Since the announcement was made introducing the new board members elected and appointed at the Annual Meeting and the following organizational meeting, I had a request for clarification of the board positions. We have a board of 5 individuals, all Members in good standing of our Parke Association. These 5 board members are elected by the Members of this community. At the Annual Meeting this year, we elected 2 new board members, Jennifer and Joe, to replace 2 retiring members, Jerry and Mike. Together with second-year members Bob, Jim, and Linda, this team of 5 constitute the board, and are the only voting members. These 5 members approved the appointments of a new Treasurer, Robert Moulden, and a new Secretary, Karleen Hagan, at the organizational meeting. The 2 appointed officers are non-voting members of the board but never-the-less, play an important role in our organization. Our financial health and our record keeping are big jobs and are assigned to individuals separate from the 5 elected voting members so they can devote their time and talent to their respective positions during our meetings. They are included in all meetings, with the occasional exception of a closed session.
No discussion about the board, elected and voting or appointed for these specific jobs, would be complete without mentioning the committees where the ground work and research happens; work that allows the board to make the best decisions possible for the community. Together, and with our very capable staff, we make a team. Here’s to a good year ahead.