THIS THURSDAY: Annual Membership Meeting

and nomination of officers for election to all Executive Board seats

time: 12:30 pm
date: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
location: Colonie Town Library

The Guild will hold its annual membership meeting September 12 at the library. This year, all seven seats on the Executive Board are up for election, and nominations will be made at the meeting or can be done via petition.

The positions are: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chief Steward and the First, Second and Third Vice Presidents.

Members must be in good standing to run for office and to attend the nomination meeting. If you want to check your standing, contact the Guild office at 518-466-8700 or by email at

If there is only one nomination for any office, and the person accepts nomination, the person will be elected at the meeting. If there is more than one candidate for any office, a Local Elections Committee will be appointed and a mail-in ballot election will be held.

Terms are for three years beginning January 1, 2014 except the person elected President would take office immediately after the election. The position of Second Vice President is being vacated because Tim Neff is leaving the newspaper. If there is only candidate to that post, the person will take office effective immediately.

Nominations for any office may be from the floor, by petition or in the form of a slate of candidates. Petitions may be for an individual candidate in which the name of the candidate, his/her Local unit (if applicable), and department worked listed. Such petitions must also contain the names of at least 25 members or 5 percent of the Local’s membership, whichever is greater. Individuals signing a petition must be members in good standing as of September 30 preceding the election. These petitions must be filed with the local Secretary at the membership meeting. The secretary shall notify all candidates of their nomination and shall receive from them a written notice of their willingness to serve.

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