NLA-C Election Announcement

Nominations CLOSED for the NLA-C Elections

Serious Note: The current board of the NLA-C is operating under an "acting board member" situation, and will not pursue additional "acting" terms of the NLA-C board after this existing board term ends. To the best of our limited abilities, we have maintained the NLA-C Chapter, however, it is now time to turn the reins over to fresh voices and new energies for the future.

Without new leadership, the NLA-C chapter will reach the end of it's 25th Year in operation on December 31, 2017; it seems like a great opportunity to end on a high note, and we will be closing the Columbus Chapter. We all celebrate everything we have shared together, now and into the future.

The future of Leather in the Columbus, Ohio community is STRONG, and the many facets of our community's diversity are reflected in the varied voices and personal representation throughout it's many layers; the many colors of Leather PRIDE. We will not be quieted, in fact, we move our voices and our strengths to other aspects of the Leather community and beyond ... never content with the "same old, same old", but moving forward to a new "Leather PRIDE" without losing one tiny bit of what brought us forward. Because We are Leather. We are CommUNITY!

for addional information and activities in the Leather community, find us at the following events and organizations, among others...
the MORAL Munches
Adventures In Sexuality

Nominations CLOSED for Elections

The NLA-C Board for 2017

  • Meitreya, acting Co-Chair
  • Attila, acting Co-Chair & Recording Secretary
  • jzemie, acting Corresponding Secretary
  • Markher, acting Treasurer
  • the pennygurl, acting Member At Large
Note: All position descriptions are available in by-laws on the website or you may request a copy.

Nomination/Election Guidelines for 2017
Nominations open: 09/01/2017 – 10/30/2017
Election: 10/30/2017 – 11/30/2017
Term: 01/2018 – 12/2019 (one year) or 01/2018 – 12/2020 (two years)

  • a. Elections shall be conducted by two officers whose term of office is not up for re-election.
  • b. Nominations shall be announced at a general membership meeting not less than three months before said election.
  • c. Nominations will be open for 45 days.
  • d. Members may submit nominations verbally or in writing.
  • e. Nominees will be given an opportunity to submit a paragraph of no more than 150 words to be provided to members.
  • f. At least thirty (30) days prior to the final due date for completed ballots, the Corresponding Secretary shall send to the entire voting membership the names of each nominee along with the paragraph submitted by each nominee.
  • g. Candidates will be selected by a majority/plurality of votes cast.
  • h. An officer whose term of office is not up for re-election will collect and count the ballots. The Co-Chair whose term of office is not up for re-election will certify the election results.
Voting electronically (by internet or other means) may be used to supplement or complement Official Balloting by traditional mail. Members may request a paper ballot for any election or membership vote.

Voting members may make nominations, vote in the election and hold an office.

Voting members may self-nominate.

In the event that a non-voting member is nominated or wants to self nominate, that member must join NLA-I prior to the close of nominations (10/30/2016)

Voting Members Defined:
  • Must be a member in good standing (dues paid current)
  • Must be a full member: NLA-C & NLA-I

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