It's that time of year where we open up the elections for the officer positions that are coming up at the end of their term. The positions this year that complete their terms are President, Secretary and Charity/Environmental Affairs.
As you know I am NOT running for re-election for the President position, I feel after 6 years of steering this ship, it is time for me to move on.
Below is what is in our BY-LAWS that you should be aware of before you decide to run.
Article VII: Elections
All nominees must be a Parrot Head Club of Eastern Massachusetts Inc. member in good standing for one year from the nomination deadline and active with a minimum of six Parrot Points.
Nominees shall submit to the BOD their intention to run for office, the office in which they are interested, and biography to support their nomination not later than 1 May.
In the event of a vacancy, with the exception of the position of President, due to resignation, removal or lack of candidates, the BOD will select an interim director to serve remainder of the term. Special elections are not provided for in these By-Laws.
In the event of a vacancy in the position of President due to resignation, removal or lack of candidates the Vice-President shall fulfill the entire remainder of the President’s term. The Vice-President’s vacancy will then be filled in accordance with these By-Laws governing BOD vacancies.
Vacancies may only be filled by those members eligible to become candidates under these bylaws.
There will be no write in candidates.
Each year BOD members not up for election shall form the Election Committee.
The Election Committee will publish the slate of candidates and their one page resume/biography no later than 15 May.
The election will be held on or about 1 June.
The Election committee shall determine the most efficient way to conduct voting.
All members that are 18 years or older shall have the right to vote
For election of officers, ballots shall be provided and there shall not appear any place on such ballot that might tend to indicate the person who cast such ballot.
The Committee will advise those who did not win the election not later than 30 June.
The Committee will publish the newly elected BOD members not later than 1 July.
In the event of a tie the position will be awarded to the candidate who had the most Parrot Points during the 12 month period ending 1 JUNE.
All candidates elected will be invited to begin attending BOD meetings in July so that the outgoing BOD member can acclimate them to their role.
If you qualify to run for one of the open positions, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 1, 2020.
Good luck to anyone that decides to run.
President PHCoEM (2018-2020)