Midsouth Makers Yearly Board Voting Begins Now 2021

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Joe Ferguson

Dec 2, 2020, 1:48:40 PM12/2/20
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It's time to vote for your new board from the Nominees we gathered November 12nd - 19th.

This year's nominees are:

    President Nominee: Rich Thompson
    Vice-President: Ben Eishen
    Treasurer: Renee Timbs
    Secretary: Joe Ferguson

We don't have multiple nominees for each position but we still need your vote.

Starting TODAY, 12/2/2020 and for the next 7 days through 12/8/2018 we'll be taking votes for the Midsouth Maker Officers - President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Please send your vote via email or reply to me directly on this thread. The email address for voting is secr...@midsouthmakers.org or bo...@midsouthmakers.org.

Get your votes in by December 8th to be counted.

Each officer's duties can be found on our wiki at http://wiki.midsouthmakers.org/a/Officer_Duties. Thank you for your help.

If you have any questions about this process or if you'd like to discuss a candidate, please contact me or another board member.

Yearly Election Information / Process:

    Elections are held on December 1st through 7th of every year.
    Nominations for elections are held November 1st through the 7th.
    Nominations must be made via email to secr...@midsouthmakers.org or bo...@midsouthmakers.org
    Members who wish to run for board member positions must:
    Be in good standing for 2 or more consecutive months prior to nomination
    Current in their membership dues to the month of nominations
    The Secretary will provide private ballots and be responsible for collecting and calculating ballots.
    Ballots should be available to members no later than November 30th.
    Any nomination that the Secretary is unable to receive acceptance from the nominee will not be included on the ballot.
    If the secretary is unable to secure nominee acceptance by November 30th, that nominee will not appear on the ballot.
    Completed ballots will be accepted via email from member's email on file, sent to secr...@midsouthmakers.org or bo...@midsouthmakers.org during the time of elections.
    The outcome of the votes will be put before the board and ratified in a special, open board meeting.
    In the event of a tie, the presiding board will determine the winner by a majority vote.
    Probationary members at the time of elections are not permitted to vote in yearly elections or nominate candidates.
    Members "in poor standing" are allowed to vote and may nominate a 3rd party.
    Nominations by proxy is handled exactly like voting by proxy "so long as the board has been notified and approved your request"
    Nominations will be listed on the wiki for the current year election once the nomination has been accepted by the nominee.


- Joe Ferguson

John Wood

Dec 2, 2020, 10:36:16 PM12/2/20
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I cast my vote for:

President: Rich Thompson 
Vice-President: Ben Eishen
Treasurer: Renee Timbs
Secretary: Joe Ferguson


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Joe Ferguson

Dec 8, 2020, 6:30:40 PM12/8/20
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Just a reminder today is the last day to vote. Votes received by email before midnight tonight CST will be counted. Thanks to everyone who has voted!

- Joe Ferguson

Joe Ferguson

Dec 11, 2020, 4:18:18 PM12/11/20
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Hello Makers!

Voting has concluded and we are not anticipating any last-minute vote recounts or challenges to the election. It was a tough, well-fought race and I'd like to announce the Midsouth Makers Board for 2021:

== President ==
* Rich Thompson

== Vice President ==
* Ben Eishen

== Treasurer ==
* Renee Timbs

== Secretary ==
* Joe Ferguson

Thanks to everyone who voted. Many thanks to the outgoing board members. Your service is appreciated and we thank you for everything. The board will certify the election results at tonight's board meeting which all paid members are welcome to join!

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