NAUI Board Of Directors Election

NAUI Board of Directors and Bylaws Revision Election Results

 NAUI Worldwide remains a true membership association. Our standards, policies, and ethics are governed by the Association’s Board of Directors, members themselves, who are elected through a democratic election process – each instructor member gets a vote in their association.

Below are the results of the 2015 Board of Directors and Bylaws Revision Election. This year voting was again performed online. Paper ballots were available upon request. The third party host website Votenet (eBallot) was prepared with the candidates’ information, biosketch, and answers to common questions posed to the candidates. During the voting period, members accessed an eBallot through Votenet to cast their votes resulting in the following:

Candidate                              Votes                   
Cheryl Thacker                       534                  
Simon Yu                               343
Jeffrey Hansler                       308                 
Barry Moore                          266
Quintin De Boer                     253
Eugene Muchanski                 210
Gary Kulisek                          200
Jean-Marc Claes                    189
Antonio Arcucci                     186
Michael Nadler                      157
Bernard Fuersich                    148
Jan-Willem Van Gelder          103
Amendment to NAUI Bylaws- Proposition #1:
Yes      902
No       143
Amendment to NAUI Bylaws- Proposition #2:
Yes      805
No       255
Congratulations to our new Board Members Cheryl Thacker, Simon Yu, and Jeffrey Hansler! Cheryl and Simon will be seated for four-year terms and Jeffrey will be seated for the remaining three years of a four-year term due to a resignation earlier this year. The newly elected board members will take office in January 2016. We thank them for their service and dedication to the success of NAUI Worldwide and its members.

As a result of the Membership's vote to approve the Board recommended bylaws revisions NAUI's bylaws are now in conformance with California law and provide enhanced rights for NAUI members. One of the more significant changes is the addition to the bylaws for NAUI members to serve as International Advisors to the NAUI Board of Directors. These regionally appointed advisors will provide insight helpful to the Board in serving NAUI's worldwide membership.
Nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors Election opens on May 1, 2016. To be considered, all nominations must be received by the Election Coordinator at NAUI HQ no later than August 15, 2016 and include as much contact information as possible for the nominee and the nominator.
Please send your nominations via email to or by mail to: Election Coordinator, NAUI Worldwide, 9030 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578 or by fax to 1.813.628.8253.

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