January 30, 2017

Dear PEN America Member,

I am pleased to share with you a slate of candidates eligible for election or reelection to our Board of Trustees in 2017. This slate has been offered by the Nominating and Governance Committee with the approval of the full Board of Trustees of PEN America.

This “slate mailing” is being delivered to PEN America Members via email now for review. On February 28, 2017 we will follow-up with an electronic ballot. * In this mailing you will find the following:

I. Cover Letter
II. Procedure for Elections
III. Slate of Candidates Offered
IV. Biographies of Candidates
V. Submission of an Alternate Slate
VI. Roster of Current Trustees

To be eligible to vote, a Member must be in good standing, which is defined in Article III of PEN America’s by-laws as having paid dues within the previous 12 months. The record date by which dues must have been renewed in order to participate in the upcoming election will be February 8, 2017.

The election results will be announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members of PEN America, which will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Information on the location and time will be forthcoming.

If you have any questions about the slate or ballot mailings, or if you would like to request a paper version, please contact Yubei Tang, membership assistant, at (212) 334-1660, ext. 4820, or ytang@pen.org.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Stump
Senior Membership Manager

*Those members without an email address on record will receive these documents by mail.