Nominating Committee submits names for Chamber Board Positions

Nominating Committee submits names for Chamber Board Positions

In accordance to the Chamber Bylaws, a Nominating Committee consisting of (Ted Odle, Jaymie Rothrock, Chad Clark, Chet Lang, Jeff Smith and Chris Wiens) was organized to nominate (4) candidates for the 2013-2014 board. The committee selected four candidates to replace Directors whose three-year terms are expiring August 31. Candidates for full three year terms must meet each of the following criteria:

1) must be a Chamber member in good standing; and
2) must have agreed in advance to accept Board responsibilities.

Members may nominate persons otherwise qualified for Board membership by petition. Requirements for petition to be valid.
1) bear genuine signatures of Members representing at least ten percent of Chamber membership; and
2) be presented to the Executive Director by 5:00 p.m. at 306 N. Main on the 10th day after written notice of the slate of candidates is presented.

Absent any valid petition, the Board will declare the four (4) nominated candidates elected at the May meeting.

The suggested nominees will be replacing board members whose terms will be completed August 31; Greg McCullough, Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Co.; Richard Ragan, Brown’s Shoe Fit; Anna Ruxlow, McPherson College and Gena Strathman, First Bank Kansas, who filled an unexpired term and therefore is eligible to serve a full term.

The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following names in nomination for your approval: Gena Strathman, First Bank Kansas; Bret McClendon, USD #418; Gina Venable, Venable Jewelers and Andy Elliott, Elliott Insurance and Real Estate.


Jennifer Burch
Executive Director