Mid-America Mensa (MAM) will be electing a new Board of Directors soon. MAM’s Nominating Committee has chosen the following Board member nominees for their slate of board officers:

LocSec — Rob Swenson
1st Vice President — Jean Matzeder Plumb
2nd Vice President — Sara Barber
Secretary — Anita Ford
Treasurer — Shawn Dyer
1st Member at Large — John West
2nd Member at Large — Gary Robertson

MAM’s Nominating Committee will meet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm via Zoom on January 11th, 2024, just prior to the January MAM Board meeting to present the slate, and any additional nominations, to the Election Committee.

MAM’s Nominating Committee is responsible for submitting a slate of officers at the Nominating Meeting to be held no later than January 15th. There is also an option for making nominations from the floor, but some stipulations apply, so it is important to review the requirements in the MAM Bylaws if you may be interested.

According to Mid-America Mensa Bylaws (Article IV — Election Procedures, Part 4):

“Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the nominating meeting by any member in good standing and must be seconded by another such member. Nominations may also be submitted in writing, and seconded in writing, by mail, prior to the nominating meeting. Such nominations shall be sent to the chair of the Nominating Committee at an address printed along with the notice of the nominating meeting in the local publication.”

“Any additional nominees shall confirm in writing their willingness to serve, no later than the time and date of the nominating meeting.”

If there is only one nominee for any position, the Election Committee will announce the slate to be elected ‘by acclamation’. If there is more than one nominee for any position, the MAM Election Committee will be responsible for conducting an election in accordance with the group Bylaws.