GCA Election 2020
GCA is pleased to announce that the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, will be administering GCA’s Elections for the year 2020.
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS REGARDING UPCOMING ELECTIONS FOR GCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
In order to receive the EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOMINEES, MEMBERS must submit their email address to Dept.520.CMC.Orders@gmail.com with the Subject Line: GCA Special Election, as soon as possible.
SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF ALAMEDA
NILESH PATEL, an individual; MAHESH PATEL, an individual; KANU GANDID, an in dividual; and SUBHASH PATEL, an individual Plaintiffs
GUJARATI CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
OF BAY AREA, a California corporation; DAXESH CHOKSI, an individual; KETAN ITCHAPORIA, an individual; and DOES 1– 30, Defendant
Case No.: HG20062418
CERTIFICATION OF SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE
GCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pursuant to the Stipulation of the Parties in this case, the Alameda County Superior Court conducted a SPECIAL ELECTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the Gujarti Cultural Association. According to the Operating Rules for the Special Election which were noticed to all interested parties on October 15, 2020, the Court hereby certifies the Special Election Results, which were announced via video conference earlier today: Official ballots were mailed to all eligible GCA members setting forth 30 candidates for election to 17 positions on the Board of Directors. 535 ballots were returned. 4 ballots were disqualified for being mailed after the December 28, 2020 postmark deadline . 2 ballots were disqualified because they were not returned on Official Ballot forms. All remaining ballots were individually counted. The following 17 individuals having received the greatest number of votes are elected to serve a two-year term on the Gujarati Cultural Association Board of Directors for 2022-2024:
NEW BOARD MEMBER MEMBER No. VOTES RECEIVED
|1. Rakesh Baghat||60317-1||407|
|2. Vasudha Patel||60724||404|
|3. Saurin Patel||60101-1||402|
|4. Mahesh Patel||60343-1||400|
|5. Keya Patel||61053-2||394|
|6. Karishma Patel||61498||392|
|7. Naresh Patel||60126||392|
|8. Nitin Soni||61515-2||392|
|9. Sanjay Patel||60463||391|
|10. Subhash Patel||60557-1||389|
|11. Chandresh Popat||60460||387|
|12. Manisha Patel||61328-2||387|
|13. Kanu Gandhi||60527||385|
|14. Nikhil Patel||60779||385|
|15. Nilesh Patel||60551||384|
|16. Dhiren Patel||62097||373|
|17. Vipul Patel||62250||372|
The remaining results of the Special Election for other candidates are as follows:
|18. Jyoti Patel||60185-1||94|
|19. Pankil Shah||61792||92|
|20. Daxesh Choksi||60108-2||91|
|21. Narendra Mehta||60131-1||88|
|22. Jaanki Patel||60185-4||85|
|23. Ketan Itchhaporia||60102||84|
|24. Shital R. Bhatt||60104-2||81|
|25. Chiraz Dave||62029-1||80|
|26. Parthiv Rawal||60318||79|
|27. Swapnil Mehta||62199||78|
|28. Harihar; Jobanputra||62116||61|
|29. Sehul Shah||61457||45|
|30. Dharmen Patel||60113||43|
No objections having been timely received, the results of the GUJARATI CULTURAL ASSOCIATION SPECIAL ELECTION are hereby CERTIFIED.
The terms of the newly elected Board of Directors shall begin on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 3pm. The currently serving members of the Board of Directors shall deliver to the newly elected Board members all GCA property and records, including but not limited to membership records, books of account, financial records, and all email accounts including passwords, keys, office, computer, filing system, furniture or other tangible, electronic or real property which is the property of the GCA by no later than 3pm on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Hon. Julia Spain
Alameda County Superior Court
Dated: January 18, 2021
GCA’s Election Committee is pleased to announce upcoming elections for the GCA Board of Directors for the term beginning on December 1, 2020 and ending on November 30, 2022. Election process will start August 27, 2020 with a request for nominations and conclude on October 25, 2020 – auspicious day of Dussehra with election results. Election committee will continue to communicate with more detailed information on as required. Provisions of the GCA Bylaws as published on the GCA website will be applicable for the election process and eligibility requirements. Election Committee will seek guidance from GCA Legal Counsel as needed, in the interpretation of Bylaws.
The Election Committee hereby requests nominations from all existing Board of Directors as well as members interested in applying for the open positions on the Board.
Board of Directors, Officers and Open Positions
Board of Directors will be composed of a minimum of fifteen (15) members, with a maximum of seventeen (17) members.
Five Director Positions will be reserved for Junior Directors (as defined by tenure on the Board) from the outgoing Board of Directors.
Officers will be elected by the newly elected Board of Directors at a meeting of the Board to be held immediately after completion of the election of the Directors.
Eligibility Requirements for Submitting Nominations
21 years of age or older
Express interest by completing the nomination form in time specified.
Currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors or has been a voting member of the GCA for 12 months immediately preceding the election.
Nominee shall be voting member of good standing.
Process for Submitting Nominations
Please send all elections related questions to GCAElectionfirstname.lastname@example.org