First and foremost, I would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 on your academic accomplishments and welcome you as alumni of Maine Maritime Academy. I encourage you to reach out to your local chapter or contact the alumni office and connect with other alumni. The Alumni Association is a very strong and active supporter of the Academy, and further provides a wonderful opportunity to network. We look forward to meeting you.
Now, some business: It’s election time again for the Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association Board of Directors. Election is conducted by ballot every two years. All graduates of MMA are members of the association and are entitled to hold office.
I encourage you to participate in the nominating process. The Board of Directors consists of 18 voting members, of which 16 are graduates. The remaining two directors are currently enrolled students. Board of Director membership includes a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Registered Agent (Clerk). Only the Registered Agent must be a resident of Maine.
Six directors will be elected and each director shall hold office for a term of four years from the date of the Annual Meeting of the MMA Alumni Association and until his/her successor is elected and qualified. Officers are elected by the membership and serve until their successors are elected.
I encourage you to participate in the nominating process.
A remit envelope, complete with nomination form, is enclosed in this edition, or you can visit https://goo.gl/SdPnqy. Nominations will be accepted through May 31, 2018 by the Alumni Relations Office. A ballot will be mailed to members by July 30, and the results of the election will be announced during Homecoming at the Alumni Association Annual Meeting, conducted at 10:00 a.m. on September 29, 2018.
As a Board Member of the Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association for nearly eight years, it has been a rewarding experience for me. I encourage fellow alumni to consider serving. I truly have enjoyed my time. I look forward to seeing you at this year’s Homecoming.
Joe Cote ’82