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  • SDC Elections - 2020-2022 Term, Call for Nominations

    As Elections Coordinator for SDC, I am posting a Call for Nominations for the 2020-2022 Term for the positions indicated.

    Every year the Studebaker Drivers Club conducts elections for half the Zones. The time for nominations for the 2020-2022 term is NOW. SDC members can nominate themselves or another member. We look for people who want to contribute to SDC to help make it the best club it can be. We always look for some new players.
    Nominees must be SDC members in good standing, who must be residing in the Zone or Region being represented. If you are nominating another person, be sure to confirm the nominee is willing to perform the responsibilities of the office. The terms of office are for two years.

    Nominations are now being accepted for NATIONAL DIRECTORS and ZONE COORDINATORS for the following Zones: Atlantic Zone, North Central Zone, Pacific Southwest Zone, Southeast Zone, Upper Mississippi Valley Zone. The two year terms will commence April 15th 2020.
    Nominees are now being accepted for REGIONAL MANAGERS for the following Zones: Crossroads Zone, International Zone, Northeast Zone, Pacific Can-Am Zone, South Central Zone. The two years terms will commence April 15th 2020.

    The Job Descriptions are as follows.

    The NATIONAL DIRECTOR represents the Zone at the annual National Board Meeting, scheduled Conference Call Board Meetings, the annual General Membership Meeting and special meetings called by the SDC President. The National Director communicates with, and maintains a good relationship with the Zone Coordinator and the Regional Managers. National Directors are elected for two years and are restricted to THREE CONSECUTIVE TERM LIMITATIONS.

    The ZONE COORDINATOR'S primary focus is the Chapters within the Zone. Each Zone will have a Zone Coordinator (ZC) reporting directly to the Zone National Director. The ZC will receive a monthly report from the SDC Membership Secretary which contains new, renewed, and members who are delinquent within the past 30 days. The ZC will assist Chapters in developing membership applications, utilize the SDC data membership base to verify all Chapter merbers are also members of SDC, assist with Chapter newsletters, see that all important Chapter events are sent to the club Webmaster, club Facebook Administrator, "What's Happening", and other social media services to promote SDC in as many avenues as possible. The ZC is responsible for the administration and coordination of Zone Meets and will assist the host Chapter in coordinating the Zone Meets.and serves as liaison between the Chapters and Regions within that Zone, ensuring that they have the volunteers and the tools necessary to conduct a successful Zone Meet. The ZC will maintain a current list of Chapters and Chapter Officers within the Zone, this information to be forwarded to the Chapter Charter Administrator. The ZC should be in contact with the Chapter, making every attempt to ensure each Chapter that SDC is there to help and support their Chapter.. The ZC must be a member of SDC, in good standing, residing in the Zone. Before the election he/she must submit a statement in writing that he/she is willing to accept the responsibilities and duties of the office if elected.The term of a ZC will be two years but not subject to term limits, beginning April 15th of the year of election and until a successor is qualified and elected. If a ZC is unable or unwilling to the two year term, the National Director will assume the position for the remainder of the term. If the National Director is unable or unwilling to serve, the SDC President may appoint a temporary ZC from that Zone.

    The REGIONAL MANAGER'S primary focus is membership, welcoming new SDC members, and retention of existing members. Each Region within a Zone will have a RM who will report directly to the National Director. The RM will receive a monthly report from the SDC Membership Secretary which contains a listing of all new members and those whose membership in that Region has expired. The RM should welcome all new members to SDC, supply them with a "New Member Kit", guide them to the nearest local Chapter and notify the Chapter President and Membership Secretary so they can also welcome the new member to their Chapter. The "New Member Kit" should contain a cover letter, the SDC Vision and Mission Statements and local Chapter membership application. The RM should seek the assistance of the Chapter Membership Secretary in contacting members who have let their memberships expire, providing they have a Chapter affiliation, to make sure they didn't forget to renew their membership. Downloadable templates of sample letters, welcome and expired memberships, will be available to the RM and chapter membership secretaries to use as tools to assist them with SDC membership retention goals. Reimbursement for postage and envelopes is available from the SDC Treasurer via expense report (save receipts). The term for a RM will be two years but not subject to term limits, beginning on April 15th of the year of election and until a successor is elected and qualified. A RM must be a member in good standing, a resident in the Region and willing to post contact information and before the election or confirmation must submit a statement in writing that he/she is willing to accept the responsibilities and duties of the office. In the event of a vacancy of a RM position or to organize a new area, the SDC President may appoint a member from that area to act as RM until the next scheduled election. The SDC President may leave the office of RM vacant if there is no appropriate member in good standing living in the Region to appoint to the position.

    So prepare your nominations and send them by email or written letter to:
    STU CHAPMAN
    SDC ELECTIONS COORDINATOR
    805-100 PLAINS ROAD WEST
    BURLINGTON ON
    L7T 0A5
    Email - schapman5@cogeco.ca

    Nominations must be received no later than midnight November 1st 2019.
    Once all nominations are received, official ballots will be generated and distributed to SDC members via Turning Wheels. Ballots can either be mailed or by scanning a signed copy of the official ballot and sending it by email to the SDC Vice President, who must receive all ballots by April 1st 2020.
    Information about and nomination progress for will be provided via the SDC Forum on a regular basis under the heading of Zone Talk.

    For your information, here are the current elect members whose terms are up for re-election:
    NATIONAL DIRECTORS
    Atlantic Zone - Frank Philippi (completing his 1st term)
    North Central Zone - Will Sander (completing his 1st term)
    Pacific Southwest Zone - Malcolm Stinson (completing his 3rd term, ineligible for re-election)
    Southeast Zone - Lanny McNabb (completing his 1st term)
    Upper Mississippi Valley Zone - Duane Miller (completing his 3rd term, ineligible for re-election
    ZONE COORDINATORS
    Atlantic Zone - Bob Dudeck
    North Central Zone - Charles Donkle
    Pacific Southwest Zone - Robert Miles
    Southeast Zone - Allan Dias
    Upper Mississippi Valley Zone - Tom Sexton
    REGIONAL MANAGERS
    Crossroads Zone
    Indiana - Nancy Bacon
    Kentucky - Matt Frushour
    Michigan - John Lucky
    Ohio - vacant
    Ontario - Cliff Tattersall
    International Zone
    Australasia - George Panfilow
    Europe - Paul Dammes
    South Atlantic - Detlev Borner
    Northeast Zone
    Maine/New Hampshire/Vermont - vacant
    Connecticut/Massachusetts/Rhode Island - Bill Waterhouse
    New Brunswick/Newfoundland&Labrador/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island/Quebec - Bill Jarvis
    Pacific Can-Am Zone
    Alaska/Yukon - Chuck Kaucic
    Alberta - Craig Parslow
    British Columbia - Howard Brounstein
    Idaho - Donna Smith
    Montana - Bernadine Harris
    Oregon - Bob Williams
    Washington - Kenny Durkee
    South Central Zone
    Arkansas - Joe Davis
    Louisiana - vacant
    New Mexico - Jeannie Smith
    Oklahoma - Elmer Davis
    Texas - Michael Kelly
    Last edited by Stu Chapman; 08-24-2019, 05:41 PM. Reason: correction to RM for British Columbia

  • #2
    Email Sent Mr Chapman,

    Bob Miles

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    • #3
      Stu, A minor correction. Howard Brounstein is the current Regional Manager for British Columbia.
      Thanks!

      Mark Hayden
      '66 Commander
      Zone Coordinator
      Pacific Can-Am Zone

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark57 View Post
        Stu, A minor correction. Howard Brounstein is the current Regional Manager for British Columbia.
        Thanks!

        Correction made, thank you Mark.

        Stu Chapman

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        • #5
          Several nominations have already been received and have been posted in Zone Talk under their respective zone headings.

          Stu Chapman
          Elections Coordinator

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          • #6
            URGENT....WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED A SINGLE NOMINATION FOR ANY OF THE REGIONAL MANAGER POSITIONS AND VERY FEW NOMINATIONS FOR ZONE COORDINATORS.

            PLEASE CHECK THE CURRENT LIST APPLYING TO YOU UNDER ZONE TALK. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN ANY OF THESE POSITIONS AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR NOMINATION CONFIRMATION RIGHT AWAY.

            THANKS.

            Stu Chapman

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            • #7
              DEADLINE IS APPROACHING.
              With only a few days to go , November 1st is the deadline for nominations. We have yet to hear from quite a number of current Regional Managers and some Zone Coordinators.

              For your Zone update go to Zone Talk and check the status. If you see that your rep has not been nominated please make a personal contact right away.

              Stu Chapman
              Elections Coordinator

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              • #8
                NOMINATIONS COMPLETE - ELECTION IN UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

                With the November 1st deadline for nominations now passed, we have received two nominations for National Director in the Upper Mississippi Valley Zone. Gary Sanders and Tom Sexton have been nominated for this position.

                Accordingly, an election will be held in this zone with balloting being available in Turning Wheels January 2020 issue and ending April 1st 2020.

                All other candidates for National Directors, Zone Coordinators and Regional Managers are declared elected by acclamation. To see the the list of nominees in your zone, click on Zone Talk and then your respective zone. The complete list of elected individuals will be published in the January issue of Turning Wheels.

                Stu Chapman
                Elections Coordinator

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