Welcome the 2016 SEAPAH Board of Directors!

AAARROOO!

After a much successful election cycle, we would like to welcome our new board members! As our first act of the SEAPAH board 2016, it was our duty to elect the new officers that will serve you in the upcoming year.

2016 will be a fantastic year for SEAPAH! With a new board comes new fresh ideas, but the main focus, as always, is you! We will work hard to bring you exciting new events as well as a renewed focus on all of our members involvement in the planning and production of these events!

We would like to thank Sean Sparky for his hard work and dedication over this past year and wish him the best as he steps down. His contributions over the past year have been amazing, from the redesign of SEAPAH.com to all of our wonderful posters and flyers. Thank you!

Due to Sparky stepping down, we have a vacant spot on the board that needs filled and we want YOU! That’s right, we are looking for volunteers to fill the vacant position. If you would like to be considered for this position, please email us a letter of interest that includes a short bio, what unique skills you have, and what you would like to do as a board member. We will review all applicants thoroughly. During our SEAPAH social on Nov. 13 at the Cuff Complex, we will do a meet and greet with all the candidates. Prior to the Mosh on Nov. 14th, the board will hold an executive closed meeting and choose the new board member to fill the vacancy. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful members come out on the 13 to help us in choosing your next board member by socializing and getting to know the possible candidates.

With all that being said, Let me announce to you the new SEAPAH board of 2016!

President-             Nathan Deneau (Baus Yukon)

Vice President-     Pup Danger

Treasurer-             Rattnip LaBrie

Secretary-             Pup Spike

Marketing-             a marketing committee has been put into place to handle marketing until the new board member is selected as there was a tie in this position. Current committee members are Pup Diesel, Growlph and Nightcat

PR-                       Skuff Pup

Director at Large   Nightcat

Director at Large   Pup Diesel

Director at Large   Growlph

Director at Large   Vacant

From your new 2016 SEAPAH board we want to thank you! We all look forward to serving you this year!

Howls and Tailwags!

Skuff Pup

SEA-PAH Elections – By-laws Amendment Changes

Hello SEA-PAH Members!

On August 8th a special meeting was held to discuss a dilemma regarding our membership rules that the board has recognized as needing a resolution. SEA-PAH is limited in the venues by which we can have some events, one of which is the home bar of the Cuff, which has the capacity for our moshes and membership meetings. However, any member that is not 21 is not able to attend and therefore not able to fully participate in some benefits of being a member.

During the meeting the membership in attendance discussed and approved inclusion on this year’s election a proposal to create a new classification of membership called Associate Member. Anyone who joins the club that is under the age of 21 is eligible to be an associate member, as per the text below. While this amendment will give the board the ability to set the associate member dues to any amount, the board has pledged to set the cost of associate membership to $0.

The desire is to resolve the dilemma while also being able to hold events in the one venue that SEA-PAH has that is reliable and has the capacity for the membership in general.

The proposed amendment is presented below for your review and approval during the upcoming election.

Please contact any board member or a member of the election committee should you have any questions.

 


 

Current SEA-PAH By-Law:

ARTICLE III

Members

Section A. Eligibility and Procedure.

SEA-PAH shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, race, or religion. All members shall be individuals and be 18 years of age or older. Any person eligible for membership shall become a member by completing and submitting an official application and paying dues.

Section B. Dues.

A member shall pay dues annually. The amount, terms, and method shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to temporarily or permanently waive dues for individual members. If a member has not paid dues by the last day of the membership year, the member shall be automatically dropped from membership in SEA-PAH.

 


 

Recommended Proposal:

ARTICLE III

Members

Section A. Members. Members shall be general or associate. All members shall be individuals. SEA-PAH shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, race, or religion.

Section B. General Member.

1. Eligibility and Procedure. A general member shall be a person who is 21 years of age or older. Any person eligible for membership shall become a general member by completing and submitting an official application and paying dues. A general member has voting rights and full club benefits.

2. Dues. A general member shall pay dues annually. The amount, terms, and method shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to temporarily or permanently waive dues for individual members. If a general member has not paid his dues by the last day of his membership year, he shall be automatically dropped from membership in Sea-PAH.

Section C. Associate Member.

1. Eligibility and Procedure. An associate member shall be a person between the ages of 18 through 20 years old. Any person eligible for membership shall become an associate member by completing and submitting an official application and paying dues. An associate member does not have voting rights and does not have full club benefits but is afforded certain benefits assigned by the board.

2. Change of Status. An associate member will automatically become a general member when they reach the age of 21.

3. Dues. An associate member shall pay dues annually. The amount, terms, and method shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to temporarily or permanently waive dues for individual members. If a member has not paid dues by the last day of the membership year, the member shall be automatically dropped from membership in SEA-PAH.

SEA-PAH Elections – Nominations in Process Started!

Hey all! The process of nominations for potential new board members is underway, and will be running until the end of the month. The site we are using creates an email-associated key, so we must have your valid email address to receive your nomination ballot. If you have not received your ballot email for submitting nominations please let us know right away!

When submitting a nomination please be sure to indicate the person’s full name as well as any alternative name (puppy name, nickname, etc.) they may have.

Also, please keep in mind the following individuals are not eligible for nomination as they are already on the board and not up for reelection at this time

  • Nightcat
  • Pup Danger
  • Pup Diesel
  • Pup Spike
  • Sparky Pup

We are reaching out to those that are nominated regularly. If you have received a nomination email from us please respond confirming if you will be accepting the nomination as soon as you can so we can be as prepared as possible.

You can always email us at elections@seapah.com for more info. Thank you so much and looking forward to a great election season.

 

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