Greetings GOG ADF member -


Yes, it's time for Grove of the Other God's (theoretically) tri-yearly election for officers.
Right now what we're asking for is people interested in running for the
offices available that are listed below. If you're interested in running
please send an e-mail saying what office you're interested in running
for and giving a brief (100 words or less) statement about why you want
the position. Candidate statements must be received no later than
September 17th to be included in the ballot.


We expect to be sending the ballots with candidate statements out by
September 27th. You will be asked to return the ballots by October 27th either by e-mail or
**by US snail mail** so voting can be anonymous if preferred.


*You must be a current paid-up ADF member with Grove of the Other Gods listed as your Grove affiliation to vote or to run for office.
*All office terms are for 3 years. Newly elected folks will take office at Samhain 2007. 
*Please do not run for office unless you're ready to do the job and to stay a member of ADF national continuously for the next three years!

Offices up for election:


Senior Druid
currently in the position: Norma Hoffman
running again this election? yes
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
-Oversee or run the eight major holiday rituals. Coordinate the running
of the major holiday rituals and, if necessary, ask for volunteers for
the position of Druid in Charge. The SD should not be running all eight
rituals themselves.
-Oversee or run the pre-ritual briefings for each of the eight major
holidays. Coordinate the assignment of ritual roles, before and during
the pre-ritual briefing, or assign a Druid in Charge to do so.
-Oversee and host the eight major holiday rituals and workshops or ask
for volunteers to do so in their place.
-Oversee the Dedicants program meetings or appoint a volunteer to do so.
Create and distribute homework assignments for the Dedicants group.
Organize new Dedicants groups when necessary.
-Position may include providing clergy-type counselling for members of the Grove. 
-It is the SD's responsibility to fill out Grove reports and quarterly
paperwork necessary for the national organization. Also any other
paperwork required by ADF national is the SD's responsibility to fill
out or delegate another member to do so.
-Performing the duties of this position can be time-consuming, but it should not
interfere with the SD's personal or work life. Good time management
skills are very necessary for the sanity of the SD.


Pursewarden (Treasurer)
currently in the position: Xuk
running again the election? yes
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
-Keep track of the amount of money in the GOG treasury.
-Keep track of the amount of monetary income and outgo for the GOG treasury.
-Provide income, outgo and balance numbers for each quarter to SD for the quarterly ADF national paperwork.
-Organize raffles and other fundraising events to put money into GOG's treasury.
-Keep a straight face while talking about being the Pursewarden of such a paltry amount of funds.


Scribe
currently in the position: Ed Chapman
running again this election? yes
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
-Keep account of dates and times of all rituals and workshops and other
events, and the number of attendees or appoint someone else to do so in their place.
This is necessary for the quarterly Grove reports to ADF national.
-Keep account of the omens for each ritual.
-Assist the SD in filling out quarterly paperwork and Grove reports for ADF national.


Bard
currently in the position: Jenne Micale
running again this election? no
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
-Know the standard Grove songs and be able to teach and lead the songs
by singing them clearly.
-Assist the SD or Druid in Charge during the pre-ritual briefing by
knowing the position of the songs in the ritual and prompting the
*rehearsal* of them at the appropriate points.
-Assist the SD or Druid in Charge during the ritual by knowing the
position of the songs in the ritual and prompting and leading the *singing* of them
at the appropriate points.