Candidates needed for Association board election


By RSF Association President Jack Queen

At the last board meeting in December, the Association board approved the election schedule for the 2012 board election. The first step in that process is the formation of the Nominating Committee as outlined in the Association’s bylaws.

Under the provisions of the bylaws the committee is comprised of the current Association president and vice president and three past directors whose names are drawn at random at the board meeting. Our independent person to draw the names is a member of the press and this year it was Karen Billing from the RSF Review. The 2012 Nominating Committee will be: Bill Beckman, Dick Doughty, Franci Free, Candace Humber and yours truly.

I can tell you from past experience the role of the Nominating Committee is really to encourage members to run and to get the word out. Under the provisions of the bylaws, a name can be placed in nomination by the committee or any member in good standing, including someone that would like to nominate themselves. All nominations must be received by March 9, 2012 at 5 p.m. and the annual meeting will be held on May 10, 2012.

After having served on the board for the last 2.5 years, I can tell you that it has been a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. I would encourage anyone that has an interest in serving to contact any member of the Association board, the Nominating Committee or Pete Smith our Association manager.

Speaking of serving our community, I would like to report that Walt Flowers has been appointed to serve on the Art Jury beginning on Jan. 1. Walt will be replacing Bruce Hall who is stepping down after having served a full three-year term. On behalf of the entire board, I would like to thank Bruce for his dedication and commitment to our community. Being on the Art Jury is one of the most time demanding volunteer jobs we have in our community. The Art Jury meets up to four times per month and meetings can last five hours or more. It truly is a labor of love and is key to maintaining our community’s high standards.