Minutes - Election Committee

ELECTION COMMITTEE MEETING

May 11, 2016 – 2:00 P.M.

1.  Call to Order

A quorum was established and the meeting was called to order by Chair Kathie Graham at 2:17 P.M.  Members present were Mary Cassidy, Bette Knight and Joe Loewy.  No Board Liaison was present.  Guest Butch Gorsuch attended.

2.  Approval of Previous Minutes

Motion to approve the April 13, 2016 minutes was made by Joe Loewy and seconded by Bette Knight.  Motion carried by voice vote, 4-0.

3.  Approval of Agenda

Motion to amend the Agenda by adding B. Board Liaison Discussion to New Business and to A. inserting the word Post Mortem in place of Critique was made by Joe Loewy and seconded by Mary Cassidy.  Motion carried by voice vote, 4-0.

4.  Open Forum

Committee members visited with Butch Gorsuch about the responsibilities and expectations of being a committee member.

5.  Board Liaison Report

None

6.  Old Business

A.  Election Checklist Amendments

Joe Loewy led the discussion and committee members made suggestions for clarification of several line items.  An updated document will be e-mailed to members.

7.  New Business

A. Election Post Mortem

Committee members discussed extensively how to make the Election process flow more smoothly and a checklist was created to implement plans for 2017.

B.  Board Liaison Discussion

The committee revisited the Board discussion on Liaison assignments gathered from the Monday, May 9, 2016, Board Organizational Meeting.  It was decided to offer suggestions to the Board for the EC Liaison assignment.

8.  Election Policies and Procedures Review

The review on Election Committee Policies and Procedures will be moved to next month’s agenda.

Motion to nominate Butch Gorsuch for consideration to the EC was made by Joe Loewy and seconded by Bette Knight. Motion carried by voice vote, 4-0.  A recommendation will be sent to the Board for appointment approval.

9.  Adjournment

The next regular scheduled Election Committee monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 P.M., in the Eldorado Community Center Conference Room.  The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 P.M.

Bette Knight, Secretary