During the Vice-Presidential elections, I announced my intention to modify the remaining officer slate. The following is the body of the email I sent to the eligible club list at the same time that I was collecting email ballots for Vice-President. It’s worth noting that the overall response to this suggestion has been positive.
From: Drew McCarthy
Date: January 31, 2006 12:45:48 AM EST
To: CCA Eligible Clubs
Subject: CCA Officer Slate
As I’m sure you all remember, there was some debate, and a referendum, on the number of officers that we would elect to our board.
The proposal that won in the last referendum was the following:
President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, NC At Large, SC At Large
At the time that Ken Putnam and I proposed it, that seemed to be the best and simplest solution to our situation. We’ve since had reason to reconsider that, and I’d like to present our reasoning to you, and to get your response.
We started out our proposed board with a goal of having five officers or less. It was made clear to us that SC, being the smaller part of our association, wanted to make sure that it had at least one representative on the board, no matter what. And the number of officers nominated in this election from SC tends to bear out the wisdom of this.
We originally thought that having a SC At Large position would then force us to have an NC At Large position, in balance, and thence constrain us to combine the positions of Secretary & Treasurer, in order to keep the number of officers to five. We did not want to have the possibility of voting deadlocks caused by having an even number of officers.
I now believe these latter assumptions to be erroneous, and wish to rectify them before we proceed further.
The workload on a combined Secretary/Treasurer would be not be equable, and there would not be an easy way of delegating the workload.
And I don’t think there is much point to having an NC At Large position, when the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are most likely to be from NC.
For these reasons, I’d like to propose that we continue our elections with a slate of:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, SC At Large.
We’ve got a little time while the election for Vice-President is being conducted, so I’d like to ask you to take some time to consider this alternative.
Feel free to reply to me individually, or to the list as a whole (reply-all) with your comments.
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