SAPFM will hold its annual Members Meeting on January 25, 2018.
In mid-August, members received an email from the Nominating Committee, recruiting additional candidates to stand for election to the Board for three year terms starting 1 January 2018. October 1 brought the close of the period to declare candidacy. Due to the hard work of the Committee (Jim Crammond (Chair), Ken Johnson, Herb Kettler, Jeff Saylor and Jim Shapiro), and the generosity and SAPFM passion of the candidates, we have four members volunteering to stand for election to three-year terms on the Board - Dale Ausherman, Charlie Driggs, Michael Holden, and Greg Pilotti.
Our Bylaws stipulate that In the event the number of Board election candidates equals the number of impending vacancies on the Board, the candidates shall be considered as having been elected to the Board, and the membership shall be so notified. We are therefore pleased to announce that Dale Ausherman, Charlie Driggs, Michael Holden, and Greg Pilotti are hereby elected to three-year terms on the SAFPM Board of Directors, with terms commencing 1 January 2018. Please join us in welcoming these talented members to the Board.
Our tireless president, Dale Ausherman, has been working to define a list of duties required for the executive function at SAPFM. In order to create more seamless succession and distribute duties more formally among board members, Dale has led the process of defining all the duties of the president, and then parsing them among three people- the president, the vice president and the immediate past president. Part of the idea here is to create a succession path that smooths out the work flow, and concentrates less of it on the current president. As always, in the process of defining all the work that needs to be done, he has identified opportunities for streamlining and possible outsourcing of some workflow.