Published: April 12, 2022
The Annual Meeting of the VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors
The annual meeting of the members of the VMI Alumni Association was held Saturday, April 9, to elect a total of 10 directors at large and regional directors for terms that range from one year to three years, coinciding with the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the VMI Alumni Association to elect its officers.
Serious issues were raised in the course of the members’ meeting, which ended without completing the intended elections. Here are the highlights of the meeting. We will provide additional information as we move through our election process.
An outline of events follows:
On Saturday, April 9, the members of the VMI Alumni Association held their annual meeting where all alumni in good standing who were present had the opportunity to vote for regional directors and directors at large to fill open positions on the board.
A group of approximately 67 alumni, non-board members and members of the VMI Alumni Agencies boards attended the meeting.
At the same time, the incoming Keydet Club Board of Governors and the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees were successfully voted in without incident (this vote is by the sitting members of the VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors).
The officers of the VMI Alumni Association were voted in without incident (this vote is by the sitting members of the VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors).
As part of the members’ meeting, an alumnus made a motion to replace the entire VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors and to elect a new slate of directors. This motion was ruled out of order by the VMI Alumni Association president based on the bylaws and advice from legal counsel.
Subsequently, a vote—supported by the president of the VMI Alumni Association and legal counsel—was taken for the slate of regional directors as presented through the Board of Directors Nominating Committee. The slate as presented was not approved on a hand count of those in attendance.
Despite efforts by the president to work out the election of the directors at large and given the failed regional directors vote, the president advised that he would call a special meeting according to the bylaws, and he adjourned the meeting.
The anticipated plan forward is a special meeting to readdress the open Board of Directors positions.
Information will be forthcoming regarding a nomination process and special meeting to elect the open seats.
Fiscal Responsibility and Reporting
The VMI Alumni Agencies routinely reports financial information. Below, you will find three links where such information is posted.
The VMI Alumni Agencies reports all appropriate financial information. A wide variety of information is available here.
The VMI Alumni Agencies annual report to donors can be found here.
All financial reports may be found here.
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