Officer Elections & General Club Meeting
April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Parish Hall @ Saint Raphael’s
Social hour starts at 6:30pm and the dinner begins at 7:00pm with a short program following the dinner. Meetings are normally held at the St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church Social Hall on Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach.
The needs of the world and our community can be overwhelming. Here is an opportunity to work with other like-minded people in caring for others through fund-raising and community activities as well as develop new friendships in the world’s largest service club.
Contact Lion Secretary Shelby for details, to RSVP or request to be a speaker: Secretary@FMBLions.com
**Per our club’s official constitution & by-laws, we will hold the official election for the 2019-20120 Lion year at this meeting. The ballot resulting from the nomination meeting will be presented and all active members in good standing will be asked to submit their votes.
By-Laws, ARTICLE II, Elections and Filling Vacancies
Section 6. ELECTION. An election shall be held in April or as determined by the board of directors, at a time and place determined by the board of directors. Notice of the election shall be published by regular post or electronic means or by personal delivery to each member of the club at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior the date of the election. Such notice shall include the names of all nominees approved at the preceding nomination meeting, and, subject to Section 3 above, a statement that these nominees will be voted upon at this election. No nominations may be made from the floor at the election.
Section 7. BALLOT. The election shall be conducted by a secret written ballot by those present and qualified to vote.
Section 8. VOTES REQUIRED. The officer candidate is required to secure a majority of the votes cast by the club members present and voting in order to be declared elected; for purpose of such election, a majority is defined as a number more than one-half of the total valid votes cast excluding blanks and abstentions. If, on the first ballot, and subsequent ballots, no candidate receives a majority, the candidate or tied candidates receiving the lowest number of votes shall be eliminated and balloting shall continue until one candidate receives a majority. In case of a tie on any ballot, balloting shall continue on the tied candidates until one is elected.