Updated: Feb 3
The "annual" potluck/holiday party was held at the Kenmore Community Club Dec. 14, 2022.
With weather and Covid, it was a light turnout, but there was good food, a lively election and a fun holiday gift exchange.
Before the election proceedings, President Michael O'Leary announced that Vice President Omur Muhittinoglu and Trustee Bharati Khandekar had decided to step down from the board.
Omur had served as secretary from 2015 to 2017 and as vice president from 2017 to 2022. Bharati had served as trustee since 2017. As a token of appreciation for their service Michael presented each with an engraved glass trophy from the club.
While people enjoyed the potluck each of the candidates for the board of directors made presentations about what they hope to contribute to the club in the coming year.
For the second year in a row, there would be a new president as O'Leary sought to initiate the president's board position as a rotating post so that no single person would serve year after year. The goal is to distribute the responsibility of leading the board more equitably and to provide each board member with greater opportunity to lead initiatives and learn about the club.
The candidates and offices each were seeking were as follows:
Nick Freeman, president
Fernell Miller, vice president
David Evans, treasurer
John Hendrickson, treasurer
Will Smith, secretary
Brad Srebnik, trustee
Michael O'Leary, trustee
When the votes were counted, the results were the treasurer position was retained by David Evans, and the others were elected as unopposed. The ballot totals are here.
The white elephant gift exchange as always resulted in lots of laughter and good-natured banter about the treasures each received or "stole."
Many thanks to Omur who ran the election, and special thanks to Marilee Lackey who once again provided a beautifully decorated tree to add to the festivities.