2017 Bylaw Amendment – nominations

The Fishing Club Executive Committee is proposing a change to the Club bylaw which addresses the nomination and election of Club officers. Our concern is that our current bylaw allows for nomination of Club officers by Club members without any assurance that the nominee is eligible, qualified, and willing to accept the position. The proposed change to the bylaw provides a vetting process for nominee submissions. Nominations will continue to be accepted from Club members, but these nominations will be submitted to the Nominating Committee prior to the final announcement of nominees. This change will allow the Nominating Committee time to verify a nominee’s eligibility, qualifications, and willingness to accept the nomination and in turn allows the nominee to ask questions and fully understand the range of duties and expectations of the position.

Below is the proposed amendment to the Club’s bylaw regarding nomination and election of Club officers. And below that is a copy of the bylaw currently in effect. To vote For/Against the proposed amendment, click the link below to go to the voting form. Thank you for your participation!

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Proposed Election Bylaw:

At the June regular meeting, the President shall appoint and announce a Nominating Committee of three members, designating a Chairperson for the nomination of officers. In addition to nominees selected by the Committee, nominations from the floor may be submitted to any member of the Committee in person, by phone or by email. The Committee will be responsible for verifying the eligibility, qualifications, and willingness of all nominees. At the July regular meeting the Committee shall report on the status of nominations. Nominations will be accepted until the second Thursday of August. At the regular August meeting, the Committee shall announce the nominee (s) for each office and an electronic ballot will then be sent by email to all members. The election shall be at the September meeting by members previously casting ballots electronically and those present at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for an office, the candidate with the most votes shall win. If there is only one candidate for an office there shall be no balloting for that office and the one candidate shall be elected at the meeting by acclamation.

Current Election Bylaw:

At the June meeting, the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee of three members, designating a Chairperson, for the nomination of officers. The Nominating Committee shall submit its slate at the regular July meeting and accept nominations from the floor. The slate shall remain open to nominations up to the August meeting. The election shall be at the September meeting by members previously casting ballots electronically and those present at that meeting. If there is more than one candidate for an office, the candidate with the most votes shall win. If there is only one candidate for an office there shall be no balloting for that office and the one candidate shall be elected at the meeting by acclamation.