April 18, 2014

Three Contested Elections April 19!

Don't Miss the April Meeting!
What: Annual KaCSFFS Officer Elections Meeting
Where: The Writers Place,
3607 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
When: April 19, 2014
Board of Directors Meeting: 5:30 p.m. (open to all members)
Monthly Business Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

It's been a while since we had this many contested elections! Unfortunately, the Communications Officer was moving a household from California to Texas and Kansas City when she otherwise would have been posting an Absentee Ballot, and I apologize!

Thus, the ONLY way to vote is to come in person, and be a dues-paid member!

You still may pay for your membership in person at the meeting, or you may purchase your membership online, using the button at right.  Current President Ty Gephardt will be there with pre-printed membership cards for those who have already paid their membership fees in time to get on the Treasurer's list. He also will have blank cards to fill out, and the laminating machine at the meeting.

And the Nominees Are . . . 
For President of KaCSFFS, April 2014-April 2015: 
Ty Gephardt*, incumbent since 2013
Ken Keller, challenger (founder and previously a Director [when it was called that])

For Secretary of KaCSFFS, April 2014-April 2015:
Ty Gephardt*
Keri O'Brien
*Please note the Bylaws specifically prohibit a person from holding more than one office on the Board of Directors at the same time.  If Ty is elected to one office, he must remove himself from the race for the other office.

For Treasurer of KaCSFFS, April 2014-April 2015:
Cindy Norton, incumbent since 2009
Earline "Cricket" Beebe, (also previously a Treasurer)  

Two other nominees are running unopposed:
For Communications Officer of KaCSFFS, April 2014-April 2015:
Jan S. Gephardt, incumbent since 2011
For Chairperson of ConQuesT 46 (the 2015 convention), to serve on the Board of Directors April 2014-April 2015:
Kristina Hiner, currently vice-chair of the 2014 convention. 

Members, the fate of KaCSFFS is in your hands!
Come vote on Saturday!


  1. Voting is allowed by absentee vote under the club's revised By-Laws adopted several years ago.

  2. This question is addressed in the post above. Unfortunately, the BoD was unable to get an absentee ballot posted in time to meet the Bylaws requirement (Section 2 Item b) that the voting must be held in April. Absentee ballots are mentioned as an option in Section 2 Item d.

    We regret the confusion and the oversight. If for some reason we should not have a quorum present at the April meeting, we'll make an announcement, and DEFINITELY post absentee ballots.

  3. I am not able to attend due to the Easter holiday. I thought there would be absentee ballots so I didn't worry about it. Now I'm all confusticated.