The elections have been set for January 19, 6:30, at the Monroe County Library in room 1b. Each eligible member in good standing and in attendance will receive a ballot with which to vote. We are asking anyone that is interested in serving on the board, of which there are 12 positions, or wants to be an officer to let us know on or before January 1st. Officer positions include: Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Chair and Vice Chair. So together the board and officers makes this a 12 member board.
What constitutes a member in good standing? If you are currently a member for 2016, paying your dues by December 31st would keep you in good standing. If you are newly joining our group, you need to complete enrollment and pay your 2017 dues by December 20th. This will satisfy the by-laws rule of having been in good standing for 30 days by the time of the election. Membership in the DFMC is year to year beginning January 1st and lasting till December 31st.
Dues can be paid here:
Complete bylaws can be found here:
This should not need to be said but, a person needs to be in good standing to run for the board or for an officer position. Specifics from our bylaws are as follows.
Article II. Membership, Fees, and Meetings
Section 2.01 Membership Eligibility
Any person who is 18 years of age or older and is a resident of the State of Indiana, who agrees with the purposes of this organization, may become a member of Democracy for Monroe County. Each member shall have one vote on any matter properly before the membership at any membership meeting. “Good standing” membership shall commence one month after enrollment and payment of dues and shall end when dues payments cease.
Section 4.03 Qualifications
The Chair must be a Member of DFMC in good standing for at least two (2) years. The Board of Directors, by a simple majority vote, may waive this requirement and approve the candidacy of a Member in good standing for one (1) year.
(b) Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary
The Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary must be Members in good standing for at least one (1) year. The Board of Directors, by a simple majority vote, may waive this requirement and approve the candidacy of a Member in good standing.
Our board also requests that any candidate for an officer position declare their intentions to run for a specified office by December 31st, at the latest. Also, we are requesting that each candidate submit written materials to be published to the group outlining: the direction you would like to see the organization take, your background, and your political experience.
The candidates will be announced as received and a comprehensive outline of who is running for the board or for officer positions will be published January 1st or 2nd at the latest with their submitted materials.
If you have any questions or would like to declare your candidacy please contact me, current Chair Robert Deppert either at 812-345-2456 text or call, or email email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You for your participation,