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2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Fundad » November 25th, 2015, 6:19 am

Hi Everyone,

It's Nomination time for 2016 California Chapter Officers.

Current Officers are
California
President: Brian Hinds (Fundad)
Vice-pres: Matthew Gruen (mattg)
Secretary: Derek Holt (El Garia)
Education Specialist: Jeff Nordland (SurfinHerp)
Conservation Officer: Lawrence Erickson (Calfirecap)
International Board: John Lauermann (ricrabt)

Please Nominate the officers for the following posistions
President
Vice President
Conservation Officer
Education Specialist
Secretary
IB Board member


Yours Truly
Brian Hinds
California Chapter President



Please see the bylaws if you have any questions.
http://www.nafha.org/bylaws







ARTICLE VII. CHAPTER OFFICERS & INTERNATIONAL BOARD MEMBERS ELECTIONS

Each Chapter shall elect a Board of Directors consisting of the offices of President and Vice-President. If deemed necessary by the individual Chapter, the offices of Secretary, Conservation Officer, and Education Specialist may also be created but are not required.

Each chapter shall also elect an International Board Member from the Active Chapter Membership to serve along with the elected President on the International Board of Directors.

The term of office for all elected officers and International Board Members shall be one year and members may be elected to office more than once. There shall be no limit on consecutive terms.

Officers and International Board Members shall be nominated at the online forum or at meetings in November and voted into office in December. An Active Chapter Member must nominate all nominees, and a second Active Chapter Member must second the nomination. A nominee must acknowledge the acceptance of the nomination. In the event that only one person is nominated for a position and that person is unable or unwilling to run, nominations will be re-opened. In the event that a person elected is unable or unwilling to assume the office, the office shall remain open until a suitable candidate can be elected by a vote pursuant to ARTICLE VI.

Officers and International Board Members shall be Active Members and at least 18 years of age or older.
T
he President must have been an active member of the association for at least one year prior to assuming office.

Each chapter shall be responsible for its own affairs, but may seek the advice of the International Board of Directors or other chapters if the need arises.

ARTICLE VIII. DUTIES OF CHAPTER OFFICERS

President:
Shall be the principal executive of chapter and shall preside over all board and membership meetings of the chapter if and when the chapter decides to hold meetings. The President shall represent the chapter on most occasions and also serve as a member of the International Board of Directors. The president shall establish a chapter forum at FHF, if needed, for the primary purposes of conducting chapter affairs and establishing a place for chapter members and non-members to interact. The president shall initiate and preside over the nominations process in November of each year for electing new chapter officers for the following year pursuant to ARTICLE VI.

Vice-president:
Shall be responsible for the general membership meeting programs if and when the chapter decides to hold meetings. Shall perform the duties of the President at meetings when that person is absent, and may be asked to assist the President if necessary.

Secretary:
Shall maintain the non-financial business records, shall record minutes of all chapter meetings, shall maintain a journal of these minutes, recording them in a timely manner and making them available to all members of the chapter, and in the absence of the President and Vice-president may assume the duties of conducting a scheduled meeting.

Conservation Officer:
Shall act as liaison between the chapter and outside researchers, conservation organizations, wildlife agencies, lawmakers, and the like. The Conservation Officer will promptly advise the NAFHA International Board of Directors when a request for data is received by the chapter. The Conservation Officer shall also assist the Education Specialist in group field trips. The Conservation Officer may assume additional duties as assigned by the Chapter Officers.

Education Specialist:
Shall be responsible for setting up field outings for the chapter and assisting members in data collection. The Education Specialist will also be responsible for public education and outreach for his/her chapter if the chapter deems this action necessary.

The Chapter Board of Directors shall assign forum moderator duties to a minimum of one and a maximum of three members in elected positions of the chapter, by a majority vote if necessary.

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » November 25th, 2015, 8:57 am

You've already actually been re-nominated and seconded, Brian... all we need is you acceptance. http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =6&t=22792

i also re-nominated the rest of the standing board... just need seconds

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Fundad » November 26th, 2015, 11:29 am

Thank you Jim I appreciate your support.

Lets try to keep it in this post, if we can to make it easy to track and official.

If someone else is nominated for President I wont take it personally.

I nominate all of the people below.
Vice-pres: Matthew Gruen (mattg)
Secretary: Derek Holt (El Garia)
Education Specialist: Jeff Nordland (SurfinHerp)
Conservation Officer: Lawrence Erickson (Calfirecap)
International Board: John Lauermann (ricrabt)

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » November 27th, 2015, 5:56 am

I second those nominations. John nominated Brian for Pres and I second that, as well.

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by ricrabt » November 28th, 2015, 3:58 pm

I accept. ..

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by El Garia » November 29th, 2015, 6:38 am

I accept the nomination.

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Calfirecap » November 29th, 2015, 6:51 am

I accept the nomination.

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by mattg » November 29th, 2015, 1:07 pm

I re-nominate everyone. And I accept the nomination. Thanks guys.

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » November 29th, 2015, 3:58 pm

4 down... 2 to go... :crazyeyes:

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Fundad » December 3rd, 2015, 6:44 am

These nominations will last another week.

Thank You
Brian Hinds
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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Brian Hubbs » December 3rd, 2015, 10:07 am

I propose we combine the AZ and CA chapters...

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by mattg » December 3rd, 2015, 11:17 am

Well if that's the case might as well take Nevada too CAZNV. I like it. :lol:

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by SurfinHerp » December 3rd, 2015, 6:48 pm

I'd like to serve as a NAFHA CA Chapter Officer for at least one more year.

Jeff

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Brian Hubbs » December 4th, 2015, 11:17 am

Must be nice to have a chapter where people actually want to do something... :lol: I think everyone in AZ is hibernating...
Problem with combining chapters though, is that Don cannot seem to link two states together for a contest scorecard. And that's not good for those 5 of us who even care about the contests at all...

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Steve Bledsoe » December 4th, 2015, 6:55 pm

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Brian Hubbs » December 5th, 2015, 11:23 am

Well, I guess we can have inactive chapters without officers. But I'm not so sure that data entry has slowed that much (but CA is behind last year by 4,000 records right now...I think you people that have been dragging need to get your data in or go find more. I know several who have just procrastinated entering a lot of stuff they've found this year). However, I think the big problem has been the few paranoid and confused people who pulled almost 6,000 records out of the database this year. That makes it tough to gage our growth accurately. But I understand what you mean about HERP, and we need to discuss that after the new group is determined by paid dues next year.

Guess I need to go find some lizards to enter now...it's a nice day in AZ. :lol:

And Steve, I think you need to walk around your neighborhood and photo every lizard you see in yards... :shock: That would be an easy project. Document all the scelops on walls and in yards in your entire area. What a hoot...and what a demonstration of abundance... :thumb:

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Post by hellihooks » December 5th, 2015, 3:58 pm

The Nafha pg on FB has 3500 members... has anyone posted there, that elections are on-going? Don't look at me... I only joined bout a week ago... and if and when Scott closes down Nafha here at FHF... you can bet all the fingers will be pointing at me, already.

Amazing how just speaking the plain truth can not only rock... but damn near swamp a boat... :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

cya inda funny pages... :crazyeyes:

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Brian Hubbs » December 5th, 2015, 9:42 pm

I just joined...

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » December 6th, 2015, 7:48 am

Ca pretty much had always been the National 'Standard Bearer' when it came to organization and efficacy... hell back in the 'good ole days' there was a time when Ca had 8 officers... the regular 5 And Regional VP, Con Off, and Ed specs. (which was a key element of the 'growth paradigm' I wrote, which sadly (IMO) has since been gutted)

Didn't you actually start as a 'regional Con Off' Lawrence?

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » December 6th, 2015, 10:49 am

Calfirecap wrote: If we want NAFHA to be more than just a group with common interests linked to an on-line forum, then we need to continue hosting events, be it educational events or outings, and that's what I feel is important. We also need to continue promoting the HERP database even though it's now it's own entity.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter is a good example of promoting what I consider the priorities. They don't have a lot of forum activity, but they host multiple high quality events every year (Mtn. Kingsnake, speckled Rattlesnake, Gila Monster., etc., surveys) , and support the data base.
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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » December 6th, 2015, 11:01 am

Brian Hubbs wrote:I just joined...
figured you would... throw out a big number like 3,500, and you jump... :lol: :lol: :lol:

I wonder if we're gonna have a Chap Pres, this year :?

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Post by Brian Hubbs » December 6th, 2015, 1:25 pm

Can I spam the group with book ads?

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Fundad » December 7th, 2015, 7:49 am

Guys this a a nomination Thread, please move NAFHA politics or suggestions to a different thread, if you feel the need to discuss these matters further.

Thank You
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Post by Brian Hubbs » December 7th, 2015, 10:04 am

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by Fundad » December 18th, 2015, 5:41 pm

Thank you for the nomination. I accept.

This will be my last year as President though as I have not done a great job this last year, and I think its time for some new blood as President.

Since no one else was nominated there will be no need for a vote.

Thank you for everyone's time and efforts in this thread and making a difference.

Yours Truly
Brian Hinds
California Chapter President

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Re: 2016 California Chapter Officer Nominations

Post by hellihooks » December 19th, 2015, 5:13 am

We all do what we can, chief... and you've done more than most... no complaints here, for sure. thx for stepping up again.

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