|Special General Body Meeting for Election of Trustees|
Dear Devotees/Voting Members,
This is to formally inform you and to invite you to attend this meeting and help elect members of the board of trustees. As you are aware, we elect a new board for a three-year term; this is the year to do so. The following information will help you prepare for this. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of Election Committee officials listed below:
To vote in the up coming election of Trustees on March 30, 2008 members must have paid their dues and be in good standing. All regular members (Annual/Life) who have paid their $500 for annual membership or $5000 for life membership dues on or before February 29, 2008 are eligible to nominate candidates and vote in the March 30, 2008 elections. Similarly all patron members who have on or before February 29, 2008 donated an accumulated amount of $10,000 or more in three (3) consecutive calendar years or those who have donated $20,000 or more in any (1) one calendar year on or before February 29, 2008 are eligible to nominate candidates and vote in the March 30, 2008 election. Each patron member of the Temple is entitled to vote for 10 patron trustees and 5 regular member trustees candidate who has been nominated for each one of the 15 Trustee offices. Each regular member is entitled to vote for 5 regular member trustees candidate who has been nominated for each one of 5 regular membership Trustee offices. Cumulative voting is not permitted.
All nominations for the March 30, 2008 election must be submitted by 12:00 noon March 3, 2008, in writing to the Temple Nominating Committee composed of Dr. Santosh Khare, Dr. Mahender Reddy, Dr. Yogi Vaid and Mr. Vishwa Rao with the nomineeâ€™s written consent to that nomination.
The Temple Election Committee will mail to those eligible members who are entitled to vote a list of all Trustee nominees by March 10th, 2008. If any of the voting members decides to cast their ballot in absence they can choose to do so by requesting for a proxy voting forms by calling any one of the Election Committee officials.
All proxy votes must be duly signed and dated by the voter or by a person duly authorized by written instrument as the voterâ€™s attorney in fact with authority to cast that vote in the memberâ€™s name. Proxy votes must be either hand delivered to the Temple, or mailed in such time to insure delivery before the date of the election, Sunday March 30, 2008. Votes not cast or received by proxy by 1:00 pm on that day will not be counted in the election. At or before 7:00 on the day of the election the Election Committee will announce in the Temple sanctuary and certify in writing the nominees who have been elected for each Trustee position.
Deadline for Membership: Feb 29th, 2008. (All General/Patron Members)
If you have not yet, paid your annual membership, please send us by the 29th February 2008, so we can finalize the list of voters as well as eligible nominees for the post of trustee.
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