October, 2006

Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Officer Nomination Committee Announces Slate


To: ASHI Board of Directors, Council of Representatives, Chapter Presidents, Committee Chairs and Past Presidents

From: Don Norman, 2007 Officer Nominating Committee Chair

Re: 2007 ASHI Officer Nominees

Date: August 31, 2006

Following is the slate of ASHI Officer Nominees as established by the Officer Nominating Committee at its meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2006, at ASHI Headquarters in Des Plaines, Ill.

For 2007 President-Elect: Brion Grant, Flagstaff, Ariz.

For 2007 Vice President: Charles Gifford, Jacksonville, Fla; William Richardson, Albuquerque, N.M.

For 2007 Treasurer: David Tamny, Columbus, Ohio

For 2007 Secretary: Kurt Salomon, Midvale, Utah

The committee wishes to thank all those individuals who submitted nominations for our consideration. The task of establishing a slate of Officers is not an easy one, and we were extremely impressed with the quality of all the nominations submitted.

ASHI Policy requires that the Petition Process be included with this announcement for those who are interested in filing a petition to be placed on the official ballot when it is sent to the voting Members.

The Petition process is as follows:

a. A valid petition containing the names of a minimum of 10% of the then in good standing ASHI Members submitted to ASHI headquarters, shall cause the name of the qualified Member to be added to the ballot as a Candidate for a specified (named) office. There are currently 3,914 voting Members in good standing. Therefore, 392 valid signatures are required for Petition Candidates to be placed on the ballot.

b. Petitions must be presented upon the official form available only from ASHI Headquarters and requires the name (printed) and the signature of each petitioner, as well as the office in which the petitioner would serve, if elected. All petition candidates are required to complete and submit the official Officer Nomination Matrix with their petition. Staff will verify the validity of the petition prior to placing the name of a candidate for office on the ballot.

c. The form must be received by mail or fax at headquarters at least 10 days prior to the distribution of the ballots. The Officer Ballot will be sent via electronic ballot or via paper ballot to the voting Members on October 31, 2006. All petitions with Member signatures must be physically received at ASHI Headquarters no later than 12:00 p.m. (CT), Monday, October 23, 2006.

Anyone interested in obtaining the Petition Form should contact Rob Paterkiewicz at Headquarters.
Also, according to the ASHI Policies, the following rules apply to campaigning:

a. Campaigning positively by or about any candidate is permissible, as long as no ASHI assets are used.

b. Staff, Nominating Committee and Election Committee Members shall not participate in campaigning.

c. Nominees or Petition Candidates for an Officer or Board of Director position may purchase mailing labels or lists of qualified voting members’ contact information from Headquarters at cost.

d. Negative campaigning (against candidates or nominees) is not permitted. The Election Committee should preview campaign statements or materials in advance if there is any uncertainty about the appropriateness of their contents.

Should you have any questions or comments on this material, please feel free to contact Rob Paterkiewicz or me.

2007 ASHI Officer Nominating Committee
Don Norman, Chair
Cheryll Brown
Larry Cerro
Alden Gibson
Ed Massart
Robert Pyne
Ron Rusch
Brendan Ryan
Marygail Sullivan
John Vaughn

Officer nomination and election policy, including petitioning and campaigning, can be found here.   

The above slate, along with any petition candidates, will be presented to Voting Members by October 31.
For general information, contact Angie, angies@ashi.org.

Director Election

The Director Nominating Committee is reviewing nomination matrices and will present a slate to those serving on the Council of Representatives by October 31.
To review election, petition and campaigning policies, download the COR Policy and Procedures manual.  

Chapter Leadership Days

If it’s October, it’s time for ASHI’s chapter leaders to gather. Every year, this event grows in attendance and in scope, offering greater value to attendees.  

Who’s coming: Current and incoming chapter presidents, council representatives and others holding positions of chapter leadership.

When: Thursday and Friday, October 19-20, 2006

Where: Doubletree Hotel O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill.

Last minute questions? E-mail Bob Kociolek, ASHI director of chapter relations and state legislative affairs, at bobk@ashi.org.

Nominations for Awards Now Closed

Nominations for the Phillip C. Monahon Award and John E. Cox Award closed September 29. The winners will be announced at InspectionWorld California.<