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NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws permit members to cast their votes in contested elections and on bylaws amendments via secure, online means, even if they can’t attend the Annual Business Meeting at the Convention & Expo. But to exercise the right, members must have an active email address on file in NCRA’s membership database. This will enable NCRA to keep you informed if a contested election or amendment is coming up for a vote and provide information on how to register and cast your vote online. Members who are eligible to vote will be able to sign on to the secure website and then vote through a private, secure link during the 12-hour voting period.

Please make sure that NCRA has an active email address in the database by July 15. Contact the Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, or update your NCRA account at NCRAsourcebook.com and follow these instructions:

  1. Log in with your Member ID number and password. If you forgot your password, click on the “Forgot/Reset Password” link to follow the instruction prompts.
  2. Select “My NCRA” and then “My Main Profile.”
  3. Make any necessary changes to your email address.
  4. Click “Save” at the bottom of the screen to save your updates.

In order to be able to vote on the amendments, individuals must join NCRA or provide an updated email to NCRA by July 15. Voting will occur in conjunction with the NCRA Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Members may cast their votes regarding Bylaws amendments and on any two-party elections to the Board of Directors via their phones, tablets, or computers. Voting will begin within two hours after the close of the Annual Business Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 8:30–11 a.m. PT. Voting is open for 12 hours.

NCRA 2016 voting results announced

The Annual Business Meeting was held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Chicago Hilton, Chicago, Ill. Members who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to follow the discussions live or review them after the fact via a realtime feed to the Internet.

Three contested elections for officer or board positions and a series of amendments to the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws were presented at the meeting. As provided for in the Bylaws, all NCRA Voting Members were able to vote online. Voting closed at 11:30 p.m. Central time, Aug. 4.  1164 (9.5%) of 12195 electors voted in this ballot.

Congratulations to NCRA’s 2016-17 Board of Directors

Wood advances to Presidency

President-elect Nativa P. Wood, RDR, CMRS, FAPR (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) automatically advances to the office of 2016-17 President.

Sue Terry elected Vice President

Votes cast:

  • Doreen Sutton, RPR (Scottsdale, Ariz.): 492 (44.8%).
  • Sue Terry, RPR, CRR, FAPR (Springfield, Ohio): 606 (55.2%).

Debra A. Dibble elected Secretary-Treasurer

Votes cast:

  • Debra A. Dibble, RDR, CRR, CRC (Salt Lake City, Utah): 747 (69.8%).
  • Michele Melhorn York, RMR (Arlington, Va.): 323 (30.2%).

Christine Phipps elected Director

Votes cast:

  • Christine Phipps, RPR (North Palm Beach, Fla.): 550 (52.6%).
  • Huey Bang, RMR, CRR (Pass Christian, Miss.): 496 (47.4%).

Uncontested elections

Also elected by acclamation at the Annual Business Meeting were:

  • Christine J. Willette, RDR, CRR, CRC (Wausau, Wis.) as President-Elect
  • Kristin M. Anderson, RPR (San Antonio, Texas) to a three-year term as director; and
  • Max Curry, Jr., RPR, CRI (Franklin, Tenn.) to a three-year term as director

Voting results for the 2016 proposed bylaws amendments

To pass, bylaws amendments must receive at least two-thirds (2/3) affirmation by the Voting Members who voted by electronic means. All proposed amendments passed.  The full text of the amendments is available here.

 

Continuing coverage for the 2016 NCRA Convention & Expo

Convention-JCRcom-BoxAdDon’t miss a single piece of news! Explore continuing coverage of the 2016 NCRA Convention & Expo, held Aug. 4-7 in Chicago, with the stories below.

Continuing coverage

Awards and scholarships

Information about voting

Continuing education and certification information

Special events

Convention preparation

More information

 

Don’t miss your chance to vote in this year’s election

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The deadline to join NCRA or provide an updated email to NCRA in order to vote in the 2016 elections is July 15. Learn more about voting here.

Voting begins within two hours after the close of the Annual Business Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 8:30–11 a.m. CT.  Voting is open for 12 hours. The Annual Business Meeting will be live-streamed for members who are unable to attend, and a transcript will be available shortly after the event concludes.

Members can access information about the candidates in contested elections through the NCRA 2016 Election Center. This information includes bios and videos for each candidate. Learn more here.

The NCRA Elections Committee will host a live telephone town hall forum for the upcoming 2016 Board of Directors’ elections on July 14 at 8 p.m. ET. The audio of the town hall will be available shortly after the session concludes. Learn more here.

Note that NCRA uses Constant Contact for email marketing, and opting out of one type of email will result in opting out of all types of emails, including the email that alerts members when voting is open. Contact membership@ncra.org if you are unsure if you’ve opted out of Constant Contact emails.

NCRA Elections Committee to host town hall candidate forum

BoD contested electionsTo assist its members in making an informed decision in the upcoming elections, the NCRA Elections Committee will host a live telephone town hall forum for the upcoming 2016 Board of Directors’ elections on July 14 at 8 p.m. ET.

All candidates running in a contested election will be participating. Members who wish to attend should RSVP at elections@ncra.org in advance to ensure that a sufficient number of phone lines are accessible for call-ins. The town hall will be recorded, and the audio for listening/playback will be available shortly after the session concludes.

The Elections Committee is asking NCRA members to submit questions to the candidates. For more information on how to submit a question to the candidates and the deadline dates, please visit the NCRA Election Center.

NCRA Board candidates’ videos now online

Your vote counts. There are three positions coming up for the election at the August NCRA Annual Business Meeting. The positions are Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and one of the director’s positions for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.
The candidates for Vice President are Doreen Sutton, RPR, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sue A. Terry, RPR, CRR, Springfield, Ohio.
The candidates for Secretary-Treasurer are Debra A. Dibble, RDR, CRR, CRC, Woodland, Utah, and Michele Melhorn York, RMR, Washington, D.C.
The two candidates who are running for one of the three-year director positions are Christine Phipps, RPR, North Palm Beach, Fla., and Huey Bang, RMR, CRR, Pass Christian, Miss.
Learn about each candidate on the NCRA website, including their biographies and the candidate questionnaires. As a voting member, you can also view each candidate’s video. Click NCRA 2016 Election Center and log in with your member ID# and password.
Voting will open Aug. 4, 2016, for 12 hours following the NCRA Annual Business Meeting. Members who are eligible to vote will receive an email in advance with information on how to vote.
Please make sure that we have an active email address for you in our database by July 15. Contact the Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, or update your NCRA account at NCRA.org. Look for “Renew or update your record” under the Membership Tools category.

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NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws permit members to cast their votes in contested elections and on bylaws amendments via secure, online means, even if they can’t attend the Annual Business Meeting at the Convention & Expo. But to exercise the right, members must have an active email address on file in NCRA’s membership database. This will enable NCRA to keep you informed if a contested election or amendment is coming up for a vote and provide information on how to register and cast your vote online. Members who are eligible to vote will be able to sign on to the secure website and then vote through a private, secure link during the 12-hour voting period.

Please make sure that we have an active email address for you in our database by July 15. Contact the Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, or update your NCRA account at NCRA.org. Look for “Renew or update your record” under the “Membership Tools” category.

In order to be able to vote on the amendments, individuals must join NCRA or provide an updated email to NCRA by July 15. Voting will occur in conjunction with the NCRA Annual Business Meeting in Chicago, on Thursday, Aug. 4.

There will be no voting stations on site at this year’s event. Instead, members may cast their votes regarding Bylaws amendments and on any two-party elections to the Board of Directors via their phones, tablets, or computers. Voting begins two hours after the close of the Annual Business Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 8:30 – 11 a.m. CT.  Voting is open for 12 hours.

Voting is now open for seven bylaws amendments

Following the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting at the 2015 NCRA Convention & Expo, online voting is now open for Registered Members. Voting is open for twelve hours. Members should check their email for instructions on how to vote. To vote, please go to ncra.simplyvoting.com.

Review the bylaws amendments here.

At the Annual Business Meeting, the membership voted to increase dues. The changes will be made as follows:

  • Reporter members (U.S.): from $250 to $270
  • Reporter members (international): from $125 to $135
  • Associate members (U.S.): from $145 to $160
  • Associate members (international): from $100 to $115

These changes will go into effect in 2016. The dues increase is expected to provide an added revenue of $220,000.

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NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws permit members to cast their votes in contested elections and on bylaws amendments via secure, online means, even if they can’t attend the Annual Business Meeting at convention. But to exercise the right, members must have an active email address on file in NCRA’s membership database. This will enable NCRA to keep you informed if a contested election or amendment is coming up for a vote and provide information on how to register and cast your vote online. Members who are eligible to vote will be able to sign on to the secure website and vote through a private, secure link during the 12-hour voting period. Results will be verified by a third party.

The deadline to update email addresses in the NCRA database is July 15. Members can do so by contacting NCRA’s Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, or they can update their accounts online through their NCRA account at NCRA.org. Look for “Renew or update your record” under the “Membership Tools” category.

The Annual Business Meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, July 30. The Annual Business Meeting will be held in conjunction with NCRA’s Convention & Expo in New York, N.Y.

Watch for information about voting

On Thursday, July 31, all eligible voting NCRA members will have the ability to vote online for three Constitution & Bylaws amendments.

The online vote will start within two hours of the end of the Annual Business Meeting and will be open for 12 hours. The Annual Business Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. PDT.

When voting begins, an email will be sent to all eligible voting members for whom NCRA has a valid address. Members will be sent a link to a secure voting website. The email gives detailed instructions on how to log in to the system to cast a vote.

Members who are attending the Convention, please note that this year, there will not be voting stations. Members can vote on their phones, their tablets, or their computers. Free WiFi is available in the meeting room areas or in the business center in the hotel.