2020 Annual Meeting on January 25
The North Star Kennel Club’s Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at The Saloon from 2-4pm in the Fire Bar. During the meeting we will deliver a review of the past year and provide time for members to share their thoughts, concerns, and hopes for the Club in 2020.
There may be a special election for an open Lead Pack seat. If you are interested in serving, the requirements and procedure are outlined before.
Following the Annual Meeting, the new Lead Pack will hold a brief organizing meeting to elect officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary), designate committee chairs, and set the meeting calendar for 2020.
Please contact the Chair, Pup Minutes, if you have any questions.
Requirements for Lead Pack Candidates
- Became a Member of the North Star Kennel Club on or before July 25, 2019.
- 2020 dues paid in full.
- Accept their nomination in person at the Lead Pack meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
- Able to attend Lead Pack meetings, typically held on the third Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm.
- Interest in attending most Club events.
- Interest in actively participating to improve both the events and the club.
How the Special Election Process Works
Nominations are now open through Saturday, January 18, 2020. All candidates must accept their nominations in person at the Annual Meeting. Once nominations are closed, no additional candidates will be accepted. Write-in candidacies are not permitted.
If you are a 2019 or 2020 Member in good standing you may self-nominate or nominate another eligible member. If you are plan to nominate someone other than yourself, please speak with that person first. Secure their permission and make sure they are indeed interested in joining the Lead Pack.
Contested Election Process
In the event that there are more nominees than seats available, the Lead Pack will vote to accept each nominee. If there are more accepted candidates, the Lead Pack will then vote to determine which candidates will be appointed to the available seats.
Voting is done by ranking the candidates in order of preference. Candidates are seated according to their numerical performance – the candidate that performed the best is seated first, the next best is seated next and so forth until all seats are filled. The results are announced before the end of the Annual Meeting.
In the event that there are more seats available than candidates (or the same number), the Lead Pack will vote to appoint each candidate individually. A majority vote of the Lead Pack is required to appoint a candidate to a seat.