IDNIYRA members will soon receive via the postal service an IDNIYRA ballot where you can vote on the election of the Governing Committee and vote on proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws. The ballot is attached to 4 pages of Constitution and Bylaws proposals. Please take the time to review the proposals, fill out the ballot, detach it from the proposals, put it in an envelope, and mail to Secretary Deb Whitehorse.
This ballot gives you the opportunity to approve the use of electronic voting by internet for issues that affect North America. Please make your voice heard on this important measure.
DIDN’T GET A BALLOT? Please email to me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send one to you.
DEADLINE: All ballots must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.
PROPOSALS: Download the Proposals to Change the Constitution & Bylaws
Via IDNIYRA Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote:
Thursday afternoon 11 January, 151 members of IDNIYRA will be receiving an invitation to vote in a demonstration electronic vote. This demonstration is designed to give us a better idea of what we are voting for when we are asked to vote on introducing electronic voting at the 2018 annual general meeting.
Ideally we would have sent invitations to all members but we have not yet completed consolidation of our membership and sail number records In a form suitable for a full electronic voting list.
Please participate in this demonstration e-vote so that you can provide feedback to the IDNIYRA Governing Committee either by email or at the AGM.
Four proposals have been submitted for discussion and vote at the annual meeting of the IDNIYRA which will be held during the week of the North American Championship. Click on the link below to review the proposals.
Proposal 1: Change Constitution, Electronic Voting, Warren Nethercote KC3786
Proposal 2: Change Bylaws, Define Terms, Eric Anderson US5193
Proposal 3: Change Bylaws, Regatta Registration, Eric Anderson US5193
Proposal 4: Change Bylaws, Adds Scoring Option to Proposal 3, Warren Nethercote KC3786
Download the 2018 Annual Meeting Proposals
Following are the results from the 2017 ballot. The By Laws proposal passed.
Many thanks to out going Secretary Geoff Sobering for continually stepping up to serve the class. He is a valuable member of the DN class, maintains the DN forum, and contributes behind the scenes IT work for the website.
2017-2018 Executive Committee Members
Commodore Eric Anderson
Vice Commodore Warren Nethercote
Treasurer Wes Wilcox
Secretary Deb Whitehorse
Past Commodore: Lou Lonnecke
BY LAW PROPOSAL: CHANGE REGATTAS, FLEET SPLITTING TO READ:
All registered sailors will be divided into fleets as necessary. The number of sailors in each fleet will be determined by the race committee, with approval of a majority of those members of the Governing Committee present, after the close of registration. The recommended maximum fleet size is fifty sailors per fleet. Fleets of approximately equal size are desirable but not mandated. The safety of all participants is the primary consideration.
72 Ballots received (all before the July 1 deadline)
72 “Yes” votes for the slate of Exec. Committee members.
0 “No” votes.
71 “Yes” for the by-laws proposal
1 “No” for the by-laws proposal.
Outgoing IDNIYRA-NA Secretary
Please take a few minutes to fill it out, put it an envelope,stamp it, and mail to Secretary Geoff Sobering. All ballots postmarked July 1, 2017 or sooner will be counted.
If you are a member and don’t receive the ballot, please email to email@example.com and I will mail one to you.