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Robert (Bob) Chiarelli
Robert (Bob) Elliott
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Tosha Rhodenizer, RA, Chief Executive Officer
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
Dear RA Community,
I hope that this correspondence finds you, your family and loved ones well at this time. At the risk of stating the obvious, these are precarious times for our community including the RA. At the time of writing, the organization has been shuttered for over 10 weeks. Thank you all for your ongoing patience and support during this time. The RA Board of Directors, our senior team and I are focused on the planning to bring the operations back in a prudent, slow and methodical manner. We anticipate that this recovery will take a considerable length of time.
It is for that reason, I write to you today. The RA was in the concluding phase of a nomination period for the RA Board of Directors when the decision was made to cease our operations due to the pandemic. It is our plan to delay the election until such time as our operations have been successfully resumed and our organization has made its way through what is anticipated to be a very difficult financial recovery. A new nomination period will commence once we have reached that stage, allowing RA members to consider serving on the Board prior to the new election. In order to maintain continuity of decision-making and corporate knowledge through this challenging time the Board of Directors, just last evening (Wednesday, May 27, 2020) voted unanimously in support of extending their mandates in order to assist us through the crisis. At this point, we would anticipate holding an election for the Board of Directors at some time in the first six months of 2021.
Barring an extended continuation of the emergency we will hold an Annual General Meeting in the Fall of 2020 (without election) and will follow up with another AGM in the Spring of 2021.
Like most not-for-profit organizations, a scenario like this pandemic and operational shut down was never contemplated or provided for in our current by-laws. In the spirit of transparency with our members, we felt compelled to communicate this necessary decision immediately.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this decision, please contact me at email@example.com. I will, of course, continue to post CEO updates as we manage through this challenging period.
Stay safe and well. We look forward to seeing you again!
Tosha Rhodenizer, CEO, RA