We’re approaching the end of the calendar year, the time for our annual election of officers.
I know many of you have questions about how our election process works. It’s really quite transparent, but most of the communication to the membership happens at the start of the process and the end of the process so I’ll explain what goes on in the middle.
In November we opened nominations for Club Officers—our 2015-2016 Board of Directors. This announcement is made at a regular Friday breakfast meeting, and members are encouraged to express their own interest in positions, or nominate other members. We also learn about members who are interested in taking on leadership positions through the Annual Club Membership Survey, which we conducted in September.
Our Nominating Committee, made up of past and future Presidents, is responsible for contacting current Board members to determine which positions need to be filled for next year. That committee is also responsible for nominating next year’s President Elect Nominee—the person who will follow Tim Rote (2015-2016) and Roger Barnes (2016-2017) to become our President in 2017-2018.
This coming Friday, December 19, we will hold our annual election. It is a simple presentation of the nominated slate of officers for 2015-2016, with a viva voce vote. This vote will require a quorum of members, meaning half of our members must be present.
On this Friday just before the Christmas holiday, please make your best effort to attend and exercise your vote.
If you have any thoughts on this or any other topic, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.