Board of Directors

Washington Native Bee Society

Updated April 8, 2022

Here is our slate of candidates for the 2022 election of board members to the Washington Native Bee Society.  The election will be conducted at our upcoming April membership meeting on April 28, 2022.

 

Before we get to the slate of candidates, here is some background on what a board member does and the process we use to elect/appoint board members, including officers.

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.

 

Slate of Candidates, April 2022

 

Officers

David Jennings

President/Chair

 

Ingrid Carmean

Treasurer

 

Board Members at Large

Joe Dlugo

Director at large, Webmaster

 

Kate Walker

Director at large

 

Tina LaBonte

Director at large

 

Please note that members are encouraged to make additional nominations directly to any board member or on the floor at the April membership meeting.  Any nomination requires the consent of the proposed nominee.

 

Appointments to the Board

 

The bylaws allow members of the board to appoint individuals to vacant board positions for the remainder of the term of the position.

 

Once elected by voting of the membership, the board intents to appoint the following individuals to existing vacant positions:

 

Officers

Colleen Willson

Vice President

 

Elise Novitski

Secretary

Board Members at Large

Lisa Robinson

Director at large

 

Will Peterman

Director at large

 

Marek Stanton

Youth Director at large

 

There are also open 5 board positions for which no candidates have been identified.  Should any members of WaNBS wish to be considered to be appointed to the board, please let David Jennings or Elise Novitski know via email (David:  pnwnativebees@gmail.com, Elise: elisenovitski@gmail.com, or be request to be nominated at the April membership meeting.

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Just as an FYI, at an upcoming membership meeting we will be entertaining an amendment to our bylaws such as:

Term periods for Directors are staggered, with the President, and Treasurer elected in even numbered years (e.g., 2022) and the Vice-President and Secretary elected in odd numbered years (e.g., 2021).  Terms for Board member will be balanced across the two-year cycle (approximately an even number of active board members with even or odd numbered year terms).

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