Members, you should soon be receiving your mail-in ballots for you to use to vote for our next Vice President. Follow the instructions included and drop the ballot in a mailbox as soon as you can. The deadline for the receipt of ballots is November 4th, 2020. A special election committee will meet on November 5th to count the ballots which will decide who has won the election. Results will be posted here on our website. Good luck to the two candidates.
The two candidates up for the seat for Vice President are Lou Qualliu and Rich Silvia.
Our next meeting will be virtual, held on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020. A notice will go out in an email with the log-in information as shown below, on how to join the meeting. Click on the following link gotomeeting.com/meeting/joinmeeting and enter the login code to join the meeting.
Wed, Nov 4, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (EST)
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The regular October meeting was held on Wednesday the 7th. where normal business was conducted, including the reading of the slate for the 2021 Board of Directors. At this meeting the nominating Committee also called for nominations from the floor for Officers and Directors. Because there are two candidates running for the Office of Vice President, we are obligated to hold an election. The vote will be mail in, the ballots for which will be sent to all eligible voters. Follow the instructions to prevent your vote from being disqualified, and send it in a soon as you receive it to stay within the deadline for voting which is November 4th. The ballots will be counted the next day, November 5th, by an election committee, and the results will be published on BPMIA’s web site, and also emailed to the membership. See the letter below with other pertinent information regarding the remainder of this year. If you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other board member whose email addresses can be found on the Board of Directors page on this site.
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Dear Association members,
The Board of Directors would like to extend wishes to all our members that you and your families are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. The Board continues to meet on our normal monthly basis to discuss issues that affect our membership and our professions, and part of the reason we are reaching out to you.
We have been meeting virtually, and at our most recent board meeting several topics were discussed that will affect our normal practices of holding regular monthly meetings, hosting events, and our annual elections. At this time New Jersey has not yet decided on whether to hold the Building Safety Conference, although it was reported at our last board meeting that a decision will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. Regardless of the State’s decision, the Board of Directors has decided that we will not host our hospitality event this year should there be a conference. There are too many factors involved that would make it difficult to pull it together including the careful planning that goes into making the event the success it always turns out to be. Do you think you would attend even if it were to take place?
The next topic to discuss is elections and our remaining regular meetings. We will be meeting on-line, and so the meeting log-in and password information will be sent via email prior to each of our next 4 meetings, so email Director Jim Zaconie at email@example.com to verify your email address. It is important to have all members’ email addresses for obvious reasons, and especially now during these unusual times. We still want everyone to be involved in this great association, and this is one important way to communicate with our members.
At our September meeting our Bylaws require the Nominating Committee to read the slate for next year’s Officers and Directors. We will have to alter our normal routine to deal with the fact that we will not be meeting in person, so we will be sending out the slate of officers and directors via email sometime prior to the September meeting, which will be on Wednesday September 2nd . At our regular October meeting which will be held Wednesday October 7th, the committee will again read the slate of officers and directors, and call for nominations from the floor. It will be determined at that time whether we will be required to hold elections, or whether one vote gets cast for the slate as presented by the Nominating Committee. In either case the incoming slate is voted upon via mail in ballots which must be received by November 4th. Only Active and Life members are eligible to vote in our elections.
Elections will be by mail in ballot, and instructions on how this will work will be sent to the membership by regular and/or electronic mail. If sent by regular mail it will go to the address you provided on your membership application, so if you must change the address to receive these important mailings somewhere other than the location you provided, please contact Treasurer Larry Scorzelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our web site at www.bpmia.com for updated information, and find a list of Officers and Directors with their contact information should you have any questions or comments.
Members, be advised that our virtual meetings will be held on the GoToMeeting website.You should be ready before the meetings start by downloading the app now,by clicking on the link https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/149859181.
You will only need to install it once for all future virtual meetings. Log information will be sent out to you via electronic mail so please continue to monitor your emails so you don’t miss this important information.