2016 will mark our first chapter board elections. Up for election is the following offices:
Brands Manager (3 year term)
Event Coordinator (3 year term)
In addition, Steve Cohen will be stepping down from Vice President, so his position will also be available. The term for Vice President will be 2 years to put it back in sync with the normal elections schedule. Steve will remain active with the E31 Board as a Special Advisor to the board.
Duties for E31 Chapter Board Members are set forth in section 5 of the attached E31 Chapter By-Laws.
To be eligible for E31 Chapter Board positions as outlined in our Chapter By-Laws, persons applying for E31 Chapter Board position must have been a BMW CCA E31 Chapter member for the previous 12 consecutive months prior to the election. This means that members seeking chapter office are required to be E31 Chapter members at least back to April 2015 according to the roster provided to the chapter by BMW CCA. Our By-Laws are in alignment with BMW CCA By-Laws, and requirements are in section 4 of the attached E31 Chapter By-Laws.
Additionally, when our By-Laws were established and registered with BMW CCA, E31 Board representation is spread across all regions, with no region having more than 2 board members. Geographic representation is covered in section 6 of the E31 Chapter By-Laws.
More information on how to apply to run for E31 Board positions will be coming within the next week, along with a list of BMW CCA E31 Chapter membership numbers eligible to run for office which will be taken directly from our roster of E31 Chapter members supplied by the National office of BMW CCA.
If you would like to run for chapter office, I would encourage anyone wishing to run to put together a brief one page reason why they would like to run in MS WORD format. When solicited, those wishing to run will be asked to forward their nomination statement which will be included in the upcoming E31 NEWS Newsletter.
Special Thanks to Jeff Ivarson, Rob Scott, and Steve Cohen for their service to the E31 Chapter. They have done an excellent job to date, and rumor has it that some may run again for re-election.
Additionally, the chapter is looking for a non-board position of Membership Coordinator, and Advertising. If anyone is interested, please contact me.
Thank you again for supporting the E31 Chapter of BMW Car Clubs of America.