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PSDC Members, We Need Your Votes! (Annual Meeting & Pizza Party 11/25)

November 6th, 2017. Posted by PSDC Newsletter Editor

It is election season, and as a member, you are a vital part of moving our organization into 2018. Please vote and also participate in our annual meeting and pizza party on 11/25/2017.

Why

To elect next year’s Board of Directors and revise the bylaws so we can better serve you — according to our bylaws…

  • 5.01.2 – Voting for all Officers and Directors shall be conducted in person at two sequential dances, the second of which is the Annual Membership Meeting. Voting will be done in the following manner: by single-transferable voting in person at one of these meetings. Write in candidates may be made.
  • 8.06 – The Annual Meeting of the PSDC members shall be held at a convenient time and location as determined by the Board of Directors. The meeting shall be for the purpose of conducting elections of the Board of Directors and for conducting any business as the general membership may bring before the Board of Directors.
  • 8.06.1 – A quorum shall be 20% of the current number of members in good standing.
  • 9.04 – Any amendment or revision to the bylaws must be approved by a two-thirds-majority vote of the Board of Directors; it must then be accepted by a simple majority vote of the membership at the next scheduled membership meeting.

What

There are two main portions to the ballots:

How

Please vote!

  • Ballots were sent out by email this year on 10/31. This change was voted on last year in the PSDC annual election.
  • Only current PSDC members may vote.
  • Ballots can be turned in at either of our November Saturday dances (11th at Sunnyside or 25th at Norse).
  • You can also mail in your ballot as explained in the packet.
  • If you did not receive your ballot packet via email, you may download it here.
  • If you would like a paper ballot mailed to you, email membership@portlandswing.org (Sue Chinn) no later than November 7, 2017.
  • Ballots will be counted at our November 25 dance and membership meeting/pizza party.

When & Where

November 25th is the big night at Norse Hall. Here is what we have planned as part of our regular 4th Saturday dance:

  • Members, please bring your ballots tonight (if you did not mail them or bring them on 11/11). They are due tonight by 9:30p.
  • Admission is FREE! That’s right, FREE!
  • 7:30-8:30p – our regular lessons (beginning with Trina Siebert and intermediate with Jason Isbell)
  • 8:30p-midnight – social dancing with DJ Jason Isbell
  • Approx. 9p – annual membership meeting and pizza party (PIZZA IS FREE) – to be held as soon as we have a quorum of the membership
  • Special bonus, there will be a US Open (basically the WCS dance championships) viewing party happening in the Norse Hall bar/lounge area that evening, partly to give non-members something to do during the member meeting: Rose City Swing Events US Open Viewing Party and Potluck FB event page

Members, we need your attendance in order to ensure that we meet the legal requirements and can continue to exist as a nonprofit club. Please hit “going” and vote in our Pizza Poll on our FB event page.

Thank you in advance!

Portland Swing Dance Club BridgeTown Swing National FastDance Association Through the National FastDancde Assn., this event is licensed by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC