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    Default Nominations for Committee members 2013/14

    Thank you to everyone that participated in the GAGB Chair elections. I am delighted to be re-elected as GAGB Chair for 2013/2014 and am now looking forward to finding out who will be joining me (there are 8 places)

    There is more information about the elections in the last two issues of Seeker ( issue 16 & 17) however if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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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 stand, nominate or vote: 1/10/13
    • Nominations for committee open: Fri 8/11/13
    • Close of nominations: Thurs 14/11/13
    • Election of committee: Fri 22/11/13 – Sat 30/11/13


    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 send your CV / manifesto, Photo and Avatar to Mike ladybugs@geocachealaska.org which will be published in a locked ‘Candidates CV/Manifesto’ thread after the nomination period has closed. Please send information ASAP so that Mike can prepare the ballot page.

    A ‘Candidate Committee Discussions and questions’ thread will also be opened at that time.

    More information about the annual elections can be found in section N of the constitution and Seeker issues 16 an 17


    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 is Mike of "Ladybug Kids", who is Secretary of geocachealaska.org

    Status of nominations so far :



    daddyanddude (Dax Wood) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    countrymatters (Terry Marsh) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    mollyak (Lilian Maund) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    *Geocass* (Cass Flowers) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    JackieC (Jackie Catterall) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    AngoranBob (Colin Thurlbourn) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    ukcachemag (Adam Redshaw) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    Puzbie (Dominic Lloyd) - nominated, seconded (not accepted by close of nomination period)
    Sharant (Sharon Reid) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo
    Poole_Man (Paul Weaver) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, avatar
    Cache on Wheels (Heather Bull) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo
    Fudgeman (Andy Packer) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    Richlay (Richard Lay) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    abiherts (Abigail Hamilton-Thompson) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    Last edited by Maple Leaf; 15th November 2013 at 01:27 AM.
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    I'd like to nominate Dax Wood

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    I nominate Countrymatters for election to the committee.

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    Someone beat me to it...I also nominate countrymatters (Terry Marsh).

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    I would like to nominate Lilian Maund as she has done a great job over the last few years and is an asset to the committee, GAGB and the overall caching community.

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    I'll second Dax Wood and Lillian Maund

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    I accept the nominations...

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    I nominate Cass Flowers *Geocass*
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    I nominate Jackie Catterall - JackieC

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    I accept the nomination - thank you.

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    I'd like to second the nomination for Cass Flowers *Geocass*
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    id like to second Jackie c and Geocass ........

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    Apologies for the newbie question but if someone wishes to stand for nomination does it need to be for a particular role?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngoranBob View Post
    Apologies for the newbie question but if someone wishes to stand for nomination does it need to be for a particular role?
    Nope; you're just standing as a Committee member. What happens after that remains to be seen...there are many 'jobs' that need doing, so we try to distribute them among Committee members.:cheers:
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    I accept the nominations; thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countrymatters View Post
    Nope; you're just standing as a Committee member. What happens after that remains to be seen...there are many 'jobs' that need doing, so we try to distribute them among Committee members.:cheers:
    Thanks Terry. I'd like to stand but having only been Geocaching for a year I don't have sufficient relationships for a nomination or a second.

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    I accept my nomination.

    Thanks Lilian and Dax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngoranBob View Post
    I'd like to stand but having only been Geocaching for a year I don't have sufficient relationships for a nomination or a second.
    I don't think it much matters how long you've been caching - well, yes, I suppose that if it was only a couple of months, with few finds, then folk might be reluctant to vote for you. But, in my book, anyone who makes it through the first year and keeps going, is doing fine. It's what you bring to the table that's important.

    So, in the interest of developing an election, I nominate AngoranBob. Let's see if anyone else seconds your nomination.
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    I'll second it, assuming membership is valid

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    AngoranBob, for clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by richlay View Post
    I'll second it, assuming membership is valid
    Quote Originally Posted by richlay View Post
    AngoranBob, for clarity
    Yes, membership is valid (been a member since Jan 2013)
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    I accept, thanks everyone. :cheers:
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    Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this (please feel free to delete if this is the case) but when will we be able to ask questions to those who've accepted, can't see a Q&A thread yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff Grof View Post
    Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask this (please feel free to delete if this is the case) but when will we be able to ask questions to those who've accepted, can't see a Q&A thread yet...

    Thanks
    The Q&A thread will be opened at the end of the nomination period once we know who all the candidates are. So another week to wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngoranBob View Post
    I'd like to stand but having only been Geocaching for a year I don't have sufficient relationships for a nomination or a second.
    Well, now you've been proposed and seconded, so....over to you. You need to accept the nominations first.
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    I am updating the first post in this thread with the candidates - as they are nominated, seconded and accepted.

    Status of nominations so far :

    daddyanddude (Dax Wood) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    countrymatters (Terry Marsh) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    mollyak (Lilian Maund) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    *Geocass* (Cass Flowers) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    JackieC (Jackie Catterall) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    AngoranBob (Colin Thurlbourn) - nominated, seconded
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    I am updating the first post in this thread with the candidates - as they are nominated, seconded and accepted.

    Status of nominations so far :

    daddyanddude (Dax Wood) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    countrymatters (Terry Marsh) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, avatar, photo
    mollyak (Lilian Maund) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    *Geocass* (Cass Flowers) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    JackieC (Jackie Catterall) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    AngoranBob (Colin Thurlbourn) - nominated, seconded
    As mentioned by Jen in the Original Post (OP), candidates are requested to send me their CV/manifesto, avatar, and passport type photo (send me what you have and I can do the cropping if you need help) as soon as possible at ladybugs@geocachealaska.org. Please include "GAGB Election Materials" on the subject line to help with my e-mail sorting.

    As luck would have it, I'll be on the Continent beginning 15 November, so I'd like to have as much of the election ballot and CV thread material compiled as possible before I leave. Thanks, in advance, for helping me front-end load this part of the election effort.

    Regards,

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    I would like to nominate Adam Redshaw (ukcachemag) please.

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    I would like to second Adam Redshaw

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    I don't know if he would be interested, but after standing for chairman anyway, I'd like to nominate Puzbie

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    I'll second Puzbie and hope he reconsiders his position and accepts.

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    I would like to nominate Sharon of Sharant. Did an excellent job as vice-chair of Mega 2013.

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    I Second Sharon of Sharant

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    Thanks for the nominations. I accept :-)

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    Thanks Matt & Dave, I accept the nomination - Thank you. :cheers:

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    Default I would love to stand for Committee but...

    .... I don't have a nominator or a seconder.

    Would anyone be willing to nominate me and second me please?

    I think its really important to have more than the 8 people to choose from and for the Committee to get elected on merit and not by default.

    Also I believe I can contribute something.

    Thanks. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Weaver View Post
    .... I don't have a nominator or a seconder.

    Would anyone be willing to nominate me and second me please?

    I think its really important to have more than the 8 people to choose from and for the Committee to get elected on merit and not by default.

    Also I believe I can contribute something.

    Thanks. :-)

    Paul Weaver aka Poole_Man
    I will nominate Paul. His web design skills will be an asset to expand on the already great work done.

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    Hi. Thanks for people proposing and seconding me.

    I am pleased to accept

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Weaver View Post
    .... I don't have a nominator or a seconder.

    Would anyone be willing to nominate me and second me please?

    I think its really important to have more than the 8 people to choose from and for the Committee to get elected on merit and not by default.

    Also I believe I can contribute something.

    Thanks. :-)

    Paul Weaver aka Poole_Man

    I will second Paul Weaver

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    Thanks Colin and Lilian for the nomination and second respectively.

    Just to do this officially I accept nomination.

    Regards

    Paul :socool:
    Last edited by Poole_Man; 11th November 2013 at 09:26 PM. Reason: I am sorry got the wrong name for my seconder.

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    Smile Offer of help

    It's great to see so many people being nominated I think the GAGB committee do a fantastic job and would be honoured to be a part of the committee & contribute


    Heather Bull aka Cache on Wheels

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    If that's a plea for a nomination I absolutely nominate Cache on Wheels!

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    and I absolutely second the nomination for Heather (Cache on Wheels)
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    Default Nomination

    I'm a GAGB member of some years, and I would like to nominate Fudgeman aka Andy Packer, he's done a tremendous amount of work running events, setting caches, helping newbies, helping people achieve their goals and beyond etc

    I believe he'd be an asset to the committee and represent cachers of Wessex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieC View Post
    and I absolutely second the nomination for Heather (Cache on Wheels)
    Grateful thanks to Richlay and JackieC for your faith in me I feel I have so much to offer and would be honoured to be a part of the GAGB Committee
    I gladly accept.
    Thank you
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    I will happily second Fudgeman (Andy) for nomination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetgal View Post
    I'm a GAGB member of some years, and I would like to nominate Fudgeman aka Andy Packer, he's done a tremendous amount of work running events, setting caches, helping newbies, helping people achieve their goals and beyond etc

    I believe he'd be an asset to the committee and represent cachers of Wessex.

    I second Andy Packer

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    I would like to nominate Richard Lay (Richlay)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackieC View Post
    I would like to nominate Richard Lay (Richlay)
    Seconded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    daddyanddude (Dax Wood) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    countrymatters (Terry Marsh) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    mollyak (Lilian Maund) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    *Geocass* (Cass Flowers) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    JackieC (Jackie Catterall) - nominated, seconded, accepted, CV, photo, avatar
    AngoranBob (Colin Thurlbourn) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    ukcachemag (Adam Redshaw) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    Puzbie (Dominic Lloyd) - nominated, seconded
    Sharant (Sharon Reid) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    Poole_Man (Paul Weaver) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    Cache on Wheels (Heather Bull) - nominated, seconded, accepted
    Fudgeman (Andy Packer) - nominated
    As mentioned by Jen in the Original Post (OP), candidates are requested to send me their CV/manifesto, avatar, and passport type photo (send me what you have and I can do the cropping if you need help) as soon as possible at ladybugs@geocachealaska.org. Please include "GAGB Election Materials" on the subject line to help with my e-mail sorting.

    As luck would have it, I'll be on the Continent beginning 15 November, so I'd like to have as much of the election ballot and CV thread material compiled as possible before I leave. Thanks, in advance, for helping me front-end load this part of the election effort.

    Regards,

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