NAUI Worldwide remains a true membership association. Our standards, policies, and ethics are governed by the Association’s Board of Directors, who are members themselves. The Board of Directors is elected through a democratic election process — each eligible member gets a vote in his or her association.
This year’s voting was again performed online with paper ballots available upon request. The third-party host website Votenet (eBallot) was prepared with the candidates’ information, biosketch and answers to common questions posed to all candidates. During the voting period, members accessed an eBallot through Votenet to cast their votes.
A total of 7,122 NAUI members were eligible to vote in the 2019 Board of Directors election. A total of 1,267 members cast ballots.
The tally of votes in the election was:
Hanalie Burger 572
Kok Yew Wong 444
Cheryl Thacker 389
Douglas Bennett 364
Thomas Skalko 305
23 write-in candidates received a total of 25 votes. The full list is available in the Member Resources area of CORE.
Congratulations to Hanalie Burger and Kok Yew Wong who will each be seated for a four-year term! The newly elected will take office in January 2020. We thank those elected as well as all candidates for their service and dedication to the success of NAUI Worldwide and its members.
Nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors election will open in May 2020. To be eligible for the Board, a nominee must have been an Active Instructor Member or Sustaining Instructor Member for at least three years immediately preceding the election date and meet the requirements of the Election Standard Operating Procedures.