Updated: Nov 17
Potluck and elections moved to Nov. 17, 2021
For the first time since closing due to Covid-19, there will be a true potluck at the club's hall on Nov. 17, 2021 from 6:30pm-9pm, instead of the usual second Wednesday due to a rental.
It will also be the club's annual meeting with the election of board members for 2022. Members in good standing (see below) are eligible to take part in the election.
(Masks and proof of vaccination or negative PCR test are required in accordance with state and county health department regulations.)
6:30 -7:00 pm check-in (proof of vaccination or negative PCR test checked) sign guest book
7:00 - 7:30pm Bring a dish to share and reconnect with friends and neighbors.
During dinner, nominations will be taken, and candidates will make short informal remarks.
7:30pm - 8pm Nominations and candidate remarks
8:00pm - 8:30pm voting and results
In all, there are 6 board positions up for election this year:
President (1 year term)
Vice President (1 year term)
Secretary (1 year term)
Treasurer (1 year term)
Regular Trustee (2 year term)
Trustee at-large (1 year term)
According to the club's bylaws all members who have paid dues by March 31 of the current year and who have participated in at least one club activity during the year are members in good standing and eligible to serve on the board and vote in the election, Nov. 17, 2021
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 contributions have 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. Regular Trustee Will French has stepped up to run for secretary, and Kathi Straw has agreed run for Regular Trustee, and Nick Freeman has agreed to run for another term as Trustee-at-Large.
Thus far nominations include:
Michael O'Leary for President,
Omur Muhittinoglu for Vice President,
David Evans, Treasurer,
Will French, Secretary,
Kathi Straw, Regular Trustee
Nick Freeman, Trustee-at-large.
There is still time to nominate someone for the Kenmore Community Club Board.
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 and up to Nov. 17 at the potluck. 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.