Special Elections Ad Hoc Committee Report March 2014

Special Election Report

March 22, 2014

Submitted by Beth D’Addario

 

The Special Election Committee has started the processof the SCRID election. Here is the schedule of the election for the board and our membership.

Schedule for the Special Election

  • Start the “Call for Nominations” March 16- Posted on FB, SCRID website, WA,Twitter
  • Deadline for “Call for Nominations” April 6
  • Ballots sent out April 27 by email
  • Deadline for the return of the survey May 11
  • Post winners on website and announce winners at the SCRID General Meeting May 17 

At the time of writing this report there has been no nominations for either SCRID President or SCRID Treasurer. I am checking the election email at least once a day for nominations.

According to the SCRID Bylaws:

“Appointment to Fill a Vacancy: Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors with less than one year remaining in the term may be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Directors. A director appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the remaining term of their predecessor’s office. If the remaining term is more than one year, a special election must be held within six months of the vacancy.” (IV7B) [Italics added]

Below you will find the qualifications required for SCRID officers, the instructions and deadlines and the job descriptions for both the president and treasurer positions.

We encourage you to participate on this active and dedicated board of directors.

Feel free to send any questions, comments or concerns to:

elections@scrid.org

Thank you,

Beth D’Addario

SCRID Special Elections Committee Chair

Candidates must provide:

  • Nomination by a SCRID member in good standing
  • Proof of current RID membership (pdf or jpeg file of RID membership card)
  • Letter of intent to run for office stating which position the candidate wishes and why he/she is qualified (introduction by candidate to be published with ballot)
  • Resume (for elections committee review only)

Please send above candidate documentation to elections@scrid.org by April 6, 2014

 

Qualifications:

Certified or Associate members in good standing with the National RID and SCRID for at least one year immediately prior to candidacy. (SCRID Bylaws – IV4)

Requirement of office

1.  President

a)      Represents the corporation in all appropriate activities

b)     Presides at meetings of the members and/or directors

c)      Appoints committees

d)     Has the authority to sign checks up to monies determined by the board

e)      Provide at least quarterly reports to the membership concerning business

and Board of Directors activities and financial status of the corporation

f)      Shall submit a (President’s letter) for every issue of the “Interpreter”

g)      Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings

(SCRID Bylaws – IV3 B1 or http://scrid.org/category/c94-reports/c31-president/ for a detailed description of duties)

 

Treasurer

a)      Supervises the receipt and safekeeping of all book keeping of corporate fund

b)     Shall in the beginning of February make a State and Federal report, and in April SCRID’s fiscal year report.  Shall forward to RID a certified copy of SCRID’s financial statement, sources of all receipts and a description of all disbursements, before May 30th of every year

c)      Has authority to sign SCRID checks, up to monies determined by the Board

d)     Shall attend at least 75% of the meetings

(SCRID Bylaws – IV3B4 or http://scrid.org/category/c94-reports/c68-about-treasurer/ for a detailed description of duties)