On Wednesday April 27th we held a very successful hybrid election event, with members both in person at the National Yacht Club and on a live Zoom meeting.
All nomination forms were received as required by 7 pm EDT, while quorum was achieved by 7:15 pm (including those in the room, via Zoom, and a number of proxies received). At that time, Election Chair Chris Bell called the meeting to order.
All positions on the Board were up for election. All positions had just one candidate who were in turn voted in, as per our Bylaws, by a show of hands (those online use the raised hand icon). Incumbent directors could choose to run for a 1 or 2-year term.
A strong board is essential in the smooth running of the club, especially during the challenging times we find ourselves in. While we hope that next season will be closer to normal as we have learned there is no guarantee.
Thank you to the following members who have chosen to continue to serve our membership as Board members and to those who have stepped up and joined the Board for the coming year. Without these dedicated volunteers the club could not function.
|President||Justin Graham||2 years|
|Director of Administration||Karen Snow||1 year|
|Director of Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding||David Manning||1 year|
|Director of Communications||Suzanne de Grandpre||2 years|
|Director of Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing||Heather Steel||2 years|
|Director of Downhill Daytrips||Amy Lam||2 years|
|Director of Finance||Clark Seadon||1 year|
|Director of IT||Alex Radulescu||1 year|
|Director of Long Trips||Kim Wiebe||2 years|
|Director of Marketing||Rocco Romeo||2 years|
|Director of Membership and Volunteers||Jack Ran||2 years|
|Director of Social||Jennifer Beatty||2 years|
A big thank you to Ruth Schefter who has been Director of Membership and Volunteers for the last four years, and to Erika Clark, Director of Downhill Daytrips for the last two years, for all of their hard work and dedication to the club. Ruth and Erika both decided to step away from the board at the conclusion of their current terms but will be available to their successors to ensure a smooth transition.
A sincere thanks to long time HPSC member, Chris Bell, for being this year’s election Chair, and to our Director of IT, Alex Radulescu, for the fantastic set up allowing us to run a very smooth hybrid event with members both live at the National Yacht Club, as well as on Zoom. We would also like to thank all the members who attended the event, either live, on Zoom, or who sent in a proxy vote. All combined allowed us to reach the required quorum and therefore proceed with the election.