A total of 52,924 members voted in the election, exercising one of the most important responsibilities of membership – helping continue our legacy of a democratically elected board.
Ten members ran for the five board seats up for election. Among those elected, Hoyle, Branscum, and Chin were placed on the ballot by a nominating committee chaired by Chris Applegate. Mair and Dorsey were placed on the ballot by member petition.
The 15-member board serves the membership by deciding policy, conducting governance, and keeping the Club effective in pursuing our key mission to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. In the coming year, the board’s work will include selecting a new executive director, moving forward our strategic framework, and pursuing our five core values of Anti-racism, Balance, Collaboration, Justice, and Transformation. The new board will meet for the first time on May 19-21, when it will select a president and other officers.