Important news for members about the election of the Royal Neighbors of America Board of Directors.
Outside directors serving on the Royal Neighbors of America Board of Directors are elected by the Society’s adult beneficial membership through mail-in or email ballot. Voting for the outside directors offers members a direct voice in the governance of the Society.
Election process - According to the bylaws of Royal Neighbors of America, an election will be held each year for the members of its board of directors whose terms are expiring. The term of Julie Bauer, West Orange, NJ, is expiring in 2017. Ms. Bauer serves on the Audit and Investment Committees.
The Governance Committee will select a slate of candidates to be submitted to the adult beneficial members for election. The 2017 nominating committee will consist of Dr. Veronica Jordan, Boston, MA; Patricia Jones, Minneapolis, MN; Ruth McGregor, Phoenix, AZ; and Chris Seistrup, Mesa, AZ.
Nomination process - Adult beneficial members may nominate and submit a candidate to the Governance Committee. Two hundred (200) or more signatures of adult beneficial members are required to nominate each candidate by this method.
The Governance Committee will determine whether the candidate meets the required qualifications for inclusion on the ballot in accordance with the bylaws. Further information about candidate nominations and a nomination form also can be found on the Royal Neighbors of America website at www.royalneighbors.org/how-we-are-different/leadership-and-bylaws. Instructions for nominating a candidate are included on the nomination form.
Required qualifications - All outside director candidates must meet the following qualifications:
Information on additional qualifications as established by the Society’s Board of Directors is available at www.royalneighbors.org, or by contacting the Royal Neighbors of America Secretary at (800) 627-4762.
Who is not eligible to apply: