Annual Election of Officers

No, not that one. This election is far more important, at least to the Texas FlyFishers. Every year, the June monthly meeting is election night for the Texas FlyFishers. This is when the membership selects the officers that will steer the club and its activities for the next year.
The positions at stake are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any member in good standing can have their name placed in nominated for one of these positions. Nominations must be submitted to the Election Committee prior to the meeting. The floor is open to all nominations and motions. The actual vote is an open ballot, tallied by a show of hands or by voice acclamation. The only qualification to vote is that your name must be on the current membership roster, which will be presented by the Membership Secretary. Note: Annual membership dues are due by July 1, 2016. To be elected, all you need is to receive a simple majority of the votes.
The new slate of officers will manage the affairs of Texas FlyFishers for the next fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. If you have any questions concerning nominations or the election in general, please contact the club president, Marcos Enriquez or one of the other board members.
And, after the election, keep in mind that these four officers cannot do it all alone. Committees will need to be filled and volunteer help is always needed. If you want to participate as a committee chairman, committee member, or some type of ad hoc advisor, please step forward and inform any of the officers. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and, in the process, you will learn much about the sport of fly fishing. Tight loops!

~Chris Sumers


3 thoughts on “Annual Election of Officers

  1. Chris,

    “To be elected, all you need is to receive a simple majority of the votes.” I don’t mean to go all lawyer on you, but “simple majority” generally means more than 50%. Do you mean that, or would the word “plurality” better describe it? Plurality generally means the candidate with the most votes, whether greater than 50% or not.

    Corey Rich


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