Elections will take place
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
Elections for Friends of the River San Bernard Board of Directors will be held Saturday, September 8th, 5:00 p.m. at Dido’s Restaurant on the river.
The F.O.R. San Bernard Board of Directors is comprised of fifteen persons. A board member serves for three years. Each year, five positions on the board rotate off and their positions are up for public vote. Only one family member at a time can serve on the board, or run for an open board position. Each board member may only serve two consecutive terms - or a maximum of six years - that member then must vacate the position for at least one year before being eligible for nomination to serve on the board for a third time.
Board candidates do not have to live on the river to be considered for election. Candidates (listed below) for election must, however, be interviewed and qualified by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is made up of the retiring members of the Board and whomever the board may appoint to serve on the Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee will contact the potential nominees for election to determine their individual capabilities, goals for the F.O.R. San Bernard organization and willingness to fulfill the commitments and responsibilities of a board member.
This year’s election will fill five vacating positions on the Board.
Should fewer than six candidates be identified, the Board of Directors will ask the public to ratify the five candidates as members of the board at the September election meeting.
Each candidate will be given two minutes at the public meeting to introduce themselves and their goals to the public prior to voting. If there are more than five nominees, the public will be asked to select five persons from all of the names on a written ballot. The order of names on the written ballot will be by random drawing.
Nominations will not be taken from the floor at the meeting, and write-in candidates will not be counted. Those persons obtaining the most votes will become board members.
This is your chance to get involved with your river. Come to the September 8th election and VOTE !!