Please make note of the upcoming membership meeting of Retired Employees of the City of San Antonio. We will be meeting at the Central Library on Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11 a.m. The annual election of board members will be on the agenda as well as a vote by the membership on revised bylaws for RECOSA.
ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS:
Board Positions 6 – 9 will be elected at the November 12, 2015, meeting. These individuals will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2016. The following board members currently occupy those positions:
Position 6 – Charles Pruski (replaced Gene Camargo, who retired from the board but continues to serve as an ex officio member)
Position 7 – Morris Chase
Position 8 – Paulette McClure
Position 9 – Sergio Soto (replaced David Casas, who resigned from the board)
All of these members, except for Morris Chase, have indicated their continued interest in serving on the board. Morris, who has been an outstanding board member since RECOSA’s inception, will be retiring from the board at the end of this year.
The Nominating Committee is currently soliciting names from the RECOSA membership to run for Board Positions 6 – 9. Gene Camargo, Founding Board Chair and ex officio member, is chairing the Nominating Committee. Nomination inquiries may be sent to Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, you may call Gene at (210) 346-1054. The Nominating Committee will review qualified applicants regarding their interest and availability to serve on the RECOSA Board and then select from those applicants a slate of candidates, one person per open board position, to be nominated and placed on the ballot.
Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the November 12 annual meeting. All candidates nominated from the floor must be members in good standing, present at the meeting, and able to express their qualifications and interests in serving as well as their availability and willingness to attend meetings and carry out the duties and responsibilities of a RECOSA Board member.
The candidates with the most votes will fill the vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the positions they will fill. The Nominating Committee will announce the voting results at the conclusion of the annual membership Meeting.
CONSIDERATION OF REVISED BYLAWS:
We will also be asking the RECOSA membership to vote on revised organizational bylaws at the November 12th annual meeting. Liz Garcia, RECOSA Treasurer, has chaired the committee that has been working diligently to update our bylaws. The bylaws have been rewritten to be more easily understood as well as streamlined to eliminate some excess verbiage. We have added a mission statement, strengthened and clarified our objectives, and made the bylaws more reflective of our Certificate of Formation. No substantive changes have been introduced in the new bylaws. The revised bylaws is available for your review on RECOSA’s website at BylawslRevised2015. If you have comments or questions on the revised bylaws, please email us at email@example.com. A limited number of hard copies will be available for review at the annual meeting.
Please consider applying to serve on the RECOSA board, review the revised bylaws, and plan on joining us at the Annual Membership Meeting on November 12, 2015. We look forward to seeing you soon!