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Board of Director Elections 2023

Washington Native Bee Society

From our bylaws:

The power and duty to control the property, to conduct the business, and to determine policies shall be vested in the Board of Directors.

There shall be no fewer than five (5) and not more than (15) Directors, including the elected officers. Directors shall be elected by the membership and shall be members of the WaNBS in good standing. They shall serve without pay. 

Terms for all Directors, including Officers, shall be two (2) years in duration. 

In the event of vacancies on the Board of Directors, individuals may be appointed by the remaining Directors to serve out the remainder of the vacancy period.  Such individuals would be eligible to run for a full term at the conclusion of their appointed term.

Based on the current version of our bylaws, term periods for Directors are staggered, with the President, Treasurer and three (3) Director at large positions elected in even numbered years (e.g., 2022) with the Vice-President, Secretary and remaining Director at large positions elected in odd numbered years (e.g., 2021).

There are no term limits.

Appointments to the Board

At the January 2024 Membership meeting we will be holding our annual elections. All members in good standing are eligible to vote.

The Board will also be proposing suggested edits to our bylaws with a concurrent proposal to vote at the February membership meeting to adopt the proposed changes.

2024 Elections and Slate of Candidates

The positions being voted on during the 2023 annual elections are:

Vice President,
Secretary, and
Four (4) At-Large Board positions

Our nominating committee has found individuals willing to serve/continue serving on WaNBS’ board and offers up this slate of candidates:

  • David Jennings will serve as President

  •  Ingrid Carmean will continue to serve as Treasurer

  •  Joe Dlugo will continue to serve as Webmaster/Director at Large

  • Tina LaBonte will continue to serve as Director at Large

  •  Kate Walker will continue to serve as Director at Large

  •  Aiden Hersh will continue to serve as Director at Large

  • There is one vacant position

We have additional board member positions going unfilled, so if you have an interest in serving on our board, please contact us.

See you at our membership meetings, the 4th Thursday of the Month, with Bee ID starting at 7pm.


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