No Annual Membership Dinner and Silent Auction for 2020 – Virtual Membership Meeting Being Held

The chamber board was considering options for replacing our usual membership dinner and silent auction with a different type of gathering with safety practices in place.  However, a new statewide measure, in response to the upward trajectory of new COVID infections, is now in effect with a reduction in public and private gatherings.  All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals, down from the current cap of 250 people, and includes outdoor and indoor settings.  There will be no chamber in-person special event gathering for the remainder of the year.  A virtual membership meeting will be held to formalize the election of the new and returning chamber board members, tentatively scheduled for November 30th at 5:30pm.  Once the meeting arrangements are confirmed, the info will be sent to the chamber membership once confirmed.  A survey monkey link will be sent to the email contacts for current members next week to vote for the slate of nominees in lieu of attending the virtual meeting.

The slate of nominations for election/reelection to the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors was presented by the nominating committee at the October membership lunch meeting and accepted by a vote of the board members present.  The chamber membership elects the chamber board members at the annual membership meeting.

  • Current board members standing for reelection are: Ann Bower, American Legion Post 127; Amanda Lawrence, Atlantic Union Bank; and Derek Wall, Thomas and Wall Real Estate.
  • Nominees for election to the chamber board are: John Carter, Cater & Company Insurance Agency and Grayson Rudd, Cocoa Mia.

Ivan Anderson, Healing Tree Wellness; Jason Gallimore, Chantilly Farm; and Daniel Sowers, On The Water in Floyd are stepping down from the chamber board at the end of the year.

Right of Petition

The following information about a chamber member’s right of petition to nominate a candidate for election to the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is from the current chamber by-laws.

Article VI Board of Directors

Section 5 Selection and Election of Directors

  1. Nominations by Petition: Additional names for candidates for Directors may be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least ten (10) qualified members in good standing of the Chamber. Such petition shall be filed with the Directors’ Nominating Committee within ten (10) days after notice has been given of the names of those nominated. The determination of the Directors’ Nominating Committee as to the legality of the petition(s) shall be final.
  1. Election: The proposed slate of nominees, including those nominated by petition, shall be presented to the membership for election at the annual membership meeting. If unable to attend the annual membership meeting, any member in good standing may vote by email or by proxy via any member of the Board.