PFRA Elections

PFRA Elections

Postby JeffreyMiller » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:40 am

A little over two weeks until the ballot submission deadline. Thus far, only four ballots have been received.
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby racepug » Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:01 pm

What are we supposed to base our preferences on?
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby Lee Elder » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:11 pm

racepug wrote:What are we supposed to base our preferences on?


That's a pretty fair question. I don't recall who was on the ballot for my first PFRA election or how I voted, but I recall that I didn't know many of the names on the ballot. I was a new member. So, when I attended my first PFRA meeting (we call it a convention now) I tried to meet as many members and officers as I could SPECIFICALLY so I would know better how to vote in the next election. That was my approach.

Since that time, I've been lucky enough to serve on the Board for a while. I feel I am at least conversant about things, even now, because I pay attention.

You might have a different way of doing things and that's your business, not mine. But in answer to your question in a very general way, I'd recommend getting to know other members through joining committees. Then you'll learn more about the PFRA and have something to base your preferences upon. Again, this is a very general answer aimed at nobody in particular.

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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby JeffreyMiller » Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:57 pm

racepug wrote:What are we supposed to base our preferences on?


If you are a relatively new member (and I believe you are?), you haven't had much time to pick up on personalities within the association. I agree with Lee that joining committees, attending conventions and maybe corresponding with fellow members are good ways to get to know others. In WNY, we have been having chapter conferences for several years, and it has been a great way to get to know other members, many of whom come in from out of town. Not sure where you are from, but I strongly encourage members from common geographical regions to have occasional gatherings. I know the Detroit crew, led by the inimitable Randy Snow, just had a small get together and had a swell time. You could always take the lead and organize!
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby RichardBak » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:31 am

I just voted, but I can understand the low vote count. All four guys are running unopposed (well, there's this fella named Write In...) so the suspense is a little thin.
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby racepug » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:42 am

JeffreyMiller wrote:
racepug wrote:What are we supposed to base our preferences on?


If you are a relatively new member (and I believe you are?), you haven't had much time to pick up on personalities within the association. I agree with Lee that joining committees, attending conventions and maybe corresponding with fellow members are good ways to get to know others. In WNY, we have been having chapter conferences for several years, and it has been a great way to get to know other members, many of whom come in from out of town. Not sure where you are from, but I strongly encourage members from common geographical regions to have occasional gatherings. I know the Detroit crew, led by the inimitable Randy Snow, just had a small get together and had a swell time. You could always take the lead and organize!

Thanks, but though I went to this year's convention I'm not in a position to attend those every time (partly due to sheer geography and partly due to my financial situation).
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby JeffreyMiller » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:09 am

RichardBak wrote:I just voted, but I can understand the low vote count. All four guys are running unopposed (well, there's this fella named Write In...) so the suspense is a little thin.

True dat. But just think of how interesting it would be if Write In were to win an office ...
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby ChrisBabcock » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:42 am

JeffreyMiller wrote:
RichardBak wrote:I just voted, but I can understand the low vote count. All four guys are running unopposed (well, there's this fella named Write In...) so the suspense is a little thin.

True dat. But just think of how interesting it would be if Write In were to win an office ...


See: 2021 Buffalo mayor election. :lol:
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby RichardBak » Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:21 am

ChrisBabcock wrote:
JeffreyMiller wrote:
RichardBak wrote:I just voted, but I can understand the low vote count. All four guys are running unopposed (well, there's this fella named Write In...) so the suspense is a little thin.

True dat. But just think of how interesting it would be if Write In were to win an office ...


See: 2021 Buffalo mayor election. :lol:


What, did Elbert Dubenion win?
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Re: PFRA Elections

Postby Lee Elder » Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:54 am

racepug wrote:
JeffreyMiller wrote:
racepug wrote:What are we supposed to base our preferences on?


If you are a relatively new member (and I believe you are?), you haven't had much time to pick up on personalities within the association. I agree with Lee that joining committees, attending conventions and maybe corresponding with fellow members are good ways to get to know others. In WNY, we have been having chapter conferences for several years, and it has been a great way to get to know other members, many of whom come in from out of town. Not sure where you are from, but I strongly encourage members from common geographical regions to have occasional gatherings. I know the Detroit crew, led by the inimitable Randy Snow, just had a small get together and had a swell time. You could always take the lead and organize!

Thanks, but though I went to this year's convention I'm not in a position to attend those every time (partly due to sheer geography and partly due to my financial situation).


Yeah, I know what that's like. I was lucky, this year's convention was a short distance from where I live. But you can still be a part of committees without traveling or expense. Just a suggestion.
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