I PLEDGE TO ENERGIZE
STATE AND FEDERAL
ADVOCACY IN REGION X
Kentucky Capitol I PLEDGE TO REBUILD
REGION X MEMBERSHIP
North Carolina State Capitol
in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
I PLEDGE TO LISTEN
Tennessee State Capitol
I PLEDGE TO BE
Virginia capitol building
I PLEDGE TO
PROMOTE OUR MISSION
West Virginia State Capitol
in Charleston, West Virginia, USA
ELECT ROBERT ALLEN
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I have known and worked with Robert Allen for several years on the North Carolina Federation Board and as a fellow NC Federation officer and member. He served as my Executive Vice President and followed me as the NC Federation President.
I couldn’t think of a better prepared candidate to become our new Regional Vice President. As well as being our NC Federation Vice President and President, Robert has led the North Carolina Federation through trying times in many different board officer and committee positions, including as Area Vice President, Bylaws Committee Chair, Public Relations Officer, and as chair of various other committees. Robert has also shown the same leadership skills in instituting the Federation Strategic Plan that North Carolina is still operating from today.
Robert is well versed with the issues currently facing NARFE, and its federations, chapters, and members, through his experiences at the federation and national level. He led the National Bylaws Committee for four years (2016-2020) as that committee ensured that our national bylaws were reworked to make them better match the needs and issues of a modern national organization.
Past North Carolina Federation President RON BUFFALOE
Robert Allen is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated NARFE member and leader who possesses excellent communication skills. He was a tremendous help to me when I was Tennessee Federation Pres. He had become North Carolina Federation president a year earlier and I benefited greatly from the knowledge and experience he shared with me.
I still seek his thoughts and ideas on NARFE issues. I believe Robert’s dedication, knowledge and communication skills will enable him to be an excellent RVP.
Jackson TN chapter 0519
Tennessee Federation Membership Chair And Past President Robert Allen is eminently qualified to serve as the Region X Vice-President. Robert has been previously elected to key NARFE leadership positions: chapter president, federation officer, and North Carolina Federation President. He also has unique knowledge and experience from having served on NARFE’s Bylaw Committees (BC) from 2014 to 2020.
What is not generally understood by members is that an RVP, as a “director,” is personally liable if NARFE fails to adhere to federal laws, the District of Columbia Non-Profit Act, and the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code. During his 6-year tenure on the BC, especially as the committee chair, Robert delved into each of these subject areas while reviewing proposed amendments giving him a broad perspective of governance requirements.
Robert, recognizing a governance problem, submitted a bylaw amendment this year to allow NARFE to conduct electronic meetings. Zoom and Face-Time meetings are now regularly conducted; however, both the DC code and Robert’s Rules require the organization’s bylaws allow electronic meetings. At the present time National Bylaws do not. His amendment will correct this oversight and bring NARFE into compliance.
Within the next year or so the National Executive Board (NEB) will have to consider whether or not to restructure the association to compensate for the continuing loss of 12-15K members each year and the corresponding membership dues revenue; chapter closings; the inability to recruit officers, even RVPs; and the continuing growth of national-only members. It will take time for new members to come up to speed, time which NARFE may not have. Robert Allen’s credentials will be invaluable to NEB deliberations.
Edward J Konys
Bylaws Committee Member
Past Ohio Federation President
Past Region IV Vice-President EDWARD J KONYS
Robert Allen is a proven LEADER. His knowledge and experience within NARFE is vast. He has held numerous leadership positions in NARFE from the chapter level to the federation level. He is a past president of the North Carolina Federation as well as other top positions the North Carolina Federation. Robert has served as the Region X representative on the 2014, 2016, and 2018 National Bylaws Committee. He chaired the committee in 2016 and 2018. His vast knowledge and experience qualifies him to be the leader of Region X.
I encourage you to support Robert Allen for Regional Vice President, Region X.
President, Kentucky Federation
Marilyn Riddle Testimonial
I have attended the last four regionals and have observed how well informed that Robert Allen (NC) always is. From that first one in Pigeon Forge to Winston-Salem, I have seen him continue to grow as a leader in Region X.
He works for all members no matter what he is doing. Robert is always very approachable to any member no matter whether you are a leader with many years of credible service to NARFE or a member who is just beginning to work at the local level.
He established his reputation as a strong leader when he served as a member and then chair of the National Bylaws Committee, 2016-2020. He always reached consensus with that group—not an easy feat. Few choose that committee to do their first notable service, because it is likely the most difficult one to handle well, but it is so very critical to the health of any organization, especially during the time of conference or convention.
For more specific information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, before you vote. I am certain that you will be pleased to have him represent you.
Marilyn Riddle, VA
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