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Nominations now open for 2014 elections

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NOMINATION AND ELECTION PROCEDURES

A NOMINATION

An Election Chair will be appointed by the incumbent Board for the upcoming election and will be a member not serving on the current Board or seeking election.

A. All participants, nominators, nominees and voters shall be members in good standing of the USCA as of the date of their participation in the election process.


1. Send the name of the person you wish to nominate to the Election Chair. For nominations, you may use either the post office or e-mail. Nominations may be made starting January 1, but must be made by March 1. Postmarks and/or e-mail time stamps will be used to determine timely nominations.

2. The Election Chair will verify that all nominees are members in good standing and, in the case of Regional Directors, that the nominee does live within the region.

B. The nominee must confirm acceptance of the nomination. The confirmation must include a statement indicating acceptance of the nomination and the nominee's name, address, phone number and membership number. Any candidate statements and photos are to be sent directly to the editor of The Sidecarist for inclusion in the May/June issue.

C. Confirmation must be received by April 1. Postmarks and/or e-mail time stamps will be used to determine timely confirmations.

D. The candidate statements and photos will appear in the May-June issue of The Sidecarist along with a ballot. Paper ballots are the only accepted voting media. Ballots may be cast until June 1. Postmarks will be used to determine timely ballots. Members may vote for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, but may only vote for Regional Director candidates within their region.

E. The ballot is a good opportunity to collect other information and opinions from the membership; therefore other questions may be included on the ballot form.

F. The Election Chair will receive the ballots and bring them UNOPENED to the national rally where the Election Chair, a volunteer group of members and at least one member of the Board will open the ballots and count the votes. The election chair must notify the board immediately if attending the rally in person will not be possible. In this case the unopened ballots will be brought to the rally by a board approved election chair representative.

Note: All board positions are for a two-year period with overlapping terms as follows:

2014 Offices for nomination are Vice President, Secretary, NE Region, NW Region, and SC Region.

Election Chair 2014

Butch Turner

3088 Rising Sun Road

Lakeland TN 38002

butchandnancyturner@gmail.com

I. DUTIES OF THE BOARD

Members of the Board, as defined in Article III of the Bylaws assume applicable duties as spelled out by Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised. Additional duties to the positions appear below.

No member of the board of directors may receive remuneration of any kind for services to the USCA, except as described here: Members of the board of directors, members of USCA and other individuals may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in providing services for the benefit of the USCA, provided such services and expenses are authorized in accordance with policies and procedures that may be established by the board.

A PRESIDENT


Votes as a member of the Board only to break a tie vote,

B VICE PRESIDENT
Serves as Manufacturer Liaison

C SECRETARY


The secretary shall be the keeper of all corporate documents and shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of all meetings of the board of directors, causing the minutes of such meetings to be printed in The Sidecarist, communicating all board matters to The Sidecarist, and handling such other correspondence and duties as the board may assign.

D TREASURER


Collect all monies due the association and handles all disbursements on behalf of the Association. The Treasurer of the USCA shall provide the BoD with an accurate summary of the financial status of the treasury at least quarterly. An accurate summary is defined as a balance sheet and an income/expense summary. Pending bills should be shown as encumbrances on the liabilities side of the ledger.

Report dates shall be February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 of each calendar year.

The report shall be posted to each board member, (1.) by E-mail OR (2.) via the US Postal Service OR (3.) posted on sidecar.com

E REGIONAL DIRECTORS
A Regional Director is a member of the USCA who, represents the membership and maintains contact with local sidecar clubs or associations within the Director’s region, recruits State Representatives, coordinates meets and rallies within their region, obtains access to trade shows and recommends sites and clubs to host USCA National Rallies.

1 – The seven regions of the USCA may be grouped as follows:

NORTHEAST: The states of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia, The Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Quebec.


SOUTHEAST:
The states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,

MIDWEST:
The states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin. The Canadian province of Ontario.

Northwest; WA OR ID MT WY and AK The Canadian provinces of

Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan and the Yukon Territory

Southwest: CA NV, UT, AZ, CO, NM, AND HI

North Central: ND SD NE MN IA The Canadian province of Manitoba and the NW territories

South Central: KS MO OK TX Arkansas, Louisiana