As we continue with the special elections timeline, we find ourselves with candidates set to move into their respective roles. With only one candidate for each position up for election, we can declare them elected by acclamation! Just as we've had happen at previous general meetings, we welcome our newest members aboard. Alongside them are the rest of the CASLI 2019-2020 Board:
Wayne Nicholson (Toronto, ON), President Becky Stuckless (LaSalle, ON), Vice President Carolyn Carter (Halifax, NS), 2nd Vice President
Dave Bell-Patterson (Burlington, ON), Secretary Anne Websdale (Saskatoon, SK), Treasurer Carmelle Cachero (Ottawa, ON), Evaluations Officer Chrissy Montgomery (Haneytown, NB), Director Christopher Desloges (Toronto, ON), Director
The specifics behind the process of acclaiming the sole candidates are found in our bylaws and align with Robert's Rules of Order. Given that our bylaws do not require a ballot election, sole candidates are acclaimed to the positions for which they run. The language in Robert's Rules of Order that speaks to this reads, "If only one person is nominated and the bylaws do not require that a ballot vote be taken, the chair [those running the election here] simply declares that the nominee is elected, thus effecting the election by unanimous consent or 'acclamation'." (p.443, RONR)
Had any of the other nominated members accepted the nomination and joined the race for any of the three positions up for election, the online vote would have had members vote for the candidate they supported, and the candidate with the most votes would have won.
Moving forward, given that no elections will take place the week of August 12-17, we would like to extend the question and answer period into the rest of the month of August. We encourage you all to engage with your board members by asking questions and posting comments in the discussion boards on the CASLI website. This is the start of a great conversation and engagement among all members.
The discussion boards will remain open on the CASLI site to act at as a forum for discussion for all members to share thoughts and opinions, pose questions, and help effect change.
Thanks in advance,
Dave Bell-Patterson, Secretary Anne Websdale, Treasurer Carmelle Cachero, Evaluations Officer Chrissy Montgomery, Director Christopher Desloges, Director