It’s election time again and you will see two items on this year’s ballot.
The first is for Vice-President. Janet Fogg’s term is up. Janet’s time, talent and steady personality have been amazing assets to RMFW. We’re going to miss her on the board.
We are pleased to announce, Sheri Duff has stepped up to serve. We’re lucky to have her and though no one is running against her, we ask you give her a vote of confidence on your ballots.
The second item on the ballot is an amendment to the Bylaws and an attachment to the Articles of Incorporation. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers was formed in the 1980s as a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. For many years, the board has wrestled with the idea that RMFW should be a 501(c)(3) instead. By changing our designation, we will be exempt from sales tax; donors will be able to write-off their contributions; and we will be eligible for grants, which we are not eligible for now.
Voting opens November 20th and closes December 9th. We’ll announce the results at the holiday party on December 10th.
We’re making it easy for you to vote. You’ll see links to the ballot in the newsletter, on the website and in RMFW emails. You must be a current Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers member, so if your membership has lapsed, renew first or your vote won’t count.
If you have any questions, the board is here to assist. Don’t hesitate to send an email to any one of us. You will find our email addresses on the website.
Election officially opens on November 20th and closes December 9th at 11:59 PM.
Winners announced at the holiday party on December 10th.
- On November 20th, an email will be sent to members with a link to the official ballot.
- Complete and submit your ballot.
- Only current member’s votes will count. Click here to renew your membership.
- Election results are announced at the Holiday Party on December 10th.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
2016 Election Ballot
Please add the email address associated with your RMFW membership:
Executive Board Member Vote
Please check the box beside the candidate for whom you're voting and/or submit a write-in.
- ______Sheri Duff-Merz I’m a wife of the most supportive husband, a mom of two amazing grown children, and a new grandma of a fabulous baby girl. I have three dogs who think they are human. My family is my world. I also write. I write Novels. I write YA Novels. I write Contemporary YA Novels. I write Contemporary YA Novels with Romance. It took me a long time to say that out loud. I joined RMFW in 2011. Normally, an outgoing and confident person, I was terrified to join this community, feeling like I was an imposter. I swore if I didn’t publish in two years, I would give up writing. But what does one do with those voices in her head? She writes. Five years later, I’m still writing, I’m still learning, and I’m not giving up. For the past two years, I’ve been the RMFW Programs Chair organizing free programs for our members. It’s at RMFW Programs, at RMFW Colorado Gold Conferences, and at RMFW Critique Groups that I’ve made wonderful friends. I love this organization and the members. There are days I still don’t believe I’m a “Real Author” but I’m determined and not alone.
- ______Write-in ____________________________________________________
Please indicate by check mark your vote on the following amendments. The Board is recommending a yes vote on this measure.
- Shall the Bylaws of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, originally adopted in 1987 and amended from time to time, be amended and restated in their entirety by those certain Amended and Restated Bylaws? And should the Attachment to the Articles of Incorporation be filed with the State of Colorado?
_____ Yes ______No
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS,
The following attachment is made a part of and is incorporated by this reference in the Articles of Incorporation for ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS, NONPROFIT CORPORATION.
Dissolution Provisions: Upon the dissolution of the Corporation’s affairs, or upon the abandonment of the Corporation’s activities due to its impracticable or inexpedient nature, the assets of the Corporation then remaining in the hands of the Corporation shall be distributed, transferred, conveyed, delivered and paid over to any other charitable organization (as hereinafter defined) of this or any other State, having a similar or analogous character or purpose, in some way associated with or connected with the corporation to which the property previously belonged. If this Corporation is exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) the assets of the Corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes under Section 501(c)(3) or to the federal government or to a state or local government for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the District Court for the County in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located exclusively for such purposes or to such organizations as the District Court shall determine which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.