T E A
T i m e s
July 29, 2002
August Meeting Schedule
All members are encouraged to attend the Monthly Meeting.
Election of Officers / Nominations / Nominating Committee
In accordance with the TEA Bylaws, Elections for the following TEA Officers are scheduled for the Annual Meeting on September 18th: President, 1st Vice- President, 2nd Vice President and Secretary. The duties and responsibilities for each Board position are outlined in TEA Bylaw Article VI; the TEA Bylaws are available on the TEA website: www.teaseattle.org.
President = 2 years
1st Vice President = 1 year remaining
2nd Vice President = 2 years
Secretary = 1 year remaining
Based on the amended Bylaws, any full member may be nominated for any position of the Board. TEA members can nominate themselves or a co-worker; all nominations shall be in writing and delivered to the TEA Secretary, Severne Johnson, or the Nominating Committee by 4:30 pm on August 27th, which is 15 working days before the Annual Meeting in accordance with the Bylaws.
The Bylaws call for a Nominating Committee of three full members appointed by the Board to assist in preparing a slate of candidates for the election. Please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Severne Johnson, if you are interested in helping with the election.
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
In accordance with Article XII, Amendments and Revisions, the following Amendments to the TEA Bylaws have been proposed and will be voted on by the TEA membership at the monthly meeting on August 21st:
Section E. VOTING BY PROXY 1. Each Full Member will be allowed to assign his/her vote for any General or Special Election to a Proxy vote by submitting: a. Properly filled out, dated and signed standard TEA Proxy form. b. Filed with the TEA Secretary prior to obtaining the ballot represented by the Proxy c. Vote presented by the Proxy to the Secretary at the General or Special Election Meeting before the election votes are counted.
The TEA Bylaws that were ratified at the Annual Meeting on September 19, 2001 can be reviewed at the TEA website: www.teaseattle.org
Special Meeting – July 30th
At the special meeting we need to discuss negotiations — strategy, timing and impacts on TEA members. There are issues like insurance implementation that need to be considered and we need to be as supportive as possible through a difficult time for members with special needs.
Please come prepared to help us formulate a plan, or at least better understand the criteria for helping our members through this period with the least inconvenience, uncertainty and stress possible.