2017 CUGOS Board of Directors Election

Time and Place

The 2017 CUGOS Board of Directors election will happen at the CUGOS Annual Business Meeting December 13th. The location will be at the University of Washington - Anderson Hall, Forest Club room 207. The meeting will begin at 6pm.


As defined in section 2 of the CUGOS Bylaws elections will be held for four (4) board postions. After the election (at the first post election board meeting) the newly elected board members will determine which member will serve in each of the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

The process for the election is defined in section 9b of the bylaws and will be carried out accordingly. This page will be used to collect the slate of nominees. For this 2017 election the following people comprise the Nominating Committee:

  • Aaron Racicot

Votes will be taken on December 13th by a quorum of CUGOS members by secret ballot. Each member in good standing present at the meeting will have a slip of paper with one space per board opening and will fill in a single name for each opening. Members are not designating the position for each member, as that will be determined by the board itself as described above. Members may NOT fill in the same name for multiple openings and duplicates will be removed with only a single vote counted if duplicate names are encountered when counting the votes. Members in good standing who can not physically be at the December 13th meeting can cast a ballot by sending an email to election@cugos.org on December 13th indicating one vote per open position from the slate of nominees. A total of four of the nominees can be selected for the board per vote. Only emails received on December 13th and prior to the start of the meeting (6pm Pacific Time) will be counted.

For absentee ballots (email the day of the election) members will be required to supply ‘A statement of current membership’ by indicating their participation in any “annual CUGOS events” as required by the CUGOS bylaws. Examples can be anything from participating in email communication, IRC, CUGOS github projects etc. or any in-person events such as monthly meetings and CUGOS conference events.

Votes will be counted in private by the Nominating Committee on December 14th at the Annual Business Meeting. The election results will be announced before the end of the Annual Business Meeting. The new board will immediately take office upon the announcement of the results.

Nominations (one’s self or by 3rd party) can be mailed to election@cugos.org

Please include with all nominations:

Nomination Statement:


  • Ryan Small (Current board Treasurer)
  • Debbie Bull (Current board VP)
  • Andrew Powers (Current board President)
  • Jacob Lesser

The election was held with a quorum of 19 cugos members on 12/13/17 at Anderson Hall at the University of Washington

The slate of 4 nominees where presented to the cugos members in attendance.

A vote of the entire slate was taken and the vote count of 19 in favor of all four members was counted with 0 against.

The full slate of board members was accepted and will be seated for the fiscal year of 2018

Congratulations (and thanks for stepping up) Ryan, Debbie, Andrew and Jacob!!!!


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