2019 Elections

General Information

There are many new and exciting changes to the election progress the club will be using to select our new leaders for the 2019-2020 term of office as a result of our recently passed constitutional amendment.

The major changes include:

  1. A one-week long voting period in March
  2. Online Voting
  3. An additional elected official, the Rear Commodore, in addition to the Vice-Commodore and Commodore.

With these changes, we hope to maintain many of the aspects of our election process that are unique to the Hoofer Sailing Club within the Hoofers organization. Most important, we will host a town hall event where the candidates will give a speech on their platform and then answer questions from the members.

Election Timeline

Start Nomination Period - Saturday, March 9
End Nomination Period - Friday, March 15
Deadline to Accept Nomination - Friday, March 22
Candidate Information Posted - Saturday, March 23
Start Election Period - Monday, March 25
Town Hall Event - Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 pm, Varsity Hall in Union South
End Election Period - Sunday, March 31
Election Results Announced - Week of Apil 1st
Term of Office - September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020

Nomination Period

The nomination period will last from Saturday, March 9th to Friday, March 15th. Members who wish to nominate themselves or a fellow member can click here to open the nomination form in a new window.

Process for Nomination and Candidacy

Nomination - All candidates must first be nominated by using the form linked above.

Notification of Nomination - Within 24 hours of being nominated, the nominated member will be informed via email. Instruction will be provided on submitting a platform statement and an optional photo and resume.

Candidate - Once the nominee has submitted the required platform statement they will officially become a candidate. All documents are due by Friday, March 22nd. Candidate information will be posted below on Saturday, March 23rd. All candidates will appear on the ballots and will be expected to participate in the town hall event on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 in Varsity Hall at Union South.

Positions and Benefits

Commodore

Resume Builder - Lead one of the largest student/community organization on campus with over 1,000 members and a $500,000 annual operating budget!
Leadership Skills - Develop & hone your leadership skills through challenging but rewarding experiences.
60 % in-state tuition stipend, less with withholdings (~ $6,000)
$400 Wiscard stipend ($50/month during the school year: 8 months in total).
Free lifetime membership to the Hoofer Sailing Club!
Free lifetime Wisconsin Union membership.
Help shape the future of the Hoofer Sailing Club!
Click Here for the full position description.


Vice-Commodore & Rear Commodore

Resume Builder - Help lead one of the largest student/community organization on campus with over 1,000 members and a $500,000 annual operating budget!
Free Sailing Club membership during your term of office ($249 value).
Help shape the future of the Hoofer Sailing Club!
Click Here for the full position description.

Candidates

Please check back soon, the candidates for Commodore, Vice-Commodore & Rear Commodore will be posted on Saturday, March 23rd.

Town Hall Q&A Session

In the spirit of our previous elections, club members will have the opportunity to listen to the candidates give a statement on their platform and then ask them questions.

When Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Where Varsity Hall in Union South

Voting

Who is eligible to vote?

All current members and those former members who had a fall or summer membership in 2018 are eligible to vote in this election.

How can I vote?

All votes will be cast through Club Manager - the website you use to register for lessons. As Hoofer Council and the Hoofer Council VP of Admin will be administering this election, votes will be cast using the Hoofer-wide portion of the site: members.hoofers.org.

To log in: use the same credential you normally use to log in for the lessons page. If you have any issues logging in, please contact Charlie Childs, the VP of Administration, at vpadmin@hoofers.org.