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Rotary 101 - Officer Nom & Elections
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King of Prussia Rotary

Nomination and Election of Officers:


This section of the proposed revised bylaws has already been reviewed in other elements of our KOP Rotary 101 program. For the purposes of this section on the nomination and election of officers, it is repeated here with the process in more detail, in italics and underscored.


Key to the process are the following points: Not later than the first regular club meeting in December -

  1. The current president names a Nominating Committee chairperson;

  2. Committee members are named by the chair, with approval of the president;

  3. All Nominating Committee appointments require approval of the board;

  4. The approved committee is responsible for selection of proposed candidates;

  5. Nominations for officers and directors are reported to the editor of the Krown Prints;

  6. Names of nominees will be published in the next issue of the newsletter

  7. At the next regular meeting , additional nominations may be made from the floor;

  8. A voice vote for approval is made unless more than the minimum number of candidates are

         Nominated, in which case, a secret ballot is conducted.

Article I - Officers and Directors

Section 1.      Elected officers shall consist of a President, a President-elect, a First Vice President and (when required and approved by the Board, a Second Vice-president), a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the above officers, the immediate Past President, Chairperson of the KOP Rotary Charitable Foundation and as many additional members as the Board of Directors approves for the following year. The total number of directors should be an odd number, but need not be. The Board of Directors shall determine the number of directors for the next Rotary year on or before the end of the calendar year (31 December.) Officers and directors shall serve for one year, except as provided in the Club Constitution. Directors’ appointments become effective with the Rotary calendar year can be reelected indefinitely.

Section 2, A Nominating Committee, appointed by the President subject to the approval ofand the Board of Directors, shall be announced not later than the first regular meeting of the Club in December. The Nominating Committee shall report its nominations for officers and directors by the third Monday of December to the editor of the Club Newsletter ("Krown Prints"), who will publish such nominations in the next issue. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the next regular meeting. If more than the minimum number of candidates is nominated, election shall be conducted by secret ballot from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m. at the annual meeting of the Club. Candidates for officers receiving a majority of votes cast shall be declared elected to their respective offices, and the number of Board approved candidates for that year receiving the highest number of votes for director shall be declared elected to the Board of Directors.

Section 3. A vacancy in the Board of Directors for the current Rotary year, or any elective office, may be filled by the remaining directors, following agreement by the individual wishing to fill the vacancy, and approval of the officers and remaining directors.