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2020 Hearthlight Presidential Election Returns

Hearthlight’s Presidential election season has returned! Hearthlight needs your input on the person who will be best for the job. Please head over to our nomination post HERE to get started. You can nominate yourself if you wish.

So what is the President of Hearthlight and how do we elect one? Let’s review...

Q: What does the President do?

A: Quoting from the Hearthlight Governance Doc:

  • The Executive Officers are the backbone of Hearthlight’s governance. Most day-to-day national leadership will be managed by the Executive Officers. They review and approve the Bylaws of new Chapters, manage funds, conduct community outreach (especially through a web presence), maintain safety considerations, handle disputes between Chapters and Members, and coordinate national events.

  • The Hearthlight President serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Hearthlight, Inc. The President:

    • Has a service term of two (2) years, and may serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms

    • Is elected by the Membership

    • Carries out goals determined by the Board of Directors (BoD)

    • Presides over National Council Meetings, by

      • Creating Agendas for these meetings

      • Disseminating announcements regarding said meetings

    • Coordinates with the other Executive Officers (VP, Chapter Relations, Treasurer, Web Admin, Secretary, Public Relations, etc.)

Q: Who is eligible to run for President?

A: Those who meet these criteria:

  • Have been long-standing members of Hearthlight (our governance document recommends 2 years in the game)

  • Have been nominated, and accepted that nomination

  • Are running for only one elected office

  • Have submitted a “why am I qualified?” form to the office of Secretary of Hearthlight

Q: When is the election for President?

A: Nominations are now open, and will be open until July 25th, 2020. Nominees will then submit their “Why am I qualified?” forms and an info page will be made available so folks can read up on nominees. The Presidential Election (electronic voting) will run from Aug 1 to Aug 31, 2020.

Q: What do I need to do as a member of Hearthlight to vote? A: You will receive an email to the address you provided when you signed up for the Hearthlight website. The email will contain instructions on how to cast your vote.

Dates to remember:

  • Presidential Election

    • Nominations Open NOW

    • Nominations Close July 25, 2020

    • Election Opens Aug 1, 2020

    • Election Ends Aug 31, 2020

The nomination post for President is OPEN and can be found here:

Thank you and happy voting season! ~ Hearthlight Executive Folks

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