Executive Director’s Message

Summer 2017

MCRGO is about to try something new and I’m the guy to blame if it doesn’t go well. We’ve noticed that 94% of you have an e-mail address on file. And the weekly E’News subscribers continue to grow. Unfortunately, only 10%-20% of our members have participated in recent MCRGO elections over the past decade.

We hope to significantly increase member participation in selecting the MCRGO Board of Directors, which occurs in every odd numbered year,by offering the option of electronic voting which requires no stamp and no effort to mail in a ballot. It is also more secure and confidential. If you’ve received this issue of On Target by e-mail, just past midnight on August 1, you’ll also receive an electronic ballot for the 2017 election. We have already tested out the software on the current board of directors and it worked very well. If you lose the e-mail, you will get several reminders.

No e-mail address? Don’t worry. You will continue to have the option to mail in a paper ballot as in the past. See the instructions on page 2. As always, we won’t share, rent, or sell our member list including e-mail addresses. MCRGO also doesn’t use the membership database to engage in fundraising solicications -directly or through a third party.

Your thoughts about the new option are appreciated: brady@mcrgo.org

Brady Schickinger, Executive Director