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Discussion in 'SAOCA Members and Discussion Forum' started by Alpine 1789, Jan 2, 2020.


Should the current Board continue for another 2 year term, subject to changes outlined below?

  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  1. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    The same as the old Board!

    Well, almost. We weren't exactly overrun with volunteers...as in nobody volunteered. So, the existing Board has agreed to serve another two year term, with one exception: James Montgomery will be unable to continue as Vice President. My proposed solution to the Board was to take advantage of two things. First, our bylaws don't assign much in the way of responsibilities to the Vice President: "The Vice-President shall assist the President in the affairs of the SAOCA and perform such duties as assigned by the President." And, second, Greg Feist's role as Communications & Technical Director is not a position that is contained in our current bylaws. So, Greg and the Board approved my recommendation to appoint Greg as our new Vice President and I am immediately assigning him the sole duty of serving as our Communications & Technical Director. The Board goes back to 5 members and Greg's already voluminous responsibilities will not change.

    My first recommendation to our Communications & Technical Director is that we continue to show separate VP and Communications positions on our home page, as I think Greg's dual role is something we should treat as a situational expediency. We will eventually have to find a way to survive without Greg in this role, something the Board will take up at our first meeting in 2020. But, in the meantime, here is how things would look for the next 2 years:

    Jim Stone – President: president@sunbeamalpine.org
    Greg Feist – Vice President: vicepresident@sunbeamalpine.org
    Bruce Davis – Secretary: secretary@sunbeamalpine.org
    Dan Richardson – Treasurer: treasurer@sunbeamalpine.org
    Eric Gibeaut – Membership Director: membership@sunbeamalpine.org
    Greg Feist – Communications & Technical Director: support@sunbeamalpine.org

    ow, all of this said, the Bylaws also state that Board officers "shall be elected by a General Election". Given the lack of competing candidates, I will add a simple yes/no survey to this post: "Should the current Board continue for another 2 year term, subject to changes outlined below?" Please respond to that survey and, if you have any objections or better ideas, we'd love to hear them!

    phyrman likes this.
  2. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

    It is very generous of the board to agree to serve another term. I think you guys are doing a great job!

    One thought I had after seeing Greg's summary of the work involved in the annual calendar - should it be a consideration to separate out the calendar duty from the Communications & Technical Director duties? I know that means possibly finding another volunteer to handle that job, which may not be easy.

    phyrman likes this.
  3. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Wont get fooled (into running for office) again.

    Thanks to those members who are willing to run.
    phyrman likes this.
  4. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks Jim!
    You guys are doing a great job, I really appreciate it!
    phyrman likes this.
  5. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks, guys. The other members are what makes the job doable and some of them do a lot more work than me!

    I always said I would volunteer after I retired and since I am still retired, I figured another couple of years would be fine. Still, I don't want to make this a lifetime appointment, so we'll have to try a lot harder to get volunteers in 2022!
    alpine_64 and Paul A like this.
  6. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks to all of you for agreeing to stay on. P
    Alpine 1789 likes this.
  7. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

  8. Series6

    Series6 Past President Gold Level Sponsor

    Having been on the Board 3 terms I know what it takes. Hats off to you guys.

    That said new blood is necessary. Hopefully next go round I hope some new members step up.
    alpine_64 and Alpine 1789 like this.

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