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CGA State Business

CGA business is on-going and never ending. The CGA rules and policies are defined in a series of documents for the administration of the organization. Below is an overview of the CGA governing body, committees, incumbents and General Manager (State Office). See also meetings, agendas, and minutes or view rules changes.

Officers Elected Directors Appointed Directors
BoG MAC Rules Committee
District Delegates

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Officers:
Office Incumbent Exp. Bio Information
President: Timmi Lemen '17   Elected by the membership every two years, on the odd years. The President presides at General meetings and BoD (Board of Directors) meetings, aids in the affairs of the Association, and makes an annual report to the members. The President appoints regional vice presidents, all chairpersons, and a non-voting parliamentarian. The President is a member of the BoG (Board of Governors). The President may make up to 8 appointments to the BoD, including three regional vice presidents and appointed directors at large. The President may also fill vacancies to the Elected BoD and for any office other than President, with approval (simple majority) of the BoD. Regular BoD meetings are held 3x per year.
Past President: Rick Long '17   Immediate Past President shall serve on the Board of Directors as an advisor to the President and the BoD.
Vice President: Nathan Rowles '17   Elected by the membership every two years, on the odd years.
Secretary: Cherie Hohlbauch '17   Elected by the membership every two years, on the odd years. Gives notice of all meetings, keeps minutes of all meetings, assists the General Manager in being custodian of all official records, prepares agenda with the President, and keeps a current roster of BoD members.
Treasurer: Dennis Cole '17   Elected by the membership every two years, on the odd years. Reports in detail to the BoD all sums received and expended, all outstanding obligations, and other matters deemed proper at BoD meetings. The Treasurer shall require full statements of project financial status, oversee all financial records of CGA, be responsible for the accuracy thereof, and assist the General Manager in maintaining a list of the location of CGA assets.
Northern
Vice President:

Jeannette Stewart

'17   Appointed by the President, and approved by the Board of Directors. The Regional Vice Presidents shall assist the President as required to meet CGA objectives, and serve as co-manager of CGA State sponsored events that occur in their assigned region.
Central
Vice President:
Margo Abatti '17  
Southern
Vice President:
Andy Krogh '17  
Parliamentarian Eric Martin '17   Appointed by the President, and approved by the Board of Directors. This is a non-voting, bi-partisan position, therefore this appointment does not count towards one of the 8 made by the President. The Parliamentarian serves as an advisor to the President and the BoD in reference to CGA policies, CGA bylaws, and on parliamentarian authority based on Roberts Rules of Order.
bullet      The CGA Board of Directors (BoD) includes all Officers and Directors (elected & appointed). Membership on the BoD is voluntary and unpaid. However, BoD members shall have their CGA membership (individual or family) paid by CGA for as long as they are a BoD member. The BoD, by a majority vote, shall approve all Presidential appointees.
Elected Directors At Large:
Office Incumbent Exp. Bio Duties & Info
Director: Danna Herchkorn '16  

Elected by the membership every two years or when a vacancy exists to fill the term. The primary responsibility of the BoD is to formulate, establish and evaluate policy. They assist in the identification of potential CGA problems, and present recommendations for their resolution. They provide encouragement to project chairpersons and assist with the development and staffing of committees with competent personnel. They approve all presidential appointments. They shall serve as a check and balance function for the organization, approve all policy changes, serve as the final step in conflict resolution, and shall act as the hearing body for appeals to disciplinary proceedings. Regular BoD meetings are held 3x per year.

**Shawna Bishop had to resign, expiration 2016. Her vacated BoD position has been filled by Fayra Staas.

***Jeannette Stewart was appointed as Northern VP, expiration 2017. Her vacated BoD position has been filled by Ellen Carr.

Director: Tiffany Martin '16  
Director: **Fayra Staas '16  
Director: Michele Easel '16  
Director: Lea Legnon '17  
Director: Allyson Shiffrar '17  
Director: Stacy Kresha '17  
Director: ***Ellen Carr '17  
bullet     The Board of Directors, by a majority vote of the quorum, may make all rules necessary to carry out the Bylaws.  The BoD, by a 2/3 vote, may add, amend or delete existing policy. Any CGA member may submit (in writing to State Office) a new policy or change to an existing policy for consideration by the BoD at least 30 days in advance of a meeting. CGA members will then have an opportunity to address the issue in front of the BoD.
Appointed Directors At Large:
Office Incumbent Exp. Bio Duties & Info
Director: Sally Rivera '17   The President may appoint Directors for the duration of his term. The primary responsibility of the BoD (Board of Directors) is to formulate, establish and evaluate policy. They assist in the identification of potential CGA problems, and present recommendations for their resolution. They provide encouragement to project chairpersons and assist with the development and staffing of committees with competent personnel. They approve all presidential appointments. They shall serve as a check and balance function for the organization, approve all policy changes, serve as the final step in conflict resolution, and shall act as the hearing body for appeals to disciplinary proceedings. Regular BoD meetings are held 3x per year.
Director: Jeffry Larson '17  
Director: Dale Hohlbauch '17  
Director: Virginia Leighton '17  
 
bullet      Bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote by members in attendance at the CGA General meeting, or by a unified vote of the Board of Directors.
Board of Governors (BoG)
Office Incumbent Exp. Bio Duties & Info
Chairperson/ BoG: Rodger Odom '18  

The BoG is a five member committee. Four members are elected by the BoD and district delegates. Each year one BoG member is elected to a four year term. The fifth BoG member is the incumbent President whose term expires with his Presidency. The Chairperson is elected by the BoG following the installation of a new Governor. The spokesperson for the BoG may not be the President.

The BoG is the Administrative arm of the organization, responsible for all CGA finances and the day to day operations. The BoG has full control and management responsibility of the organization. The BoG handles routine matters concerning the operational aspects of CGA. It is the BoG's responsibility to implement approved policies. They may hire an employee and/or contract services for the daily operation of the organization. They monitor CGA office operations to ensure policies are properly implemented.

The BoG meets 3-4 times per year in addition to the BoD meetings, and discusses issues via email almost daily. The BoG shall publish a summary of their activities and recommendations to the BoD within 30 days following each BoG meeting.

BoG: Andy Krogh '19  
BoG: Rick Long '16  
BoG: Dianna Malley '17  
BoG: Timmi Lemen (as President) '17  
bullet      CGA members in good standing that are 12 years of age or older may vote at the Convention Rider meetings, the Annual General Meetings held at Convention, and for officer and director elections held at Convention. Absentee ballots for officer and director elections must be requested from State Office at least 45 days prior to an election, or the ballot may be picked up and submitted in person at Convention.
Master Judge Advisory Committee (MAC)
Office Incumbent Exp. Bio Districts Duties & Info
Chairperson / Master Judge: Sheri Herchkorn   8,9,13,

The MAC encompasses all Master Judges. The MAC selects their chairperson each year, which then goes forward for the President's official appointment. The MAC interprets CGA rules for riders throughout the year, and meets as needed.

The MAC meets as needed, and discusses issues via phone and email frequently. The MAC Chairperson shall provide a summary of their activities and recommendations to the President within 30 days following each MAC meeting.

Master Judge: Andy Krogh   17, 33
Master Judge: Randy Young   20, 21
Master Judge: Rodger Odom   1, 6
Master Judge: Shannon Rahn   7, 27, 32
Master Judge: Belinda Harms   11, 18, 35
Master Judge: Janet Young   30
Master Judge: Dianna Malley   4, 45
Master Judge: Margo Abatti   14, 18, 23, 40
Master Judge: Ellen Carr   49, 50
bullet      The President may fill vacancies to the Elected Officers and Directors At Large for the duration of the vacated term.
Rules Committee:
Office Incumbent Duties & Info

 

Every CGA carded Judge Votes on rules changes at the Annual General Meeting.
bullet      Member requests for change will go to one of three subcommittees: Rules, Riders, or Bylaws. The Rules meeting is open to all CGA members, but only carded Judges may vote with the Rules Chairperson and the President presiding. The Riders meeting is open to all CGA members (12+ years of age may vote) with the President presiding. The Bylaws meeting is open to all CGA members with the President presiding.
District Delegates:
Office Incumbent Duties & Info
Delegate District delegate (and alternate)

Each local district's President appoints a delegate to attend all Board of Director meetings. The appointment must be made in writing to CGA State Office at least 3 days prior to a meeting. The delegate will provide an update on their district at the Board of Director's meeting.

Regular BoD meetings are held 3x per year. The delegate is not a Board member, but may vote on most Board issues. If the delegate is unable to attend, and an alternate delegate was designated, then the alternate delegate will fully assume the delegate role for that meeting. Otherwise, the alternate delegate will not having voting rights.

bullet      Items approved by subcommittees will go to the Annual General Meeting at Convention for a vote by all CGA members (12+ years of age), or the Board of Director's meeting for a BoD vote, whichever comes first. This will be the final vote prior to implementation of approved items. Minor modifications may be made for clarification, but the intent must not be changed. If the item is not approved by a subcommittee, it is not forwarded and the issue ends there.
CGA General Manager:
Office Incumbent Exp. Bio Duties & Info
  Phyllis Odom    

Hired by the BoG, and approved by the BoD, the CGA General Manager is the only paid position in the organization. The General Manager is responsible for implementing policies, and responsible for running the State Office. In most cases, member issues should be referred to the General Manager for resolution. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

* Appointed to an elected vacancy to serve out the remainder of the elected term.
 
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