Hello OFS Members and Supporters!
The results are in from the 2012 OFS Board Election and what an election it was! Over 200 of our membership participated, the highest election turn out in OFS history!
Congratulations to our 2 incumbents who have been re-elected and will be continuing their service on the OFS Board and to our 4 NEW Board members who are stepping onto the OFS Board for the first time. We welcome you to the “big picture”and are looking forward to the new ideas and collective vision that will launch OFS into it’s next phase of work and fun!
A big hearty thank you to our outgoing Board members who have committed so much of their energy to supporting our organization over the last 5 years! We’ll be seeing you on other side of the silver screen….
THE NEW OFS BOARD MEMBERS ARE:
Marc Baldwin, Lisa Hurwitz, Dick Meyer, and Tim Sweeney, have been elected to serve as Directors of the Board for a term of two years, beginning on July first.
THE RE-ELECTED OFS BOARD MEMBERS ARE:
Kaylynn What, and Paul Potasnik have been re-elected to serve as Directors of the Board for a term of two years, beginning on July first.
THE OUTGOING OFS BOARD MEMBERS ARE: Isaac Overcast, and Frank Barber, terms end June 31st.
OFS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
July 2012 – July 2014
AmeriCorps Member, Wa He Lut Indian School
Small Business Owner/Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art
Marketing Director at Workforce
OFS Board Secretary, Board Development Committee
OFS Vice President, Personnel Committee
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THE COUNTING PROCESS
The ballot opening and vote count was carried out by OFS staff and volunteers. The process separated the name-checking and vote-counting in order to ensure voter anonymity while still maintaining ballot
The names from the ballot envelopes were checked against the OFS membership list, to ensure that nobody voted more than once and that only current members were included. This process was carried out
without opening the ballots.
There were a small number of ballots that did not clearly indicate the member’s name, but were identified with a little effort. These votes were counted.
Once all the envelopes were checked, the still-folded ballots were removed and the envelopes archived. Only once the envelopes had been archived were the ballots unfolded and checked to make sure only ones
with six votes or less were counted.
Once all the ballots had been confirmed as valid, the votes were tallied by two separate volunteers to ensure accuracy.
Thank you for helping to create a successful election–OFS members, volunteers, staff, and candidates!