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2019 Elections and Bylaws Ratification 

July 1, 2019

Dear NFA Voting Member:

The Annual Meeting of the Active Members of The National Flute Association, Inc. will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Ballroom AC of the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah, for the following purposes: (1) to introduce the candidates for election of the Assistant Secretary, (2) to introduce the Director candidates for ratification, and (3) to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof.

Voting Members of record and in good standing are entitled to notice (as provided herein) and to vote. Motions will be considered to be approved if quorum is met by the return of at least 50 responses. Ballots may not be revoked.

The election will close at 5:00 MDT on Saturday, August 3. Ballots may not be submitted after that time. Voting results will be announced during the Closing Ceremonies at the Annual Convention and in the Fall issue of The Flutist Quarterly.
Please choose carefully, as once the ballot is submitted, it cannot be changed.

How to Vote Using the New Database

If you have not yet logged in to the new NFA database, please follow the instructions listed on this page to set up your portal, then proceed to vote using the directions below. 

  1. Log into the NFA Member Portal
  2. Find the heading that says "Election" and click "View Open Elections." 
  3. You should see the 2019 Elections & Bylaws Ratification. Click "View." 
  4. At the bottom of the page that comes up, click "Vote now!" 
  5. Where the system prompts you to enter a name for the ballot, please enter 2019 NFA Election.
  6. Make your selections and click "Continue." 
  7. You will be taken to a confirmation page. You will need to click "Place Order" to submit your vote. Please note, there is no cost associated with voting, and your card will not be charged.
If you have any questions about the voting process, please call the NFA office at 312-332-6682 
Candidate statements have been posted online on this page. Hard copies of candidate statements can be provided upon request by contacting the NFA office by phone at 312-332-6682 or by email at

By Order of the Board of Directors,
Kelly Jocius 
Executive Director

For Assistant Secretary

An elected position

A two-year commitment; will serve one year as assistant secretary and the following year as secretary. One is elected. (Vote for One)

• Katherine Emeneth
• Charlene Romano

For the NFA Board of Directors (ratified)

Three to be ratified for a three-year term. Primary duty is to participate in all meetings of the board and to assist in the implementation of the policies and projects adopted by the board. (Vote for Three)

• Carol Dale
• Phyllis Avidan Louke
• John McMurtery

Proposed Alteration of Bylaws

The NFA Board of Directors has also proposed a Bylaws revision to update the procedure for board elections. A summary of the changes is posted here

Ratification of this proposed revision to the bylaws is needed to make these changes effective. The ballot to ratify this revision reads:

“(b) In order for an alteration, amendment, and/or repeal of these Bylaws to be effective, a majority of the Voting Members who cast valid votes must ratify the proposed Bylaws’ alteration, amendment, and/or repeal.  Such ratification shall take place by the means determined by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall give the Voting Members two weeks’ notice of the proposed alteration, amendment, and/or repeal, in accordance with Article IV, Section 3, which shall be followed by a period of at least thirty (30) days for the Voting Members to vote on said ratification.”

A comparison of the current text and the proposed revisions is posted here. The current Bylaws can be found at any time on the Organizational Documents page on the NFA website.

To submit your vote, go to your member portal, and find the Election section.