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Election time for your Kenmore Community Club BOD

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

This is your opportunity to help guide this important community resource

The Kenmore Community Club serves to connect the people of Kenmore by promoting participation in community events, supporting local businesses and non-profits and connecting people through its newsletter, community calendar and providing a gathering place for parties, weddings, church and youth groups and so much more.

Serving on the board of directors is a great way to meet neighbors and get involved in the Kenmore community. Board members manage the hall rental program, community events and the maintenance and improvements to the hall. All members in good standing are eligible to run for a board position and encouraged to contribute their own skills and expertise to club operations.

This year for the first time in seven years, the officer positions of President and Treasurer are open due to term limits. President David Evans has been president since 2014. During that time he has led the club through a major rehabilitation getting the funding for a new roof and siding on the exterior, a remodel of the kitchen and new flooring, painting and lighting in the interior. Those of us who know David, know that he has been tireless in driving the changes needed to keep the club viable and making it a valued resource center in the Kenmore Community. We honor him with our deepest appreciation.

Lest you think David is going to retire from the club, he has thrown his hat in the ring for the position of treasurer, which has been managed by Kathi Straw since at least 2012. Kathi's contribution has been invaluable in managing the rental and operational expenses for the club. Through her dedication she kept track of club revenues and expenses, and oversaw the management and operations, which put the club in a strong enough financial position to weather the complete shutdown during the pandemic. There are no words to describe how important her contributions have been.

Michael O'Leary, who has served as club secretary since 2017 and the newsletter editor and webmaster for the club has thrown his hat into the ring to serve as President, and Omur Muhittinoglu has agreed to run for another term as vice president.

In all, there are 5 board positions up for election this year:

  • President (1 year term)

  • Vice President (1 year term)

  • Secretary (1 year term)

  • Treasurer (1 year term)

  • Trustee at-large (1 year term)

Thus far nominations include: Michael O'Leary for President, Omur Muhittinoglu for Vice President, David Evans, treasurer. Nominations for the positions of Secretary and Trustee at-large are needed. If you think you want to jump in and get involved in this vibrant community club, fill out a nomination form.

Nominations are accepted throughout the month of October. The election will be held Nov. 17, 2021. See the blog post on nominations for how to nominate yourself or a fellow member for the board.

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