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2016 HMGS Election


To all HMGS, Inc. Members,

First and Foremost, let me thank the election committee (John Snead and Mitch Osborne) for their assistance
in running the election. Second, One incumbent was re-elected to office. Finally, all four Referenda passed by
a large margin.

On behalf of the Election Committee and your Board of Directors, please join us in congratulating Kevin Kelley,
Tanya Brewer and Todd Kauderer on their Election/re-election to serve on the board.

I am happy to present the election results as follows:

JUNE 24, 2016 1:30 P.M.

Summary of Ballots Received or Returned

There were 360 ballots received in the office postmarked no later than June 3, 2016. There were 14 ballots
returned unopened by the post office marked as undeliverable or return to sender. Two ballots were invalid
due to no signature. One ballot was invalid due to write in’s. One ballot was invalid due to marking more than
3 candidates.

Verification of Ballots and Counting Procedure
1. Each ballot was examined by two people at different times to validate the name, and unique ballot number
to ensure a legal ballot.

2. All legal ballots were examined by two people for irregularities in voting which would cause exclusion from
vote counting. The result of this examination was that two ballots were not counted due to no signature, one
ballot invalid due to write in’s and one ballot invalid due to marking more than 3 candidates. The invalids and
therefore, not counted, ballots did not change the outcome of the election.

3. All valid ballots were counted two times and all totals were crosschecked.

Certification of Election Results

We did not encounter any discrepancies other than as noted in item 2 above which we consider to be
immaterial. Therefore, we confirm, to the best of our knowledge and belief, the election results, as follows, are
accurate and complete.

 Candidate  Vote Count
 Kevin Kelley  217
 Tanya Brewer  206
 H Todd Kauderer  190
 Mike Fijalka  182
 Mike Fatovic  162
 Referenda  Yes No
 Ref 1 293  55
 Ref 2  305  42
 Ref 3  298  49
 Ref 4  304  42


There were very few ballots requested after the initial mailing. If anyone still thinks they should have received
one but didn't, please contact us and we will check into why you did not get one.

If anyone has any other questions regarding the election results or election process, please contact me by
email or telephone.

James Curtis
HMGS INC 2016 Election Chairperson




To all HMGS Inc, Members,

In accordance with the HMGS Inc. By-Laws, we are currently conducting the annual HMGS Inc. 2016 Election for three Board of Director seats. Your Election Committee for 2016 consists of John Snead, Mitch Osborne and myself. We report to the BoD and the HMGS Membership through the HMGS President.

Election Ballots should already be mailed out to current HMGS members (current as of the last day of Cold Wars 2016). They should reach everyone NLT 25, Apr 2016.  IF you are sure your membership is current, and you do not receive a ballot by 25, Apr 2016, please contact me and the committee members ASAP at or call me directly. Email me your contact information and when you last renewed your membership.  I will work with the board to confirm your membership and mailing address.

Each Ballot has a unique member-voting control number on it, and therefore cannot be reproduced. Remember to personally sign the ballot so that your vote will count.  HMGS Inc. does not allow for Proxy voting.

Biographies of all candidates are included in the ballot mailing.

Ballots must be postmarked no later than Friday, June 3, 2016.

In addition to the BoD election, there are four referenda to be voted on.  Please take your time to review and discuss them. These referenda are from Membership Meetings and presented here for full membership vote per our rules. 

The bios and referenda may viewed by clicking on the links at either the top or the bottom of this page.

I encourage the candidates and membership to ask and answer questions on the official forum as much more can be discussed there than in a 500 word bio.

We encourage all members to please participate both by asking questions of the candidates as well as mailing in your ballot as soon as possible.

James Curtis
HMGS Inc. 2016 Election Chairperson
H: 757-723-6485
PC: 757-639-2121
WC:  757-593-3239



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