Next Planning Meeting

ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WELCOME

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm

LOCATION:  TBA

 RSVP preferred to Julie at president@jacketbackers.org so we can save you a seat!

UPCOMING MEETING DATES:

W 12/17/14

T 1/13/15

W 2/18/15

W 3/18/15

W 4/15/15

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Stop by the Jacket Backers Table at Every Home Game!

It is usually located behind section 116, near the escalator from the McConnell Street Entrance, but may be relocated on a game-by-game basis at the Jackets' request.  Feel free to stop by at any game with your questions, comments or just to see what is going on with the Jacket Backers.

Community Power Play

$120 Raised To Date This Season for The Blue Jackets Foundation, thanks to Cam Atkinson's season opener #CommunityPowerPlay Goal!

THIS SEASON the Jacket Backers are again teaming up with the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation to present our 2nd ANNUAL COMMUNITY POWER PLAY!!   For each Power Play Goal scored by the Blue Jackets, the Jacket Backers will make a donation to the Blue Jackets Foundation – and we’d love it if you’d join us and match!  Use the donation button below to show your support and Celebrate Life and Hockey!

NEW FOR 2014 – 2015 SEASON!!  We’re increasing our donations!!  For the first PP Goal scored in each game, we will donate $20 to the Foundation, for the second PP Goal we will donate $40 more, for the third PP Goal we will donate $60 more and so on. If a PP goal turns out to be our game winner, we will add another $100 to the Foundation.  Help us celebrate the joy of scoring more power play goals!


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Nomination and Election Procedures

 

Nominations

  • Nominations shall be opened approximately one month prior to the NHL Draft.
  • To be eligible for nomination you must be a member in good standing.
  • You may nominate yourself or someone other than yourself.
    • When nominating yourself it is assumed that the nomination is accepted.
    • When nominating someone other than yourself, the nomination must be accepted by the nominee.
  • Officers must be nominated and elected as individuals.
  • Two people may be nominated and elected together as Co-Committee Chairs.
  • Nominations can be made by email to nominations@jacketbackers.org or in person to the President or Secretary.
  • Nominations remain open for a given position up to the election of that position.
 
 

Election Procedures
  • The time of the elections to be conducted will be near the entry draft and sufficiently prior to the announcement of the NHL schedule to allow the new officers and committee chairs to begin planning for the upcoming season.
  • All current members in attendance at the elections are eligible to vote.
  • The election will be conducted by the President and Secretary.
    • When the President or Secretary are involved in a vote or unavailable, a suitable fill in will be named.
  • A final call will be made for nominations for the position to be elected.
  • An accepted nominee does not need to be present at the election.
  • Nominees will be allowed to make a brief statement.
  • Voters will be allowed to ask questions of the nominees.
  • It will be assumed that a nominee will vote for themself.
  • A nominee must receive a simple majority of members present to win the election.
    • When multiple candidates are running for a position and no majority is reached, runoff elections will be had as necessary.
    • When single candidates are running for a position and no majority is reached, that position will remain vacant.
  • When a single candidate is running for a position the vote will be conducted by “closed eyes, raised hands”.
  • When multiple candidates are running for a position, the vote will be conducted by paper ballot.
  • At the conclusion of the elections, if any offices remain vacant, a final call for nominations for the vacant positions will be made and voted on as necessary.
  • The existing and newly elected officers and committee chairs will determine a time and place to conduct the next officers meeting.
  • The newly elected officers and committee chairs will become empanelled at the conclusion of the next officers meeting.
 
 

The 2014 – 2015 elected officers and committee chairs will be (in order of election): 
  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Assistant Secretary
  6. Assistant Treasurer
  7. Membership Chair
  8. Arena Table Coordinator
  9. Activities Chair
  10. Communications/Social Media Chair
  11. Travel Chair
  12. Technical Chair
  13. Community Service Chair
  14. Marketing/Promotions Chair
  15. Creative Director
  16. Merchandising/Playoffs Chair
  17. Regional Chapter Coordinator
  18. Officer-at-Large