Annual Membership Meeting & Elections Goes Virtual
On Nov. 8, 2017, PRSA Oregon hosted its first annual membership meeting and election results via webinar to celebrate this founding year’s efforts and next year’s elected leaders with 22 members joining online (of 32 registered attendees).
The 2018 board of directors slate was announced on Oct. 24 and voting was open through Nov. 7 via electronic ballot, 16 days in advance of the annual meeting in accordance with chapter bylaws, during which 48 members voted.
New Board Elected Unanimously
Twenty-two of the 32 registered members for this event cast their vote, forming a majority of annual meeting registrants. All nominations passed unanimously (Note: abstaining was not available on a role-by-role basis). The election results are announced here.
The electronic voting and virtual meeting was a different format than chapter’s have done in the past and was very well received by the 22 members (+ seven of us in “green room”) who tuned in and engaged via chat throughout the webinar.
Attendee comments include:
Eric Jones: This e-meeting is great! Highlight of the year so far
Sherryll Hoar: Good way to hold a statewide meeting. Thanks.
Andrew Thompson: Great Kimmel reference, Colby.
Kathy Hubbell, APR, Fellow PRSA: This is a great way to hold a meeting!
Andrew Thompson: I’m excited to be a part of this organization. Thanks to the 2017 board for your leadership. Excited for 2018!
Elisa Williams: Great job you guys on this meeting.
During the webinar, presenters from the board reported on the following in addition to recap posts shared on our blog as linked:
- Welcome & Overview – 2017 President Colby Reade, APR
- Business Meeting
- Assembly Report – Assembly Delegate Dianne Danowski-Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA
- Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Dave Thompson, APR
- Membership Report – Membership Director Siobhan Taylor
- 2017 Transition Accomplishments – 2017 President-Elect Julie Williams, APR, MA
- Election Results – 2017 President-Elect Julie Williams & Service Director Taylor Long
- Looking Ahead to 2018 – 2018 President Brian Terrett
- Q & A – 2017 President Colby Reade, APR
It is not possible to recap in 60 minutes the 3,500+ hours of volunteer efforts contributed this year. Overall, these collective efforts were well represented even as time constraints limited presenter’s from appreciating every person’s and teams’ contributions.
To learn more about reports, accomplishments and plans, review the PowerPoint presentation (Note: large file due to imagery), listen to the the webinar and/or watch the webinar (skip ahead to beginning at 00:26:30) .
Upcoming Service Celebration
We can look forward to celebrating with all volunteers on Dec. 12, 5:30-7 pm, when we gather in the back room of Rogue Brewery & Distillery in NW Portland. Event details will be sent directly to volunteers and up on the website very soon.