2019 OFFICER ELECTIONS ARE NOW CLOSEDAugust 7, 2019
Dear White House Fellow:
Thank you for voting for the White House Fellows who will represent you this coming year on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association. On behalf of our President-Elect and the Chair of this year’s Governance and Nominating Committee, Stephanie Ferguson (WHF 1996-97), it gives me great pride to present this slate of candidates to you.
You may vote on-line for the 2019-20 Officers and Directors. That said, we are also mailing you a paper ballot. You may vote by whichever method you prefer. If we receive both a paper ballot and an on-line ballot from the same person, we will count the paper ballot. Please note we only count the votes of our “active” dues-paying members in the election. To be an “active” member you must be current on annual dues, or be a lifetime dues member.
Our by-laws provide for a Board of seven Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Development Officer, and Immediate Past President), nine At-Large Directors who serve staggered terms of three years each, and two Immediate Past Class Directors who serve overlapping two-year terms.
We have slightly different election procedures for our Officers and At-Large Directors. The Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee determines a slate of Officers from among the serving Board members and volunteers, based on an individual’s past and present involvement and support to Foundation and Association activities. That Officer slate is approved by the full Board and presented to our membership for an affirmative vote. In addition, the Governance and Nominating Committee develops a slate of At-Large Director candidates for direct election by our membership. This year you will be voting to select three At-Large Directors from among four* candidates.
You may vote on-line at www.whff.org under the tab: About Us/Board of Director Elections 2019. Please cast your on-line vote no later than midnight of September 20, 2019.
Geoffrey C. Shepard (1969-70)
*Originally five candidates. Tragically, however, we lost one of our board members, and At-Large Director candidates: MacArthur DeShazer. Mac passed away just a few weeks ago, on July 27, 2019 – a few days before we were going to mail out the annual election ballots and open on-line voting. With heavy hearts we have had to reprint the ballots without the name of our dear friend. Thank you for your patience.