2011/05/19 BPR Minutes

BPR minutes: May 19, 2011
Matter: Appointment of vacated BPR seat
Members present: Peggy Grant, Steve Pellinen, Susi Tiekert, and Laurie Cohen

BPR met and called for discussion concerning the matter of filling the vacated seat on the BPR of WGPO. There was discussion of the BPR and review of the WGPO bylaws. The bylaws state that the responsibility of filling a vacated seat is that of the BPR. A motion was made and seconded, and the matter was unanimously passed, that the BPR would nominate and appoint a WGPO member in good-standing to fill the vacated seat.

BPR called for discussion concerning the process which would be followed in order to select a candidate to fill the vacated seat on WGPO. A motion was made and seconded and the matter was unanimously passed, to send a “call for candidates” to the general membership with request of a short biography from members to be considered in the selection process.

As of the deadline, two WGPO members submitted names for consideration of the vacated seat: Larry Rand, AZ and Pat Feigin, FL.
After discussion of the merits of each candidate, based on information submitted to the WGPO, a motion was made and seconded to appoint Larry Rand to fill the vacated seat on the BPR. The motion was carried and approved with 3-0 vote (Pellinen, Cohen, Grant) with 1 abstention (Tiekert).

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the WGPO BPR,
Peggy Grant – BPR
May 19, 2011