OPATEA Board Elections


The Elections Committee is soliciting candidates now for both club Officer and Director positions. All po- sitions have a 2-year term. The 12 positions up for election are as follows:

Officers(4): President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Directors (8): Our objective is to recruit Director candidates who have specialized interest and expertise in the full spectrum of club functions e.g. tractors, engines, pulls, public education/outreach etc., as de- fined in the bylaws.
Collectively, these 12 individuals constitute the Board of Directors (BOD)which are charged with manag- ing all aspects of club functions. Currently the BOD meets quarterly, except for any special meetings.

Officer duties, as defined in Article IV of the club bylaws, are as follows:


Section 1. General Powers: The Board of Directors shall manage the affairs of the OPAT&EA. The Directors must be at least eighteen years of age. The Board of Directors shall consist of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and eight (8) additional Directors.  The Board of Directors shall hold an annual meeting of members and may in its discretion call for a special meeting of members as necessary.

Section 2. Elections and Terms of Directors: At the expiration of the President’s terms and if they are willing to serve, the President shall automatically be appointed to the Board of Directors as a Director for an additional two (2) year term. The President shall express whether or not they are willing to serve prior to the election at the annual meeting. The appointed Director shall also be eligible to again run for any Officer position at the annual meeting.

Section 3. The Officers and Directors shall be elected by the general members in good standing of OPAT&EA for two (2) year terms at the annual meeting of members in October in odd
numbered years. A majority of the membership voting shall berequired to elect each Officer and Board member by secret ballot. Ballots shall be collected, counted, and communicated to the membership by the Nominations and Elections Committee. Notification of the time and place of the election meeting, annual meetings or any special meeting of the members shall be communicated by means of mail, electronic, telephone, and/or personal communication not less than ten (10) days or more than fifty (50) days prior to the meeting. Notice of the annual meeting shall also be given in the regularly published newsletter of OPAT&EA.

Section 4. Nomination for the members of the Board may come from either a nominating committee or from the floor. In case the nominating committee or floor fails to produce candidates for any Director’s position, the voting shall be declared void and the present Directors shall succeed themselves if they so desire.

All members are encouraged to become actively involved in club management and direction by submitting their names as candidates for any of the defined positions.