We have had a few unexpected events happen that has caused turnover for the 2021 Board of Directors. Our 2020 President-Elect and incoming 2021 President Tracey McDuffie has resigned. Please see her message below:
“It is with my deepest regrets that I must resign as the CRANE President. I feel that with the responsibilities of my new job and moving to Louisiana I will not be able to dedicate the time needed to perform the duties of CRANE President.
Tracey McDuffie, CTR”
In addition to this our incoming Vice President Pam Hinkle is unable to step in to the President Role, please see below:
“I wish Tracey McDuffie the best in her move and her new job in Louisiana, and I understand her feeling that she is not able to serve as President in light of her new job and her family responsibilities.
I also understand that according to the By-Laws, as Vice President, I would become President for 2021. However, I do not feel I can serve as President due to the responsibilities this office entails. I don’t think I could do the office of President justice. It was suggested to me before the elections that I run for President Elect, and I turned it down for this very reason.
When I was on the Board before, the person who was President received a lot of flak while she was in office. She was previously very enthusiastic in the positions she held, but after she served as President and Immediate Past President, she declined to run for any other position or volunteer for any committee chairmanship, and she has not even renewed her CRANE membership. It was then that I decided that I could never be President, nor do I have any desire to be President. The events of the past couple of months has convinced me of this.
It is for this reason that I am declining to serve as President for 2021 (or any time). I am willing to continue to serve as Vice President to coordinate the Annual Meeting (if we have one) or a substitute and would also like to continue as Bylaws Chair to work on the proposals I worked on last year, have the Board vote on them sometime in 2021, and have the membership vote on them at the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Pam Hinkle, CTR
By-Laws Chair 2020
Vice President 2021”
For this reason we are holding a special election for the 2021 President of CRANE.
Call for Nominations for this position are due before 12/25/20. Elections will be held in January 2021.
Lyndsey Goyette, BS, CTR
CRANE 2020 President