Tuesday, January 13, 2015

President & Secretary Nominations

Howdy whiskered friends,

At our business meeting last Thursday, our club adopted some bylaws with the consent of the officers and the dues-paying members who were in attendance (see attached). These bylaws help us fit into the "club definition" as described by the World Beard and Mustache Association (http://www.wbma.info/). We have also met perhaps one of the most difficult criteria which is to maintain records of attendance to regular meetings over a period of two years. Our club became two years old on December 6, 2014. We have written our application to be an approved club by the WBMA and it is being translated to German by our new member, Kelly Mowry, before we send it off. Currently, there are only 9 approved clubs within the US and if our application is accepted, it will give our club a great reputation.

In other business, one of the bylaws is of particular importance since Morgan and I will be leaving soon. We decided to stagger the voting process for officer positions to make the transition easier. Morgan and I will be stepping down from our positions (secretary and president, respectively) as we move in to February. This means that we will be asking for dues-paying members to run for these positions (see descriptions in the attached document and below). Please respond to this email before next Tuesday to run for a position. If you are not yet a dues-paying member but would like to run for a position, you can contact me and we can try to meet up so that the club can collect your dues (we will be at Carney's tonight at 9!).

A week from today (1/20/15), we will use an online voting platform to allow a vote from all dues-paying members. Voting will be open for two weeks and the new positions will be decided before the next business meeting (2/5/15)

Here are the position descriptions:

President: The president of the club acts as the manager for the business meetings and supports and supervises the other officers. The president is also expected to act as a spokesperson and ambassador for the club.
Secretary: The secretary records the attendance and minutes of the business meeting. The secretary should be involved in sending emails to the members and making events for social media.

Finally, the coat drive will continue through February at New Republic Brewing Co. The box was full last weekend and Jon was able to distribute them to members of the community that needed them. Spread the word that bringing a coat, blanket, or sleeping bag will get you a free pint. Also, New Republic has a limited release Russian Imperial Stout in their taproom that you should definitely try!

Let me know if any of you are interested in running for the officer positions!
Beard On!
Chris Garza

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