RECOSA Board Meeting on Zoom, October 5, Including General Membership Vote on Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

You are invited to join the RECOSA Board for our Zoom meeting on October 5th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Please click here for a copy of the draft agenda.

During the meeting we will hold a General Membership Vote on the proposed amendments to RECOSA’s Bylaws. All those attending the Zoom meeting will be able to vote on this item so we are highly encouraging your attendance. We will also be discussing the upcoming November 12th Brown Bag/Annual Meeting, which will now be held virtually, as well as proposed financial policies and procedures. If you would like to join us, please reply to this email. You will then be sent a Zoom invitation prior to the meeting so that you are able to join us.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP VOTE ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS OCTOBER 5th

The RECOSA Board reviewed the Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws at the September 7th board meeting. We hope you have had the opportunity to review the red-lined version of the document (click here) to see the exact changes that are proposed.

Board members worked diligently to develop these amendments to the Bylaws to allow greater flexibility to hold virtual meetings and elections, accommodate holdovers and adjustments to Board terms, adjust election procedures as necessary, eliminate term limits, and allow Board members to hold more than one office and to share roles and responsibilities. Any comments and/or suggestions may be sent to RECOSA at info.recosa@gmail.com. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the October 5th board meeting before a general membership vote is taken.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: NOVEMBER 12th BROWN BAG/ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY 

The City and RECOSA had been hoping to hold an in-person combined fall Brown Bag/Annual Membership Meeting on November 12, 2021, but the Delta variant is still with us and we have decided to be safe and again hold the session online. We are pleased that City Manager Erik Walsh will address our group and RECOSA will be working with the City to determine how we will hold our board elections and resume our popular door prizes, both online. We have already received numerous commitments for door prizes, including from one of our most generous and consistent donors, Generations Federal Credit Union. 

A REMINDER THAT BOARD ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 12, 2021

All nine board positions for 2022 will be up for election at our November 12th Annual Meeting as all board members are holdovers from last year when we were unable to meet for an election. The success of RECOSA depends on the active involvement of our board members and general membership. A Nominating Committee of Honorary RECOSA Board Members has been appointed: Rolando Bono, Chair, Edward Garcia, and Julia Castellano-Hoyt. The Committee will be accepting statements of interest from those who wish to serve on the board. Statements of interest should include your name and contact information, background, interest in preserving our retiree benefits, availability to attend meetings in-person and virtually, and ability to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a RECOSA Board member. Please email your statements of interest directly to Nominating Chair Rolando Bono, rolando.bono@sbcglobal.net, no later than Friday, October 29th. Please note on the email’s subject line “RECOSA NOMINATING COMMITTEE.”

Best regards from your RECOSA Board!