OOIDA Board of Directors: Let the election process begin

| Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ever thought you’d like to be part of the OOIDA Board of Directors? It’s nomination time.

In a mailed memo to the OOIDA membership, Robert Esler, chairman of the Nomination-Election Committee, announced this week that the biennial election cycle for alternate board members has officially begun. The election will take place in the fall of 2016. Those elected will be seated at the 2017 spring board meeting.

Here’s how it works. Every two years OOIDA holds an election for board alternates. Alternates are elected to two-year terms by and from the membership. All current alternate board member terms expire in 2017, so it’s time to toss your hat in the ring.

The election process began Nov. 15. The Nomination-Election Committee has now mailed nomination forms to all current dues-paying members.

The nomination forms are also available online. You can find the form on the members only log-in feature on the ooida.com website. If you are a member and not registered on the website yet, send an email to OOIDA Communications at communicationsdept@ooida.com to sign up.

Members can nominate themselves or another member. In order to run, a nominee must have a minimum of five consecutive years of commercial truck driving experience and five consecutive years of active Association membership immediately before the nomination.

Nominations are due by Dec. 31, 2015. The Nomination-Election Committee will then verify nominee qualification, conduct interviews, and present the ballot to the full membership. It’s yet to be announced how many seats will be open, but watch Land Line for the details.

To help voting members get to know the nominees, Land Line Magazine will feature brief profiles in the magazine. Portions of the interviews are scheduled to be aired on “Land Line Now” on Sirius XM satellite radio, Road Dog Channel 146.

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