On Feburary 12nd, the Black Hills Rapids will hold its annual general membership meeting at the SDSMT Classroom Building, Room #204.
All competitive trainings will be cancelled that evening in order to ensure that we provide an opportunity for all members and coaches to attend. Please mark your calendars and attend your member meeting!
The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:
1. Remarks / Call to order
2. Approve the minutes from the 2018 AGM
3. Competitive Program Report
4. Recreation Program Report
5. Committee Information
8. Bylaws: The Board is not recommending any changes to the bylaws at this time.
10. Election of Board Members: Vote on candidates for the open board member positions.
The open seats with current Nominations are (Click on the person's name for a short bio):
- Member at Large Pre-Select Division
- Member at Large
- President Elect Reasoning:
In February 2017, Buker Beaumont was elected to the President-Elect position, with his term to run until 2019, at which time he would become President until 2021. In late 2017, the then-President resigned. In accordance with our Bylaws, Buker Beaumont assumed the role of President, fulfilling the previous President’s term (ending in Feb 2019), at which point he will assume his Presidency term until Feb 2021. In Feb 2018, the membership voted for Chad Williams to fill the then-vacant President-Elect position on the Board. This was announced as the two-year term as President Elect and the automatic succession as President for two years, which would end in Feb 2022. Our Bylaws state that the President-Elect will be elected in odd years and when the current President terms out moves up to become the President. Due to this discrepancy, the Board has proposed two alternatives for the membership to get the President-Elect position back on a normal cycle in accordance with the Bylaws.
A ballot with the alternatives will be voted on at the AGM. They are;
Option 1: Chad Williams will complete the four-year elected term (voted on in Feb 2018).Chad Williams will serve as President-Elect until Feb 2021 when Buker Beaumont’s term is complete and then as President until Feb 2022.At such time, the Board will call for a special election for the President for an additional one-year term for year 2022-2023.
Option 2: Extend the four-year elected term (voted on in Feb 2018) to five years.Chad Williams will serve as President-Elect until Feb 2021 when Buker Beaumont’s term is complete and then as President until Feb 2023. :
Board member qualifications and responsibilities are detailed in the Bylaws document. The Nominations are due by February 12th before the AGM meeting starts in order to allow membership adequate time to review nominations.
10. For the good of the game