2017 Election Information

April 21, 2017

Dear MAN members,

It's time again for the annual election of the MAN Board of Directors. This year five candidates signed up by the April 8 deadline and have submitted their paperwork. The eligible candidates are, (in alphabetical order):
Pat Davis | John Hummel | John Kirby | Darlene Ortlieb | Sue Schatz

Please check out the candidates' statements for more information about their backgrounds, potential contributions and visions for MAN.

2017 Candidate Statements

Since there are five candidates and five vacancies on the Board of Directors, it has been decided that instead of conducting a costly mail-in secret ballot, if there are no objections we will instead conduct the election by a vote of acclamation during the annual MAN meeting on June 14.

The candidates will be invited to present their views and to answer questions from MAN members during the regular April and May gallery meetings in the Community Arts Center. An e-blast will be sent out a few days before the meetings to confirm which candidates will be presenting during each meeting.

To summarize:
April 26 and May 24, 5 p.m.: BOD candidates' presentations during the monthly gallery meetings in the Community Arts Center
June 14, 5 p.m.: Annual General Meeting of the MAN Board of Directors in the Community Arts Center with the vote of acclamation of the new board members.All MAN members are welcome and encouraged to attend these meeting.
Please check out the candidates on the MAN website, and try to participate in these meetings of our premier arts organization!
If you have any questions, contact me at natolson@aol.com

Thanks in advance
Jon Olson, Chairman, MAN Election Committee

The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for four Director positions on the Mountain Arts Network Board of Directors to be filled at the June 14, 2017 Annual Meeting. There are currently three incumbent candidates. A Candidate for Director of the MAN Board of Directors must be a "Member in good standing" as defined in Section 4.03 of the current version of the Mountain Arts Network Bylaws dated July 1, 2016.

  • Section 4.03 states: "Those members who have valid physical addresses, paid the required dues, fees, and assessments in accordance with these Bylaws, who support MAN and its mission statement, and who are not suspended shall be members in good standing."

  • Members in good standing who are interested to be a candidate for one of the open Director positions, must submit their names to the Nominating Committee Chairman, Jon Olson, by an email to Jon at natolson@aol.com in order to be placed on the ballot. Deadline for mailed material is April 8, 2017. Please review the following information:

    Election Rules
    Candidate Application
    Candidate Statement Form

    Nomination Deadline: April 08, 2017
    Members in good standing who are interested in being on the MAN Board of Directors must comply with all Election Rules as stated and submit an application to Nominating Committee Chairman, Jon Olson. The committee will send a copy of the Candidate Application and optional "One-Page Statement" to all those who want to be a candidate. There will also be sets of the forms available in the back room of the gallery.

    Forms must be completed and returned by direct mail or to the MAN Gallery by April 08, 2017. Nominees will be vetted for good standing requirements. These forms will include the “Candidate Application”, the optional “One-Page Candidate Statement” and the “Election Rules”.

    To be placed on the ballot, mail your application and optional statement to:

    Mail items to: Direct Delivery Option:
    Mountain Arts Network - Att: Jon Olson
    PO Box 1275
    Lake Arrowhead, CA. 92352
    Application items may be placed in a sealed envelope in Jon Olson's mail slot at the Mountain Arts Gallery in the Lake Arrowhead Village.

    March Meeting Nomination Option: March 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    Nominations will be taken from the floor with prior consent of the nominee, at the March MAN Gallery meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Printed copies of the election forms will be available at that meeting.

    We look forward to hearing from those interested in serving the Mountain Arts Network as a member of the Board of Directors.

  • Candidates may personally campaign focused on the reasons the candidate would like to be a member of the BOD and what they believe they can contribute to the betterment of the Mountain Arts Network.
  • No candidate is allowed to disseminate any information which would negatively reflect on other candidates in any way.
  • No candidate may use any MAN mailing list either email or postal for the purposes of campaigning.
  • One opportunity to share information with the Network will be provided during the month of May. Candidates will be required to submit said information to the Man e-News Editor, John Hummel, at qcctek@gmail.com, prior to April 25, 2017 for inclusion in the May 1, 2017 MAN e-News mailing sent to all network members. These statements should be kept to 250 words.
  • Candidates will be given an opportunity to make a brief campaign speech at the April MAN Gallery meeting on May 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Speeches will be limited to five (5) minutes.
  • Any violation of the above rules will result in the immediate elimination of the candidate from the election process.
  • Ballots will be mailed to all members "in good standing" on May 1, 2017. Ballots must be returned postmarked no later than June 9, 2017 to be included in the election.
  • The results of the election will be announced at the MAN Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.



    Jon Olson
    Nominating Committee Chairman
    Email: Jon Olson