Central Ohio Triathlon Club
Central Ohio Triathlon ClubOctober 18th, 2017 at 11:42pm
Our October 25th Social Event is right around the corner and we hope to see everyone there. And, while you are updating your covey planner, consider allocating some of your precious time to the cub by throwing your hat-in-the-ring and submit your candidacy for a position on the 2018 COTC Board of Directors. We'll be accepting candidates up to November 1st. If that sounds like too much of a commitment, please consider helping at our events or even submit an event to the Board you'd like to lead. We'll do our best to support you.

Drop me a line and let me know what you'd like to do. We Need You!

V/r

Mike Burns
michaelaburns@yahoo.com

ARTICLE IV: CLUB OFFICERS

Section 1: A maximum of twelve officers and directors, as established by the Board, shall comprise the club Executive Board. Terms of office and qualification requirements are set forth in Article VII.

Section 2: All officers are board members and include:

a) President – Official contact person and representative for the club; presides over meetings; can appoint to fill Board vacancies; issues call for special meetings when necessary; and has such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board.

b) Vice President – Acts as president in the absence of the president.

c) Treasurer - Collect club dues, pay club debts, and accounts for club finances with a monthly report. Ensure that club funds are used in all club members’ best interest.

d) Secretary – Assists with club correspondence, records, and filings; takes meeting minutes.

e) Remaining Officers & Directors – Participate in Board meetings and vote on club policies. Other duties to be determined by the Board.

Sections 3: The officers and directors may have additional powers and duties as may from time to time be specified by the Board.

Section 4: The Board can appoint committees and committee chairman as needed for club business or activities.

Section 5: Any officer or director may delegate a portion (but not all) of his or her duties and responsibilities to club committees or other Board members in order to assist in the process of operating the club.

Section 6: The Board has the power to approve club expenditures in a discretionary manor.

Section 7: The Board is authorized to contract with an approved licensed insurance authority for club liability or officer and director insurance.

ARTICLE VII: ELECTIONS

Section 1: Elections for board positions shall be conducted with the following procedures and subject to the qualifications set forth below.

a) President:

1) To be considered as a candidate for president, the individual must have been an active club member for the previous year and have actively served either as a club appointee or on the Board. Potential candidates must express their interest in being considered for the position by November 1 of an election year (even numbered years). The Board will determine if a member meets the required qualifications and approve any qualified candidates by November 15 by a majority vote on the board. If fewer than two candidates exist, the Board may waive the qualifications set forth herein at their discretion or may choose to nominate one candidate. If no candidates exist, the Board shall actively recruit members who may be considered for the position and modify the requirements herein as necessary.



2) Approved candidates for president should submit a statement of qualifications, intentions and goals to the current president by November 30 and the current president shall circulate the statement to the Board members as well as post the statement on the club website for members to view. If more than one candidate exists, elections shall be held by December 15. Elections shall be determined by a simple majority vote. If only one candidate exists, no election is necessary, and the candidate may be appointed to the position by the Board.



3) The president’s term is for two full calendar years, commencing on January 1 of odd numbered years. A president may not serve a consecutive term unless there is an absence of a qualified candidate as described above to fill the position and the Board approves a consecutive term. A president may seek the position after sitting out a term. If the president resigns from office, the Board may appoint a temporary president for the remainder of the term. An outgoing president may serve as a club advisor with Board approval, run for other board positions, or be appointed to vacant board positions.

b) Other Board Members:

1) Candidates for any board position, other than president, must have been active members of the club for at least the previous year and should be able to attend a majority of Board meetings and club events. Potential candidates must express their interest in being considered for a board position by November 1. The Board shall determine if a member meets the required qualifications and approve qualified candidates for the position by November 15 by a majority vote of the Board. If fewer than two qualified candidates exist, the Board may waive the qualifications set forth herein at their discretion or may choose to nominate one candidate. If no candidates exist, the Board should actively recruit members who may be considered for the position and modify the requirements herein as necessary or may eliminate the position.

2) Approved candidates should submit a statement of qualifications, intentions, and goals to the current president by November 1 and the current president shall circulate the statement to the Board as well as post the statement on the club website for members to view. If more than one candidate exists, elections shall be held by December 15. Elections shall be determined by a simple majority vote. If only one candidate exists, no election is necessary, and the candidate may be appointed to the position by the Board.

3) The term of office for all Board members, excluding the president, is from January 1 until December 31 of the calendar year. The Board members may be re-elected without limitation on the number of terms served and may serve consecutive terms.

Section 2: Board members may be removed, with or without cause, at a meeting by majority vote of the Board members then in office, subject to a veto by a petition of a majority of current club members submitted within 30 days of a removal. Board members may also resign.

Section 3: A vacancy in any office, or new board positions that are created, may be filled by Board appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.
Central Ohio Triathlon Club
Central Ohio Triathlon ClubOctober 18th, 2017 at 11:42pm
Who all out there is toeing the line for IMKY this weekend?
Central Ohio Triathlon Club
Central Ohio Triathlon Club shared their event.October 18th, 2017 at 11:42pm
Don't forget to mark your calendars for our end of the year celebration. Join us for a night of fun, food, and drinks to reward ourselves for a great season! Fred Agler the mean time take a moment to nominate a club member for a major award. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JH6Z85
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Central Ohio Triathlon Club
Central Ohio Triathlon ClubOctober 18th, 2017 at 11:42pm
Hello COT Club,
Fall is here and you know what that means. Yes. Election season is upon us and We Need You!
Sean Costello who has served as our President incredibly well and kept all our programs and events running smoothly has stepped down earlier this month. That said, all your Board positions are up for grabs this year.
Excerpts dealing with the positions and election are cut and pasted from our Constitution below.
But all you need to do is send me a short email (COTC Secretary Mike Burns michaelaburns@yahoo.com) and tell us what positions you’d like to be considered for (can be more than one).
Operators are standing by.
ARTICLE IV: CLUB OFFICERS
Section 1: A maximum of twelve officers and directors, as established by the Board, shall comprise the club Executive Board. Terms of office and qualification requirements are set forth in Article VII.
Section 2: All officers are board members and include:
a) President – Official contact person and representative for the club; presides over meetings; can appoint to fill Board vacancies; issues call for special meetings when necessary; and has such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board.
b) Vice President – Acts as president in the absence of the president.
c) Treasurer - Collect club dues, pay club debts, and accounts for club finances with a monthly report. Ensure that club funds are used in all club members’ best interest.
d) Secretary – Assists with club correspondence, records, and filings; takes meeting minutes.
e) Remaining Officers & Directors – Participate in Board meetings and vote on club policies. Other duties to be determined by the Board.
Sections 3: The officers and directors may have additional powers and duties as may from time to time be specified by the Board.
Section 4: The Board can appoint committees and committee chairman as needed for club business or activities.
Section 5: Any officer or director may delegate a portion (but not all) of his or her duties and responsibilities to club committees or other Board members in order to assist in the process of operating the club.
Section 6: The Board has the power to approve club expenditures in a discretionary manor.
Section 7: The Board is authorized to contract with an approved licensed insurance authority for club liability or officer and director insurance.
ARTICLE VII: ELECTIONS
Section 1: Elections for board positions shall be conducted with the following procedures and subject to the qualifications set forth below.
a) President:
1) To be considered as a candidate for president, the individual must have been an active club member for the previous year and have actively served either as a club appointee or on the Board. Potential candidates must express their interest in being considered for the position by November 1 of an election year (even numbered years). The Board will determine if a member meets the required qualifications and approve any qualified candidates by November 15 by a majority vote on the board. If fewer than two candidates exist, the Board may waive the qualifications set forth herein at their discretion or may choose to nominate one candidate. If no candidates exist, the Board shall actively recruit members who may be considered for the position and modify the requirements herein as necessary.

2) Approved candidates for president should submit a statement of qualifications, intentions and goals to the current president by November 30 and the current president shall circulate the statement to the Board members as well as post the statement on the club website for members to view. If more than one candidate exists, elections shall be held by December 15. Elections shall be determined by a simple majority vote. If only one candidate exists, no election is necessary, and the candidate may be appointed to the position by the Board.

3) The president’s term is for two full calendar years, commencing on January 1 of odd numbered years. A president may not serve a consecutive term unless there is an absence of a qualified candidate as described above to fill the position and the Board approves a consecutive term. A president may seek the position after sitting out a term. If the president resigns from office, the Board may appoint a temporary president for the remainder of the term. An outgoing president may serve as a club advisor with Board approval, run for other board positions, or be appointed to vacant board positions.
b) Other Board Members:
1) Candidates for any board position, other than president, must have been active members of the club for at least the previous year and should be able to attend a majority of Board meetings and club events. Potential candidates must express their interest in being considered for a board position by November 1. The Board shall determine if a member meets the required qualifications and approve qualified candidates for the position by November 15 by a majority vote of the Board. If fewer than two qualified candidates exist, the Board may waive the qualifications set forth herein at their discretion or may choose to nominate one candidate. If no candidates exist, the Board should actively recruit members who may be considered for the position and modify the requirements herein as necessary or may eliminate the position.
2) Approved candidates should submit a statement of qualifications, intentions, and goals to the current president by November 1 and the current president shall circulate the statement to the Board as well as post the statement on the club website for members to view. If more than one candidate exists, elections shall be held by December 15. Elections shall be determined by a simple majority vote. If only one candidate exists, no election is necessary, and the candidate may be appointed to the position by the Board.
3) The term of office for all Board members, excluding the president, is from January 1 until December 31 of the calendar year. The Board members may be re-elected without limitation on the number of terms served and may serve consecutive terms.
Section 2: Board members may be removed, with or without cause, at a meeting by majority vote of the Board members then in office, subject to a veto by a petition of a majority of current club members submitted within 30 days of a removal. Board members may also resign.
Section 3: A vacancy in any office, or new board positions that are created, may be filled by Board appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.