By Sandi Soendker
While November elections may grab the big headlines, OOIDA is on course in an Association election that will seat five new alternates to the organization’s directing board in 2011.
Every two years, OOIDA holds an election for alternates to the Association’s Board of Directors. The Nomination-Election Committee has determined the list of nominees, made up of members who have had a minimum of five consecutive years of commercial truck driving experience and five consecutive years of active membership in the Association immediately before the nomination.
Alternates will be elected by and from the membership for two-year terms.
Ballots will be sent out Nov. 15 and members will have 45 days to cast their vote. All ballots must be returned to OOIDA by Dec. 30.
It is important that you, as an OOIDA member, take the opportunity to participate in this election by voting for those nominees you feel are qualified to sit on the OOIDA Board. The election process is a very important part of your membership as you are responsible for electing those individuals who lead and guide your Association.
Also, to help you with the election process, in early November we will introduce the top-scoring nominees and air mini-interviews on our Sirius XM Satellite Radio show, Land Line Now. Short bios and comments from nominees will be featured in the December issue of Land Line Magazine.
The elected alternates will be seated at the spring 2011 board meeting. LL