Hello Chapter Presidents of RPEN!
As you will soon read in the next RPEN Review newsletter recounting information about our annual September convention in Henderson, a vacancy for RPEN State President arose after our former Vice-President resigned over the summer. As a result of that resignation, per our State Bylaws, when I was elected Vice-President during the convention, I was moved into State President effective October 1, 2019. During a brief meeting Friday, September 20, our new Executive Committee decided that we’d implement a December 1, 2019 cut-off for biographical sketches from anyone wishing to be considered for the Vice-President opening. And so, I encourage all chapters to discuss this vacancy at your November meetings as another pitch to see if anyone might be interested in the position. To date, we have received two biographical sketches for consideration.
Our next newsletter, going out in the mail October 15, 2019, also mentions the VP vacancy and announced that anyone interested should contact their Chapter President and/or the State Office for more information. Should your chapter receive any interest please advise the State Office as soon as you do, so we can forward any potential candidates a biographical sketch form that they will need to complete and forward to us by December 1st.
Soon after the December 1 cut-off, there will be a teleconference meeting of the State Executive Committee to consider the nominations, to better prepare themselves for a decision to come at their January 21-22 meeting in January in Carson City. If you have questions about this process, please contact the State Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Bylaws and Procedures Committee Chair Hal Keaton (email@example.com).
Sincerely, Ruth Kilmer, RPEN State President