The following members were chosen in the elections held this Summer. They take office on January 5, 2014, except for the two new members of the Nominating Committee who take office immediately.
|Vice President, Education||Mary C. English|
|Board of Directors||Joy Connolly
|Nominating Committee||Alex Purves
James B. Rives
|Education Committee Member||John C. Gruber-Miller|
|Goodwin Award Committee Member||Fritz Graf|
|Professional Matters Committee Member||Margaret Graver|
|Program Committee Members||Karen Bassi
|Publications and Research Committee Member||Laurel Fulkerson|
|Referendum Question||Name Change Approved|
In accordance with a policy established by the Board of Directors, the Association does not publish the numerical tabulation of the election in the Newsletter or on the web site. The information is available, however, and any member may request the tabulation by making a written request to the Executive Director at the Association's office.
1,305 ballots were received by deadlines of September 10, 2013 (paper ballots) and September 12, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. Eastern time (online ballots). Not all voters made choices in all elections. Only 19 members submitted ballots by regular mail. This is approximately the same number as in the last two years when we received 21 (2012) and 17 (2011). In each of the two previous elections (2010 and 2009), the first ones to be conducted online, that number was around 100.
The total number of ballots cast (1,305) is the highest in my tenure as Executive Director. Last year (2012), the fourth year of online voting, 1,135 valid ballots were received, and in 2011 the figure was 1,142. In 2008 and 2007, the last two years of voting only by mail, the figures were 403 and 444, respectively.
Adam D. Blistein