Nominees will be posted by June 3, 2012.
                                                    





UPSHAWS OF ALABAMA FAMILY REUNION ORGANIZATION


May 01, 2012

Dear Family Members:

As most of you are aware, the Upshaws of Alabama (UOA) are in the process of structuring our organization to accommodate the growth of our family tree and to utilize the information system and technology available today. The structuring is a two step process; Ratification of the updated bylaws and the election of board members.

The UOA Organization has re-structured the existing bylaws last updated in 2006. The updated ByLaws have been approved by the ByLaws Adoption Committee (BAC). The BAC consists of 8 past Upshaw Reunion Chairpersons that served throughout the U.S. The next step is to present the bylaws to the membership at the 2012 Reunion Business meeting for Ratification. See bylaws on the website: www.upshaws.net/ByLaws.html

The next step is to create a governing board to oversee the general activities and financial well being of our non-profit organization. In order to create the governing board, aka The National Executive Committee (NEC), members will be nominated for the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chairperson (see bylaws for description of duties). The nomination process will end on May 31, 2012. The nominees will be posted on the website on June 5, 2012 for members to cast their vote. Secure on-line voting will end on June 30, 2012. Members without internet access will have an opportunity to vote at the Columbus 2012 Reunion in August. If you know anyone that will make a good board member that can be dedicated and has a vision for the success of the UOA Organization, please go to www.upshaws.net/NEC-Nomination-Form.html to complete the nomination form.

It is hopeful that all family members will exercise the utmost integrity in this very important voting process.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the Election Officials below.

**If you would like to volunteer to serve on the election committee at the 2012 Columbus Reunion, please contact an election official. Also, if you will, print and share this information and the bylaws with family members without internet access.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

The UOA Organization Election Officials

-Barbara Upshaw-Nail – upshawgen@bellouth.net, 770-482-4453
-Phyllis Upshaw-Johnson -  gpjohnson@comcast.net
-Mattie Upshaw-Welch -  mwelch1171@bellsouth.net