Now that our Vice Presidential Election is complete, it’s time to begin electing our new President. We thank Ray Witte known as Sir Urdok Ironhand of the Radiatii for his incredible service as our founding President and look forward to his continued participation as we transition.
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 April 15th, 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 May 1 to May 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:
Nominations Open NOW
Nominations Close April 15, 2020
Election Opens May 1, 2020
Election Ends May 31, 2020
The nomination post for President is OPEN and can be found here:
Thank you and happy voting season! ~ Hearthlight Executive Folks