Hello Fellow Tildenites,
The Elections Committee met on November 3, 2016 to elect a chairperson and discuss committee business. I am honored and grateful to introduce myself as the chairperson of Tilden’s 2016 Election Committee. I am equally pleased to report that it is time for club elections!
The Elections Committee is ready to accept nominations for club Officers and Executive Committee Members. According to our By-Laws, you may nominate yourself or others for office. As you know, the Club Officer positions are: President; Vice-President (3 “V-P” spots); Corresponding Secretary; Recording Secretary; and Treasurer. We also have 12-16 spots on our Executive Committee.
According to our By-Laws, all persons nominated must be members in good-standing. In addition, we would like to point out that an officer position requires a certain level of commitment, more than the bare minimum. It is important that all candidates be willing and able to attend the four Executive Committee meetings, and most of the club’s monthly meetings, functions, and events. While we understand that attendance at every meeting and event is impossible, we wish to emphasize that officers and executive committee members are expected to actively participate in the club’s governance and assist in club activities, such as our annual dinner and the summer street fair.
If you wish to nominate anyone for this year’s elections, please submit the names of all persons you wish to nominate, specifying the office you wish to nominate them for, to me at:firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2016. At our November 17, 2016 Club Meeting, we will report the names of those nominated as of November 15. However, nominations from the floor may be entertained at our November 17 meeting, at which point nominations will be closed.
Also, please note that the Elections Committee and Executive Committee will hold a “Candidates Night” on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seafarer’s International House (15th Street and Irving Place, 2nd Floor) which all nominees must attend and make a presentation in support of their candidacy. The elections will then take place ten days later at our January 19, 2017 Annual Club Meeting. I look forward to receiving your nominations and seeing you at the Candidates Night on January 9!
Kate Kathleen C. Waterman, Esq.