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Call for elections for the Olentangy Swim Association board

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The members of the Olentangy Swim Association would like to call for the outgoing board to call for open nominations and an election to be held for all the OSA board positions as stated in the bylaws. The bylaws state an election should be held every year, which has not been happening. An election has not happened in at least 9 years. Any requests that have been made to the outgoing board in regards to the current transition and getting a new board in place have gone unanswered.

We need to have a new board in place for next year ASAP if there is going to be enough planning time to open the pool by Memorial Day. For swim team families, this is our year to hold champs for our swim league. The planning for champs for the league begins in January so it is imperative for a new board to be in place by January.

Applicable portions of the Bylaws below:


Section 4.01. Authority and Qualifications.

Except where the law, the Articles or the Regulations otherwise provide, all authority of the Association shall be vested in and exercised by its Trustees. Trustees must be either a Member or the spouse of a Member. Not less than a majority of the Trustees shall be residents of Powell, Ohio. Only persons who are nominated as candidates, whether such nomination is made by a committee of the Board or by a Member at a meeting of the Members, shall be eligible for election as Trustees.

Section 4.02. Number of Trustees and Term of Office.

Until changed in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations, the number of Trustees shall be 4. Each Trustee shall be elected to serve until the next annual meeting of Members and until his successor is duly elected and qualified or until his earlier resignation, removal from office or death. The number of Trustees may be fixed or changed at a meeting of Members called for the purpose of electing Trustees only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Members voting, in person or by proxy, at the meeting. The Trustees may fix or change the number of Trustees and may fill any Trustee's office that is created by an increase in the number of Trustees. No reduction in the number of Trustees shall have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent Trustee.


Section 4.03. Election.

At each annual meeting of Members for the election of Trustees, the successors to the Trustees whose term shall expire in that year shall be elected, but if the annual meeting is not held or if one or more of such Trustees are not elected thereat, they may be elected at a special meeting called for that purpose. The election of Trustees shall be by ballot whenever requested by the presiding officer of the meeting or by a majority of the Members present, in person or by proxy, but unless such request is made, the election shall be by voice vote.

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