Call for May 3, 2018 Roanoke County Republican Committee Meeting
“I, Dan Webb, Chairman of the Roanoke County Republican Committee do hereby call a meeting of the Roanoke County Republican Committee to be held at the Roanoke County Administration Building, located at 5204 Bernard Drive, Roanoke at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2018for the following purposes:
1. Election of New Members;
2. Election of a Vice Chairman from the Sixth District for the 2018-2020 term;
3. Election of a Vice Chairman from the Ninth District for the 2018-2020 term;
4. Election of a Treasurer for the 2018-2020 term;
5. Election of a Secretary for the 2018-2020 term;
6. Announcement of Magisterial District Chairs;
7. Campaign Reports; and
8. The transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.”
Officer Elections and Filing Information
As noted in the Call, we will be holding officer elections for 2018-2020 at the May 3 Meeting. Descriptions of the offices are provided below. Any candidates who would like to run should email the Chairman by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30 so proper ballots may be prepared.
A Vice Chairman is a member of the Executive Committee and presides over meetings in the absence of the Chairman. A Vice Chairman is elected from each congressional district.
The Treasurer is a member of the Executive Committee, collects dues and other revenues, signs checks on behalf the Committee, manages the Committee’s fiscal affairs, handles the Committee’s campaign finance filings with the State Board of Elections, and disperses funds as authorized by the operating budget, the Committee, and Executive Committee.
The Secretary is a member of the Executive Committee, records the minutes of Committee meetings, maintains the Committee membership roster, notifies Committee members of potential losses of membership, assists the Chairman with correspondence, and is responsible for several other administration tasks.
Why elect “new members” as the first order of business?
Since 2009, our Bylaws have required individuals interested in being elected to the Committee (at a time other than the biennial Mass Meeting) to be introduced as a candidate for membership at a Committee meeting before they could be nominated and voted on for membership at a subsequent Committee meeting. Former Chairmen Graham Leonard, Mike Bailey, David Suetterlein, and Gene Rose all ruled and were affirmed by the Committee that recent past members of the Committee had fulfilled “the two meeting requirement” by virtue of their previous membership and could be immediately nominated and considered for membership.
Often long-standing and faithful Committee members become “former members” immediately upon the adjournment of a biennial Mass Meeting that they unexpectedly missed and did not pre-file for re-election to the Committee. At the May 2012, May 2014, and April 2016 Committee meetings, it was unanimously decided that the election of “new members” should be moved up to the beginning of that meeting so these individuals would be able to vote in the officer elections. It is expected that the same practice will occur at the May 3, 2018 Committee meeting.