Panhandle Equine Rescue is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving, you may nominate yourself or if you know anyone who is interested you may nominate them, but we will need their phone number or email address. Any candidate nominated by another person will be contacted by the PER secretary to confirm that such candidate consents to having his or her name placed in nomination for election to the board. The deadline for accepting nominations will be September 30th, 2015.
We are seeking members who are fund raising oriented, that will not only attend most board meetings and bring ideas to the table, but can find time to participate in most major events. In order to be on the board, you must be a member of the organization. You may join at the time of your acceptance to be nominated. Membership costs $30.00 for an individual and $50.00 for family.
New nominees, as well as current board members may send an email to rlowery stating why they think they should be nominated and it will be forwarded to all PER members. They may also take the opportunity to speak at our Annual Member and Volunteer Appreciation Cookout to be held sometime in October. That date will be announced sometime this month.
Ballots that include current and newly nominated candidates will be sent out to PER members only on October 1st, at which time they will have the opportunity to vote on the board members of their choice. You may want to hold off on voting until after the Fall cookout, just in case a nominee(s) plan on speaking at that event.
If you are not currently a member and would like the opportunity to vote, a membership application can be printed off from our website at www.panhandleequinerescue.org under “How To Help”. Deadline for voting will be November 1st. Nomination of officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) are done by board members only after their installation as stated according to our bylaws.
All nominees and final ballots should be emailed to PER secretary, Linda Lambert at spiritrider. Our new 2015 Board of Directors, along with officer seats will be entered into the minutes at our November Board Meeting. This meeting will be open to the public. New board members will have the first opportunity to vote at our Annual Meeting in January 2015. We would appreciate your participation in nominations. It is also important for PER members to take advantage of the privilege to vote. If you have any questions you may call me at 850-587-3565 or reply to this email.
We hope that you will consider this rewarding challenge for 2016!