The following is a general description of how elections are run in the NALRC according to our constitution and by-laws.
What are the elected offices?
The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and nine (9) Directors shall be elected by the general membership. The President, Treasurer and (5) five Directors (for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9) shall be elected on even years. The Vice President, Secretary, and (4) Directors (for Districts 2, 4, 6 & 8) shall be elected in odd years.
Who may run?
All officers must have been members of both the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and the North American Lionhead Rabbit Club (NALRC) for two (2) consecutive years prior to taking office.
What are the guidelines for applying?
Any voting member in good standing over 18 years of age wishing to become a candidate for any office shall obtain an Intent to Run Form, found on the forms page. the Secretary of the club. The Intent to Run form must be signed by at least three (3) paid up adult voting members in good standing, and be returned to the Secretary, postmarked no later than May 15th of the election year.
How is someone chosen?
The President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and nine (9) Directors shall be elected by the general membership. The membership within each designated District shall elect (1) Director who lives in that district to serve on the Board. If there is no one willing to serve as Director from any specific district(s) then the President Elect shall appoint any directors needed to fill these vacancies with the approval of the Board.
How long do they hold office?
All terms of office shall be 2 years and shall begin immediately following the close of the ARBA Convention.
When are the new members put into office?
Newly elected officers are put in place at the yearly ARBA convention
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