2017 GDUI Board of Directors Elections Results

Congratulations to Our Winning Candidates!

We want to congratulate Maria Kristic and Brianna Murray who were elected as members of the GDUI Board of Directors in last week’s election. And, we are pleased to also announce that all four proposed bylaws amendments have been adopted. New terms of office will begin for Maria and Brianna immediately following the conclusion of the 2017 GDUI convention, and newly adopted amendments are effective immediately.

 Election Results Announced:

In order for the election to have been valid we are required to have a minimum of 15 percent of the membership vote in the election.  We had a turnout of   33 percent of our membership.

Our 4 proposed bylaw amendments have passed as they require a two-thirds or 66.667 percent vote in favor.

Total voters for ballot: 171 (33.0%)

Brianna Murray (164 total voters this ballot; vote for 1):

Vote in favor: 142 (86.6%)
Abstain from voting: 22 (13.4%)

Maria Kristic (162 total voters this ballot; vote for 1):

Vote in favor: 148 (91.4%)
Abstain from voting: 14 (8.6%)

AMENDMENT 1: Non-discrimination and Freedom of Speech (170 total voters this ballot; vote for 1):

Vote in favor: 158 (92.9%)
Abstain from voting: 10 (5.9%)
Vote against: 2 (1.2%)

AMENDMENT 2: Clarification of Affiliate Voting (171 total voters this ballot; vote for 1):

Vote in favor: 149 (87.1%)
Abstain from voting: 12 (7.0%)
Vote against: 10 (5.8%)

AMENDMENT 3: Designating a Seat on the Board for Immediate Past President (171 total voters this ballot; vote for 1):

Vote in favor: 134 (78.4%)
Abstain from voting: 28 (16.4%)
Vote against: 9 (5.3%)

AMENDMENT 4: Eliminating Provisions for Run-off Elections (170 total voters this ballot; vote for 1):

Vote in favor: 115 (67.6%)
Abstain from voting: 35 (20.6%)
Vote against: 20 (11.8%)

End of Results

GDUI Announcement, June 6, 2017

Dear GDUI Members and Friends,

Congratulations to Our Winning Candidates! We want to congratulate Maria Kristic and Brianna Murray who were elected as members of the GDUI Board of Directors in last week’s election. And, we are pleased to also announce that all four proposed bylaws amendments have been adopted. New terms of office will begin for Maria and Brianna immediately following the conclusion of the 2017 GDUI convention, and newly adopted amendments are effective immediately.

Below is a summary of election results provided by this year’s Nominating Committee Chair, Dixie Sanderson. I know that all of you join me in thanking Dixie and members of her committee for making the 2017 GDUI election one of the smoothest and most inclusive election processes in our history. Thank you, Dixie, Nolan Crabb, Charlie Crawford, Pauline Lamontagne, and Deana Noriega.

Election Results Summary: 

In order for the election to have been valid we are required to have a minimum of 15 percent of the membership vote in the election.  We had a turnout of   33 percent of our membership.

Congratulations to Maria Kristic and Brianna Murray on their elections to the GDUI Board of Directors.

Our 4 proposed bylaw amendments have passed as they require a two-thirds or 66.667 percent vote in favor. 

Thank you to all of you who took time out of this holiday week to vote in this election.

Respectfully Submitted

Dixie Sanderson 2017 GDUI Nominations Committee Chair

Sincerely,

Penny Reeder, President

Guide Dog Users, Inc.

mailto:President@GuideDogUsersInc.org

Deanna Noriega, First Vice President

Guide Dog Users, Inc.

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