November Legend

November 2019 Vol. 20 No. 11

A Letter FromYour President, Election News

Dear Members,

Current Board Members Seeking Re-Election Current Board Members Seeking Re-Election

The Election/Annual meeting for the 2020 Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Pilot House Restaurant and Marina. According to the Key Largo Chamber bylaws, each year an election for all open seats must take place. All but one of your current board of directors have decided to run, leaving only one vacancy. The nominating committee was able to find a few additional candidates, however in the end, only one was able to commit. That said, the election will move forward with a vote of approval from all business members in good standing. At the annual meeting, members will vote to approve the Board of Directors and on a revision of the current bylaws. If you are unable to attend the meeting, absentee ballots, along with a ballot for the bylaws revision, were sent by email. After reviewing the proposed change to the bylaws, absentee ballot members may vote, and both ballots should be returned to the chamber by November 11, 2019. Those wishing to attend the meeting may vote in person. The coming year will be exciting, with many important decisions to be made. With your participation, it can be a successful year for the entire chamber community. We are counting on your presence and support for the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce.

New Candidate

New Candidate

Robert Alonso Borland & Associates

Enrique “H nry” Menendez HNO Productions Inc.

Don Fa elli Monroe C unty Sheriff’s

Robert Alonso Borland & Associates

Enrique “Henry” Menendez HNO Productions Inc.

Jody Randel Centen ial Bank

Don Fanelli Monroe County Sheriff’s

Jody Randel Centennial Bank

Wil Pena Coastal Wealth Member of Mass utual Fin ncial

Wil Pena Coastal Wealth Member of MassMutual Financial

Marlen Weeks Coastal Title & Closing Servic s, Inc.

Spencer Slate Capitan Sl te ’s Scuba Adventures

Ruth Sc rade - G ace Keys Core Fitness

Marlen Weeks Coastal Title & Closing Services, Inc.

Spencer Slate Capitan Slate ’s Scuba Adventures

Ruth Schrader - Grace Keys Core Fitness

For Your Information

current bylaws must have no fewer than seven and no more than 19 members on the Board. An elected term is for two years and appointments made during the year are only valid through November of the appointed year. Absentee Ballots are not secret, however votes casted in person are by secret ballot. All votes are tallied by the Nominating Committee. The Absentee Ballot may be used if your attendance at the election/ annual meeting is impossible. You must sign and date the ballot and return to the chamber by November 11, 2019. You can send the ballot back by email, fax or in person. Email:, fax: 305.451.4726 or by mail: 106000 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL – 33037

The chamber’s constitution and bylaws state the following rules regarding the election of directors: • A business must be a member in good standing with all current fees and dues paid before being entitled to cast a vote in the annual Board of Directors election. Associate, non-profits and honorary members are not eligible to vote or hold office. Each business membership will have one vote regardless of the number of active representatives in the chamber. • The designee must be listed on the chamber’s active membership roster. If there has been a change in management or you have recently purchased a business, please call the administrative office at 451-4747 to update your information. The Board of Directors is established each November and according to the •

Sincerely, Elizabeth Moscynski, Key Largo Chamber President


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