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22 July 2011

2011 Nominating Committee

In fulfillment of the California Genealogical Society Bylaws, Article VII, Section 1, President Stephen Harris has appointed the 2011 Nominating Committee. General members are Kim Cotton, Linda Okazaki and Pat Smith; director and past-president Jane Knowles Lindsey will act as the committee chair.

The committee is seeking nominees for three anticipated openings on the board of directors. They welcome suggestions of candidates or volunteers to serve. Nominees must be members of the California Genealogical Society. Please e-mail Jane Lindsey with your suggestions.

The full requirements as stated in the society bylaws, page 3, are as follows:


Section 1. The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least three (3) members to be named not less that ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. The President shall appoint the Nominating Committee. The chairperson of the committee shall be from the Board of Directors and additional committee members from the general membership.

Section 2. The Nominating Committee shall submit its report to the Board of Directors and the Board shall give timely notice of nominations to the general membership prior to the Annual Business Meeting.

Section 3. Following the Nominating Committee’s report to the membership at the Annual Business Meeting, the floor shall be open to additional nominations, provided nominees have given consent to serve if elected.

Section 4. Nominees shall be members in good standing in the Society.

Section 5. Members in good standing who are present at the Annual Business Meeting shall elect the Directors. A plurality vote shall elect.

Section 6. If there is only one candidate for an opening, the ballot may be dispensed with by general consent and the election held by voice vote.

Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library