“CFWC Keeping Up With The Times"
California Federation of Women's Clubs
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
― Carl Sandburg
The Nominating Committee is composed of a chairman and four members, one from each of the four areas and eight alternates. Our task is to review the paperwork from the candidates, the Club & District recommendations, and the resumes from each candidate wishing to run for an Office on the Executive Committee. This review will take place at the Winter Board Meeting of the election year. The Committee shall consider endorsed candidates, as well as, other qualified members and shall be authorized to seek candidates qualified for each office, considering equal distributions geographically when possible.
Once the candidate’s qualifications have been verified and all requirements have been met, the committee will set up times to personally interview each candidate. All candidates will be notified of their acceptance or rejection prior to the Nominating Committee’s report to the Executive Board. Note: The Bylaws state that all candidates applying that are qualified, must be placed on the Election Ballot. At the Board, the Chairman gives a report to the assembly, stating the names of candidates that have been accepted. The report should be typed and presented to the President and the Recording Secretary showing the names of the committee, the names of the candidates, and the office they are running for. This letter should conclude that the Candidates qualifications are in order and they are qualified to proceed in the election process. The report should be signed by the chairman and dated. All candidates shall be presented prior to the opening of the polls.
Information for Candidates:
• Candidates shall submit a brief paragraph (100 words) of qualifications to be published in Convention Call. No other campaign materials maybe distributed prior to the Convention.
• Campaign materials will be distributed according to the following procedures: ✓ Each candidate may provide a one-page, one-sided, 8-1/2” x 11” qualification sheet on white paper, black print, including: (1) Federation experience, (2) Education, (3) Professional experience, (4) Community involvement pertinent to the office being sought, (5) Photo permitted.
✓ The qualification sheet shall be provided ten days prior to the opening of Convention to the Corresponding Secretary who will have them produced and assembled into candidates’ packets—the cost to be equally divided between the participating candidates. These packets shall be distributed by convention pages to the convention delegates.
✓ Campaign material will be available for distribution by the pages one hour following the close of opening session and cease one hour prior to voting.