Who has been robbed?
What have we been robbed of?
The choice of choosing directors who might offer a different direction from those currently serving on the OVA Board of directors.
Who has done the robbing?
The OVA Board of Directors, by not appointing the 2019 Nominating Committee until 17 days after the December 1 deadline specified in our Bylaws, paragraph 5.4, thus reducing the time for the Nominating Committee to do their job by 30%.
The Nominating Committee, by not fulfilling their duty under the Bylaws, paragraph 5.41, to nominate “a slate of not less than two (2) more nominees than the number of directors to be elected”.
Why is this important?
Regardless of whether you approve of the direction taken by the current Board or you disapprove of their direction, you deserve to have a meaningful choice in the election. This means that you should be able to vote for candidates who are not already serving on the Board. With only a single non-incumbent running for the Board, three out of four of the incumbents running are guaranteed to win, thus maintaining the current Board majority for at least another year. So the Board, and the Nominating Committee which was appointed by the Board, have denied you a meaningful choice in this election and have guaranteed for themselves that they will remain in charge of OVA and our future in Oakmont for at least another year.