View Full Version : November 18th, 2015 - Upcoming elections

Jeff W
09-20-2015, 03:41 PM
As discussed in the last weeks meeting, the November 18th Meeting will have elections for all four officer positions.

Two asks of the Rainier Chapter members:

1) Please make every attempt to attend this important meeting (Wednesday, November 18th). As a paid chapter member your vote counts and will help shape your club into what you want it to be.

2) Consider throwing your hat in the ring for any of the positions. It is fun, rewarding and not a huge time commitment.

Below are position descriptions copied from our Bylaws:

4.5 Duties of Elected and Appointed Officers are:

4.5.1 President Overall management and administration of the Chapter. Improvement of the Chapter through increased publicity, activities and status. Coordination of the Chapter functions with other clubs as required. Promotes FCA and Chapter social activities. Chairs Officers meetings and Chapter Business meetings. Prepares meeting agendas. Writes "President's Message" column for chapter newsletter.

4.5.2 Vice President Is an alternate for the President in the President’s absence. Assists in implementing Chapter policy. Chairs special committees.

4.5.3 Secretary Reports minutes of meetings to the general membership via Chapter newsletter. Handles Chapter correspondence. Maintains Chapter files. Maintains a current Chapter roster and keeps a record of past membership.

4.5.4 Treasurer Accounts for Chapter finances and dues Reports to the membership via Chapter newsletter. Disburses approved funds for authorized Chapter purchases/expenses.. The Treasurer and one other Chapter officer authorized to sign checks.

If you are interested in any of these positions, and still unclear on the expectations, feel free to reach out to the current officer for more details. If elected, the current officer will be very helpful to make the transition smooth and easy.

Jeff W
09-20-2015, 03:46 PM
I would he happy to continue on as Treasurer. You can consider my hat in the ring for this position.

That said, if there is anyone else interested in this role, I would be happy to vote for them and help bring them up to speed.:rocker:

09-21-2015, 11:28 AM
Thanks Jeff for posting this!

Shoot - according to this I should have been doing more than I was! :(

09-21-2015, 08:01 PM
Funny..... I never heard talk of a recall!:D

Jeff W
11-02-2015, 09:27 PM
I am ticking this thread. We are only a couple weeks away from our meeting. I hope there is some interest in these positions.

If you are uncertain about any of the duties, please reach out to one of the current officers or ask here.

11-02-2015, 10:20 PM
I again feel guilty of not supporting this club enough. I would like to throw my hat in the ring, but since I am out of the state for too many months and since my health has impacted my time, I would not feel worthy of the membership. Not meaning that I would get elected, just wish I was contributing more.

That being said, I would very much like to see the leadership stay on, just as it is. The club has done very well over the last few years. I understand some of our leaders have been overburdened and that is also an effect of some of us not contributing more or enough.

Whatever the outcome, you the leaders, have done an amazing job. I am sure that others feel the same way.


Jeff W
11-16-2015, 01:08 PM
Meeting this Wednesday - Elections!

Roger, I will bring your Red Wheel/Tire

Don, are you coming up? If so I can bring my connector collection, I likely have several of the bullet connectors you need.

See you all soon -


11-16-2015, 05:23 PM
I'm in town and will be there, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

Jeff W
11-16-2015, 07:03 PM
I'm in town and will be there, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

I hope some potential officers will be there too:banana:

11-16-2015, 07:48 PM
I will be in attendance for moral support.

11-16-2015, 09:53 PM
Just finished watching "V" for Vendetta. "Remember Remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason the ..... Oh wait. It's the 18th. Never mind.

Carol and I intend to be there. But, the creeks are indeed rising with all this wicked wet stuff. Arizona is calling to me in my sleep and even more when I am awake.

See you and we will bring items for raffle. Larry

11-18-2015, 12:58 PM
Unfortunately I won't be able to make it tonight.
Is it possible to proxy my vote to someone else? That's what we do in our homeowners association.

I'm not a guy who prays every day but I think the current officers are doing a great job and I said some prayers this morning that they will continue to play a role in these same or different positions a while longer.

One think we don't do in our HOA is say thank you to the people who take these roles, especially year after year...I would really like to express a heartfelt thank you to all the officers and other volunteers that keep this club going.
I'm not quite ready or generally available enough to put my name in the hat for one of these roles yet but I'm sure I will eventually have my chance. I look forward to just being able to get to more meetings some day.

11-19-2015, 02:18 PM
How did it go?

11-19-2015, 04:11 PM
The meeting went well. I think we all had some good things to say and some hard things to say. In the end a motion was floated and voted on to hold the current officer positions as-is for the next year. I'm OK with that. Larry Smith and Gene Smith (the brothers from different mothers) both offered to handle some of the things we've slowly let slip by. Larry will be working on copy for newletters and Gene to get setup with the club email so he can answer email sent to the club.

In addition to discussing officer positions, we all had much to say about what the future of the club should be and how to help give it a reboot. I think it was evident - I know it was coming from me, anyway - that there has been fewer and fewer members doing the things that need to get done. And this is causing some of us to hit burn-out. So we hope to better outline how to better divvy up these jobs and help each other out so it doesn't overburden any one member.

Very soon, after Kenny provides some statistics I need, we'll send an email newsletter to the membership about all of this and other things.

For now, thanks to everyone for your support and you can rest assured the club will be staffed at least one more year!


11-19-2015, 07:06 PM
Thanks to the officers for doing this again and thanks to Larry and Gene. [BOW]:rocker:
If there are any on going minor tasks I can possibly do from down south that is an appropriate thing for me to pitch in on...please feel free to ask. I don't have a lot of time, but I'm obviously on the forum a lot...if there's anything I can do to help with the forum or website in general, again please ask.
Thanks again to everyone who keeps this club going.

11-19-2015, 11:26 PM
I will admit to vociferously relating needs in the areas of communication. Not just to our members, although I mentioned that first. But, even in the communications of our successes to the Falcon Club of America and all its Chapters related to the mini-meets, this forum that reaches people all over the country and across the world, and all of our strengths.
The club is outstanding in depth and content. But, no one hears about it.
I volunteered to create articles for the prescribed newsletter. That being said, I feel that I need to contribute more. I am doing my best to unravel what is to me a horrible nightmare called a PC. If necessary I will take classes to learn how to create, implement and maintain a communication system.
But, and this is important. I know there are people who peruse this forum who already have the talents necessary to either help, or even take over this task. If, you who have the necessary skills would volunteer to do and or help me it would be deeply appreciated. I imagine Gene feels a similar desire.

11-25-2015, 10:25 PM
I'm trying to keep things moving with the points discussed at the meeting.

I've mailed off a USB drive to Larry with files of past issues of the newsletter.

Pat is working on migrating the club's email accounts to Go Daddy which hosts the website. No additional charge and we may be able to view it over the internet with any browser, similar to Hotmail, gmail, etc.

And I will get the updated membership stats to Roger this weekend. After the turkey is put away and I take a nap!

Have a nice Thanksgiving everyone!

BillP 98201
11-26-2015, 09:11 AM
If there is anything that needs to be done in Jan, Feb, or March I have free time for sure. Just let me know what you need done!

11-26-2015, 01:28 PM
Thanks Bill! I need my gutters cleaned, my windows washed (2 story), and some tree work done in the back yard. :confused: Oh..... maybe that's not what you meant?

Happy Thanksgiving all!

BillP 98201
11-26-2015, 06:23 PM
Lol Gene
You had me till you said 2 story;)