People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote – a very different thing. ~ Walter H. Judd
Every year, RAHB holds an election for new Directors for the Board of Directors. The election is an important part of association life, as the resulting Board of Directors is empowered to make decisions on behalf of all members.
When your vote has such important consequences, how do you know whom to vote for?
RAHB offers several ways for you to learn more about the candidates for the 2017 Board of Directors.
First is to watch their videos and read about why the candidates believe they are good choices as Directors. Links to candidates’ videos and statements will be emailed to all members along with the final slate of candidates on Wednesday, November 16. They will also be posted on the electronic voting site. Even if you don’t vote early via electronic ballot, you can still watch the videos and weigh what the candidates say before you cast your vote at the Annual Election Meeting.
Next, come to the “Meet the Candidates” event on Monday, November 21. Our candidates will be on hand to talk about the election and what they would bring to the Board table, and you can ask them how they will represent you.
This year, the Meet the Candidates event is being held with RAHB’s first-ever Chili Cookoff, so bring your questions for the candidates and your appetite for the chili competition – you can begin your voting early by voting for best chili of the day!
And then there’s the Annual Election Meeting on Wednesday, November 30. Each candidate will have an opportunity to talk a bit more about themselves and why they are running for the position of RAHB Director, so you have one final chance to hear what they have to say. And then it will be time to vote for who you think are the best choices for the RAHB Board of Directors.
With so many opportunities to learn more about the candidates who want to represent you, you can certainly be casting a very informed vote.
Just a word about the Annual Election Meeting ….
Please plan to come to the meeting on November 30, even if you have already voted in the advance electronic poll. We will have bylaws to vote on, a CREA Open House, scholarship presentations and a brief look at the past year, all in addition to the election and the swearing in of the 2017 Board of Directors. We have a packed agenda of items important to you as a member, and I hope to see you at the meeting.
While I am looking ahead to the annual election of Directors, I must also talk about the REALTORS® 4Kids Annual Charity Auction on Thursday, November 17. This is a great evening of good fun and good cheer, all for a great cause. Tickets are only $60 each or $600 for a table of 10 – contact Sheila (firstname.lastname@example.org; 905.529.8101 x234) to reserve your seat!