Chapter Resources

Chapter Delegate Voting rights/procedures

GCSAA elections

Each year, several elections take place during the annual meeting at the GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show.

Candidates

At the annual meeting, GCSAA voting members elect a new association president, vice president, secretary/treasurer and directors. The offices of president, vice president and secretary/treasurer are one-year terms, while directors serve two-year terms.

Bylaws amendments

During some election years, proposed bylaws amendments may be placed on the ballot. These proposed amendments, if approved, change the language of GCSAA's bylaws (the association's governing document). Bylaw amendments must be approved by a two-thirds majority of those whose ballots are cast either through individual votes, proxy votes or a chapter voting delegate.

Other ballot issues, such as a proposed dues increase, require a majority vote to pass and become enacted.

Members' voting rights

All GCSAA Class A, Superintendent Member, AA, A-Retired and Superintendent Member – Retired in good standing are eligible to vote at the annual meeting and election. GCSAA Bylaws stipulate that any GCSAA voting member has the choice of casting a ballot in GCSAA’s annual election in one of the following ways:

  • Individually – you must attend the annual meeting and election held during GCSAA’s Education Conference and Golf Industry Show. You must also check in onsite at the Member Services booth. To choose this option, please complete this individual vote form.  
  • By proxy – this means another GCSAA member in good standing who is eligible to vote will attend the annual meeting and election held during the GCSAA Education Conference. To designate who your proxy will be, you must complete this official proxy form. Your proxy holder must hand carry and present this official proxy form with your ink signature, to GCSAA staff in the Member Services booth.
  • With your affiliated chapter – this means that your affiliated chapter’s voting delegate will attend the annual meeting and election held during the GCSAA Education Conference and will cast your vote as part of the chapter’s voting block. To assign your vote to your affiliated chapter, please complete this chapter vote form.

To find out more information regarding the annual meeting date and location and the GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show visit the official website.

If you have questions regarding the election process or voting options, please contact Scott Woodhead.

 

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