Friday, September 07, 2007

Charter vote results

My apologies for the delay in reporting this -- there's truly no excuse, save for my own forgetfulness. But the vote to ratify the Collegian Alumni Association charter ended on Aug. 15. The results are as follows:

Online voting:
In favor of the charter: 10
Opposed: 2

Mail voting:
In favor: 3
Opposed: 0

In favor: 13

Opposed: 2

More than two-thirds having voted in favor, the charter is ratified, and The Kenyon Collegian Alumni Association is officially established.

As verification of the online vote, here is a screenshot of the voting screen showing the totals:

Both votes against the charter's ratification came with thoughtful concerns, and thank you to those voters for their interest in the Association and their desire to see it governed well. In future posts, I hope any concerns about the group can be addressed.

Under Article VII of the charter, the election of a new Board of Directors must take place within one year of the charter's ratification (or by Aug. 15, 2008). We're hoping to have this take place much sooner, and for that reason we accepted nominations for the four Board representative positions and the one Board representative/treasurer spot during the ratification vote. Many thanks to those who offered nominations!

If anyone would still like to offer nominations, please e-mail them to collegian.alumni.association (at) gmail (dot) com by Monday, Sept. 10. We will then seek to contact nominees and see if they're interested in running, with the goal of holding an election within the next couple months and having the new Board in office by the end of the year. The Interim Board would then be dissolved, and the elected Board would serve a two-year term.

Thank you again to all who voted, offered nominations and raised concerns about the charter. Your input will be crucial to the success of the Association, and all the members of the Interim Board hope you'll want to continue to be involved in the future!

- Robbie Ketcham, Interim Board member


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