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    Thank you to everyone that participated in the GAGB Chair elections - I am delighted to be declared the GAGB Chair for 2012/2013. However, I now require an enthusiastic team to work along side me.

    There is more information about the elections in the September issue of Seeker ( issue 10)

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    Nominations are now open for the committee elections.

    This is the timetable for committee elections:

    • Cut off date for being a GAGB member and able to vote: 1/10/12
    • Nominations for committee open: Thurs 8/11/12
    • Close of nominations: Thurs 15/11/12
    • Election of committee: Fri 23/11/12 – Thur 29/11/12


    Please make your nominations, second and accept/decline posts in THIS thread.

    Any GAGB member can nominate (multiple) candidates, which need to be seconded by a different GAGB member for that nomination to be validated. Candidates are requested to accept / decline those nominations in this thread.

    At the end of the nominations period this thread will be locked and anyone who has not been seconded and has accepted during this period will not be considered as a candidate for election.

    Candidates are asked to prepare a CV/manifesto (and photo/avatar).

    Please email your CV/manifesto to me (mapleleaf.geocaching@yahoo.co.uk) so that I can put them in the forum once the nomination period has closed. (Please DO NOT send photo/avatar to me)

    Please also send your CV/manifesto to the Returning Officer (ladybugs@geocachealaska.org) along with a photo +/- avatar so that he can prepare the ballot page in advance.

    As with the chairman elections, we will be using SurveyMonkey, so please ensure your email address is correct in your GAGB UserCP to ensure that you receive your ballot form once voting opens.
    The returning officer for this election will be Mike of "Ladybug Kids", who is Secretary of geocachealaska.org

    Status of nominations so far :


    sandvika - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Us4 and Jess - nominated, seconded .... declined
    Scottiedogz (Jacqueline) - nominated, seconded (Currently not a GAGB member so unable to stand as a candidate)
    Matrix - nominated, seconded and accepted .... and retracted
    Bobo Frett - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Mollyjak (Lilian) - nominated, seconded and accepted
    northking - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Countrymatters - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Zomblou - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Team Microdot - nominated, seconded and accepted
    *geocass* - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Geocaching Womble - nominated, seconded and accepted
    keehotee - nominated, seconded and accepted
    mongoose39uk - nominated, seconded .... declined
    Walker Clan (Andy) - nominated, seconded and accepted
    daddyanddude - nominated, seconded and accepted
    The Wombles (Dave) - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Martybartfast - nominated, seconded and declined
    JackieC - nominated, seconded and accepted
    Palujia - nominated and declined
    DrDick&Vick (Richard) - nominated, seconded and declined
    Happy Humphrey - nominated, seconded and declined
    UKCacheMag - nominated, seconded and accepted .... (unable to participate in this years elections as not a GAGB member before 1st October)
    Last edited by Maple Leaf; 15th November 2012 at 11:14 PM. Reason: updated list of nominations

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    I'd like to nominate sandvika, his obvious passion would be a great asset imo.

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    I second Sandvika.

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    I'd like to propose Us 4 and Jess and Scottiedogz (Jacqueline) for the committee.....to get some northern blood in

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    I would like to nominate Mike Jones ( Matrix) for election for the GAGB Committee.

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    Although I haven't discussed it with him, I feel that Stephen McGeough (Bobo Frett) has just the right attributes for a role.

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    I would like to nominate Mollyjak for a second term. She has worked hard for the GAGB during her first year as a committee member and I am sure that she would continue to do so if voted in for a second term.

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    I would also like to nominate Jeff King (northking) for a position on the committee. He is an experienced cacher having placed numerous different types of caches over the last few years. He is also a retired police officer and his knowledge of the law would be a great asset to the GAGB

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    I second northking

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    I second Mollyjak

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    Congratulations to Maple Leaf on your election.
    I wish to nominate Countrymatters, Zomblou and Team Microdot for your committee.
    Enjoy your caching!

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    I wish to nominate *geocass* (Cass Flowers), an existing Committee member with expertise in computery things. She has been an invaluable member of Committee.
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    I am happy to second the nominations of Zomblou and countrymatters.

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    I greatly appreciate the confidence of others in my ability to work on the GAGB Committee, and I accept the nomination, which has been seconded.
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    I am more than happy to second Geocass (Cass Flowers) so that she is able to continue to work on the website and add her input in to the committee

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    Many thanks to John Stead for my nomination and to 3fatties for seconding me. I wholeheartedly accept the nomination.

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    Thumbs up Nomination acceptance

    Many thanks to Frosty68 and keehotee for your nomination, which I am pleased to accept.

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    I wish to second *geocass* (Cass Flowers) who I understand is the GAGB computer wizard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richlay View Post
    Although I haven't discussed it with him, I feel that Stephen McGeough (Bobo Frett) has just the right attributes for a role.
    I would like to second the nomination of Bobo Frett. His enthusiasm and positive attitude (not to mention his sparkling logs) have enriched many a Geocachers experience, I am sure that he would be an asset to the committee.

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    I was about to second Cass, knowing that the web site is a work in progress and that this is key to GAGB as an online organisation, but was pipped at the post.

    I'd like to make several nominations, so in alphabetical order:

    Geocaching Womble - he has already expressed his interest, he is on the committee of OpenCaching.org.uk so can add a perspective that seeks our common good. He has rightly criticised me for slacking on the maintenance of a couple of my caches

    Keehotee - we were on the GAGB stand together at Weston mega and he joined our committee subsequently. I'd like to encourage him to rejoin our committee as his clarity of thought is excellent, as I'm sure anyone following his forum posts would agree.

    Mongoose39uk - for his straight talking and to the point manner. He clearly needs no introduction, having served on our committee for many years. I understand why he resigned during the past year on point of principle but think this is now in the past and he can help GAGB avoid repeating past mistakes better than anyone else.

    I may have one other but I'll talk to him first.
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    I'd like to second Mongoose39uk

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    I would further like to nominate Andy Walker of Walker Clan. He is one of the main guys running the Warrington forum and was part of the committee for the successful North West Mega. I think his involvement in that committee and the insight that he gained on running such a major event would be of benefit to the GAGB in publicising itself at future large gatherings.

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    Late but here's a thrid for Mollyjak, if nothing else fthan for being so welcoming when I joined

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacaru View Post
    I would further like to nominate Andy Walker of Walker Clan. He is one of the main guys running the Warrington forum and was part of the committee for the successful North West Mega. I think his involvement in that committee and the insight that he gained on running such a major event would be of benefit to the GAGB in publicising itself at future large gatherings.
    I Second the nomination of Andy Walker

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    Geocaching Womble
    Keehotee
    Mongoose39uk

    All seconded
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tares Clan View Post
    I second northking
    Thanks to Jacaru and The Tares Clan for their nomination and second support. I humbly accept.

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    Second Countrymatters, Zomblou and WalkerClan

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    Thanks to Jacaru and Mantonclan. I gratefully accept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacaru View Post
    I would like to nominate Mollyjak for a second term. She has worked hard for the GAGB during her first year as a committee member and I am sure that she would continue to do so if voted in for a second term.
    Quote Originally Posted by JMJ65 View Post
    I second Mollyjak

    I would like to thank Jacaru, JMJ65 and Team BareMagic for their faith in nominating me for a second year on the GAGB Committee and I accept the nomination.

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    I accept my nomination too. Bit of surprise but I'll gladly accept. Many thanks to Northking and Richlay.

    :cheers:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollyjak View Post
    I would like to nominate Mike Jones ( Matrix) for election for the GAGB Committee.
    I will second this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keehotee View Post
    I'd like to propose Us 4 and Jess and Scottiedogz (Jacqueline) for the committee.....to get some northern blood in

    I second Jacqueline(Scottiedogz) and Mandy (Us 4 and Jess)

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    I second Mike Jones

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    Third vote for Geocass

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Stead View Post
    Congratulations to Maple Leaf on your election.
    I wish to nominate Countrymatters, Zomblou and Team Microdot for your committee.
    I'd like to second Team Microdot if he's not already been seconded

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    As I have been proposed , seconded and thirded it would be rude of me to decline so I accept the nomination

    Thank you Lilian Simon and Janice for your support . :cheers:

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    I have updated the first post with a list of those that have been nominated and the current status - and will do on a regular basis.

    Great to see so many names - keep nominating
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    Quote Originally Posted by keehotee View Post
    I'd like to propose Us 4 and Jess and Scottiedogz (Jacqueline) for the committee.....to get some northern blood in
    Having just checked in the members list I can't find Scottiedogz listed as a member. Is she using a different name on the forum?

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    I am flattered but sadly will have to decline, I have been in hospital several times this year and still have on going health issues to deal with

    I wish the new chair and committee all the best of luck for the next year

    Mandy

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    Wishing you good health Mandy.. Long time no see.. Too long

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    Nomination accepted and thanks to those who considered me a worthwhile candidate

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    Thumbs up

    Now that 9 candidates have accepted, there will be an election.:socool:

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    Thank you for the nominations. I've taken some time to think about it and would like to accept.
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    I doubt I'll gather too many votes....but I accept my nomination

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    I am giving it some more consideration. I want to be sure I am doing the right thing.

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    Default Needed: Avatars and Photos

    Committee candidates who have accepted their nomination should send a copy of your avatar and a photo of you to me at ladybugs@geocachealaska.org. The two images will be used on the ballot to help people identify you.

    Please put "GAGB Ballot" in the subject line and include your caching name and "real" name in the body of the e-mail.

    Thanks for your help!

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    I humbly accept the nomination to stand for the committee

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    I'd like to propose Daddyanddude (Dax Wood) for the committee

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    I will second Dax Wood

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    I would like to nominate: The Wombles (Dave), Martybartfast and JackieC

    The Wombles - Dave has been an active part of the GAGB since it was founded and has a huge amount of experience and knowledge with regard to landowner agreements and the association in general.

    Martybartfast - Martyn has been a GAGB member for many years and is always helpful in the forums and Facebook.

    JackieC - Jackie was on the MegaScotland committee and is an active member of the Scottish caching community .... which is exactly what we need.
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