Our annual membership meeting was held on December 23, 2008. The purpose of the meeting was to elect our Board of Directors for 2009 and to get feedback on the group from members.
Our by-laws allow for up to eight members of the board. As we had exactly eight group members volunteering, all eight were elected by acclamation. The board members for 2009 are:
When members were asked to comment on the group, Irving took the opportunity to thank the facilitators for keeping the group going though a difficult period, that started during the fall of 2007, during which the group’s continued existence was in question; his sentiment was widely shared by the members present. Thank you, Irving. That the group survived and is thriving is a credit to the members who continued coming and contributing, and the many new members who have since joined. The strength of the group is well reflected by the fact that eight members have volunteered to fill all eight available board positions.
The board will meet on January 13 at 6:30 PM, before the regular support group meeting, to elect officers for 2009, complete paperwork for our annual re-affiliation with the DBSA national organization, and conduct any other business that is presented by members of the board or other group members. Members are welcome to attend and present any issues or ideas they may have to the board.