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    The annual GAGB elections for Committee members and for Chairman will be held in November.

    The election for Chairman will begin at midnight on Sunday 5th November and end at midnight on Sunday 12th November.

    The election for Committee members will begin at midnight on Tuesday 14th November and end at midnight on Tuesday 21st November.

    Nominations are now open for the post of Chairman and for the posts of Committee members. Nominations will close at midnight exactly seven days before the start of the relevant election.

    Nominations can be made in this thread, by sending them directly to me through my GAGB profile, or by emailing me at billd @ gagb.org.uk (without the spaces). Please remember to state whether your nomination is for Chairman or Committee member. You are entitled to nominate the same person for Chairman and for the Committee.

    Only full members of GAGB are eligible to vote.

    You'll need to be a "Member", "Founding Member", or "Committee Member" to vote.

    Teasel has now added a page to GAGB's website where you can check for yourself, and if you're showing as a "Member (Lapsed)" or a "Member (non-voting)" you can make yourself a full voting member. You can also choose to make yourself a non-voting member or end your membership of GAGB on the page. The options you'll see on the page will vary depending on which category you're in.

    The page is here.

    Members joining after the time and date of this post are not entitled to vote under GAGB's constitution.

    IMPORTANT: Voting will be by email to an independent non-UK returning officer (more details soon). You will need to vote using the email address you've registered with GAGB (for validation purposes). Please check that you have an up-to-date address registered, and if you haven't then amend it. You can do that on the same page where you can check your membership (link above).

    If you want to discuss anything related to the nominations or elections please start a separate thread in this forum. Thanks.

    (Edited to add the information about checking your membership.)

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    I'd like to nominate the following

    For the position of Chairman:

    Bill Daly-Bill D (wwh)

    For the position of Committee Member

    Paul Blitz -paul.blitz
    Dave Edwards-The Wombles
    Martyn Lycett -MCL
    Tony Pinnington -mongoose39uk
    Ian Harris -Teasel




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    I'd like to second the following

    For the position of Chairman:

    Bill Daly-Bill D (wwh)

    For the position of Committee Member

    Paul Blitz -paul.blitz
    Dave Edwards-The Wombles
    Martyn Lycett -MCL
    Ian Harris -Teasel

    and to Nominate

    Badger (Mattwaggie)
    Nutters (Fiona)


    Cheers

    Tony

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    I'd like to second the following for the positions of Committee members:

    Tony Pinnington -mongoose39uk
    Badger - Mattwaggie
    Fiona - The Nutters
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    I'm prepared to stand again as Chairman, and accept my nomination.
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    May I remind people who are nominated and seconded to post saying whether or not they accept their nomination? Thanks.

    So far we have:

    Chairman:
    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) Accepted

    Committee:
    Paul Blitz -paul.blitz Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Martyn Lycett - MCL Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Ian Harris - Teasel Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted

    Please feel free to correct me if I've made any mistakes here..!
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Nomination accepted

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    Nomination accepted

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    Nomination accepted

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    So far we have:

    Chairman:
    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) - Accepted

    Committee:

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters - Accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk - Accepted

    Paul Blitz -paul.blitz - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Martyn Lycett - MCL - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Ian Harris - Teasel - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    I'm willing to stand for election, thanks for the nomination / second.


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    Update:

    Chairman:

    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) - Accepted

    Committee:

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters - Accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk - Accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles - Accepted

    Paul Blitz - paul.blitz - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Martyn Lycett - MCL - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Ian Harris - Teasel - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Update:

    Chairman:

    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) - Accepted

    Committee:

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters - Accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk - Accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles - Accepted

    Paul Blitz - paul.blitz - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted
    Martyn Lycett - MCL - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted

    Ian Harris - Teasel - Declined
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Erik van Dyck (erik88l-r) of the Georgia Geocachers Association has very kindly agreed to act again as Returning Officer for the GAGB elections. Many thanks, Erik!

    Voting will be by email. You'll need to be a "Member", "Founding Member", or "Committee Member" to vote.

    Teasel has now added a page to GAGB's website where you can check for yourself, and if you're showing as a "Member (Lapsed)" or a "Member (non-voting)" you can make yourself a full voting member. You can also choose to make yourself a non-voting member or end your membership of GAGB on the page. The options you'll see on the page will vary depending on which category you're in.

    The page is here.

    Please also check that the email address you've registered with us is up to date and working. You'll need to vote using that address. If it's out of date you can change it using a link on that page.

    I will post the email address to send votes to, along with full details, in this thread nearer to the election dates.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    This last year, many of you will have spotted that I have not only had little involvement in the running of the GAGB, but (apart from organising a meeting at a pub, and a couple of caches to go with it&#33 I've done close to zero caching this year.

    The main reason for this is that my involvement in my OTHER hobby, Hospital Radio, has taken a HUGE amount of my time: I am now Chief Engineer AND Programme Controller at Winchester Hospital Radio, plus I present at least once a week.... in fact by tomorrow, it will be 4 times in a week&#33.

    (in addition, the last year at work has been a bit busier)

    This workload is not likely to reduce in the next year, so with that in mind, I'm sure you will understand if I decline to stand as a committee member this year.

    (However, if those of you on the new committee feel that you'd like my opinion on anything, then you are very welcome to ask!!!&#33


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    Update:

    Chairman:

    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) - Accepted

    Committee:

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters - Accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk - Accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles - Accepted

    Martyn Lycett - MCL - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted

    Ian Harris - Teasel - Declined
    Paul Blitz - paul.blitz - Declined
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Thankyou for the very kind nominations and seconds.

    However i think that two years on the committee is enough for me and it is time for me to step aside in favour of letting someone else have a go. Especially as I have actually done so little as a committee member.

    So please accept my apologies as i decline your kind invitations. I don't want to be seen as a hanger-on so it is time to go.

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    However, I would like to nominate Nobby Nobbs as a committee member. I hope he will accept, as I think he will be very good for us.

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    I'd like to second nobby.nobbs for the committee.
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    Update:

    Chairman:

    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) - Accepted

    Committee:

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters - Accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk - Accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles - Accepted

    Matt Pringle - nobby.nobbs - Nominated, seconded, not yet accepted

    Martyn Lycett - MCL - Declined
    Ian Harris - Teasel - Declined
    Paul Blitz - paul.blitz - Declined
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    Update:

    Chairman:

    Bill Daly - Bill D (wwh) - Accepted

    Committee:

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger) - Accepted
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters - Accepted
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk - Accepted
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles - Accepted
    Matt Pringle - nobby.nobbs - Accepted

    Martyn Lycett - MCL - Declined
    Ian Harris - Teasel - Declined
    Paul Blitz - paul.blitz - Declined
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    cheers nobby glad to see you have accepted

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    i must need my head examined.... opps memory going again as i've been told that by professionals as well!!!! :lol:

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    I vote, second, third and approve of all the nominations and acceptances.

    Anyone that does a job for free and provides a service and good laugh, needs all the backing they can get.

    Well done to you all (New and past)

    Vivien
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    I'd just like to remind everyone that nominations for the post of Chairman close at midnight this coming Sunday.
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    As no additional nominations for the position of chairman have been recieved, Bill D has effectively been re-elected as chairman. A great vote of confidence. Congratulations!

    ~erik~

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    couldn't think of anyone i'd prefer to carry on doing it.

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    Originally posted by Bill D (wwh)@Oct 24 2006, 10:22 PM
    I'd just like to remind everyone that nominations for the post of Chairman close at midnight this coming Sunday.
    Rattle cage doors and you automatically get the job!

    I propose, second, third etc Bill as Chair again!

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    Congratulations Bill

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    Hearty congratulations, Bill. You do a great job.

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    Congratulations Bill.

    And a thank you to Erik for being the returning officer for this election
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    Thank you, everyone, for your kind words, and thank you Erik for your prompt announcement! And not least, thank you to our membership in general - to be allowed to run unopposed does seem to suggest that I might have a little bit of support out there! :P
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    well Done Bill
    You do a smashing job and I have wondered were we would all be if you had declined
    Thank you for accepting and well done B)

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    Well done Bill, you have my full support for the sterling job that you do.

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    Thanks to Bill for standing again and to Erik for returning swiftly


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    I'd just like to remind everyone that nominations for places on the committee of GAGB close at midnight this coming Tuesday, the 7th.
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    There have been no further nominees, so as returning officer I am pleased to announce that our five honored nominees have returned unopposed and will have to go back to the grindstone.

    Matt Wagster - Mattwaggie (Badger)
    Fiona Robertson - The Nutters
    Tony Pinnington - mongoose39uk
    Dave Edwards- The Wombles
    Matt Pringle - nobby.nobbs

    Congratulations to all.

    ~erik~

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    Congratulations Fiona, Dave, Matt P, Matt W, Tony. I look forward to working with you over the next 12 months

    And thank you to Erik for giving up his time to act as Returning Officer

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    Dave and Tony, it's really good to see you back with us! And Fiona, Matt and Matt, welcome to the committee - I'm really up to my eyes in things today, as it happens, but I'll be in touch with you as soon as I can.

    Erik, a very big thank you for acting as Returning Officer for us once again! And thank you for your prompt announcement! I'm sorry we didn't really give you much to do... h34r: :P
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