SPECIAL DES MOINES CYCLE CLUB ELECTIONS
Your DMCC Board is excited to announce upcoming elections this January for the full range of Board positions, to include President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, and four At-Large board members. The positions will have staggered, 3 year terms, elected annually. To accomplish this, some positons will have shortened terms over the next 3 years. This can be explained in more detail to anyone who may have questions. The bylaws anticipate that there may be scenarios where Board members cannot complete a 3 year term, and as such, there will be a process should any board member need to resign before their term has expired.
The board appointed a Nominating Committee and the members have been hard at work to to help ensure a smooth process and transition. The Nominating Committee members are:
- Cathy Beauchamp
- Rebecca Bishop
- Joe Finnegan
- Shelly Jordan
- Rachel Ong
To pique your interest in the various positions available and to make the process as easy as possible, the Nominating Committee created descriptions for each position and a standardized application form for you to complete. This will allow each candidate to share brief information with the membership about your interests and the skills you bring to the position(s) in which you are interested.
In brief, the process will work as follows:
Copies of the position descriptions and application are available via the links below this letter.
To be eligible for any position you must be either a 2017 or 2018 dues paid member. For those who are only 2018 members, dues must be paid prior to election night, January 15.
You may nominate yourself for one or as many positions as you wish. For those interested in multiple positions, please rank your preferences, so that we can best match your interests to the club’s needs.
If you nominate someone other than yourself, that person will need to accept. You may want to speak with them first. The nominating committee will check with all candidates not self-nominated to ensure their willingness to serve.
Applications must be sent to a specially created DMCC email, DMCCServe@gmail.com by 10pm CST on December 5.
Voting will be in-person only, at the January 15 meeting.
If you have questions, please send them to the firstname.lastname@example.org email. The Nominating Committee will review them and if at all appropriate, send responses out to the general membership.
Some of you may be interested in serving the Club further, but are not wanting to seek one of the board positions. After the January election, the new board will convene and determine the many needs for special projects, subcommittees, etc. The board will create a process for communicating these needs and seeking volunteers from the general membership.
We’d really like to see you apply for positions, we’re excited about next year, and we hope you’re excited too!