• Open Nominations for BAC Elections


    The current terms for the officers and directors of the Beech Aero Club end December 31, 2010. An election for officers and directors will be held between December 1 and December 15, 2010. The officers and directors elected will serve a two year term beginning January 1, 2011.

    Under the Bylaws Between October 1 and November 15 the Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for nominating candidates to be officers or directors of the Club. The committee may nominate more than one candidate for any position. Nomination by the committee is not intended as an endorsement of the candidate but rather an effort to find willing candidates for each position.

    Between November 16 and November 30 open nominations are held during which any member may nominate himself or any other member for an officer or director position. Members may only nominate a member of the region in which they are a member for the position of Regional Director for that region. Regional Directors must be members of the region they represent.

    After election committee nominations and, as open nominations come to a close, here is the current ballot situation:

    President......................................... ............DAN JONAS
    Executive Vice-President................................STEVE COTE
    Sec./Treasurer......................................... ....GENE MCPHERSON
    International Region Director..........................MARK WEISS
    Northeast Region Director..............................TOM CORCORAN
    East Central Region Director...........................BOB SCHMIDT
    Mid-Atlanta Region Director............................PAUL WERBIN
    North Central Region Director.........................DAVE GRIBBLE
    Northwest Region Director.............................THOM SMITH
    Southeast Region Director..............................ED SMITH
    Southwest Region Director.............................MARSHAL WHATLEY
    South Central Region Director.........................LARKIN BRAXTON

    We now have a full ballot! The voting polls should be opened soon. The voting will continue until midnight Dec. 15, 2010.

    Thanks to all!
    Chris L.
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. Clinderman's Avatar
      Clinderman -
      Marshal-
      As you get nominees, will you update the news article?

      TYIA-
      Chris L.
    1. BobLewis's Avatar
      BobLewis -
      I nominate Dan Jonas for President and Marshal Whatley for Southwest RD-Bob Lewis
    1. Clinderman's Avatar
      Clinderman -
      Bob-

      Did they agree to run if nominated? They are great candidates but they need to be willing to run and serve.

      Or, are you just nominating them and they don't get a choice?!?!?

      All for one!
      Chris L.
    1. BobLewis's Avatar
      BobLewis -
      I believe both will run. What is your definition of agree?
    1. Clinderman's Avatar
      Clinderman -
      Bob-
      You can always make me laugh! Good one!

      CL
    1. vanhook's Avatar
      vanhook -
      I second those nominations.

      Cloyd
    1. mwhatleyjr's Avatar
      mwhatleyjr -
      Lot's of exciting nominations coming in, Dan Jonas for President, Tom Corcoran for Northeast RD, Marshal Whatley for Southwest RD and Ed Smith for Southeast RD.
    1. sjcote's Avatar
      sjcote -
      I wish to place Tom Corcoran in nomination for Northeast Director.
      In addition to being one of our Founding Members, he has been Northeast RD before. He is an active pilot and has always been a regular at events in the Region. He has been the originator for many of them.
    1. Clinderman's Avatar
      Clinderman -
      It is wonderful to see some new people deciding to run for office. This is the kind of vibrant and active membership that will keep BAC healthy!

      Good luck to all!

      Chris L.
    1. BobLewis's Avatar
      BobLewis -
      I nominate Bo Boggs. He did a great job and I don't care if he wants to leave. Too bad Bo you are needed and a necessary leader. Let's not leave this slot open. If Bo absolutely refuses, I nominate Sandra Boggs. We know who is really in charge anyway.
    1. Larkin's Avatar
      Larkin -
      Chris is there a place to find what the position requires in regards to duties, time, etc.?
    1. Clinderman's Avatar
      Clinderman -
      Larkin-

      As I indicated in my Chatbox reply, the Club Bylaws spell out the minimum duties and responsibilities. Other than that, I'd say call someone who has served in the position for which you have interest and have a conversation.

      All members who serve bring different approaches and levels of commitment. I have plenty of time so I did a lot of things as president that the next president may not want to do or may not have the time to do.

      Having said that, the next president may do things that I did not.....it is very "open to interpretation!"

      Sorry I cannot be more specific.

      -Chris L.
    1. Larkin's Avatar
      Larkin -
      You did fine Chris! That was probably the best/only way to know for sure. Now to call Bo and hear from the horse's mouth.
    1. Larkin's Avatar
      Larkin -
      I spoke with Marshall and Bo last night and today, but wanted to make it official that I have nominated myself for the south central director position.
    1. mikehagans's Avatar
      mikehagans -
      Way to go Larkin!
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