At the encouragment of Doug I have started this thread. Please use this to discuss our Chapter. If anyone is willing to stand for election to our chapter's board please let us know here. Also, if you are willing to take an active roll in the club even if it is not as a board member please make it known here and what you might be interested in handling.
Here is the notice from the club on the upcoming elections. The current board is comprised of:
President: Evan Crandall
VP-webmaster - Ian Poertner
VP- Mike Hesterberg
Secretary/Treasurer - Carl Fitzwater
As this notice shows Evan is standing for re-election. Ian and Carl are willing to take a roll again only if need be.
My understanding of the coming new bylaws that will be voted into existance during this years Annual Meet in Palm Springs (October 10-14) is that the Secretary and Treasurer must be two separate people. Under the new bylaws no person may have the same board position for more that 2 consecutive terms at any one time.
The is only one requirement to be a board member: currently paid dues. There is no club member duration requirement, no "own a Ferrari" requirement, nothing except your money has been paid. This applies to every seat on the board.
I have already notified the entire current board that I will stand for election for any post except president. That is not a position that I am willing to undertake at this time. I continue to be willing to handle the newsletter writing [if you have noticed a lack of newsletter being sent out it is not because of them not being written]
Also, please do make sure that your contact information and e-mail address is correct with the national FCA office, Theresa Gilpatrick, and with our own Claudia. With Claudia make sure she knows if e-mails vs. snail-mail is OK for communications.
Jeff It’s time for the nomination andelection of officers. The regionalbylaws govern the process. A copy of the bylaws is available on our website at http://fca-mo.org. All four offices will be available fornomination and election: president, vicepresident, secretary, and treasurer. Thecurrent president, Evan Crandall, will run for re-election. Some of the other current officers haveexpressed an interest in having new people participate in club leadership andare not returning to their positions. Nominations can be sent beginning October 1, 2012 via email to Evan Crandall at [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is December 1, 2012. You may nominate yourself or another person. If you are going to nominate another personplease contact them first so they are not surprised when a member of thenominating committee tries to confirm their candidacy. The emailing party aswell as the nominee will receive an email confirming the receipt of thenomination. One of the current club officerswill then contact each nominee to reconfirm they are interested in theposition. We are working on finalizingthe voting process. We are hoping tohave our first electronic election and have the FCA handle the voting process. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ISON FILE WITH THE FERRARI CLUB OF AMERICA. Please contact Evan Crandall ifyou do not have access to email or a computer. Special arrangements will be made. The ballots (with a unique link toeach member which allows only one vote) will be sent February15, 2013 to the email address on file with the FCA. All voting must be completed by March 15, 2013. The results will be posted as soon as FCA makes them available. If youare aware of club members not receiving mailings, please have them update theiraddress with FCA and contact Evan as well. Only members with a current mailing address and email address on filewith FCA will receive a ballot as there is no other way to contact you. In the event FCA cannot handle the votingprocess we will use the United States Postal Service to send ballots to theaddress on file with FCA. The contactinformation for membership services at Ferrari Club or America is asfollows: Phone 1-800-328-0444 Email: [email protected]. Ifyou email them, please confirm they received and updated your information. Each officer will be in charge of astanding committee as follows: parties,rallies, car shows, newsletter/mailings. Assignments to the committees will be basedon interest and needs of the club. We arealso asking for additional volunteers to be helpers on the committees. You do not have to be an officer. Please submit your requests for the committeeyou would like to help with to Evan Crandall at [email protected] UpcomingEvents October 7 – Columbus Day Parade – postparade lunch – details to follow November 4 – Fall rally to VillaAntonio November 25 – 9:30 am Formula 1 partyat the Crandall’s – Brazil Grand Prix LIVE