Save The Date
MAP Quarterly Full Board Meeting
THURSDAY, March 19th, 2015
The Maine Military Museum
50 Peary Terrace, South Portland
Lunch Follows Meeting at Easy Day Bowling
725 Broadway, South Portland
Regular Election of Executive Board Officers (2nd/3rd/4th Vice Presidents)
2014 Annual Financial Report
Office Expansion Update
Business Items for Full Board Discussion
Other business as brought by the board or TBA
There will be a raffle prize drawing for those board representatives who attend
Election of 2nd /3rd /4th Vice Presidents (Formerly Northern, Southern and At-large Vice Presidents)
(Positions expiring in March of 2015 currently held by: Tracey Higley (Rumford PD), Larry Morrill (Bangor PD) and Amy Gagne (Sanford PD).
Nominations for these executive board positions will be accepted from the floor on the day of the meeting. Members interested in running for an open position must be present at this meeting to accept nominations and participate in the voting. The elected member(s) commit to attending all meetings and executing the tasks of the executive and full boards. If any member has questions about an executive board position, they can the contact the MAP Office at 767-2558. The Vice President’s Position description is listed below.
From the MAP State Bylaws:
IV. EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Board of Directors shall elect, from the individual membership, by secret ballot, an Executive Board, which shall consist of a President, four (4) Vice Presidents ( first, second, third and fourth - title does not reflect higher rank) and a Secretary/Treasurer. The Executive Board members shall receive a stipend as set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Board will govern the conduct of the affairs of MAP except as expressly reserved to the Board of Directors as provided herein or under law. The term of office for these positions will be for two (2) years, which shall be served in its entirety, absent resignation, or removal pursuant to Article X below. At the discretion of the Executive Board, absence from six (6) Executive Board meetings during a one-year period will be deemed hereunder to be a resignation by that officeholder. The Executive Board will appoint members of all committees including but not limited to the Appeals Committee. In addition to other expenditures as authorized by these bylaws, the Executive Board will have authority to spend up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) without authority from the Board of Directors. A quorum for meetings will be three or more members.
The Executive Board shall manage the MAP Charities program and will represent the best interest of the program in its goals and shall have the authority to vote on the disbursement of funds from the charities account when appropriate.
X. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The officers of the Association shall consist of the President, four (4) Vice-Presidents (first, second, third and fourth), and the Secretary/Treasurer, which shall comprise the Executive Board, all of whom shall be elected by and from the Board of Directors for two (2) year terms. The President, the first Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer will be elected in even numbered years; the remaining Vice- Presidents be elected in odd numbered years. In the event of a tie vote in an election, other than for President, the President shall determine whom among the candidates will serve the term.
The nomination and election of officers shall be held annually during the month of March to fill expired terms of current office holders.
Any officer elected by the Board of Directors may be removed by two thirds vote of the Board of Directors, by secret ballot, at any meeting at which a quorum of the Board of Directors are present. Such a removal can be carried out, whenever, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, the best interest of MAP would be served by the removal.
MAP Executive Board Position Descriptions: Duties and Responsibilities
DUTIES OF VICE-PRESIDENTS
In the absence of the President, he or she may appoint a Vice-President to preside at meetings.
Vice-Presidents shall perform their duties as members of the Executive Board and as otherwise authorized herein or by the Board of Directors.
January 6th, 2015
To All MAP Chapters
2015 Dues Increase In Effect as of 01/01/2015
A dues increase of $1.00 per week as approved by the full board of directors at their meeting on June 26th, 2014 in South Portland is now in effect..
Please ensure that your member have filled out their dues authorization sheet and they have been submitted for processing by your HR/Payroll reperesentative.
Download Dues Authorizaton Sheet HERE:
Thank you for your support of the work that is being done every day on behalf of MAP’s members throughout the state. Your support, both fraternally and through your dues keeps our organization strong and it is greatly appreciated.