BAR Election update The nomination committee presented the following candidates at the 10/11 meeting: - President, Charles/cwolfus - Vice President, Jeremy/Tuberider - Treasurer, Bryan/SeminoleCPA - Recorder / Secretary, Steve/Patchin - Officer at Large - Webmaster, Erin/PixilPixi - Officer at Large - Sponsorship Coordinator, Ian/Iani - Officer at Large - Supplies, Tony/Gomer Additional nominations were solicited from the floor at the meeting. We concluded with no additional nominees. Since we do not have a general meeting this November and there is only one nominee for each position, we will forgo formal elections. Congratulations to the 2009 BOD. Also, please take a moment to join me in thanking the 2008 BOD for all their effort. They finish their term in November knowing the club is stronger and more focused on its mission than when they started: - President, Norman/Mr. Ugly - Vice President, Eileen/Raddogz - Treasurer, Bryan/Seminolecpa - Communications Director, Cwolfus/Charles - Officer at Large - Supply Manager, Dudley/Dswong01 - Officer at Large - Sponsorship Director, Arnold/Apon - Officer at Large - Forum Administrator, Rich/Thales In the past year there have been many key achievements: DBTC gained national recognition and adoption thereby spreading our mission well beyond our club; improved public and member's only swaps; there were top notch speakers like Jake Adams and Rich Ross. We moved away from RC increasing forum participation; redesigned the membership dues process; donated FOUR bins of corals to the Steinhart; and we will finish the year in better financial shape! Perhaps most important, this club continued to be a great place to hang out and to learn from others. Kudos to BAR and the 2008 BOD!