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  • Shannon NicholsonShannon Nicholson
    Keymaster
    Post count: 260

    We are currently accepting nominations for 2020 club officer positions between now and November 12, 2019. Voting will take place at our next monthly club meeting on November 13, 2019.

    If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a position, there are four ways:

    1. Post your nomination in this discussion thread.
    2. Post your nomination as a comment to this Facebook post.
    3. Send us a private Facebook message.
    4. Email your nomination to Communications@HSCC.club

    The current nominations* are as follows (green = accepted, red = declined):

    President:
    Daniel Semon
    Keith Young

    Vice President:
    John Arnst

    Autocross Chair:
    Erich Baumgartner
    John Ward

    Communications:
    Shannon Nicholson

    Membership:
    David Sluder
    Patti Young
    Heather Ward

    Secretary:
    Debra Mercer

    Treasurer:
    Keith Young
    Patti Young

    Board of Directors (4 spots total):
    Linda Semon
    Chris Polhamus
    Cameron Albea
    Keith Young
    David Sluder
    Patti Young
    Frank Forcino
    Mike Burke

    * All persons nominated must accept their nomination.

  • Frank ForcinoFrank Forcino
    Moderator
    Post count: 157

    I would like to nominate myself for whatever positions have the greatest need. You can definitely put me down for Board of Directors. I’m a bit hesitant to be autocross chair, but I am open to discuss the requirements.

    -Frank Forcino

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Frank Forcino Frank Forcino.
  • Shannon NicholsonShannon Nicholson
    Keymaster
    Post count: 260

    Thanks, Frank. I’m putting you down for Board of Directors. Let me know if you’d also like me to add your nomination to Autocross Chair.

    For you and anyone else interested in any of these positions, here are the officer duties as described in our Constitution and Bylaws:

    President: Responsible to the Club’s members, the President shall preside over all Club Meetings, shall be ex-officio of all Committees, shall manage and direct the day-to-day affairs of the Club in accordance with the terms of these Bylaws by utilizing, managing, and delegating to the Officers as well as to the Directors at Large. The President shall have the authority and responsibility for signing all legal documents and contracts involving the Club. The President shall ensure timely actions are taken to implement the decisions of the Board. The President shall have the authority to schedule meetings of the Board, and with the approval of the Board and/or membership, appoint special committees. The President shall act as the Club’s official and primary liaison with outside individuals, or organizations, in matters involving the Club’s purposes as stated in Article 2. The President is the official spokesperson for the Club with respect to media and may assign that responsibility to another Officer in their absence.

    Vice President: Reporting to the President, and in the absence of the President, exercises the functions of the President, as well as any other duties or responsibilities assigned by the President. The Vice President shall be responsible for the Club’s event scheduling.

    Secretary: Reporting to the President, the Secretary shall be in charge of all non-financial Club documents, keep written records of all Club Meetings and votes, along with generating reports of all Club Meetings.

    Treasurer: Reporting to the President, the Treasurer shall have the responsibility of the Club’s General Fund as defined in Article 8. These responsibilities shall include conducting the Club’s banking affairs, validating the accuracy of payment requests, signing, and co-signing all Club checks, auditing accounts and event cash summaries, and providing detailed financial reports at all Board and Membership meetings upon request. The Event Chairperson is responsible for submitting a profit and loss statement for their event to the Treasurer within one (1) week of the event, and to the general Membership no later than at the Membership meeting following the event. The person occupying this position must be bondable and is subject to a background check.

    Membership Officer: Reporting to the President, the Membership Officer shall have the responsibility of interfacing with, and supplying Club information to prospective members and provide and process Club membership applications. Additionally, the Membership Officer will present membership activity reports at all Board and Membership meetings, and with the assistance from other Board members, select and arrange Club meeting locations, including the location of the end of the year awards banquet. The Membership Officer will be responsible for managing the Club’s online membership database.

    Communications Officer: Reporting to the President, the Communication Officer shall have the primary responsibility for ensuring Club related information is made available in a timely fashion to the Membership. The Communications Officer will serve as the Club’s direct liaison to the Club’s website provider to ensure the timely and accurate inclusion of information on the Club’s website. The Communications Officer will also have the responsibility, when appropriate, to ensure media coverage of Club events. The Communications Officer will be responsible for the maintenance of the Club’s 2-way radios as well as the Club’s online Social Media accounts, including promotion of Club events.

    Autocross Chair: Reporting to the President, the Autocross Officer will be responsible, overall, for the timely planning, efficient organizing and staffing, as well as the effective, safe conduct of the Club’s autocross events. The Autocross Officer will be empowered to appoint an Event Chairperson to be in charge of each of the Club’s autocross events. The appointed Event Chairperson will serve as that event’s responsible manager in charge of all activities, including a financial accounting of the event’s income and expenses.

    Board of Directors: Reporting to the President, the Directors at Large (hereinafter Directors) shall be responsible for providing guidance and assistance to the Club’s Officers in furtherance of the Club’s purposes. Individual Directors may be utilized to act as chairs of any Special Committees approved by the Board and/or membership.

  • Keith YoungTEAMEFFORT
    Moderator
    Post count: 629

    For Autocross Chair:
    I would like to nominate Erich Baumgartner. He will except the nomination for the Autocross Chair position.
    I spoke to him this weekend and he will be running with us next year and would except the Autocross Chair position.

    Erich Baumgartner has previous experience in HSCC as the Autocross Chair.

  • David SluderDavid Sluder
    Moderator
    Post count: 87

    I nominate Mike Burke for Board of Directors

    • Mike BurkeMike Burke
      Moderator
      Post count: 110

      Hello,

      Thank you David Sluder for nominating me!

      If elected, it would be an honor to serve on HSCC’s Board. Relying on 47 years of active motor sports involvement as a worker, manager, and competitor, my past experiences are thought to provide a solid basis for assisting the Club attain future successes.

      Mike Burke
      828 258-2442

  • Chris PolhamusChrisP
    Moderator
    Post count: 302

    Due to increased responsibilities with the AC Reynolds Band Parent Association next year, I have removed my nomination for Treasurer. I would still like to be considered for the BOD.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  • Keith YoungTEAMEFFORT
    Moderator
    Post count: 629

    Hi Chris

    I for one feel strongly that loosing you as a officer with HSCC would be a BIG LOSS to the club.
    You alone have more experience with the club than any other of our current officers.
    You have demonstrated over many years your true commitment to serving the HSCC and helping to preserve it for the future of other autocross enthusiasts!
    I believe you are a valuable asset to HSCC and a 1st round draft choice for almost any BOD or Officer position you are willing to serve as.

    Chris the Club needs you involved as a Officer or on the BOD!

  • Chris PolhamusChrisP
    Moderator
    Post count: 302

    Thanks Keith, I am still willing to serve as a BOD member (and help anyway I can) but don’t think I’ll have the time available to commit to something as important as Treasurer in 2020.

  • Cameron AlbeaCameron Albea
    Moderator
    Post count: 478

    I nominate John Ward for the position of Autocross Chair.

  • Mike BurkeMike Burke
    Moderator
    Post count: 110

    Hello Club Officers,

    By way of clarification, are the Ballots as referenced in the Club’s Constitution specific documents to be supplied to members or individual member prepared (printed) copies of the Nominations List as contained on the Club’s Website?

    Likely, members would appreciate knowing what they may need to prepare in advance of the Meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 12th
    Thanks in advance for a timely response!

    Mike Burke
    828 258-2442

    • Shannon NicholsonShannon Nicholson
      Keymaster
      Post count: 260

      Hi Mike,

      In the spirit of full transparency, we haven’t planned for or previously considered providing printed ballots in advance of Wednesday night’s election process (at least to my knowledge). I personally don’t see how we could provide an accurate ballot in advance since we’re still accepting nominations through Tuesday, November 12, and because we have several people nominated for multiple positions, which makes many of the positions on the ballot dependent on the election results of other positions.

      That said, I’ve put your question in front of the officers for consideration.

      Shannon Nicholson
      Communications Officer

  • Mike BurkeMike Burke
    Moderator
    Post count: 110

    Hello,

    Please accept my nomination of Keith Young as a candidate for Club President in the election scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th.

    Thank you,

    Mike Burke
    828 258-2442

  • John WardComposiMo
    Moderator
    Post count: 39

    I would like to nominate Heather Ward for the membership officer position… she has verbally accepted the nomination.

    – John Ward

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by John Ward ComposiMo.
  • Shannon NicholsonShannon Nicholson
    Keymaster
    Post count: 260

    Hey everyone,

    Below is a link to an absentee ballot in case you cannot make it to tonight’s 7:15 pm club meeting at The Cantina at Biltmore Village to vote in person. While we encourage you to cast your ballot in person, we understand that not everyone can make that work inside of busy schedules, family and work obligations.

    https://hscc.club/election/

    PLEASE NOTE: This online ballot will not be available after 7:15 pm tonight as we will be conducting live voting at the meeting. You may cast your ballot any time up until the club meeting officially begins.

    As a side note, I’d like to personally thank everyone who has accepted a nomination on the 2020 ballot. Our club is run by volunteers and it’s nice to see so many are willing to graciously donate their time and energy to help our club run smoothly.

    Hope to see you tonight,

    Shannon Nicholson
    Communications Officer
    Highlands Sports Car Club

  • Mike BurkeMike Burke
    Moderator
    Post count: 110

    Nicely Done Shannon!!!

    Mike Burke

    • Shannon NicholsonShannon Nicholson
      Keymaster
      Post count: 260

      Thanks. The idea to numerically rank each candidate choice wasn’t mine – it was suggested to me by someone else. Don’t know why I didn’t think of it.

  • Shannon NicholsonShannon Nicholson
    Keymaster
    Post count: 260

    Congratulations to our 2020 club officers (elected at our club meeting last night):

    President:
    Daniel Semon

    Vice President:
    John Arnst

    Autocross Chair:
    John Ward

    Communications:
    Shannon Nicholson

    Membership:
    David Sluder

    Secretary:
    Debra Mercer

    Treasurer:
    Keith Young

    Board of Directors:
    Chris Polhamus
    Cameron Albea
    Frank Forcino
    Mike Burke

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