Candidates needed to run for Rancho Santa Fe Association board seats

By Jack Queen

RSF Association president

It is time again to begin the process for the election of new directors of the Association board. This year we will have two open positions that each carry a three-year term.

Per our governing documents, the first step in the process is the establishment of a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee’s main function is to help encourage members to run for the Association board and, in reality, it is more of a recruiting committee. Under the provisions of our bylaws, we need to have two more candidates than there are openings. This year that means four candidates are needed to complete the slate. In the past it has been difficult to get a full slate even with the fact that any member in good standing can run by simply signing a candidate’s authorization.

I made this pitch several months ago when we were looking for Art Jury candidates; we need volunteers that are willing to serve. Having served on both the Art Jury and the Association board I can tell you it is a very rewarding experience and gives you the opportunity to give something back to the community. The board meets twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month. The meetings last from about 9 a.m. to around 1 p.m. and are usually interesting, informative and, frankly, fun.

The members of the Nominating Committee this year are: Bill Beckman, Dick Doughty, Franci Free, Candace Humber and me. The slate of candidates is due no later than 5 p.m. on March 9, so give any member of the committee a call or leave a message at the Association office and we will get back with you.