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 Estella Vallejo, Peoria Heights, IL; Dr. Veronica Jordan, Boston, MA; and Ruth McGregor, Phoenix, AZ, expire in 2018. Ms. Vallejo serves as chairman of the board and also is a member of the investment and audit committees. Dr. Jordan is the vice chair of the board and serves on the governance and compensation committees. Ms. McGregor is chair of the governance committee and serves on the investment committee.
The governance committee will select a slate of candidates to be submitted to the adult beneficial members for election. The 2018 nominating committee will consist of Patricia Jones, Minneapolis, MN; Julie Bauer, West Orange, NJ; Marla Glabe, Northbrook, IL; and Chris Seistrup, Mesa, AZ.
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/how-we-are-different/leadership-and-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: