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Assistant Governors - Non Voting

PolA Author: 
Aaron Codiga
PolA Date: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
PolA Rationale: 

Lieutenant Governors are elected by the Clubs within their respective Zones to represent the interests of those Clubs on the District Executive Committee. Assistant Governors are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Optimist Clubs within the District on the District Board of Directors. Presently, Assistant Governors are considered voting members of the District Executive Committee. To make sure Assistant Governors do not have more authority in the District than the Lieutenant Governors and the Clubs that they represent, Assistant Governors shall be non-voting Members of the District Executive Committee. This will make sure that the Lieutenant Governors can properly represent the interests of the Clubs they represent without being overshadowed by the Governor’s Team of Assistant Governors if the Governor chooses to have Assistant Governors.

PolA Amendment: 

Current Policy
Section 3.03 - District Executive Committee
The District may delegate, subject to the limitations imposed by the Optimist International Bylaws, the powers of the District Board of Directors to the District Executive Committee. The District Executive Committee shall consist of the District Officers and the Immediate Past Governor. The JOI Governor, the Chairman of the Past Governors Association, the Chairman of the Past Lieutenant Governors Association, and the Members of the Advisory Council shall serve as ex-officio non-voting Members on the District Executive Committee during their one (1) year terms.

Proposed Policy
Section 3.03 - District Executive Committee
The District may delegate, subject to the limitations imposed by the Optimist International Bylaws, the powers of the District Board of Directors to the District Executive Committee. The District Executive Committee shall consist of the District Officers and the Immediate Past Governor. The JOI Governor, the Assistant Governors,the Chairman of the Past Governors Association, the Chairman of the Past Lieutenant Governors Association, and the Members of the Advisory Council shall serve as ex-officio non-voting Members on the District Executive Committee during their one (1) year terms

PolA BoD Date: 
Saturday, August 21, 2021