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Old 03-28-2013, 05:34 PM
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New elected position

Ok boys and girls. It has been discussed by Chris, Nathan and I, and its time to add one more elected position.

There are several reasons for doing this, but mainly because keeping everything straight, with all we are trying to do with this club is a ton of work. Even spread out over the 3 current positions (Pres., V.P., Treasurer). The Morgan event was when we realized that having one more warm body would've been awesome. We've been discussing since. I've even brought it up in the Talking Soot Thread.

The responsibilities for this role will be as follows-
1)Support in planning G2G's
2)Support in planning group buys and keeping records on buys (who's paid, who hasn't, how many are in, etc.)
3)Helping with the organizational aspect of running the club. This entails watching the discussions and seeing who is and isn't active, as well as recording who is and is not at events. As we grow this will become more and more important.
4)Keeping up with a club email list to notify members of upcoming events and votes

As for any elected position you must be an active member to apply. There will be a vote for whoever decides to run and the person with the most votes gets the position. Nominations are also welcome, if you feel there is a member that would work well in this position, nominate them. They can always decline the nomination if they would like. Thanks guys and gals.


Georgia Powerstroke Diesel Association Charter:

I. Primary:
The Georgia Powerstroke Diesel Association stands as an independent Powerstroke club in the state of Georgia. Its purpose is to provide the opportunity for Ford Powerstroke enthusiasts to share their passion, knowledge, and experiences, and positively represent the Powerstroke and diesel community.

II. Membership:
Georgia Powerstroke Diesel Association membership is open to any Ford Powerstroke enthusiast residing in the state of Georgia. For a member to be able to vote on club matters the following criteria must be met:
II.a. Member must own a Ford Diesel Truck.
II.b. Must display the GPDA sticker on their truck, in a location of the owner’s choosing. Stickers can be acquired after the vote-in process outlined in section II.d.
II.c. Must attend at least one (1) official event, and at least one (1) un-official event or two (2) official events per calendar year.
II.d. Prospecting members must fulfill their yearly requirement for event attendance and then be voted into the GPDA by a two-thirds majority of the voting body.
II.e. Removal of membership occurs under one of two conditions:
II.e.1. Written notice by the member to disestablish their own membership to any officer in the club.
II.e.2. Removal of membership by a two thirds vote of the voting body present. Removal of membership may be warranted by conduct in violation of this charter, or conduct deemed un-becoming of a member of GPDA.
II.f. Exceptions for membership for active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Residence within the state of Georgia and attendance of event requirements for voting membership is waived for those on Active Duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, regardless of duty station.

III. GDPA Club Events:
III.a. An official GDPA event is such event that is organized by the officers of the GDPA. Attendance of 5 or more members qualifies an event for the annual membership attendance requirement.
III.b. An un-official GDPA event is such event that is organized by voting members, guests. Attendance of 5 or more members qualifies an event for the annual membership attendance requirement.
III.c. Conduct at GPDA events will remain family-friendly, as such the following restrictions will apply:
III.c.1. In the spirit of safe GPDA events, alcohol consumption by members of the GPDA will be done responsibly. Public Intoxication, physical altercations, or Driving Under the Influence, are contrary to the values held by the GPDA, and are grounds for immediate removal from the event, and revocation of membership.
III.c.2. The welfare of families, and children is paramount, any member who’s conduct could be seen as endangering to themselves, bystanders, or children is grounds for removal from the event, and the club.
III.c.3. It is expected that all members will attend all GPDA events driving their Ford diesel trucks.
III.c.4. Any GPDA event is open to all voting members, and Ford diesel enthusiasts.

IV. GPDA Club Decisions:
IV.a. All voting members shall have one (1) vote in decisions regarding the conduct of the GPDA. This vote may be held through on-line forum, or by members in attendance as prescribed below. A two-thirds majority of the voting body is required for a measure to pass.
IV.a.1. Households do not qualify for multiple votes, unless multiple trucks are at the residence, and the individual shares in the spirit of Ford diesel enthusiasm. In essence, one (1) truck, one (1) vote.
IV.b. When a vote is conducted through an on-line forum, notification via e-mail will be sent to all voting members. The poll will remain open for fourteen (14) calendar days.
IV.c. When a vote is expected to be held during an GPDA event, notification via e-mail will be sent with at least seventy-two (72) hours’ notice. Absentee ballots, via e-mail, will be counted for all votes conducted during an GPDA event.

V. GPDA Officers:
V.a. The GPDA will have no less than three (3) officers, a President, Vice President, and Secretary. These positions provide a method of organizational control over the GPDA.
V.b. The President will be responsible for overall organization of the GPDA. As well as planning, organizing, and attending GPDA events.
V.c. The Vice President will be responsible for assisting the President in his duties, as well as filling in for the President at events of his/her absence. As well as planning, organizing, and attending GPDA events.
V.d. The Treasurer will be responsible for collecting photos and documenting GPDA events. As well as planning, organizing, and attending GPDA events.
V.e. Officers will be elected to office via either an on-line poll, or event vote with the notification and procedures outlined in section IV. The GPDA will elect new officers upon the position being vacated by the holder.
V.f. Officers can be removed from off via either an on-line poll, or event vote with the notification and procedures outlined in section IV. Again a voting body majority of two-thirds is required to remove an officer from their position. This action is warranted upon failure of the individual to perform the duties of their office, conduct in violation of this charter, or conduct that brings discredit upon the GPDA.

VI. Ratification and Amendments to this Charter:
Individual amendments or charter revision in whole, can only be ratified with a two-thirds majority vote of the voting body, with the notification and procedures outlined in section IV.

VII. Limitation of Liability:
The GPDA does not accept any legal liability from its members. Any conduct of a member of the GPDA is the individual’s decision, and they are responsible for their own conduct.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:56 PM
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I nominate Michael (SARGAR) for this position for the following reasons.

1) He has proven himself an asset to the club
2) He has been MORE THAN GENEROUS in regards to helping with events. Seriously, If you guys only knew how much he did to support the Morgan event....
3) He is all over the place on the .ORG and spreads the word of the GPDA.
4) He participates daily in club threads
5) He has bent over backwards to help members in need. Just look at Chris...... That dude would be lost without Magic Mike
6) His knowledge of anything automotive is amazing
7) He owns a weedeater
8) He tells good jokes
9) Has mad writing skills. Did you guys know he used to write for a newspaper? An automotive column. May even have some sort of degree, IDK, I saw something shiny and quite paying attention at that point in his story.
10) He gets along great with all of us.
11) He supports our club, has been here since the beginning, attends damn near every G2G and is just an all around great person.

I could go on, but I think I've made my point and don't want to sound gay. I know we have several guys that would be great in this position, but I truly believe Mike is the best man for this job, at this time. Honestly, he could occupy any of the elected position and do the jobs well. I make a lot of jokes and a sh*tload of smartazz comments, but I spent a lot of time looking at each and every member and pondering who would be best for this postion. Who would best serve the members? Who would put forth the best image for the GPDA? Who would work hardest to insure that Chris, Nathan and I got the help we need to run things smoothly? Who would dedicate the time and effort required to make this club even better than it is today? Michael Bacon. If he accepts my nomination, he has my vote.
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As long as he's cool with it, I completely second that.
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If Michael is willing to accept the nomination set forth, I back him as well.

If he so choses to decline it, I willingly throw my name in the hat.

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Yep I agree that Micheal would be fantastic in this position so I back him also.
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That's honestly who I was thinking when this position was first started being talked about. As long as Michael wants to take the challenge that's were my vote will go.
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If Michael chooses I will back him. If not I will back Patrick
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good stuff, Michael would do well..
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I nominate Michael (SARGAR) for this position for the following reasons.

1) He has proven himself an asset to the club
2) He has been MORE THAN GENEROUS in regards to helping with events. Seriously, If you guys only knew how much he did to support the Morgan event....
3) He is all over the place on the .ORG and spreads the word of the GPDA.
4) He participates daily in club threads
5) He has bent over backwards to help members in need. Just look at Chris...... That dude would be lost without Magic Mike
6) His knowledge of anything automotive is amazing
7) He owns a weedeater
8) He tells good jokes
9) Has mad writing skills. Did you guys know he used to write for a newspaper? An automotive column. May even have some sort of degree, IDK, I saw something shiny and quite paying attention at that point in his story.
10) He gets along great with all of us.
11) He supports our club, has been here since the beginning, attends damn near every G2G and is just an all around great person.

I could go on, but I think I've made my point and don't want to sound gay. I know we have several guys that would be great in this position, but I truly believe Mike is the best man for this job, at this time. Honestly, he could occupy any of the elected position and do the jobs well. I make a lot of jokes and a sh*tload of smartazz comments, but I spent a lot of time looking at each and every member and pondering who would be best for this postion. Who would best serve the members? Who would put forth the best image for the GPDA? Who would work hardest to insure that Chris, Nathan and I got the help we need to run things smoothly? Who would dedicate the time and effort required to make this club even better than it is today? Michael Bacon. If he accepts my nomination, he has my vote.

I'm not quite sure that everything you just posted is true but Hey, if you believe it I'm good with it.

I'll gladly accept the nomination but in doing so I don't want anyone else to feel like they got kicked to the curb. If you want to run, toss your hat in the ring and we'll see what happens. The bottom line is that we are all family here and the elected officials are here for the good of the club and to help our brothers and sisters in our Powerstroke community. If we have a real live election, I guarantee that myself and the other candidate(s) will leave friends in the end because the comrade of this club is more important than a title and a little bit of responsibility.

Matt, you have no idea how glad I am that you see me the way that you do. Now quit being gay and go back to work.
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Michael has done so much for the club, behind the scenes, that it would be downright wrong for me not to back him on this. As Matt so kindly stated, Michael has also done a lot for me personally. The fact that he's willing to help and has attended pretty much every G2G ever assembled, I'd say he's the perfect candidate.
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