Join us in the Parent Center at 8:30am to learn more about our fundraising events and the programs we support. We will be holding election for the 2017-19 board at this meeting.
Anyone seeking a Board position must have attended at least (2) monthly FoG meetings or attended (1) monthly meeting and volunteered at (1) fundraising event during the academic year in which the elections are held. Interested candidates must be nominated by a parent of a current student at Gardner Street Elementary School, and all nominations must be seconded by one of the following: a parent of a current student who has attended at least (2) monthly FoG meetings or volunteered at (2) fundraising events during the academic year in which the elections are held, a former or current Board member, the current school Principal or school faculty member.
Nominations may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org up to 24hours prior to the election day or in person at the election meeting prior to elections starting.
Nominees will offer a two-minute statement during this meeting introducing themselves to the parental body in attendance and expressing their reasons for seeking the position. Should any nominees be interested in serving together with another nominee as Co-Chairs or Co-Vice-Chairs, they should express such a desire prior to the vote and request permission from the board to be presented as a single ticket.
Directors will be elected based on the highest number of votes cast for each position. Each Director so elected shall serve a two-year term beginning on the first day of the next fiscal year and shall hold office until the expiration of the term or until that Director’s earlier resignation or removal in accordance with these Bylaws and California Nonprofit Corporation Law. Each Director must have at least (1) student enrolled at Gardner Street Elementary School for the entire duration of the two-year term.
The Chair (also known as the President and Executive Director) shall convene and preside all regularly scheduled Board and public meetings (or arrange for other members to preside in the following order: vice-chair, secretary, treasurer) and shall form and dissolve committees and supervise committees and committee members. The Chair will also oversee contracting service providers for curricular programs and enrichment activities of interest to the school community and serve as the point of contact with all providers.
The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in case of the Chair’s absence and shall chair committees on special subjects as designated by the Board.
The Secretary shall be responsible for taking minutes at all Board and public meetings and making them available to all Board members and the public upon request. The Secretary will also work with the Treasurer to file all forms and notices required by the state and federal governments to maintain the tax-exempt status of Friends of Gardner. The Secretary shall maintain FoG’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation and make them available to the public upon request.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining all FoG’s financial records in accordance with IRS guidelines for tax exempt corporations. The Treasurer will track the corporation’s budget and prepare financial reports for regular meetings. The treasurer will also chair the finance committee, help develop fundraising budgets and make financial information available to Board members and the public upon request. The Treasurer will also work with the Secretary to file all forms and notices required by the state and federal governments to maintain the tax-exempt status of Friends of Gardner.
Want be be involved but can't attend the meeting or have questions regarding the upcoming elections? Email email@example.com and let us know!