OSBA Nominating Committee Activities and Board Elections

This year OSBA has officially created a Nominating Committee to establish a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Committee.  The Committee SOP is a guide for the purpose of:

  • Seeking Board Members
    • Nominee Application form
    • Nominee Bio
    • Nominee background check (only required of those nominees with access to the OSBA checking/savings/Certificates of Deposit/Paypal).
  • Establishing voting procedures
  • Ballot counting and handling, and
  • Creating a policy for the several OSBA awards.

The 2019 OSBA Nominating Committee consists of: Mike Doseck (Chairperson), Michele Colopy (Secretary), Peggy Garnes, Greg Bokan, and Terry Lieberman-Smith (OSBA President is ex-officio on all OSBA committees per OSBA governing documents).

The OSBA Nominating Committee sent an e-mail letter to all OSBA Board Member candidates on record as running for a position to be voted on during the 2019 Fall Conference.  This letter requested each candidate create a biography using six questions developed by the Nominating Committee.  The candidate response will be used to inform the general membership who the candidates are and how they position themselves as qualified for the positions.   The responses the OSBA Nominating Committee has received will be made available on the OSBA website, with the links to each candidate’s response.  The candidate’s responses to the six questions/bio are posted in their original format, unedited and uncensored.  The positions up for election this year are:

  • OSBA President
  • OSBA Treasurer
  • Erie Basin Regional Director
  • Top of Ohio Regional Director
  • Maumee Valley Regional Director.

Respectfully submitted,

Mike Doseck

Nominating Committee Chairperson

 

Each candidate received these directions:

The list of questions are to be used in creating a biography that will appear in the OSBA Quarterly Newsletter. The biography candidates create will allow the OSBA membership the opportunity to get to know each candidate and make a more informed voting decision. The candidate’s responses to the six questions/bio are posted in their original format, unedited and uncensored.  

 

 Questions candidates were to answer:

  1. List any past experiences you might have in bringing a project to completion.
  2. List any special skills you might have that would be useful to OSBA.
  3. List any Beekeeping Clubs you belong to and committees and leadership roles in which you have been involved.
  4. Will you be able to make the necessary time commitment and be accessible as a Board Member?
  5. Have you read and do you understand the job and responsibilities of your position?
  6. After looking at the OSBA Committee List (in the Newsletter and on OSBA’s website), what Committee(s) do you have willingness to be a committee member?

   

Select the candidate’s name to read the responses to the six questions. (Candidates are listed in alphabetical order in each category)

 

OSBA President-candidates

      Tim Arheit  LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed
  • Nominee Background Check completed

 

      Peggy Garnes  LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed
  • Nominee Background Check completed

 

OSBA Treasurer- candidate

      Rod Pritchard LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed

              Nominee Background Check not completed

 

 

Erie Basin Regional Director -candidates

      Linda Miller  LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed

      Sonny Ward  LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed

 

 

Top of Ohio Regional Director -candidate

      Dwight Wells   LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed

 

 

Maumee Valley Regional Director-candidate

      Jamie Walters  LINK TO BIO/QUESTIONS

  • Nominee Application form completed
  • Nominee Bio completed

 

Learn the OSBA Directors and Representatives Regions at https://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/about-osba/osba-regions/

 

  • Absentee ballots are permitted. The mailed ballot must be in an envelope with the return address of the OSBA member on the outside of the envelope.  This is to prevent multiple voting by one member.  The absentee ballot will not be opened until ballot counting and will not be used to record or monitor the member’s vote.  Completed absentee ballots will be mailed directly by the voter to the Nominating Committee Chairperson’s address.  This address will be listed in the OSBA Fall Newsletter on the absentee ballot. If the Nominating Committee Chairperson is seeking election /re-election the Nominating Committee will determine the applicable mailing address for the absentee ballots.

 

  • Write-in ballots are permitted under the following guidelines;
    1. The name on the write-in ballot must be spelled correctly using first and last name.
    2. The home address or name of home club or home city of the write-in candidate must be used to avoid any like named persons.
    3. The candidate must be an OSBA member in good standing.

 

On-site voting will be conducted at the annual Fall Conference.  OSBA members may only vote once.  Write-in candidates will be accepted on the Absentee and on-site ballot.

For more information contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson at

 

OSBA 2019 Nominating Committee Activities

2019 Nominating Committee Meeting Notes- Link to PDFs

July 2, 2019 meeting

July 12, 2019 meeting

Aug. 6, 2019 meeting

Aug. 16, 2019 meeting

Aug. 22, 2019 meeting

Sept. 13, 2019 meeting

2019 Nominating Committee email chain – Link to PDF

OSBA Nominating Committee Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)- draft in progress