At the Olde Meck General Meeting on 14 November 2018, the nominations for Officers for the Board of Directors for 2019 were announced to the assembly. The nominations were as follows:
President – Jeff Houser
1st Vice President –Vacant
2nd Vice President - Lynn Bancroft
Recording Secretary - Leslie Wilson
Treasurer - Debby Arnold
Corresponding Secretary – Vacant
Membership Secretary – Marilyn Jones
Past President - Ted Lucas
Directors - Queen Thompson, Louise Nottingham, David McCorkle, 1 vacant
The assembly was asked to vote on these nominations, with all in attendance accepting the nominations with none opposed. These Officers will be installed at the Old Meck Holiday Celebration meeting on 12 December.
It should be noted that there are currently three vacancies within the board, that being the position of 1st Vice President, Corresponding Secretary and one Director. It is important that Olde Meck keeps a full board as this helps facilitate the different responsibilites that each position holds and also ensures that a quorum is present during Board meetings if it is necessary for votes to be cast on matters that affect the Society.
In order to provide members with more information on what the responsibilities are for the vacant positions, please read below:
1st Vice President - The First Vice-President shall preside in the absence of the President and accede to the office of President in the event of a vacancy; and is generally responsible for maintaining membership name tags that are handed out and worn during General Membership meetings or other special events that Olde Meck may be involved with.
Corresponding Secretary - The Corresponding Secretary is generally responsible for processing publications orders that are received by either mail or e-mailand and sending the orders out. They are also asked to keep track of sales from the orders and mailing costs.
Director - A Director in Olde Meck is requested to attend Board Meetings whenever possible and offer their ideas to the Board for consideration. They may also be asked to perform some task relating to Society business by the President. The Directors make up 1/3 of the entire Board, so their input and presence to cast votes is very important!
Newsletter Editor - In addition to the Board of Directors, Olde Meck has many other subsidary efforts where volunteers are greatly appreciated. Olde Meck is currently looking for an individual with editorial experience to help compile the monthly newsletter, the Mecklenburg Messenger. You may have been receiving the Messenger either through the mail or electronically and likely know the value of getting monthly updates of what's been going on with Olde Meck and upcoming events.
If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors for 2019, helping to edit the Messenger newsletter, or would like to see how else you can contribute, feel free to e-mail me and I will be happy to respond to you to discuss how you can fit in with Olde Meck. We'd be happy to have you!
President, Olde Meck