Based on our chapter bylaws, in order to fill the position of vice president before mid-term, our president must appoint a special nominations and elections committee. Our new president, David Hanson, appointed this committee on July 9th. That committee consists of Patti McGuire, treasurer, Chris Lawrence, past president, and myself, Michael Hill, conference chair. Our committee discussed the nomination of Roy Harper and decided that he would be a very suitable candidate. The second thing required in our bylaws is to publish the nomination at least 15 days prior to the election. This article serves that purpose both on our website and in the newsletter. The third thing required is to receive at the chapter meeting any additional nominating petitions as may be rendered and signed by the number of members required in Article VI, Section 3. We would welcome any additional nominations. The fourth thing required is to conduct a vote of the membership at the chapter meeting if there is a quorum. We will take this vote by Webex poll as allowed by Society during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lastly, if voted in favor, Roy Harper would assume office immediately.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like assistance with the requirements of submitting an additional nominating petition. Here is a link to the current bylaws found on our website:
Here is also a description and bio of Roy Harper for your review before the election:
Roy has served as our Southern Oregon Chapter secretary for the last two years, and he has done an excellent job keeping all of our chapter documentation in order, including the chapter meeting minutes.
Roy is also completing his bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health and working in the construction industry. Upon completion of his degree, Roy is looking forward to working full-time in safety and health management. Formerly, he served as the facilities site supervisor for seven elementary schools within the Medford School District. Roy is passionate about safety and is determined to effect change through education and demonstration.He loves working alongside safety teams to help develop safety solutions and support engagement in safety programs. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, camping, fishing, hunting, and sometimes being still, while listening to the quiet.
Please join us in supporting Roy Harper’s nomination for the position of chapter vice president.
Michael Hill, Conference Chair, and Special Nomination and Elections Committee Member