OOIDA board election: Only 13 days left for members to vote

| 12/14/2012

OOIDA is on course in an Association election that will seat five new alternates to the organization’s directing board in 2013 and as of Dec. 14, there are 13 days left to submit your vote.

Ballots were sent out Nov. 15 and because members have 45 days to cast their vote, the date that all ballots must be returned to OOIDA is Dec. 31.

Along with mailing or faxing in the ballot, there’s another way to vote. The Association offers an online ballot process that makes voting easy and secure. Just follow the instructions. It’s a secure site, and only members will have access by providing a name and member number. You will only be able to vote one time.

The nine nominees are Steve Bixler, Valley View, PA; Noel Carpenter, Moore, OK; Johanne Couture, Brockville, ON; Tilden Curl, Olympia, WA; Keith Jibben, Milbank, SD; Gordon Johnson, Fredericktown, OH; Dick Pingel, Plover, WI; Tom Scott, Kirkwood, MO, and Bryan Spoon, Grandy, NC.

To help you with the election process, short bios and comments from the nominees were featured in Land Line Magazine’s November issue. If you missed the “Meet the nominee” article, you can find the information online here.

Mini-interviews were aired on our Sirius XM Satellite Radio show, “Land Line Now,” in late November and heads up, on Dec. 26-28, the bios will air again.

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.

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.

The elected alternates will be seated at the spring 2013 board meeting.

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