Members, we’re happy to announce that we have a full slate of candidates to fill the five vacancies we have on the GCAS board. Gary Barnett and Bill Hudson, both current board members whose terms expire at the end of this year, have offered to serve for another term, and Eduardo Arguello, Valerie McCaffrey, and Dena Pinson have each put up their names as candidates. These five good people represent the final slate for our members’ affirmation by the date of our next meeting on November 15, 2023, which is the annual meeting of our general membership.
We encourage everyone to attend the annual meeting because that is when we count all our members’ votes to affirm the selection of our board members. In pre-pandemic times we typically voted for board candidates either in person at the annual meeting by secret paper ballots, or we mailed our paper ballots to the GCAS prior to the annual meeting (GCAS, PO Box 1713, Silver City NM 88062). Either of those voting methods is still perfectly fine, but thanks to the adjustments we had to make during the worst of the pandemic, and especially in consideration of our growing number of out-of-state members, nowadays we also accept your votes prior to the annual meeting by email ([email protected]) or by telephone/text to Marianne Smith (772-529-2627). Regardless of which voting method suits you, we will make a final tally of all our members’ votes and announce the results at the November 15 annual meeting as well as in the next newsletter.
Please vote for your candidates in any order of preference – they’re listed below in alphabetical order. If you prefer voting by standard mail, simply copy/paste/print out this slate of candidates and mail it with your vote to GCAS, PO Box 1713, Silver City NM 88062:
Eduardo Arguello --- Gary Barnett --- Bill Hudson --- Valerie McCaffrey --- Dena Pinson
Thank you, members – please vote soon, November 15 is coming up fast!