GSMOL Election 2020

Election Ahead!

GSMOL is pleased to announce that we are taking applications for positions on the GSMOL State Board of Directors. Every two years we have an election of Board members, and any GSMOL member in good standing is eligible to run for office.

Positions Open for Election in 2020

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President Zone A (must be a resident of Zone A)
  • Vice President Zone C (must be a resident of Zone C)
To see the boundaries of these Zones, look at the map on the Contact page.

Job descriptions for these positions will be posted here soon.

Candidate Forms Can Be Downloaded Here. Must be Submitted by DECEMBER 8, 2019. Instructions are on the Forms.

  1. Candidate Application Form (#471)
  2. Candidate Endorsement Form (requires signatures of 10 GSMOL members in good standing) (#472)
  3. Candidate Willingness to Serve Form (#473)

Who Can Vote?

All GSMOL members who are in good standing (i.e. paid up) as of DECEMBER 31, 2019 may vote.

How Do We Vote?

Your BALLOT will be in The Californian magazine that you will receive in JANUARY, 2020. The ballot, the information about candidates and Bylaws amendments, and instructions for voting will be in the magazine in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Bylaws Amendments Information

This September, the Bylaw Committee will review all proposed changes to the GSMOL Bylaws that have been suggested by our members. So far we have 12 suggestions. The Committee will recommend Bylaws changes to the Board of Directors that are necessary and useful to keep GSMOL strong and functioning well.

All the Committee meetings are by telephone conference and open to all members. Send an email to Committee Chair Henry Cleveland if you want to get copies of the committee minutes, the proposed amendments and/or if you want to participate in the committee meetings. The Bylaws will be better for GSMOL with the more members taking part in this amendment process.

The Board of Directors will consider the proposed amendments at its December meeting. Only we members can change the Bylaws. The proposed amendments will be printed in the Californian which will come out in January, 2020. The ballot allowing all members to vote on the proposed amendments at the same time we vote on new officers will be in the same issue of the magazine. The ballots will be due in Spring of 2020.

Henry would welcome any question you have about the Bylaw amendments. Email him at henry.gsmol@gmail.com . or find his other contact information on the Board of Directors page of the Californian. You can also contact your local GSMOL leaders or Board officers.

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