Cast Your Annual Membership Vote
VOTING DEADLINE: OCTOBER 11
Ballots will be delivered with the October Cascade Courier. They may be mailed 7400 Sand Point Way, Suite 101S or dropped off at the office at 7400 Sand Point Way, Bldg. 138, Seattle, WA. If you need a ballot and cannot download the PDF version below, please call the office (206.522.3222) and one will be mailed to you. Candidate information can be found below and information about the proposed bylaw revisions can be found here. You may also cast your vote at our annual membership meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Nominations Committee announces board candidates
Meet the candidates!
for the October 2011 election
Board Candidate Forum
Thursday, Oct. 6
7 to 8:30 p.m.
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
Bicycling is a low-cost solution to many challenges we face locally and globally, including traffic congestion, environmental degradation and health problems. It’s a healthy and fun recreational activity and a convenient form of transportation. And it offers an opportunity to feel in touch with and personally connected to one’s community.
At Cascade, we have a tremendous opportunity to encourage more and more people to bicycle; to have bicycling contribute to a lighter human footprint; and to improve the health and well-being of our communitiesin short, to build communities that bicycle. Communities where bicycling is recognized and appreciated as an important contributor to living a healthy, connected and fun life for everyone and where bicycling is a key indicator of a livable community.
If Cascade is to continue being a leader in this transformation, the Club needs good leadership on its board. People who have the vision and drive to build communities that bicycle.
Over the last several months, the Club’s Nominations Committee, chaired by Board member Bill Ptacek, has been busy searching for such leaders. During our search, we emphasized past Club service, diversity (skill, background, race/culture, gender, age, geographic, and cycling experience) and ability to carry out key board responsibilities in terms of Club governance. After several weeks of interviewing, we believe we have found some great candidates. The Committee was delighted to present a nine-member slate of candidates to the Club’s board of directors and to have the full slate approved (candidates are listed on the sidebar to the right).
These nine candidates will be running for four open 2012 to 2014 board positions as the board expands to 12 members from the current nine (one current board member will be stepping down). Candidate statements and ballots will appear in the October Courier and a Board Candidate Forum will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6. Ballots must be delivered to or postmarked by the Club’s Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11.