Election Info

2018 & 2019 Board of Directors Election Information

FolkMADS is holding its annual election to select members to serve on the Board of Directors for 2018-2019.

There are six seats on the board open for election! Three community members have stepped forward to run for the board.
See who they are and read their statements!
Vote Now! (Online Voting closes on Nov 25th at Noon)

Lets thank our board members that tirelessly served our community in 2017!

Continuing to serve as a Board of Director (Jan 2017 – Dec 2018)
Bruce Thomson
Clara Byom
Emily Ruch
Erik Erhardt
Nancy Ford

Completed their service as a Board of Director (Jan 2016 – Dec 2017)
Angela Welford
Lisa Bertelli
Lucy Frey
Sol Lederman

Online voting is open and will be available through noon on November 25. Voting in person will be available at the Santa Fe dance on November 25.

More information is available in our bylaws but here is some important information, excerpted from the document:

Directors are elected by the members during the Annual Membership Meeting in November. Terms commence in January. Candidates for Director shall nominate themselves by submitting a statement of interest and qualifications to the Election Committee at least 15 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting. Statements from all candidates will be posted on the web site 10 days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting. Directors-elect are expected to attend the regular Board Meeting in December, at which time Directors-elect will choose new Officers and select Chairs for all standing committees by consensus or vote if necessary. A Director may be assigned other duties, including Chairmanship of a Standing Committee.

The requirements for becoming a Director are:

  1. An interest in promoting the purpose of FolkMADS as set forth in section 3 of the Articles of Incorporation,
  2. Membership in FolkMADS, and
  3. Willingness to attend (in person or via phone) at least half of the board meetings.


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