Important news for members about the election of the Royal Neighbors of America Board of Directors.
Outside directors serving on the Royal Neighbors of America Board of Directors are elected by the Society’s adult beneficial membership through mail-in or email ballot. Voting for the outside directors offers members a direct voice in the governance of the Society.
Election process – According to the bylaws of Royal Neighbors of America, an election will be held each year for the members of its board of directors whose terms are expiring. The terms of Julie Bauer, West Orange, New Jersey, and Lisa Kro, Orono, Minnesota, expire in 2020. Ms. Bauer is chair of the investment committee and is a member of the governance committee. Ms. Bauer has served the maximum number of terms allowed under the Bylaws and, as such, is not eligible for re‐election. Ms. Kro chairs the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee. Ms. Kro is eligible for re‐election.
The governance committee, with the exception of any member who is up for re-election, will select a slate of candidates to be submitted to the adult beneficial members for election. The 2020 nominating committee will consist of Patricia Jones, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Justice Ruth McGregor, Phoenix, Arizona; Julie Bauer, West Orange, New Jersey; Estella Vallejo, Peoria Heights, Illinois; and Curt Zeck, Rock Island, Illinois.
Nomination process - Adult beneficial members may nominate and submit a candidate to the Governance Committee. Two hundred (200) or more signatures of adult beneficial members are required to nominate each candidate by this method.
The governance committee will determine whether the candidate meets the required qualifications for inclusion on the ballot in accordance with the bylaws. Further information about candidate nominations and a nomination form also can be found on the Royal Neighbors of America website at www.royalneighbors.org/about-us/bylaws. Instructions for nominating a candidate are included on the nomination form.
Required qualifications - All outside director candidates must meet the following qualifications:
Information on additional qualifications as established by the Society’s Board of Directors is available at www.royalneighbors.org, or by contacting the Royal Neighbors of America Secretary at (800) 627-4762.
Who is not eligible to apply: