National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) - 2019 Nomination application and process
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2019 Nomination application and process

 NAPFTDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NOTICE OF ELECTION - 2019

All submissions must be received no later than December 15, 2018.

   The National Association of Publicly Funded Truck Driving Schools (NAPFTDS) is giving formal notice to all members that NAPFTDS will hold elections for its Board of Directors at its 2019 annual convention. The convention will be held at the Embassy Suites Historic District, Savannah, Georgia.

   In 2019, terms of three Full Member Directors will expire (Steve Harvey, Walla Walla Community College, John Rojas, Del Mar College and Dan Zdrojewski, Milwaukee Area Technical College).  These three positions are voted on by the Membership as a whole (Full and Associate members only).

   At the end of the President’s and Vice President’s two-year term, the Vice President, Paul Foster shall assume the office of President.  Thus leaving the Vice President position open for nominations.  Executive Board members must comply with Article VII Section 1.

   New or re-elected Directors who are elected at this convention will take office at the second board meeting of this convention. 

   The NAPFTDS Convention/Nominating Committee is responsible for collecting recommendations for candidates.  The Directors are elected by vote at the annual convention.  Voting members must be in good standing.   For a candidate to be considered, the candidate’s organization’s membership dues must be current and have been a member a minimum of one year.

   Members of the Board of Directors are required to attend the NAPFTDS convention/regionals, as well as the Board of Directors meetings held during the conventions, a Board Retreat-if needed, and regularly scheduled Board conference calls (11-13 conference call meetings per year). Board Members are responsible for bearing the cost of attending all NAPFTDS functions.

   All members of the NAPFTDS Board of Directors are eligible to serve as chairpersons of a NAPFTDS Committee. To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, the prospective Board member must dedicate time to actively fulfill the required duties.

   If you are interested in being considered by the Convention/Nominating Committee as a candidate for the NAPFTDS Board of Directors, please submit your ‘Applicant Statement’ to the NAPFTDS Office via email cmoffet@napftds.org, via fax 316-425-3297, or by mail to: 11511 Bekemeyer, Wichita, KS 67212.

   If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact the Chairman of the Convention/Nominating Committee Martin Garsee, office 713-718-8203, mobile 713-304-8324 or email martin.garsee@hccs.edu or mgarsee@napftds.org .

   Members interested in serving on the Board of Directors must comply with Article VI Section 2, 3 & 4 of the Association Bylaws.  To be eligible for the Executive Board, member must comply with Article VII Section I. Members interested are responsible for contacting the NAPFTDS office (316-425-3297 or cmoffet@napftds.org ) to inform the Association of their interest.  The NAPFTDS office shall then forward to the interested member an “Applicant Statement”.  The member shall return the completed Applicant Statement to the NAPFTDS office no later than December 15, 2018.  NAPFTDS Staff shall forward all “Applicant Statements” to the members of the Convention/Nominating Committee and shall publish it to all NAPFTDS members 1 month before the convention. 

ARTICLE VI -BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 2.  The total number of members of the Board of Directors of the Association (the “Directors”) shall be nineteen (19), comprised of the following: (a) twelve (12) Full Members, (b) four (4) Associate Members, (c) the current Executive Director, (d) the Immediate Past President and (e) one (1) Commercial Vehicle Training Association representative.

Section 3.  Full Members – At the annual meeting of the Members, vacant Full Member positions on the Board of Directors shall be filled by qualified Full Members upon being elected by a vote of the Members. The election shall be conducted by presenting the full slate of candidates to the Members, who shall each be given the opportunity to vote for the number of candidates equal to the number of vacant Full Member positions. The candidates, in such number as is equal to the number of vacant Full Member positions, receiving the most votes shall be elected to the Board of Directors. Except as provided in these Bylaws, such Directors shall serve for terms of three (3) years.

Section 4.  Associate Members – At the annual meeting of the Members, vacant Associate Member positions on the Board of Directors shall be filled by qualified Associate Members upon being elected by a vote of the Members. The election shall be conducted by presenting the full slate of candidates to the Members, who shall each be given the opportunity to vote for the number of candidates equal to the number of vacant Associate Member positions. The candidates, in such number as is equal to the number of vacant Associate Member positions, receiving the most votes shall be elected to the Board of Directors. Except as provided in these Bylaws such Directors shall serve for terms of three (3) years.

ARTICLE VII – EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1.  The Executive Board of the Association (the “Executive Board”) shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Director and Immediate Past President. All Executive Board Members shall be Full Members of the Association, who have served one (1) year on the Board of Directors, and have been employed by a publicly funded Training Provider for a minimum of two (2) years.

Convention/Nominating Committee Candidate Telephone Follow-up   After the Convention/Nomination Committee has received applications for nominations from the membership. Committee shall conduct a follow-up phone call to prospective candidates prior to the convention at which the election is to be held, explaining the responsibilities and commitment of a Board member.

Procedure at Convention   Each candidate shall be permitted to make a statement to the members, not to exceed two minutes.  If candidate is not present at the convention a short bio will be provided.  Following the presentations by candidates for the Board of Directors, the Convention/Nominating Committee shall conduct a vote.

Balloting  Ballots shall be prepared prior to the annual convention by the Board Administrative Assistant.  All members of the Association present at the convention shall be entitled to cast one ballot per Full or Associate members.  Absentee Balloting is also permitted.  There will be an absentee ballot available on the NAPFTDS Website after January 7, 2019.  All votes must be in the NAPFTDS office no later than February 1, 2019.  The ballots shall be counted by the Convention/Nominating Committee (2 Board members) with the assistance of the NAPFTDS Board administrative assistant.  The results of the balloting shall be announced during the convention.

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   If you are interested in being considered by the Convention/Nominating Committee as a candidate for the NAPFTDS Board of Directors, please submit your ‘Applicant Statement’ to the NAPFTDS Office via email cmoffet@napftds.org, via fax 316-425-3297, or by mail to: 11511 Bekemeyer, Wichita, KS 67212.

   If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact the Chairman of the Convention/Nominating Committee Martin Garsee, office 713-718-8203, mobile 713-304-8324 or email mgarsee@napftds.org

 

 

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