Hello GAGB Members:

The nomination period for the position of GAGB Chair for 2021/2023 is now open. This election for Chair is one year early because Arthur Griffins, the current Chair, is stepping down midterm.

Nominations will be accepted from 00:01 Monday, 1st November through to 23:59 Friday, 5th November 2021 (5 days).

All GAGB Association members (Founders, Friends and Individual Members) who joined before 1st October 2021, are eligible to stand, 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 "N.5.c. 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.

Also, any inactive member (a member that has not logged on to the forums for the past three years) cannot be nominated, but if they become active by logging in prior to 1 October before an election they may vote.

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 Chair position are requested to send their manifesto, photo (passport style), and geocaching avatar (if they have one) to Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), GAGB Independent Returning Officer (ladybugs@geocachealaska.org, by midnight, Saturday, 6th November 2021.

After the nomination period has closed, nominee manifestos, photos, and avatars will be posted in a locked "Candidates for 2021/2022 Chair Elections" thread and added to the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

A "Chair Candidates (2021/2022) - Q&A" thread will be opened during the week leading up to the election where members may ask the candidates about their GAGB goals.

The Election for Chair will be held during Thursday, 11th November to Sunday, 14th November 2021 (4 days).
This year's ballot will be hosted on surveyhero.com.

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) to white list e-mails coming from the gagb.org.uk, surveyhero.com, and geocachealaska.org domains so you receive election news and ballots.

At your service,

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids GAGB Returning Officer