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30 August 2016

Ready for the Board?

by Karen Lemelin

The Nomination Committee is seeking candidates for the California Genealogical Society (CGS) Board of Director nominations for 2017-2018.

Corresponding Secretary Karen Lemelin will chair the 2016 committee with general members Chris Pattillo and Nancy Cork.

The committee seeks nominees for several openings on the board of directors.  Chairperson Lemelin said, “ We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic candidates with a passion for genealogy to assist CGS as we approach our 120th anniversary to continue to strengthen and build our organization.”

Nominees must be CGS members. 

If you are interested or know someone who might be a good candidate, please email Karen Lemelin or call at 510-333-8116. 

The California Genealogical Society's bylaws specify the annual creation of a Nominating Committee in Article VII, Section 1: Nominations and Elections.


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.

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