Voting for Directors and Bylaws Change

October 8th, 2015 by Sherry Grantz

The election of the 2015-2016 Board of Directors will open on Tuesday, October 20 and close Tuesday, November 17.

Candidates are:

Regional Executive
Gary Pitts

Rod Simmons
R.J. Gordy
Dan Burgoon

Candidate statements are available under the Candidate Statements news item and in the October issue of The Wheel.

Voting will open on October 20 and close on November 17, four days before the annual meeting on November 21 .

Bylaws Proposal
In addition to the election this year, a change to the SFR Bylaws will be voted upon. The changes relate to the methods for holding Director elections.

The following is from Section IV of the Bylaws:
(b)     Elections. A ballot shall be made available to the members in good standing not more than thirty (30) days nor less than twenty days (20) in advance of the Annual Meeting. All voting shall be by mail or secure electronic format and all ballots must be received by the Secretary, in care of the Regional Office, at least four (4) days before the date of the Annual Meeting.

Proposed addition to the Bylaws:
If no nomination for Regional Executive is received, or if fewer than the required number of nominations for Director are received, the elected Members of the Board shall fill those positions by appointment, and no ballot for those positions shall be submitted to the membership.

Proposed deletion to the Bylaws (to reflect current practice): 
The Regional Executive shall appoint from members who so volunteer a foreman and team of inspectors of the election to open and count the ballots. If a candidate for office withdraws after ballots are printed, votes cast for that candidate become void.

Election Process
The election will be conducted through online voting on beginning October 20. Go to:  to vote. If you don’t have an account you can quickly set one up. Then go to the “2015 Election Survey” on the registration page, and vote.

If you would like a paper ballot, send your request to the Region Office (530-934-4455 or email

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