At its recently concluded face-to-face meeting October 3-5, the National Executive Committee ratified President Mongiovi’s appointments to the National Nominating Committee. National Constitution and Bylaws, Title I, Article VI, Section 6 mandates that the National Nominating Committee consists of the immediate past National President, who serves as chairman, two Province Governors, one Collegiate Province Representative and the National Collegiate Representative. The chairman votes only in case of a tie.
The members of the National Nominating Committee for 2014-15, responsible for nominating one eligible candidate for National President, National Vice President, Committeeman-at-Large and National Collegiate Representative, are:
Richard Crosby, Eta-Omicron 1975, Chairman (ex officio)
Brian M. Stratton, Delta Omega 1979, Governor, Province 14
Eric Engelhardt, Gamma Rho 1995, Governor, Province 1
Luis Alarcon, Nu Lambda 2009, CPR, Province 35
Erick Reid, Rho Mu 2008, National Collegiate Representative
A Call for Nominations!
Immediate past National President Richard Crosby, acting in his constitutional role as chairman of the National Nominating Committee, has issued a call for nominations for National Officers from the Fraternity. Approximately one year before each National Convention, the National Nominating Committee solicits letters proposing possible nominees for the offices of National President, National Vice President, Committeeman-at-Large and National Collegiate Representative.
To submit a nomination, brothers should submit a formal letter listing the name, address, telephone number and email address of the proposed nominee, along with a statement of the qualifications of the proposed nominee for the selected office. Eligibility requirements for each National Officer position can be found in the National Constitution and Bylaws, Title I, Article III.
Section 1. Eligibility for National President.
The National President is a member in good standing, who:
- (A) has served at least three years as a member of the NEC; or
- (B) has served at least seven years as PG; or
- (C) has been a member in good standing for at least fifteen years.
The National President may succeed himself, but may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Section 4. Eligibility for National Vice President.
The National Vice President is a member in good standing and has been a member for at least three years. The National Vice President may succeed himself, but may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
Section 7. Eligibility for Committeeman-at-Large.
A Committeeman-at-large is a member in good standing who has been a member for at least three years. A Committeeman-at-large may succeed himself.
Section 10. Eligibility for NCR.
The NCR is a member in good standing who has served as an elected officer in his chapter. The NCR is a collegiate member at the time of his election. The NCR may not succeed himself.
Letters may be mailed to the National Headquarters, 10600 Old State Road, Evansville, IN 47711-1399, with the envelope marked “ATTN: Nominating Committee.” Letters may also be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format via email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by attaching them to the form available below this page.
Brother Crosby has established a deadline of midnight CST, Saturday, November 15, 2014 for the receipt of nominations in order to have them placed before the National Nominating Committee for consideration. The Committee must nominate one eligible candidate for each office no later than January 1, 2015. The Fraternity must report these nominations, together with professional biographies of the nominees, to the chapters, Province Governors, Collegiate Province Representatives and members of the National Executive Committee no later than April 1, 2015.
Additional nominees may be put forward by any member of the National Assembly, as defined in the National Constitution and Bylaws, Title I, Article IX, Section 2, at the National Convention on the day preceding the election of National Officers.
To learn more about the nominating process, the National Nominating Committee, National Officers or Elections by the National Assembly, refer to the National Constitution and Bylaws, available here.
The National Nominating Committee is defined in Title I, Article VI, Section 6 of the Bylaws. Eligibility, powers and duties of the National Officers and powers and duties of the National Executive Committee can be found in Title I, Article III and Title I, Article IV of the Bylaws. The time and method of nomination and election are defined in Title I, Article XI of the Bylaws.
The open call for nominations is your opportunity to add your voice to the nominating process. The National Nominating Committee seeks the best and most qualified candidates in order to propose the strongest nominees for leadership positions. The process works best when each brother takes nominations for National Officers seriously, and actively participates by proposing qualified candidates for consideration.
Nominations are not currently being accepted for pre-consideration.