2017 Call For Nominations & Annual Election
Monday, April 3, 2017
Date: April 3, 2017
From: Jack Belich, FALI Election Chair
To: All FALI "Active Level" Members in Good Standing
Subject: Official FALI Election Notice - Declarations Due April 14th
If you are presently holding any elective office in FALI, and if you are planning to stand for reelection in 2017, or if you intend to run for another office, you must formally declare your candidacy between Tuesday, April 4, 2017 and Friday, April 14, 2017.
Please do so by sending me a statement to that fact, via email, U.S. Mail, or fax. Your declaration must be in my hands no later than the close of business on Friday, April 14, 2017.
If you are not presently holding an elective office and if you desire to offer yourself for election, or if you desire to nominate someone to stand for election, then your statement of candidacy or nomination must be sent to me, via email, U.S. Mail, or fax, no earlier than Tuesday, April 4th, and must be in my hands no later than the close of business on Friday, April 14, 2017.
All candidates for office must meet the requirements as provided for in the FALI Constitution and Bylaws.
Something new is coming to the FALI membership for our upcoming 2017 elections. All voting for the 2017 slate of FALI officers and area directors will be conducted on-line, via computer. The FALI Board of Directors, with an eye towards saving a considerable amount of money and volunteer worker time and effort, have authorized our move to electronic voting. In addition, we will be eliminating any possibility of illegal voting and election fraud. We have engaged a professional, third-party company, whose only business is conducting on-line elections, and they will host our electronic voting. Full details and voter instructions will be forthcoming soon.
FALI Election Chair
My contact information is:
Mr. Jack Belich
FALI Election Committee Chair
c/o J. Belich & Associates, Inc.
6822 - 22nd Avenue N. # 304
St. Petersburg, FL 33710-3918
List of FALI ELECTED POSITIONS
• Vice President
• Director Tampa Region
• Director Tallahassee/Panhandle Region
• Director Jacksonville Region
• Director Orlando Region
• Director Fort Myers Region
• Director Palm Beach Region
• Director Broward/Dade Region
According to FALI Bylaws* :
4.1 Qualifications. All nominees, and Board members must be FALI members in good standing for the last 12 months immediately preceding that election. If there is not a candidate meeting the qualifications, then the position can be filled by a majority vote of the Board, after the election. A nominee or Board member may not be a member of any other professional investigative association whose primary office is located in Florida, and must have internet capabilities. Nominees for President shall have served on the Board of Directors for one (1) year within the prior three (3) years.
4.2 Nominations. All candidates shall be nominated by "active" members in good standing. The nomination period shall be for ten days. The dates for beginning and closing of nominations, which shall be publicized via email, the FALI Newsletter, and the FALI News Group, shall begin at least thirty (30) days prior to the start of the FALI Annual Educational Conference. Nominations will be closed twenty (20) days prior to the first day of the FALI Annual Educational Conference, in order to provide ten (10) days for actual voting. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor of the business meeting.
According to FALI Constitution*:
ARTICLE V. ELECTED OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected officers (president, vice president,secretary and treasurer) who shall not serve more than three (3) consecutive terms, and one area director representing each of the regions in the State of Florida who shall be elected by ballot for a one (1) year term or until their successors are elected.
*These are only excerpts from the FALI Constitution and FALI Bylaws which can be found on FALI’s website under the "About Us” section