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Nominations for the 2014 GAGB Chairman are now closed.

 

The two candidates standing in the 2013/2014 Chairman elections are (in alphabetical order):

 


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  • Maple Leaf
  • Puzbie

The candidates' CV/Manifestos will be posted in the GAGB forums (here) and will be locked once the text for both candidates has been received.

 

There is a discussion and Q&A forum (GAGB forum) for the candidates here where GAGB members may ask questions of the candidates and read the candidates' responses.

 

The election of the Chairman will be by SurveyMonkey.com e-mail ballot between Friday 01/11/13 and Tuesday 5/11/13 and will be run by Ladybug Kids (Michael Malvick), Independent Returning Officer. If you have changed your e-mail address during the past year, please follow the instructions in this post. This is important because the only way to open a ballot to vote is to click on the unique link in the e-mail that will be sent to you.

 

Per the GAGB Constitution, only GAGB members as of 1 October 2013 are eligible to vote.

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The voting period for 2013/2014 GAGB Chairman position is now open.

 

All GAGB members (forums/website) should have received an email ballot overnight (from ladybugs via surveymonkey.com).

 

If you haven't then please follow instructions in the GAGB forums.

 

Thanks

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As Returning Officer and on behalf of the GAGB Committee, after 464 ballots were cast, the results are:

 

1. Jen Harley, aka Maple Leaf, 65.7%, 304 votes

2. Dominic Lloyd, aka Puzbie, 34.3%, 159 votes

3. 1 blank ballot

 

A pdf copy of the SurveyMonkey report will be attached to this post in the GAGB forums later today.

 

The next round of nominations and voting will be for the 2013/14 Committee members. Nominations for the Committee will be accepted in the GAGB forums at http://gagb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53. Watch for announcements there and in your inbox when the process begins later this month.

 

In advance of the next ballot cycle, please log into your GAGB forum account and verify your e-mail address is current.

 

At your service,

 

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

2013/14 GAGB Returning Officer

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The nomination period for 2013/2014 committee has now closed.

 

There were 14 nominations but only 13 were accepted.

 

Therefore, the candidates standing for the 8 committee positions are (in alphabetical order):

 


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  • *Geocass* (Cass Flowers)
  • abiherts (Abigail Hamilton-Thompson)
  • AngoranBob (Colin Thurlbourn)
  • Cache on Wheels (Heather Bull)
  • countrymatters (Terry Marsh)
  • daddyanddude (Dax Wood)
  • Fudgeman (Andy Packer)
  • JackieC (Jackie Catterall)
  • mollyak (Lilian Maund)
  • Poole_Man (Paul Weaver)
  • Richlay (Richard Lay)
  • Sharant (Sharon Reid)
  • ukcachemag (Adam Redshaw)

 

The candidates' CV/Manifestos will be posted in the GAGB forums click here.

 

There is a discussion and Q&A forum for the candidates here where GAGB members may ask questions of the candidates and read the candidates' responses.

 

The election of the 8 Committee places will be by SurveyMonkey.com e-mail ballot between Friday 22/11/13 and Saturday 30/11/13 and will be run by Ladybug Kids (Michael Malvick), Independent Returning Officer.

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The 2014 GAGB Committtee Ballot is loaded into Surveymonkey and set to be e-mailed out shortly after midnight, tonight (0015 on 22 November).

 

The header of the e-mail will read:

"ladybugs at geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com" <member at surveymonkey.com>

("at" replaces "@" in the above to keep the text from appearing as links)

 

so if you don't receive a ballot and you were a member of record as of 1 October, please check you Junk/Spam folders/filters.

 

If you still can't find your ballot, send me an e-mail at ladybugs@geocachealaska.org from your GAGB e-mail address of record and I'll send you a fresh ballot.

 

Voting will be available through midnight, Saturday, 30 November.

 

Regards,

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

GAGB Returning Officer

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As Returning Officer and on behalf of the GAGB Committee, after 382 ballots were cast, the results of the 2013/14 GAGB Committee Election are:

 

Name/geoname, number of votes

 

1. Cass Flowers/*geocass* 235

2. Lilian Maund/Mollyjak 210

3. Heather Bull/Cache on Wheels 201

4. Terry Marsh/countrymatters 193

5. Jackie Catterall/JackieC 173

6. Adam Redshaw/ukcachemag 157

7. Richard Lay/RichLay 156

8. Dax Wood/daddyanddude 144

 

9. Sharon Reid/Sharant 133

10. Andy Packer/Fudgeman 129

11. Abigail Hamilton-Thompson/Abiherts 65

12. Colin Thurlbourn/AngoranBob 60

13. Paul Weaver/Poole_Man 57

Two (2) blank ballots.

 

The top eight vote recipients will serve on the 2014 GAGB Committee.

 

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who stood to serve on the Committee.

 

A pdf copy of the SurveyMonkey report is attached to this post.

 

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

 

At your service,

 

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

2013/14 GAGB Returning Officer

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The GAGB committee elections are held annually in November.

 

These are the dates for the 2014/2015 GAGB Executive Committee elections

 

Cut off date for being a GAGB member and able to stand, nominate or vote: Wednesday 1st October 2014 (Constitution - section E2)

 

Chairman elections

 

Nominations for Chairman open: Sat 18th October 2014

Close of nominations for Chairman: Fri 24th October 2014

Election for Chairman: Sat 1st – Thurs 6th November 2014

 

Committee elections

 

Nominations for Committee open: Sat 8th November 2014

Close of nominations for Committee: Fri 14th November 2014

Election of Committee: Sat 22nd – Fri 28th November 2014

 

Ladybug Kids (Michael Malvick) from Alaska has kindly agreed to serve as our Independent Returning Officer.

 

Details will be posted in the GAGB forum nearer the time, but for more information about the elections please see Seeker issue 22 and the Constitution - section N

 

A list of the current committee can be found on the GAGB website and on the inside cover of Seeker magazine.

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We need some help in finding out the cause and extent of our problems in emailing members. We would please ask that as many members as possible, that believe they should receive emails from us please help us by completing a very quick poll in our forums.

We need to understand how many people have not been receiving emails from us and then from those that aren't, which email provider they use and when they stopped receiving emails from us.

The issue WILL NOT STOP people from receiving their vote in the forthcoming elections.

We are using the forums for this piece of work to keep the responses in one place and easy to use.

Thank you for your patience and support with this one.

http://gagb.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=5466

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Nominations for the 2014/2015 GAGB Committee are now being accepted in this thread of the GAGB Forums.

 

Nominations will be accepted Saturday-Friday, 8-14 November 2014. The Election of the Committee will be held during Saturday-Friday, 22-28 November 2014.

 

Regards,

 

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

GAGB Returning Officer

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Nominations for the GAGB 2014/2015 are closed and the candidates' manifestos are posted here in the GAGB forums.

 

Candidate questions and answers are also being hosted on that Board.

 

The election will be managed electronically using SurveyMonkey during Saturday 22nd Friday 28th November 2014.

 

Cheers,

 

Michael Malvick

GAGB Returning Officer

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The ballots for the 2014/15 Committee Election were sent via SurveyMonkey a short time ago to all GAGB members of record as of 1st October 2014.

 

Before you open your ballot, you may visit a special “GAGB Elections” board in the GAGB forums at http://gagb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53 to read the candidates' responses to questions posed to them. You are also encouraged to reread the candidate manifestos because one was been updated since the original posting following discovery of omitted material due to a copy and paste error.

 

Each ballot is tied to an e-mail address, so please do not forward the ballot e-mail to anyone else. Only one vote per ballot is allowed by SurveyMonkey.

 

The ballot "From" line reads: "ladybugs at geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com" <member at surveymonkey.com>" (replace the "at" with an "@" and delete the spaces on both sides of "at")

 

The ballot "Subject" line reads: "Please Vote: 2014/15 GAGB Committee Ballot Notification"

 

The above two line of information should be helpful in locating your ballot in spam folders should you not receive the ballot in your inbox.

 

The poll will be open until midnight, GMT, Friday, 28 November, 2013.

 

Thank you for your participation!

 

At your service,

 

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

GAGB Returning Officer

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With just 4.5 hours to left for voting, the tally is up to 391 ballots completed.

 

Will 400 be reached?

 

I will endeavor to have results posted in the GAGB Forums no later than 0300 GMT, Saturday, 29 November. I have personal commitments today that most likely will keep me from posting earlier.

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Due to the previous problems we had that some GAGB members were not receiving emails from the GAGB e.g. Seeker magazine (the last issue was January 2015) and some being marked as Spam by some ISPs, we would like to update our membership database.

 

We therefore request that all GAGB members (website/forum) login to the recently upgraded forums and check that the email address listed is a valid one. Also, check that you have ticked the box to receive Admin emails (General settings).

 

Information and screen shots in the GAGB forum

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The GAGB Executive Committee elections are held annually in November.

 

All GAGB (forum) members prior to 1st October 2015 are eligible, and encouraged, to participate (stand, nominate or vote).

 

There shall be two elections, first for the position of Chairman and then for the eight Committee Member posts.

 

Nominations may be made in the relevant thread in the GAGB forum during the advertised nomination period. Each nomination must be seconded and accepted by the nominee within that same period in order to be valid. Nominee manifestos will then be posted in the GAGB forums and on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

 

The dates are:

Chairman elections

 

Nominations for Chairman open: Weds 21st October 2015

Close of nominations for Chairman: Sat 24th October 2015

Election for Chairman: Sun 1st – Weds 4th November 2015

 

Committee elections

Nominations for Committee open: Fri 6th November 2015

Close of nominations for Committee: Mon 9th November 2015

Election of Committee: Tues 17th – Sun 22nd November 2015

 

Where nominations exceed vacancies, election shall be by ballot and will be run by Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), who is returning as our Independent Returning Officer for the 6th year.

 

SurveyMonkey.com will again generate the ballot. This streamlines ballot counting and adds a layer of confidentiality between the Returning Officer and those who vote. You will be sent an e-mail with a unique link to the ballot, so please make sure your e-mail address on the GAGB forum (UserCP) is current.

 

Ladybug Kids will make an announcement in the GAGB forums after the e-mails have gone out so you can check your spam filter, etc., in case you don't receive the link to the ballot.

 

Details will be posted in the GAGB forum, but for more information about the elections please see Seeker issue 26 (due out in October) and the Constitution - section N

 

A list of the current committee can be found on the GAGB website and on the inside cover of Seeker magazine.

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2015/2016 GAGB Chairman Nominations are now closed.

 

Sharon Reid/Sharant was the only candidate to be nominated for GAGB Chairman and she accepted the nomination.

 

Because Sharon is standing unopposed, the election for Chairman will not go to ballot.

 

Stay tuned for news in this thread regarding the nominations for the 2015/2016 GAGB Committee, which will open on Friday, 6 November.

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GAGB Survey (December 2015)

 

As a member of GAGB, you expect the committee and me to represent you and organise things to meet your needs. Please help me to understand what you (as members) want from the GAGB.

 

To thank you for your time and suggestions, all GAGB members who complete the survey before 7th December can be entered in a prize draw to win £15 credit in our online store - just enter your details on the final page to enter.

 

Sharon (Chair, GAGB) - chair@gagb.org.uk

 

Click here to start survey (Please share this link with your caching friends)

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The GAGB Executive Committee elections are held annually in November.

 

All GAGB (forum) members prior to 1st October 2016 are eligible, and encouraged, to participate (stand, nominate or vote).

 

There shall be two elections, first for the position of Chairman and then for the eight Committee Member posts.

 

Nominations may be made in the relevant thread in the GAGB forum during the advertised nomination period. Each nomination must be seconded and accepted by the nominee within that same period in order to be valid. Nominee manifestos will then be posted in the GAGB forums and on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

 

The dates are:

 

Chairman elections

 

Nominations for Chairman open: Weds 26th October 2016

Close of nominations for Chairman: Sat 29th October 2016

Election for Chairman: Sun 6th – Weds 9th November 2016

 

Committee elections

 

Nominations for Committee open: Fri 11th November 2016

Close of nominations for Committee: Mon 14th November 2016

Election of Committee: Tues 22nd – Sun 27th November 2016

 

Where nominations exceed vacancies, election shall be by ballot and will be run by Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), who is returning as our Independent Returning Officer for the 7th year.

 

Mike is currently serving as Treasurer of GeocacheAlaska!, the non-profit geocaching organization for the state of Alaska that fosters geocacher education and land manager advocacy. He is also a Volunteer Reviewer for Groundspeak, reviewing caches for Alaska and Hawaii as Greatland Reviewer and EarthCaches for Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere as needed as GeoawareUSA4. He has also in the past reviewed EarthCaches in the UK.

 

SurveyMonkey.com will again generate the ballot. This streamlines ballot counting and adds a layer of confidentiality between the Returning Officer and those who vote. You will be sent an e-mail with a unique link to the ballot, so please make sure your e-mail address on the GAGB forum (UserCP) is current.

 

Ladybug Kids will make an announcement in the GAGB forums after the e-mails have gone out so you can check your spam filter, etc., in case you don't receive the link to the ballot.

 

Details will be posted in the GAGB forum, but for more information about the elections please see the next issue of Seeker magazine (#30) (due out in October 2016) and the Constitution - section N

 

A list of the current committee can be found on the GAGB website and on the inside cover of Seeker magazine.

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Hello GAGB Members:

 

The nomination period for the position of GAGB Chair for 2016/2017 is now open. Nominations will be accepted from Wednesday 26th through to Saturday, 29th October 2016.

All GAGB members who joined before 1st October 2016, are eligible to nominate another member or second a nomination. Members who have been nominated and seconded are asked to accept or decline their nomination in this thread.

This thread will be closed at the end of the nominations period and anyone who has not been seconded and accepted during this period will not be considered as a candidate for election.

 

The Election for Chair will be held during Sunday 6th to Wednesday 9th November 2016.

Candidates for the Chair position are requested to send their manifesto, photo (passport style), and geocaching avatar (if they have one) to me, Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), GAGB Independent Returning Officer (ladybugs@geocachealaska.org) by midnight, Sunday, 30th October 2016.

After the nomination period has closed nominee manifestos, photos, and avatars will be posted in a locked Candidates for 2016/2017 Chair Elections thread as well as on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

A Chair Candidates (2016/2017) - Q&A thread will be opened during the week leading up to the election where Members may ask the Candidates about their GAGB goals.

More information about the annual elections can be found in the GAGB Constitution (Section N) and Seeker Issue 30

In the meantime, it is important that you work with your internet service provider (ISP) to white list e-mails coming from the gagb.org.uk, gagb.co.uk, geocachealaska.org and surveymonkey.com domains so you receive election news and ballots.

At your service,

Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids

GAGB Returning Officer

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2016/2017 GAGB Chairman Nominations are now closed.

 

Sharon Reid/Sharant was the only candidate to be nominated and seconded for GAGB Chairman and she accepted the nomination.

 

Because Sharon is standing unopposed, the election for Chairman will not go to ballot.

 

Stay tuned for news in a new thread regarding the nominations for the 2016/2017 GAGB Committee, which will open on Friday, 11 November.

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Hello GAGB Members:

 

Nominations for GAGB Committee for 2016/2017 will be accepted Friday-Monday, 11-14 November 2016.

All GAGB members who joined before 1 October 2016 are eligible to nominate another member or second a nomination. Members who have been nominated and seconded are asked to accept or decline their nomination in this thread in the GAGB Forums.

 

The thread will be closed at the end of the nominations period and anyone who has not been seconded and accepted during this period will not be considered as a candidate for election.

 

The Election for the Committee will be held during Tuesday-Sunday, 22-27, November 2016.

 

Candidates for the Committee are requested to send their manifesto, photo (passport style, I can crop the photo for you if you need help) and geocaching avatar (if you have one) to me, Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), GAGB Independent Returning Officer (ladybugs@geocachealaska.org) by midnight, Tuesday, 15 November 2016.

 

After the nomination period has closed, nominee manifestos, photos, and avatars will be posted in a locked Candidates for 2016/2017 Committee Elections thread as well as on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

 

A Committee Candidates(2016/2017) - Q&A thread will be open during the week leading up to the election where Members may ask the Candidates about their GAGB goals.

 

More information about the annual elections can be found in the GAGB Constitution (Section N) and Seeker Issue 30.

 

In the meantime, it is important that you work with your internet service provider (ISP) to white list e-mails coming from the gagb.org.uk, geocachealaska.org and surveymonkey.com domains so you receive election news and ballots.

 

At your service,

 

Michael Malvick/LadybugKids

GAGB Returning Officer

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2017/2018 GAGB Executive Committee Elections

All GAGB (forum) members prior to 1st October 2017 are eligible, and encouraged, to participate (stand, nominate or vote).

There shall be two elections, first for the position of Chairman and then for the eight Committee Member posts.

Nominations may be made in the relevant thread in this forum during the advertised nomination period. Each nomination must be seconded and accepted by the nominee within that same period in order to be valid. Nominee manifestos will then be posted in the GAGB forums and on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

Cut off date for being a GAGB member and able to stand, nominate or vote: Saturday 1st October 2017 (Constitution - section E2)

Chairman Elections
Nominations for Chairman open: Mon 23rd October 2017
Close of nominations for Chairman: Thurs 26th October 2017 (4 days)
Election for Chairman: Fri 3rd – Mon 6th November 2017 (4 days)

Committee Elections
Nominations for Committee open: Thurs 9th November 2017
Close of nominations for Committee: Mon 13th November 2017 (5 days)
Election of Committee: Tues 21st – Sun 26th November 2017 (6 days)

Where nominations exceed vacancies, election shall be by ballot and will be run by Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), who is returning as our Independent Returning Officer for the 8th year.


Mike is a Volunteer Reviewer for Groundspeak, reviewing caches for Alaska and Hawaii as Greatland Reviewer and EarthCaches for Alaska, Hawaii and Territories of the United States, as well as Greece as GeoawareUSA4. He has also in the past reviewed EarthCaches in the UK.

SurveyMonkey.com will again generate the ballot. This streamlines ballot counting and adds a layer of confidentiality between the Returning Officer and those who vote. You will be sent an e-mail with a unique link to the ballot, so please make sure your e-mail address on the GAGB forum (UserCP) is current.

Ladybug Kids will make an announcement in this GAGB forum after the e-mails have gone out so you can check your spam filter, etc., in case you don't receive the link to the ballot.

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Hello GAGB Members:

The nomination period for the position of GAGB Chair for 2017/2018 is now open at here. Nominations will be accepted from Monday 23rd October through to Thursday, 26th October 2017.

All GAGB members who joined before 1st October 2017, are eligible to nominate another member or second a nomination. Members who have been nominated and seconded are asked to accept or decline their nomination in this thread. 

This thread will be closed at the end of the nominations period and anyone who has not been seconded and accepted during this period will not be considered as a candidate for election.

The Election for Chair will be held during Friday 3rd
 November to Monday 6th November 2017. 

Candidates for the Chair position are requested to send their manifesto, photo (passport style), and geocaching avatar (if they have one) to Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), GAGB Independent Returning Officer (ladybugs@geocachealaska.org), by midnight, Friday, 27th October 2017.

After the nomination period has closed nominee manifestos, photos, and avatars will be posted in a locked ‘Candidates for 2017/2018 Chair Elections’ thread as well as on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

A ‘Chair Candidates (2017/2018) - Q&A’ thread will be opened during the week leading up to the election where members may ask the candidates about their GAGB goals.

More information about the annual elections can be found in the GAGB Constitution (Section N)

In the meantime, it is important that you work with your internet service provider (ISP) to white list e-mails coming from the gagb.org.uk, gagb.co.uk, geocachealaska.org and surveymonkey.com domains so you receive election news and ballots.

At your service,

GAGB Committee

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Hello GAGB Members:

The nomination period for the position of GAGB Committee for 2017/2018 is now open at here.   Nominations for GAGB Committee for 2017/2018 will be accepted Thursday-Monday, 9-13 November 2017.

All GAGB members who joined before 1 October 2017 are eligible to nominate another member or second a nomination. Members who have been nominated and seconded are asked to accept or decline their nomination in this thread.

This thread will be closed at the end of the nominations period and anyone who has not been seconded and accepted during this period will not be considered as a candidate for election.

The Election for the Committee will be held during Tuesday-Sunday, 21-26 November 2017. 

Candidates for the Committee are requested to send their manifesto, photo (passport style, I can crop the photo for you if you need help) and geocaching avatar (if you have one) to me, Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), GAGB Independent Returning Officer (
ladybugs@geocachealaska.org ) by midnight, Tuesday, 14 November 2017.

After the nomination period closes, nominee manifestos, photos, and avatars will be posted in a locked ‘Candidates for 2017/2018 Committee Elections' thread as well as on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they will bring to the Committee if elected.

A ‘Committee Candidates (2017/2018) - Q&A’ thread will be open during the week leading up to the election where Members may ask the Candidates about their GAGB goals.

More information about the annual elections can be found in the
GAGB Constitution (Section N).

In the meantime, it is important that you work with your internet service provider (ISP) and set your e-mail filters to white list e-mails coming from the gagb.org.uk, geocachealaska.org and surveymonkey.com domains so you receive election news and ballots.

At your service,

GAGB Committee

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Hello GAGB Members:

 

Balloting for the 2019-2020 GAGB Executive Committee election is currently under way.  Ballots may be cast until midnight, Sunday, 24 November 2019.

 

Full details about the election may be found in the GAGB Forums here.

 

If you are a member of GAGB, you should have received an electronic Survey Monkey ballot in your e-mail.   Please check your spam folder if you do not see the ballot in your Inbox. The ballot came from "ladybugs@geocachealaska.org via SurveyMonkey <member@surveymonkeyuser.com>" with the subject line "Ballot for GAGB 2019-2020 Committee Election."

 

If you do not find your ballot, please contact me at ladybugs@geocachealaska.org with "GAGB Election" in the subject line.

 

Regards,

 

Mike/Ladybug Kids

GAGB Returning Officer

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