assistant Treasurer, I help our treasurer,
Eva Harrington, with
collections, record keeping and creating our financial reports.
Carole DuPré, Trustee
I was honored by the Board's
election of me as Trustee as my membership in the Society has
not been long. As Trustee I take part in the planning process regarding
society issues, whether By-law changes, budgetary considerations,
or membership matters -- all things that impact the society for which
the Board has responsibility to review and take action.
Ed Brown, Trustee
Brown currently serves as a Trustee on our Board has been a member
of the NC Ethical Culture Society (NCSEC) and Ethical Humanist Society
of the Triangle (EHST) for over ten years. He was NCSEC Treasurer in
2006 and has served on several of NCSEC’s membership committees.
Ed’s career background includes an advanced degree in chemistry
as well as training in intellectual property and consulting experience
in chemistry-related criminal law cases. He currently provides consulting
services to small business clients in central North Carolina on chemistry
and intellectual property matters.
Frank Keary, Trustee
I am a retired physician and have been a Trustee
been a member of the Ethical Society for about fifteen years. Initially
I assisted with the Ethical School for Children, which my two
sons attended. Now I’m an ‘empty nester’ so I’m
happy for the opportunity to get more involved in the society. Professionally
I work in Information Management in RTP.
Dorothy Dale Pollack, Trustee
Randy Best, Ethical Leader
life-long member of Ethical Humanism/Ethical Culture, Randy was born
in St. Louis and grew up attending the St. Louis Ethical Society
where his parents are still active members. Since 2008 he
has served as the Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle.
Randy received a B.A. from Grinnell College and a
Master’s Degree from Harvard University. He is also a graduate
of the Humanist Institute, certified Mediator, and Pastoral Counselor.
For more details see Leader.
Scott Waybright, Technical Adviser
Scott is our sound and recording guru for Platform Speaker
Sundays and advises on other technical matters as
bi-weekly drive is considerable and the society
is grateful for his time, efforts, and continued support.