2018 Official Ballot


Annual Membership Meeting & Election

Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Polls close Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 4 PM


Every Vote matters, so please vote!

For your vote to count, you must be a member in good standing. A member in good standing is current on dues and fees payments, and has no unresolved complaints on file. Eligibility will be determined by an inspection of member records by office staff in mid-November. That report is privileged sensitive information and will only be available to those counting the votes.

To vote, please follow these instructions:

  • Review the Bylaw changes and vote or the change individually or all together.
    • If you agree or disagree with all of the changes, you can vote just once by checking Accept ALL of Reject ALL. This can save you time.
    • CAUTION: If you choose this option, counters will not count the votes for individual changes.
  • Sign and date the ballot OR the envelope the ballot is within (if you are concerned about privacy).
  • Drop the ballot into the BALLOT BOX at the Squadron OR Mail it, Attention Elections.
  • Ballots must be received before deadline, so allow for delivery time.

Ballots must be received before the polls close on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 4 PM.


If you vote more than once, only the last ballot will be counted.




Additional Ballots can be found:

  • In the Burgee edition mailed to your home
  • At the Squadron Office



Please don’t forget to

sign and date

your ballot or the envelope.


If there are multiple pages,

please staple them together.




Please be aware that the ballot consists of two (2) pages.

All ballots must be received by 4 -PM Wednesday November 28, 2018

Any ballots received after this deadline will NOT be counted.

This ballot is a proxy to conduct the Annual Membership Meeting.


Nominating Committee Recommended Candidates:

Treasurer (1yr Term) Herb Larrabee, Steve McCormack

Secretary (2yr Term) Steve Sabato

Education Director (1yr Term) Raymond Markham

Sailing Director (2yr Term) Bob Neff

Check only one box per office.

Nominating Committee Recommended Candidates
Treasurer Herb Larrabee                 ____

Steve McCormick             ____

Other (write in) ___________
Secretary Steve Sabato                     ____ Joe Pratico         ____

Other (write in) ___________

Education Director


Raymond Markham         ____ Robert Hindle               ____

Other (write in) ___________

Sailing Director


Bob Neff                             ____ Other (write in) ___________



You are voting for Bylaw changes; please go to the next page.

Please don’t forget to sign and date your ballot or the envelope.



Either:   Clearly print Full Member Name here:       _________________________________________________________________________


then Sign:   ___________________________________________________________________   Date: _________________________________________


OR:     Clearly print Full Member Name on an envelope, then sign, date and seal the envelope

(this option preserves the anonymity of your ballot).


This ballot is my proxy to conduct the Annual Membership Meeting

If you should change your mind, you may submit a new ballot.

The most recent ballot will be the only ballot counted.

Be sure to date it and identify it’s a replacement

by writing REPLACEMENT within the signature block!



on the following page (pg 5) are the detailed proposed By Laws

If you wish to read the current Bylaws in their entirety, you may do so at:

Current Bylaws


Restricted to members, you must sign in




EITHER:           Vote for the changes as a complete package


If you prefer to vote for all the Bylaw changes together.

This will nullify any following checked boxes

ð    Accept ALL


ð    Reject ALL



OR:                  Vote on each individual change


Mark Box YES or NO for Implementation/Acceptance of the proposed Bylaw change.





Change Proposal Vote
1 Officers, Directors, Executive Committee ð    YES ð    NO
2 Officers Roles and Responsibilities ð    YES ð    NO










Details of By Laws changes.







Article III – Officers, Directors, Executive Committee

  1. Directors
  1. Conflict of Interest
  1. AnAn Affiliated Organization throughout the Bylaws shall refer to the following organizations: Sarasota Youth Sailing Program and Luffing Lassies.



Appendix I – Table I – Officers


Table I – Officers Roles and Responsibilities
Officer Roles and Responsibilities
Commodore The Commodore shall have command of the Squadron and shall call a meeting of the Board of Directors not less than once each month and special meetings of the Board as provided for in these Bylaws. The Commodore shall appoint an election judge and committee to preside over the election process.







These two changes to the By Laws will allow SYS and Lassie Board members to serve concurrently on the SSS Board. This will also be the case when Sail Sarasota is officially launched later this year or in 2019.

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