The Tyler Bicycle Club Board of Directors met last night, October 9th, to discuss the 2015 board elections. The nominations were due Monday, October 6th, but we have run into several issues. In August, the Board of Directors formed a nominating committee, made up of three outgoing officers, to find candidates for Board of Directors positions for 2015. After two months of searching and asking members, we only had three candidates. We learned this week that one of the candidates is not a TBC member. Then, after the nomination deadline, we received several more nominations. Some of the nominees submitted were not TBC members and some, after an inquiry, did not want to run. Thus, we were faced with a dilemma.
The board has decided, in fairness to all club members, to wipe the slate clean and start all over. We have directed the nominating committee to discard all previous nominees and begin taking new nominations. We are extending the nomination period for ten days. We require that each person self nominate. If you desire to be on the 2015 TBC Board of Directors, please send an email to Royce Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name and the position you wish to run for. Royce will collect the nominations, and turn them over to the nominating committee. All nominations must be submitted by Sunday, October 19th, at 12:00 pm (noon). Any nominations sent after that time will not be accepted.
On Monday, October 20th, at 6:00 pm, there will be a meeting, on the FRESH patio, with all of the nominees. Nominees must attend. In this meeting we will discuss the expectations, requirements and duties of each of the board positions. At that time, each nominee will accept their nomination or withdraw their nomination. After the meeting, the nominating committee will announce, to the club, the nominees for the 2015 TBC Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors election will be held the first week of November, on Monday the third. The meeting is posted on the TBC webpage on the left side of page.
The nominating process and all decisions made by the board, with respect to this process, is in accordance with the Tyler Bicycle Club By-laws.
Kelly Boucher, Royce Smith, Dennis Kutach, Roland Bailey, Sandra Robbins, Stephanie Jackson, Justin McInnis and Tyler Simpson.
In addition to the election, an amendment to the By-laws has been proposed. The proposed amendment would change the past president from a non-voting board member to a voting board member. This amendment will be on the ballot on November 3rd.