By Larry Baumann, Elections Committee Chair

The Elections Committee is currently preparing for the 2020 Pelican Bay Foundation Board of Directors Election. Next spring, members of the Foundation will vote to fill three seats on the seven-person board. Now is the time for Pelican Bay members to consider running for these three positions.

In order to be included on the ballot, qualified candidates must submit a Foundation Board of Directors Candidate Information Form to the Foundation Executive Assistant in person, via email or through the Foundation website no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020. This form is available on the Foundation website at pelicanbay.org/members/e-forms/candidate-information-form/. Board members perform a crucial role. They make the policy decisions that impact all aspects of the Foundation’s operations. They review and approve the Foundation’s annual operating and replacement reserve budgets that determine what amenities are offered to Pelican Bay residents and what funds will be available to update aging facilities. These decisions ultimately impact the annual assessments that each property owner pays to the Foundation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
Any Pelican Bay Foundation Member in good standing may run for election to  its Board of Directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms and must be willing to invest considerable time and energy in the position. Candidates for the Board
should expect to become familiar with all the Governing Documents of the Foundation, attend 11 Board meetings each year, chair or vice-chair one to two standing committees and make themselves available to suggestions and input from Foundation Members.

REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE
Don’t forget to register to vote online! Visit pelicanbay.org/paperless/ and in less than 2 minutes, you will be registered to vote online for the 2020 election while helping you and the Foundation save time and money.

ELECTION COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
If you are interested in becoming involved with the 2020 election process, the Elections Committee is welcoming new members. Please complete the online application at pelicanbay.org. Click on Members tab, choose “E-Forms”, Standing Committee Application. Keep reading the Pelican Bay Post for more upcoming information regarding the 2020 election and be sure to submit your Candidate Information Form no later than January 2nd if you would like to run as a candidate for the Foundation Board of Directors.