Hello GAGB Members:

Nominations for the GAGB Committee for 2020/2021 will be accepted Monday-Friday, 16-20 November 2020. There are a total of eight Committee positions to fill. All GAGB active members at the start of nominations are eligible to nominate another member or second a nomination. Members who have been nominated and seconded are asked to accept or decline their nomination in this thread. Please note that the GAGB Constitution states that "5c. Current Executive Members and the Chair shall not take part in nominations, however they may be nominated and may accept the nominations."

This means none of the current Committee members may make a nomination or second a nomination. However, non-Committee members may nominate a standing Committee member or second the Committee member's nomination. The GAGB Constitution also states that any inactive member (a member that has not logged on to the forums for the past three years) may be nominated, but they will not be put forward to election unless they accept their nomination before the acceptance deadline of midnight Saturday, 21 November 2020.

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

Candidates for the Committee are requested to send their manifesto, photo (passport style, I can crop the photo for you if you need help) and geocaching avatar (if you have one) to me, Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), GAGB Independent Returning Officer (ladybugs@geocachealaska.org) by midnight, Saturday, 21 November 2020.

After the nomination period closes, nominee manifestos, photos, and avatars will be posted in a locked ‘Candidates for 2020/2021 Committee Elections' thread as well as on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they will bring to the Committee if elected.

A ‘Committee Candidates (2020/2021) - Q&A’ thread will be open during Sunday-Wednesday, 22-25 November, leading up to the election where Members may ask the Candidates about their GAGB goals. Incoming Committee Chair Arthur Griffins/Griff Grof is going to try something new to encourage participation by coordinating crossposting of the questions between the GAGB Facebook chat group and these GAGB Forums.

If there are more than eight candidates, the Election for the Committee will be held during Thursday-Sunday, 26-29 November 2020, by Surveyhero electronic ballot. More information about the annual elections can be found in the GAGB Constitution (Section N).

In the meantime, it is important that you work with your internet service provider (ISP) and set your e-mail filters to white list e-mails coming from the gagb.org.uk, geocachealaska.org and surveyhero.com (which replaces surveymonkey.com for the ballot) domains so you receive election news and the link to your ballot.

At your service,

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids
GAGB Returning Officer