BOARD ELECTIONS - October 23, 2022 - 3pm - In the Park
Each year, half of the Board seats come up for election to a two-year term. Caretakers in good standing may vote in the election and are eligible to run for Board positions. Board members are vital to maintaining the PACK as an active organization. Without park users who are willing to step up, the turf surface will not be maintained and the proposed improvements will not happen. We need you!
Persons wishing to be candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo and a short biographical paragraph for inclusion here.
Caretakers who can not attend the General Meeting in person may designate another Caretaker who will be attending as their proxy for any vote taken at the meeting. Proxies must be designated by sending an email from your address of record to email@example.com prior to the start of the meeting. No Caretaker may hold more than five proxies. For more information about the voting process, click here to view the bylaws.
Commitment expectations: Each position is a 2-year commitment. As a board member, you would meet 1x a month for 1 hr. each meeting (no more than 1.5 hrs/on a rare occasion) and attend General Meetings (2X a year, 1.5hrs each). We are seeking people who love the park and want to help maintain and improve it. Experience is not required.
The following people have announced their candidacy:
Current Chair Melissa Pandin is seeking to retire from the Board at the end of her current term. Candidate information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Current Secretary Jan Speakman is seeking to retire from the Board at the end of her current term. Candidate information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Jeff Pandin is the co-owner of Porthos, a rescue beagle. He's a history teacher at Edison High School with extensive experience in non-profit management. He's been a regular at the park since Spring 2014, and can frequently be seen manning the grill or fryer on Hot Dog Fridays. He has served as Treasurer since March 2015 and is seeking another term. He hopes to continue efforts to actively manage the turf, improve drainage in the north end, and implement the Strategic Plan.
MEMBERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR:
Current Membership and Fundraising Director Mike Bober is seeking to retire from the Board at the end of his current term. Candidate information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Positions OPEN for October 2022 Election:
The Chair prepares and distributes meeting agendas, conducts meetings, and facilitates discussion and flow of information to members. The Chair is the primary spokesperson of the P.A.C.K.
The Secretary maintains records of all Board and general meetings.
The Treasurer is responsible for preparation of all legal documents including quarterly and annual financial statements and all required government filings. The Treasurer assists in development of the P.A.C.K. budget, chairs the Finance Committee, keeps track of all revenues, and disburses funds according to the approved budget.
MEMBERSHIP & FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR:
This position is responsible for maintaining the list of voting members, recruiting new members, and raising funds for operations and capital improvements.
These board members assist in the management of the organization and perform other duties as determined by the Chair in concert with the Board.