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Run for the OOIDA Board? Time to throw your hat in the ring

Have you ever thought you’d like to be part of the OOIDA Board of Directors? Now is your chance to run for election.

Every two years, OOIDA holds an election for alternates to the Association’s Board. Alternates are elected by and from the membership for two-year terms. All alternate board member terms expire in 2014.

The election process officially began Nov. 15, 2013. OOIDA Secretary Robert Esler says the Nomination-Election Committee has sent nomination forms to all current dues-paying members. Nomination forms are also available online at

Here’s how it works. Members can nominate themselves or another qualified member. According to the Association bylaws, a member is qualified to be nominated as an alternate provided he or she has 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. There’s still time to throw your hat in the ring. The deadline to return nomination forms or submit one online is Dec. 31, 2013.

Once all nomination forms are received, the Nomination-Election Committee will verify qualification of the nominees, conduct interviews of those individuals, and submit a ballot to the full membership for its consideration. The election will take place in the fall of 2014, and successful nominees will be seated at the 2015 spring board meeting. LL