It’s almost time to elect Steering Committee members for the 2-year term of January 2018 – December 2019.
The nomination period will be from December 1 through December 9, although if you nominate someone before that period, we’ll accept it.
Nominations may be submitted either by email to “ncgo2017election @ gmail.com“ or on the NCGO Facebook group. Please do NOT submit nominations in any other Facebook group or page, only the official NCGO page linked. Don’t forget to indicate what region (West, Central or East) you are nominating the person for. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged if you are interested in running for office.
Take a moment to read our bylaws if you want to know more about the officer duties. Article V – Executive Committee will be most helpful – it lists the duties of each elected officer.
5 Steering Committee (SC) members will be elected. 1 from each of our 3 regions, plus the 2 people with the next highest vote totals from any region will serve as at-large members of the SC. The SC will share duties and will do the bulk of the work running NCGO’s day-to-day activities. This includes scheduling and hosting regional events and responding to most regional land manager and media queries while also working with the Board of Directors member when appropriate. However, the SC has the freedom to decide how to divide up the work and could alternate taking point on the various activities throughout their terms depending upon interest, time available and other factors.
As in past years, in order to vote, you must be a resident of North Carolina.
To run for office, you must be a resident of North Carolina and you must also have been a member of North Carolina Geocachers Organization for at least 1 year as of January 1, 2018. Being a member of the Facebook group is good enough for that. Nominations and elections are by region. A person may only be nominated for the region in which they reside.
It honestly isn’t a lot of work. Most things are handled on a Facebook group, so you should have an account there and be willing to check the group periodically for updates. Fall Fling is the biggest (and sometimes only) thing that will take any of your time. No GeoWoodstock for us in the coming 2 years!
When someone is nominated, we will contact that person to notify him/her of the nomination. If interested in running, a nominee must let us know before the end of the nomination period (or within 24 hours if nominated on the last date of nominations) so that we can add them to the ballot before the election period begins.
The election period is scheduled for December 11, 2017 through December 17, 2017 and we’ll again use SurveyMonkey to collect your votes.
This is an opportunity for people who have the time and interest to help NCGO do even more for the geocaching community of North Carolina. As an added perk, you’ll be working with some great people from all over the state – we hope you’ll consider it!