TES Elections 2016 - Call For Candidates
The 2016 TES Annual Meeting and Elections will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in accordance with the Bylaws of TES.
All intentions to run for the Board of Directors, Parliamentarian, or Arbiter must be submitted in writing by letter of the nominee to the Elections Chairs. The intent to run for a position must be received 60 days in advance of the elections; the deadline this year is 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 18th. Please take notice of that date. Intentions to run submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Candidates must have been a member of TES for at least one year in order to place their name in nomination. Any candidate for the TES Board must be willing to have their real name used on TES tax filings, as well as any other legal document as would be required. In addition to their intent, candidates will be invited to submit an election statement not to exceed 250 words. This will be due no later than 11:59PM, Thursday, August 25 (one week after the filing deadline). Elections statements will be restricted to how candidates wish to represent the membership on the board and will not be published if they contain personal attacks and slander. Qualifying statements will be posted to the newsletter list and to the website.
Notifications of intent and candidates' statements may be:
- Hand delivered to the Elections Chairs (Dov, Chair and Jeff R, Vice Chair)
- Handed to the Board member on duty, or to the door staff at a regular meeting at the TES location.
- Mailed to TES at PO Box 2783, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163-2783, Attn: Elections Committee 2016 (Very important: First class mail only! No express or certified mail, FedEx or UPS!)
- Sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org *AND* email@example.com.
Board: 5 of the 9 voting seats on the Board of Directors are being voted on, 4 for a 2-year term each, 1 for a 1-year term. The board members whose terms are ending are: Dov, Gigi, Hank, Meatcandy, and MrDream. The board members who are continuing in office are: Alex, Jinx, Ramon, and serena.
Parliamentarian: The office of Parliamentarian is up for election. The current Parliamentarian is MJ.
Arbiter: The position of Arbiter is up for election. The current Arbiter is Spike (Richard).
A Meet The Candidates Night will take place on Tuesday, October 4th.
See below for an important message from our Chair of the Bylaws Committee. Please note that the deadline for all proposed Bylaw amendments is 11:59PM Friday, July 29, 2016.
To recap, important dates:
October 18, 2016: Annual Meeting & Elections
October 4, 2016: Meet the Candidates
August 25, 2016: Deadline for Candidate's Statements
August 18, 2016: Deadline to declare intent to run for the board,
Parliamentarian, or Arbiter
July 29, 2016: Deadline for proposed Bylaw amendments
Chair of Elections Committee
Emeritus Board Member
Call For By-Laws Amendment Proposals
The TES Annual Membership Meeting and Election will be held Tuesday October 18th, 2016.
All By-Laws Amendment Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 pm Friday July 29th, 2016 - 90 days prior to the election. By-Laws Amendment Proposals may be:
e-mailed to: ByLaws@tes.org,
e-mailed to: Secretar@tes.org,
mailed to the TES PO Box, or
handed to any board member at any TES meeting.
Please include your name, perfected e-mail address (so we may contact you with questions), and member (card) number. While names will NOT be associated with proposed amendments, anonymous submissions will not be accepted. You should also include a statement explaining the rationale for the By-Laws amendment.
The By-Laws Committee will review all submissions and work with the submitter to craft wording suitable for inclusion in the Annual Membership Meeting and Election package. Amendments require approval by 2/3 of the members voting to take effect.
If you have any questions please e-mail the By-Laws committee at the address above. The current By-Laws, and the TES Creed can be found on the TES website.
TES Fest 2016!
TES Fest 2016 was amazing! Stay tuned for information regarding TES Fest 2017!
Pat Bond and Terry Kolb, founding members of TES have been Inducted into 2015 Leather Hall of Fame.
The Eulenspiegel Society is pleased to announce that The Eulenspiegel Society founder Pat Bond and cofounder Terry Kolb are two of this year's inductees into the Leather Hall of Fame.
The Leather Hall of Fame annually selects honorees who have contributed in a profound way to the world of kink; TES itself became an inductee into the Leather Hall of Fame in 2011.
The Leather Hall of Fame made its decision based on Bond's and Kolb's outstanding personal histories of activism and organization within the BDSM community, such as their early work together executing Bond's vision of a masochism liberation society that eventually became TES.
The membership of TES, as well as its Board of Directors, are so proud that two of our founders are getting well-deserved recognition, and we thank them again for all they have contributed.
The induction ceremony was held in Cleveland on April 26th. The award was brought back and presented to Pat Bond in a ceremony at TES Fest 2015.
Announcing the TES D/s Society
Ever wanted to add an extra touch of class to your lifestyle experience? Have a thing for high protocol and service? If so, then TES is happy to announce the newly formed TES D/s Society!
TES' Dominant Men/submissive women and Dominant Women/submissive men Special Interest Groups have joined forces to bring you a host of classes, small formal dinners, cocktail parties, tea parties and more to teach you how to serve and be served at high protocol pansexual functions.
General Tuesday and Wednesday D/s Society classes will be open to everyone. Events will be limited to TES Members only.
We are looking to gather kinksters interested in attending and especially those interested in serving; Once a core group of skilled high protocol servers is formed, we will all work together to plan a grand gala to put our practice to the test and provide an amazing evening for our community.
If you are as excited about this as we are but are not yet a TES Member, now is the perfect time to join! Receive $10 off all membership prices with the TES Membership Drive, now extended until Sunday, February 8th. Membership applications are available at TES classes, workshops and parties, as well as online at www.tes.org.
The TES D/s Society looks forward to serving with you and for you! If you would like your lifestyle experience to include a touch of gracious living and formal service, please join us and stay tuned for future announcements!
Increase in Door Fees for regular classes
The door fees for our regularly scheduled program classes at the new location have changed as of February 1st 2015:
The Member Fee is $5.00
The Student Fee is $10.00
The Reciprocal Group Fee is $10.00
Non-Members Fee is $20.00
We recognize there's a jump in the student fee, but we truly feel our members should be the ones getting the best rate to our classes. Plus, student memberships are always available and pay for themselves in just a few meetings.
If you're not already a member you can save tremendously by joining now during our membership drive making back the fee in as little as 2-3 classes!
TES Needs You!
The Volunteer Committee, needs your help. We are looking for people with fresh ideas, and new energy to help us aid TES by recruiting, retaining and rewarding volunteers.
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TES is also currently looking for:
- Operations Committee Members
- and many more positions
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