CALL FOR CANDIDATES FOR PATC ELECTIONS
The PATC will elect new officers this fall and the election committee is seeking candidates to serve as:
- Vice President of Operations
- Vice President of Volunteerism
- Supervisor of Trails
- Supervisor of Lands
- Supervisor of Facilities
- Supervisor of Membership
- Supervisor of Marketing
- Supervisor of Outreach
- Supervisor of Communications
This is an important election, and it has never been more important for
excellent leaders to step forward and serve in these positions.
club is a multifaceted organization with strong service, recreational,
and land management components. We own about 40 properties covering more
than 2,000 acres in four states, have an operating budget of over $1
million, and assets totaling over $10.1 million.
We need the best
leadership possible to sensibly manage these assets and club
responsibilities. In the culture of PATC, this is called “stepping up to
the plate” and is a mark of those willing to provide extraordinary
Any member eligible to vote in the election can run for office, with the exception of student and family members under age 21.
can be made in two ways: (1) a member can nominate him/herself, or (2) a
member can nominate another member. Nominations must be made in
writing, must specify the office for which the member is being
nominated, and must be sent to the Chair of the Election Committee
either by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or by regular mail (to Chair of
Election Committee, 118 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180). All nominations
must be received by the Chair of the Election Committee on or before
August 1, 2018.
All candidates must also submit a candidate
statement - a statement of no more than 200 words announcing their
candidacy - to the Chair of the Election Committee either by email (to
email@example.com) or by regular mail (to Chair of Election Committee,
118 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180). All candidate statements must be
received by the Chair of the Election Committee on or before August 15,
The PATC election of officers will be at the Annual Dinner
in November this year. The process is governed by the Constitution and Bylaws [pdf].
job descriptions for elected officers, consult the Guide to the Duties and Responsibilities of PATC Officers [pdf]. You
can also talk to any member of the Council, PATC Staff Director
(Brewster Thackeray, Brewster@patc.net) or any member of the Election
The rules of the election are set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws.
provided for in the Bylaws, the Election Committee shall provide to the
Executive Committee before each monthly meeting, and any Member may
request in writing or by e-mail to the Chair of the Election Committee, a
list of the names of all nominees and requests to run for each office
received to date. Furthermore, the Election Committee will notify the
membership in writing, by notice on the Club’s website or by e-mail, on
the 15th day of each month, and ending on July 15, of the number, but
not the names, of nominees and requests to run for each office.
not required, it may be helpful to inform the Election Committee that
you wish to run for a given position well before August 1 so we answer
any questions you have.
The Election Committee will not recruit candidates, campaign for them, or direct candidates to or from any office.
you do not have computer access, please mail your request to the Staff
Director and he will get copies of the Constitution, Bylaws and Duties
of Elected Officers to you.
—Alex Sanders, Election Committee