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Nominating Committee

23 years 3 months ago #94504 by SuperMom
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We have a nomination committee that works well. We ask 5 people to volunteer to be on the committee. We usually try to get a teacher on there as one of the five. Those people then determine who would make a good slate of officers from our existing board members (which includes officers and committee chairs.) We also fill our officer rolls with people who have served with our PTA in the past year and show quality skills. We ask people who are new to PTA to come in on a committee, move up to committee chair and then they are eligiable for office after that. We have five so that if they need to vote there is a tie breaker in there somewhere. At the general election meeting the nomminating committee announces their recommendations (people have been contacted and have already accepted the nomination at this point). Then there is a time where a motion can come from any member on the floor to nominate someone else for these rolls. (they never do). Then we say okay these are our new officers. Done...
23 years 3 months ago #94503 by ptomama
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we usually have just one person doing the nominations. this year we told the person not to keep thenominations a secret. apast president always told others to keep it secret. but i feel it is wrong. for example last year i ran for vice-pres. and unknown to me my friend was also running for the same position and our publicity spot was empty. on the day of elections i lost and i did not know if i could switch my name to the publicity spot. someone from the floor put their name in. can i get some opinions on this?

23 years 4 months ago #94502 by Adele
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Ok, but that isn't how Robert's Rules defines the functions of a Nominating Committee. Does anyone follow that? We have had many problems this year, and need to go "by the book". Can someone who follows the Robert's Rules version of a Nominating Committee tell me their procedures?
23 years 4 months ago #94501 by jandesmom
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Our nominating committee is formed in March with one person from the existing board (not Pres) and 2 general members. A flyer is sent out stating that the nominating committee is able to take nominations for all positions on the board. All nominations are considered "anonymous" to the nominees. The committee, after receiving a nomination, will call the nominee and inform them that they have been nominated. This person can either accept or decline. If they accept, they are added to the slate of candidates to be announced at the April meeting. After being public for 30 days, a vote is taken at the May meeting. If there is an office that is not filled, nominations may also be taken from the floor. That's basically it!
23 years 4 months ago #94500 by MrBill
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We have the membership select a nominating committee [ 3 people] and at the same meeting, members are given a sheet of paper to nominate for all positions. Then the committee selects from the list, inquires of the nominees desire to hold office. Nominations are also taken from the floor on night of vote.
23 years 4 months ago #94499 by clarkslucky13
Replied by clarkslucky13 on topic RE: Nominating Committee
I thought we were the only ones to have this! We were advised by our school board after a messy election last year to have a election committee. We have two staff members and two parents that serve on this committee, they are resoponible for counting the votes and are done. The membership nominates the canidates and fill out a nominations acceptance form to accept or decline. Officers are not chosen but asked to run, then voted on at the next months meeting. As far as a nominating committee I guess your buddy nominates you :). And just like that I have totally gotten awy from the question! Sorry. We have a heck of a time getting people to come let alone run for an office!
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