2016 MAR Board of Directors Election Results

To: Mid-Atlantic Robotics Membership
From: Teller’s Committee, Eric Zygmont Chairperson
Date: June 18th, 2016 3:45 pm

The 2016 Election for Board of Directors was concluded on June 18th, 2016 at 3:00 pm as was advertised. Prior to the election the contingent of the board was numbered at 13. Per the bylaws of the organization, the board must be between 13 and 15 members. The election was very close and has ended with a tie for fifth place.

Candidate Votes Cast
Jim Hobin – 175 (15.4%) – Elected
Randy Coren – 145 (12.8%) – Elected
Priscilla Zawislak – 132 (11.6%) – Elected
Kevin Dieterle – 123 (10.8%) – Elected
Bill Garfield – 122 (10.7%) – Elected
Chris Lester – 122 (10.7%) – Elected
Howard Cohen – 98 (8.6%)
Joe McCullough – 84 (7.4%)
Herb Katz – 71 (6.3%)
Carl Budrecki – 63 (5.6%)

The Teller’s Committee in conjunction with the Board of Directors has decided to admit the six candidates to the Board of Directors, establishing that on July 1st, 2016 the Board of Directors will include the six directors indicated as elected above.

Starting July 1st, 2016 the Board of Directors of Mid-Atlantic Robotics, A NJ Non-Profit Corporation shall consist of:

2016-2017 Board of Directors
Randy Coren
Kevin Dieterle
Trey Entwistle
Thomas Galie
Bill Garfield
John Giardina
Joe Giardina
Jim Hobin
Christopher Lester
Carol Perrotto
Sarah Reffler
Brian Sherman
Bill Tompkins
Priscilla Zawislak


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March 24-26

Week 5

March 31 – April 2

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2016 FIRST Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2016 FIRST Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting. Topics will include a recap of the 2016 Season, Administrative Topics, Future Developments, and the results of the 2016 Board of Directors Election.
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Where: Princeton Municipal Building
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