Latest News – March 20

Chamber Board Election Underway in Saguache Today

The Saguache Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors election is underway and chamber members have until March 31 to cast their ballots for two of four nominations.

Chamber Board Secretary Carlita Quinn presents at the 2016 planning conference last January.  The Saguache Chamber election is underway with four nominees for two open Board positions presented to voting members in good standing . Photo: Saguache Today.

Voting is open only to chamber members in good standing (2017 dues have been paid). If you or your business have been considering becoming a Saguache Chamber members, dues are very reasonable compared to the benefits the chamber provides through local events support, as well as member benefits of marketing opportunities and a popular speaker program created to share information among entrepreneurs and programs all up and down the San Luis Valley. Contact Carita Ginn, Secretary, Saguache Chamber of Commerce for membership information at lalady50@hotmail.com or check out the chamber website

In the meantime, for voting chamber members, John Darden of Las Cruces, NM (officially, although he also owns property in Saguache County) has been designated as the election official by the Saguache Chamber Board of Directors, per the Election Rules outlined in Article IV of the By Laws of the Chamber of Commerce: Officers, Section 1. Officers, paragraph 3.

While that might sound a bit procedural for a small town chamber, it speaks well to the group’s organization, and willingness to be transparent with an independent official. Darden has provided a detailed timeline to members indicating that the chamber election closes on March 31, with new officers slated to be seated at the next chamber meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Saguache Road & Bridge Meeting Room. John Darden may be reached via email at  JOHNDARDEN@ZIANET.COM   

The four Saguache Chamber Board Nominees are: Theo Boudreaux, Marge Hoglin, Carla Quintana, Byron Williams. Thanks to everyone who accepted the nomination to serve their local chamber. Saguache Today will let you know the election results when they come in.

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