Nominations for 2013 Board of Directors

Aloha Keoua:

As we prepare for Thanksgiving Day, we realize that there are so many things to be thankful for that we must appreciate each and every day. Let us be mindful of those who are less fortunate, and keep them in our thoughts and prayers throughout this holiday season.

As you know, our Annual Meeting/Board Elections will be on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at our halau in Honaunau. This will bring our year to a close and bring in a new Board of Directors to guide the affairs of the club for 2013.  We extend our sincere mahalo to our outgoing board for all their hard work and commitment throughout a challenging season.

– Keoua Board President, Rafael Ramirez

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Keoua Board of Directors. Candidates may submit their nominations to Election Chair, Stephanie Amick, until the deadline, December 1, 2012. Contact her at 938-3480 or

A. Candidates must be members in good standing as of the first regatta (May 19, 2012).

B.  Nominations will be submitted to the election chair at least 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting (December 15, 2012).

Ballots and voting instructions will be sent after December 1st.

To serve on Keoua’s Board of Directors, we are looking for outstanding members whose talents and commitment to the mission and traditions of the Club will enhance the paddling experience for our membership and contribute to our stewardship of Honaunau Bay.

Board Member Responsibilities
Serving on any 501(c)3 Board of Directors entails a number of responsibilities that ensure the efficient operation of the organization and its activities. At  Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club, the Board is responsible for all financial and legal management, as well as oversight of all Club operations, equipment & site maintenance.

Board members are expected to:

Be willing to assume major responsibilities for the Club’s operations.
Represent the interests of the whole Club, not specific constituencies. The best interests    of the Club must always come first.
Exemplify the finest qualities of good sportsmanship.
Act with integrity, fairness and honesty towards all Club members.
Respect and seek guidance from our kupuna.
Represent Keoua Honaunau Canoe Club in a positive and supportive manner at all times in the community.
Be exemplary in the payment of all Club dues and race fees.

Attend board meetings and assist at all special events.
Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
Review agenda, minutes and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
Follow all board policies.
Provide leadership in all Club fundraising activities.
Ensure legal and ethical integrity.

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