Greetings CCAA Members,
The CCAA 2022 Election Oversight Committee has been appointed. We welcome the following members:
Click here for the 2022 EOC Policy & Procedure Manual.
Qualifications to Hold Office:
All Officer or Director nominees must be a member in good standing for three (3) years (36 months) with at least six (6) of those months directly previous to the date nominations close. Also, all Officer or Director candidates/nominees must meet one (1) or more of the following requirements:
Qualifications to Vote or Nominate:
Click here for the 2022 CCAA election nomination form.
Positions Open for 2022 CCAA Elections:
President: The President's primary function is to facilitate the cohesive inner workings of the Club, preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Board, to be a suitable figurehead, carry out the requirements and powers normally appurtenant to the office of the President in addition to the duties set forth in this document. Position requirements in addition to those stated above: Served for at least one full term as an officer or director of the CCAA.
Vice President: The Vice President shall have the duties and exercise the powers of the President in case of the President's death, absence, incapacity, resignation, or expulsion. The VP is to preside over and manage the regional VPs and affiliated clubs, take an accounting of their actives, help them accurately represent the breed, and present a written report to the BOD in the first quarter of each year regarding such. Position requirements in addition to those stated above: Served for at least one full term as an officer or director of the CCAA.
Secretary: The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Club, of the Board, of all votes taken by mail or electronically (on the occasion that secret ballots are not required by this document), and of all matters of which a record shall be ordered by the Club. Additional responsibilities are as follows: having charge of the correspondence, notifying members of meetings, notifying officers and directors of their election to office, working with Director #5 to keep a roll of the membership, keeping a copy on file of all the Directors and committee reports for a period no less than two years, and carrying out such other duties as are prescribed in these bylaws. Position requirements are the minimum listed above.
Treasurer: The Treasurer shall collect and receive all moneys due or belonging to the Club. Moneys shall be deposited in a bank approved by the Board, in the name of the Club. The books shall at all times be open to inspection by the Board; a report shall be given quarterly of the condition of the Club's finances, including every item of receipt or payment not before reported; In the first quarter chronicle, an accounting shall be rendered of all moneys received and expended during the previous fiscal year. The Treasurer shall be bonded in such amount as the Board of Directors shall determine. Treasurer will work in corporation with Director #5 to ensure dues are processed efficiently. Position requirements: Position requirements are the minimum listed above.
AKC Delegate: AKC Delegate. Among other duties, the Delegate shall present to the Board of Directors all issues and updates regarding AKC business. After the Club is officially recognized, the Delegate will report to the Club all actions and matters discussed at the AKC's Quarterly Meetings. Position requirements: 5 years of experience participating in AKC events, extensive knowledge, and understanding of the workings of the AKC. Qualify under AKC guidelines.
Director #2 – Ethics and Grievances: Director #2 will preside over the ethics and grievance committee and bring to the attention of the BOD any grievances that the Committee cannot resolve through mediation. #2 will have the duty to cultivate and encourage CCAA members and breeders to uphold the Club's code of ethics. Position requirements are the minimum listed above.
Director #4 – Events: Director #4 will preside over the committees that regulate, organize, and promote the CCAA's conformation events. 4# will preside over the committees that regulate, organize, and promote the CCAA's companion events, working events, and temperament evaluations. #4 is to ensure the proper calculation of the club points for each respective Corso Working, Sporting, and Temperament events and present to the Board a full accounting.
Director #6 – Public Relations: Director #6 will preside over the Public Relations (s) Committee, merchandise, and the Fundraising Committee. #6 will ensure that the respective committees are on task and fully functional. Position requirements, in addition to those stated above: Must have excellent organizational and people skills.
Director #8 – Newsletter (The Cane Corso Chronicle): Director #8 will coordinate the production of the chronicle, making sure each party that is supposed to contribute does.
Bylaws Related to the Election Process:
Section 3. Annual Election. The election of Officers and Directors shall be conducted by secret ballot. Ballots, to be valid, must be received by the Election oversight committee (or an independent professional firm designated by the Board) by December 1st. Ballots shall be counted by three inspectors of the election; if possible, they should be members of the oversight committee. They must be members in good standing. They cannot be members of the current Board, candidates on the ballot, or their family members. These inspectors must be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. The Board may designate an independent professional firm to send, receive, and count the ballots. The nominated candidate receiving the greatest number of votes for each office shall be declared elected. If any nominee, at the time of the election, is unable to serve for any reason, such nominee shall not be elected, and the vacancy so created shall be filled by the new Board of Directors in the manner provided by Article III, Section 3.
Section 4. Nominations and Ballots. No person may be a candidate in a Club election who has not been nominated in accordance with these bylaws. An Election Oversight Committee shall be chosen by the Board of Directors before August 15th. The Committee shall consist of: five members-one from each region and one additional, all members in good standing, no more than one of whom may be a member of the current Board of Directors, and none that are up for re-election. The Board shall name a chairman for the Committee if it so chooses. The Nominating Committee may conduct its business electronically or by phone.
The Election Oversight Committee shall receive nominations of candidates from eligible members of the Club. The Committee will vet out the nominees and confirm that they wish to run for the position. In order to qualify to be a candidate as an Officer or Director, the person must be a member in good standing for at least three (3) years, except as set forth in Article III, Section 1 b, and able to meet that office's requirements. The Committee shall then submit its slate of candidates to the Secretary, who shall publicly post the list, including the full name of each candidate and the name of the state in which he or she resides, to allow each member of the Club to view it on or before September 1st, so that additional nominations may be made by the members if they so desire.
(a) In order to be eligible to vote in an annual election or to vote on an amendment to the Constitution and Bylaws, a member must satisfy all other requirements in the Constitution and Bylaws and have been a member in good standing for six (6) months prior to the date nominations close, or the election ballots are mailed to the membership.
(b) Additional nominations of eligible members may be made by written petition addressed to the Chair of the oversight committee and postmarked on or before September 30th, signed by two members and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying his willingness to be a candidate.
(c) If no valid additional nominations are submitted for a position, the Election Oversight Committee's slate shall be declared elected, and no balloting will be required.
(d) If one or more valid additional nominations are postmarked on or before September 30th, the Election oversight committee chair (or an independent professional firm designated by the Board) shall, on or before October 15th, mail to each member in good standing a ballot listing all of the nominees for each position in alphabetical order, with the names of the states in which they reside, and a résumé (500 words or less) submitted by the candidate, together with a blank envelope and a return envelope addressed to the Secretary (or designated professional firm) marked "Ballot" and bearing the name of the member to whom it was sent. So that the ballots may remain secret, each voter, after marking their ballot, shall seal it in the blank envelope, which in turn shall be placed in the second envelope addressed to the Chair of the Oversight Committee (or designated professional firm) and mailed in, postmarked on or before December 1st. The inspectors of election (or designated professional firm) shall check the returns against the list of members whose dues are paid for the current year prior to opening the outer envelopes, remove the blank envelopes, and shall certify the eligibility of the voters as well as the results of the voting, which shall be announced no later than December 15th. In the event that the Secretary position is up for election, the ballots may not be sent out by this office, but from a member of the Oversight committee.
Please use the following e-mail to contact us with any questions or comments you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the 2022 CCAA election nomination form.
The CCAA 2022 Election Oversight Committee:
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