Our Next General Meeting: Notice of Annual Membership Meeting; Procedures for Election of Directors.
Oct 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Re: Formation of Nominating Committee; Notice of Annual Membership Meeting; Procedures for Election of Directors
Dear NAMI San Mateo Member,
At our July 27, 2022 Board Meeting, we officially formed a Nominating Committee (pursuant to Bylaws §5.1) for the purpose of selecting a slate of qualified candidates for election to the Board at our next scheduled Annual Membership Meeting, which the Board has set for Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30pm.
The Nominating Committee will issue a report of the Slate it intends to put forward for election to the Board by no later than September 27, 2022 (14 days prior to the scheduled election). As always, a diverse group of candidates will be considered, including those with professional backgrounds that are related to the work of NAMI that will benefit the operation of the organization, including those with lived experience with mental illness, family and friends, as well as persons with a demonstrated understanding of NAMI’s mission and purpose, who have sufficient time to devote to the organization, and who can themselves (or through their contacts and fundraising efforts) contribute to NAMI’s financial stability.
Please see our website soon for details about the process we will follow to interview potential candidates. If you’re interested in serving on the Board, or if you know someone who is, you can also contact Leslie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know and she’ll update you on the process.
Alternatively, candidates for the Board can also be nominated by ten percent (10%) of the voting membership by no later than September 27, 2022 (14 days prior to the scheduled election) or from the floor during the meeting. See Bylaws §5.2 and §5.3. Our current active membership is approximately 180 members, so the written support of 18 members would be sufficient to be eligible for candidacy.
Any member who is nominated or intends to run for election to the Board may request a copy of the NAMI San Mateo County voting membership list, including addresses of such members, by making a written request which sets forth the purpose for which the information is requested, consistent with Bylaws §11.2(a)(ii). The relevant purpose would be to contact members to seek their support for a candidate’s election to the Board. Membership information will be provided within ten (10) business days of receipt of such a request by a member. The Board respectfully requests that any candidate communications to members of NAMI San Mateo County be consistent with NAMI’s core values and respectful of the organization as a whole, as well as being respectful of the member recipients of such messages.
Additional information about the October 11, 2022 Meeting, including the full Agenda and voting procedures (including the ability to vote by Proxy under Bylaws §3.10) will be provided in an Official Notice of Meeting by no later than October 1, 2022.
Please do not hesitate to contact Leslie Davis if you have any questions or concerns about the information provided herein, and please be sure to mark your calendar for October 11, 2022 at 6:30pm, as the membership can only conduct business of the organization (and hold the election) if we have a Quorum present at the meeting, which is 30% of the voting membership present in person or by proxy.
The NAMI San Mateo County Board of Directors
Delivered via email 8/2/2022
Link: NAMI San Mateo County Bylaws, approved 11/15/17