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The GAGB elections for 2011 will follow these dates:

 

Cut off date for being GAGB member and able to vote: Friday 14/10/11

 

nominations for chairman open : Sun 16/10/11

close of nominations for chairman: Sun 23/10/11

election for chairman: Tuesday 1/11/11 – Sat 5/11/11

 

nominations for committee open: Sun 6/11/11

close of nominations: Sun 13/11/11

election of committee: Tuesday 22/11/11 – Sat 26/11/11

 

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The results of the voting in the Chairman Election are as follows

 

The Wombles ~ Dave Edwards 65 votes

Sven 4 votes

 

Therefore The Wombles ~ Dave Edwards is duley elected for the ensuing year.

 

The relevant thread can be seen

HERE

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Nominations for the committee members are now open and the relevant threads can be found as below:

Nominations

Comments/Discussions

CV's/Manifesto's

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Several years ago GAGB was asked to enable non-members to join our forums and therefore to post without becoming GAGB members. This was agreed and resulted in two databases, one recording GAGB membership and another recording forum membership.

 

The use of two databases has resulted in confusion (for example people don’t understand why they can’t vote as GAGB members even though they are forum members if they haven't joined both, and sometimes the incorrect status is shown in forums) and results in an ongoing maintenance overhead to keep records correct.

 

We are now considering moving back to a single database and therefore only allowing members to post in GAGB forums, although our General Forums would remain accessible for all to read. It is interesting to note that GAGB facebook group now has over 500 members and is a very active group. We now invite members to comment on this proposal and vote in this thread.

 

This poll will run for two weeks.

 

Members can view the poll here

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Several years ago GAGB was asked to enable non-members to join our forums and therefore to post without becoming GAGB members. This was agreed and resulted in two databases, one recording GAGB membership and another recording forum membership.

 

The use of two databases has resulted in confusion (for example people don’t understand why they can’t vote as GAGB members even though they are forum members if they haven't joined both, and sometimes the incorrect status is shown in forums) and results in an ongoing maintenance overhead to keep records correct.

 

We are now considering moving back to a single database and therefore only allowing members to post in GAGB forums, although our General Forums would remain accessible for all to read. It is interesting to note that GAGB facebook group now has over 500 members and is a very active group. We now invite members to comment on this proposal and vote in this thread.

 

This poll will run for two weeks.

 

Members can view the poll here

 

We recently polled our members on this subject and they voted 136-6 to move to a single database which has now been ratified by the committee. People who are currently Forum Members and not GAGB members (as shown in their forum title or in their profile) will have their accounts locked unless they change to GAGB members before the 1st June 2012. This can be done by contacting upgrade@gagb.org.uk People who do not become GAGB members will still be able to read our public forums as a guest and their previous posts will still be recorded.

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This is the official announcement of elections for Chairman and committee for the year 2012-2013.

 

Cut off date for being GAGB member and able to vote: Monday 1/10/12

 

Nominations for chairman open: Wed 17/10/12

Close of nominations for chairman: Weds 24/10/12

Election for chairman: Thurs 1/11/12 – Tues 6/11/12

 

Nominations for committee open: Thurs 8/11/12

Close of nominations: Thurs 15/11/12

Election of committee: Fri 23/11/12 – Thurs 29/11/12

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Please can you tell me why the following was added to my event listing.

 

Event added to the GAGB Events calendar.

 

Also a reminder that the GAGB elections (www.gagb.org.uk) are coming up soon – you need to be a GAGB member before 1st October (or contact the webmaster if you were previously a forum user but didn’t upgrade to a full member earlier this year) and nominate/vote for the committee you want to support you.

 

I find it most uncouth and the hight of bad manners to hijack someone elses event listing just to promote your own cause, especially when I am not a member of GAGB, nor did I ask to be added to your event listing. Would it have hurt to have asked before hand if you could promote your cause on other people's listings, or even if they wishged to be included on your event calender.

 

Please remove this event from your calender.

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Please can you tell me why the following was added to my event listing.

 

Event added to the GAGB Events calendar.

 

Also a reminder that the GAGB elections (www.gagb.org.uk) are coming up soon – you need to be a GAGB member before 1st October (or contact the webmaster if you were previously a forum user but didn’t upgrade to a full member earlier this year) and nominate/vote for the committee you want to support you.

 

I find it most uncouth and the hight of bad manners to hijack someone elses event listing just to promote your own cause, especially when I am not a member of GAGB, nor did I ask to be added to your event listing. Would it have hurt to have asked before hand if you could promote your cause on other people's listings, or even if they wishged to be included on your event calender.

 

Please remove this event from your calender.

 

As requested your event has been removed from the GAGB events calendar.

 

Apologies for upsetting you - most cachers are grateful that their are events are publicised to a wider audience. We will try to remember to exclude any future events of yours from the GAGB calendar - but I can only apolgise in advance if any slip through.

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Please can you tell me why the following was added to my event listing.

 

Event added to the GAGB Events calendar.

 

Also a reminder that the GAGB elections (www.gagb.org.uk) are coming up soon – you need to be a GAGB member before 1st October (or contact the webmaster if you were previously a forum user but didn’t upgrade to a full member earlier this year) and nominate/vote for the committee you want to support you.

 

I find it most uncouth and the hight of bad manners to hijack someone elses event listing just to promote your own cause, especially when I am not a member of GAGB, nor did I ask to be added to your event listing. Would it have hurt to have asked before hand if you could promote your cause on other people's listings, or even if they wishged to be included on your event calender.

 

Please remove this event from your calender.

 

As requested your event has been removed from the GAGB events calendar.

 

Apologies for upsetting you - most cachers are grateful that their are events are publicised to a wider audience. We will try to remember to exclude any future events of yours from the GAGB calendar - but I can only apolgise in advance if any slip through.

 

Wider audience? lol always good to have another ten people know it's going on...

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The committee have decided to use an online voting system (Surveymonkey) for this year’s election. Our returning officer uses Surveymonkey for geocachealaska! which enables a personal ballot to be sent to members’ email addresses, IP tracking, automatic counting and timed closure.

 

Each member should have received an email from Surveymonkey to their registered email address during the early hours of 1st November which includes a URL for voting once only. You can’t change your vote later.

 

If you haven’t received your ballet then please check your GAGB registered email address, your ISP spam filter and email client spam filter. If your email address is currently incorrect then please mail ladybugs@geocachealaska.org

 

Voting will close at midnight GMT on 6th November.

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Hello GAGB Member:

 

It has been brought to my attention that some members may not have received their ballot for GAGB Chair.

 

Three e-mails with a link to your ballot have been sent to your e-mail address of record. Please check your home and Internet Service Provider (ISP) spam and junk e-mail folders and filters for an e-mail with the following information:

 

From - ladybugs@geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com

Subject - Please Vote: GAGB 2012/13 Committee Chair

 

The poll closes at midnight GMT, Tuesday, 6 November.

 

For more information, visit the GAGB Forums at: http://gagb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=4774

 

Regards,

 

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

GAGB Returning Officer

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2012/2013 GAGB Chair election results (copied from GAGB Forums - post by Ladybug Kids):

 

As Returning Officer and on behalf of the GAGB Committee, after 548 ballots were cast, the results are:

 

1. Jen Harley, aka Maple Leaf, 66.4%, 364 votes

2. Roderick Parks, aka Sandvika, 33.6%, 184 votes

 

The next round of nominations and voting will be for the 2012/13 Committee members - details to follow.

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Nominations are now open for the committee elections.

 

This is the timetable for committee elections:

 

Cut off date for being a GAGB member and able to vote: 1/10/12

Nominations for committee open: Thurs 8/11/12

Close of nominations: Thurs 15/11/12

Election of committee: Fri 23/11/12 – Thur 29/11/12

 

Any GAGB member can nominate (multiple) candidates, which need to be seconded by a different GAGB member for that nomination to be validated. Full details are in the GAGB public forums

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The 14 candidates standing in the 2012/2013 GAGB committee elections are (in alphabetical order):

 

*geocass*

Bobo Frett (Steve)

Countrymatters

daddyanddude (Dax)

Geocaching Womble

JackieC

keehotee

Mollyjak (Lilian)

northking

sandvika

Team Microdot (Pete)

The Wombles (Dave)

Walker Clan (Andy)

Zomblou

 

To find out more about the candidates or ask any questions, please visit the GAGB forums (click here)

 

The election of committee (8 places available) will take place by email ballot (GAGB Members only) between Friday 23/11/12 and Thur 29/11/12.

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If you are a GAGB member (prior to 1st October) you should have received an email last Sunday telling you about the upcoming elections (from ladybugs@geocachealaska.org). If you didn't receive that email, please check your spam folder ... and also your registered email address on your GAGB UserCP.

 

If your registered email address is wrong, please inform ladybugs@geocachealaska.org

 

 

The 13 candidates standing in the 2012/2013 GAGB committee elections are (in alphabetical order):

 

*geocass*

Bobo Frett (Steve)

Countrymatters

daddyanddude (Dax)

Geocaching Womble

JackieC

Mollyjak (Lilian)

northking

sandvika

Team Microdot (Pete)

The Wombles (Dave)

Walker Clan (Andy)

Zomblou

 

To find out more about the candidates or ask any questions, please visit the GAGB forums (click here)

 

The election of committee (8 places available) will take place by email ballot (GAGB Members only) between Friday 23/11/12 and Thur 29/11/12.

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The below is the content of the e-mail sent Sunday, 18 November 2012, to all GAGB Members of Record as of 1 October 2012:

 

Hello GAGB Member:

 

The GAGB Committee campaign is underway with on-line voting scheduled for Friday 23/11/12 through Thursday 29/11/12.

 

Candidates standing for election are:

 

*geocass*

Bobo Frett (Steve)

Countrymatters

daddyanddude (Dax)

Geocaching Womble

JackieC

Mollyjak (Lilian)

northking (Jeff)

sandvika

Team Microdot (Pete)

The Wombles (Dave)

Walker Clan (Andy)

Zomblou

 

A special “Committee Elections Q&A” board is open in the GAGB forums at http://gagb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53. You may post your questions here for the candidates to answer and read their responses.

 

As with the Committee Chair election, voting will be done online using Surveymonkey.com. You will receive an e-mail from me via SurveyMonkey with a unique ballot link. Do not share this link with anyone as it may be used only once. Click on the link to open the ballot in your web browser and vote for UP to eight candidates.

 

For whitelisting/SPAM/junk mail filtering purposes, the e-mail will have the following appearance:

 

From: ladybugs@geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com member@surveymonkey.com

Subject: Please Vote: 2012/13 GAGB Committee Elections

 

Best regards and at your service,

 

Michael Malvick

GAGB Returning Officer

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The results for the GAGB Committee 2012/2013 elections (post copied from GAGB forums)

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As Returning Officer and on behalf of the GAGB Committee, after 441 ballots were cast, the results of the 2012/13 GAGB Committee Election are:

 

1. *geocass* 266

2. The Wombles (Dave) 266

3. Mollyjak (Lilian) 264

4. northking (Jeff) 223

5. Countrymatters 211

6. Bobo Frett (Steve) 171

7. sandvika 171

8. Walker Clan (Andy) 171

9. JackieC 162

10. Team Microdot (Pete) 147

11. daddyanddude (Dax) 137

12. Geocaching Womble 119

13. Zomblou 112

 

It's been a pleasure serving once again as GAGB Returning Officer.

 

At your service,

 

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

2012/13 GAGB Returning Officer

 

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We would like to thank Ladybug Kids for his help in both the Chair and Committee elections this year.

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The GAGB will be 10 in June this year!

 

To celebrate we are planning a GAGB weekend on 1st and 2nd June – so please keep those dates free.

 

The Committee will be holding their own CITO events around the UK, but we would also like you to join in and are asking for as many of you as possible to organise and host a CITO event that weekend – let's cover the map with CITO icons! logo_cito_notext_50.gif

 

More information will appear in due course in the GAGB forums

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The GAGB will be 10 in June this year!

 

To celebrate we are planning a GAGB weekend on 1st and 2nd June – so please keep those dates free.

 

The Committee will be holding their own CITO events around the UK, but we would also like you to join in and are asking for as many of you as possible to organise and host a CITO event that weekend – let's cover the map with CITO icons! logo_cito_notext_50.gif

 

More information will appear in due course in the GAGB forums

 

More information on the GAGB website/blog (link to page)

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Informed and lobbied? Ur definition appears different to mine.

It's not been on Facebook general geocaching page or regional ones til the last few days.

Informing and lobbying the scant few that visit the official gagb page doesn't really mean the same. Another rod for your own backs so that someone can be walter mitty again.

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These are the dates for the 2013/2014 GAGB Executive Committee elections

 

Cut off date for being a GAGB member and able to stand, nominate or vote: Tuesday 1st October 2013 (Constitution E2)

 

Chairman elections

 

Nominations for Chairman open: Thurs 17th October 2013

Close of nominations for Chairman: Weds 23rd October 2013

Election for Chairman: Fri 1st – Tues 5th November 2013

 

Committee elections

 

Nominations for Committee open: Fri 8th November 2013

Close of nominations for Committee: Thurs 14th November 2013

Election of Committee: Fri 22nd – Sat 30th November 2013

 

Details will be posted nearer the time in the GAGB forums, but for more information about the elections please see Seeker issue 16 and the Constitution – section N

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