Hey, it’s November and that means (according to the bylaws) that it is “Open Season” in NoVAGO!! What’s that mean?? It means that nominations for the calendar year 2011 Officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Public Relations, and Treasurer) are being solicited this month. There is an open topic in the NoVAGO News & Announcements Forum (click the blue title bar above to go to it) which explains the time line, nomination procedures, and the voting procedures. Typically, NoVAGO does a poorer job with elections than the American public does during off-years…let’s reverse that trend. We’d really like to see lots of nominations, followed by a BIG voter turnout. You don’t have to be a long time cacher, or long time member of NoVAGO to nominate/vote…you just need to show some interest in your organization! Please take the time to do so.
The 2010 Officers have done a truly outstanding job, some may wish to run again…others may not – point is, NoVAGO needs interested, enthusiastic folks just like them if we are to continue to grow. Please consider running for office, or nominating the individual(s) you feel are right for the position. (Do get the concurrence of the individual(s) before making their nominations in the forum). If you would like to run for office, you may nominate yourself…if you feel you just can’t do that…then let another member know and I’m sure they would be happy to nominate you. Again, the forum topic (blue title bar) explains the procedures clearly – please take a moment to read it.
It is time once again to select those who will be running for the 2011 NoVAGO Officer positions.
There are 5 elected positions and it is best to have competition for all 5. You do not have to have a lot of caches to run!! You only need to have a passion for geocaching and a willingness to be involved.
It is NOT a heavy time commitment. The officers meet 2-3 times per year usually immediately before the quarterly event and we sometimes have conference calls in the evening (another 2-3/year?). Most of the time spent is event-driven and no more/no less than if you arranged the end of year party for yor kid’s team or the neighborhood yard sale. We all do things like that constantly so why not join a group of four others (plus the board of directors) to do the same for NoVAGO!
If you are interested, please post a reply to this thread including the office you are interested in holding. I will update this post with nominees next to the office listed below and we will assemble a ballot by December 1st and have an email address open for voting at that time. Winners will be announced January 1st.
If you want to nominate someone else for a position, please ask if they are interested before doing so. If they are interested, nominate them here and they will be added to the list.
Please note, EVERYONE can nominate and EVERYONE can vote … not just the “oldtimers”. It is YOUR organization … please take part …
The current nominees for the officers positions are: (Check back here later for updates)
President : flyingmoose
Public Relations: BugLady1
Treasurer: Nemo Consequentia, KanukGirl
If you have any questions, please post them here or contact me offline.