Nominations for Vice-President
The Executive Board recently voted to accept the resignation of Lisa Wood as President for WGAZ. Given the acceptance of her resignation Thien Pham will advance to President and a Vice-President vacancy is now open on the Executive Board. Given our recent Bylaws that passed in September a special election will take place to fill the office of Vice-President. The board will have 30 days to fill the office. With the new development, we will be moving up the vote for Treasurer to happen at the same time so that we can move forward with our plans for 2021. The board has the ability to fill the vacancy for Treasurer, however, the vote by our membership will aid the board in appointing the new Treasurer. We wish Lisa all the best with her new promotion and she would want us to continue on the many great strides she has made for our organization. Thien has been in the position of Vice-President for many years, and the Board has full confidence that he will continue to lead us with confidence and a fighting spirit that will guide our season to be successful.
Elections of Executive Board Members
Section 5. Vacancies. Vacancies will be filled by a majority vote of the Executive Board except in the case of President. The Vice-President shall advance to President and a special election will be held within thirty (30) days to fill the office of Vice- President.
Members Section 1.
Membership Classifications and Voting Rights. WGAZ has three levels of Membership:
UNIT – Any color guard, percussion or winds ensemble is eligible for membership as a performing Unit in this Corporation. The Band Director or the Head Certified Employee that is the sponsor for the scholastic unit or Executive Director of Independent organizations will appoint one delegate per unit to vote in the election of the WGAZ Executive Board.
We will be holding a special election on November 6th. Each program has been sent an email to select your delegates, if you have not done this you will need to get this done in order to be the selected delegate for this vote. The ballot will go live November 6th, by 7:00am and will close at 7:00pm (AZ time) for the delegates to cast their vote.
October 8 - Open Nominations
October 30 - Close Nominations
November 6 - Elections and Results
Nomination form: https://forms.gle/fzkBLYcKF3BvTJsTA
Unit delegation form: https://forms.gle/piwd7KdxVgrAWmBu7
Below you will find the description listed on our current Bylaws of the duties of the Vice-President and Treasurer positions. Please find the nomination form on the WGAZ website and Competition Suite. All nominees and Bios will be posted for review on October 31, 2020.
Officers and Duties
Section 3. Vice President
3.1 Length of Service: 2 years and/or until a successor is elected.
3.2 Responsibilities: The Vice President shall:
3.2.1 perform the duties of the President when the President is absent.
3.2.2 serve as custodian of the Historical Records, such as, but not limited, to membership certification, insurance verification, past champions of WGAZ, etc.
3.2.3 be an authorized signatory on the bank accounts of the corporation.
3.2.4 perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.
Section 4. Treasurer
4.1 Length of Service: 2 years and/or until a successor is elected.
4.2 Responsibilities: The Treasurer shall:
4.2.1 oversee the collection of membership fees.
4.2.2 oversee the budget of the corporation and notify the board when the budget needs amended.
4.2.3 have charge of, control of, and be responsible for funds of the corporation at events.
4.2.4 receive and give receipts for all monies due and payable to the corporation from any source and deposit all such monies in the name of the corporation in such banks as selected by the WGAZ Officers.
4.2.5 work closely with the corporation’s accountant and give financial reports at all board meetings.
4.2.6 shall not be an authorized signatory of the bank accounts of the corporation.
4.2.7 have the accounts audited annually and upon change of Treasurer.
4.2.8 perform all the duties incidental to the position of Treasurer.
4.2.9 perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.