The entire Board of Officers of LPNA comes up for election for the calendar year 2019 at the next general meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 7 pm at the Santa Teresa Library.
The nomination process is outlined in the LPNA Bylaws:
“Nominations of candidates for elected positions shall be submitted through the LPNA web site, (About / Contact Us) or in writing (including by email) to any Officer, at least 30 days prior to the meeting when the election will take place.”
Nominations will close at midnight on October 15th.
All members who attend the meeting in November may vote. All residents of the neighborhood over the age of 18 are considered to be members.
The current Officers of LPNA have expressed the intent to nominate themselves for the same positions in the election for 2019.
The elected positions and their duties are:
President: The President prepares and publishes the agenda and presides at membership meetings and Board meetings; facilitates the activities of LPNA; exercises general powers of administration consistent with the office; appoints committee members with approval of the Board; reviews bank statements and disbursements made; and acts as the official spokesperson for LPNA.
Vice President: The Vice-President assists the President; assumes the duties of the President in that Officer’s absence; coordinates the activities of any committees; and serves as an authorized check signer in addition to the Treasurer.
Secretary: The Secretary keeps the minutes of general meetings and Board meetings; is responsible for correspondence at the direction of the President; and keeps records of attendance at meetings. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining available for inspection all legally required records and documents, and those required under grants or the LPNA Bylaws.
Treasurer: The Treasurer is held accountable for all funds; gives a financial update at least annually at a general meeting; receives, safeguards and disburses funds; keeps proper financial records; proposes budgets to the Board; and provides bank statements for review by the President. The Treasurer also manages grant applications and grant-related accountings, and files tax returns.
Member-at-Large (2): The Members-at-Large assist the Board with responsibilities assigned by the Board or may be requested to take over responsibilities of another Officer on a temporary basis when an Officer is unavailable. One current Member-at-Large also serves as the LPNA webmaster, and the other is responsible for activities, projects, and issues related to Los Paseos Park.
LPNA is not connected with the Los Paseos Homeowners Association (HOA) or the Tulare Hill HOA. LPNA promotes community involvement and provides a forum to discuss issues relevant to the neighborhood. LPNA also sponsors social and service events and works with the City of San Jose to improve the neighborhood. No dues are required for membership.