At Large SCOPE Directors
Each SCOPE County Chapter Chair is automatically a member of SCOPE’s State Board of Directors. There are also “At Large Board Directors” who are elected by the membership by written ballot. An At Large Director is equal in all respects to other board members.
This is an opportunity to “step up” in the fight to preserve our 2nd Amendment rights and to participate in and help set the direction of SCOPE’s efforts.
The Board meets in person at the Members Meeting (in April) and the Annual Banquet (usually in September) and probably 1 other time in central New York. It meets by ZOOM 2 or 3 other times and occasionally by ZOOM as needed (usually on Saturdays.) Issues are sometimes discussed by E-Mails between board members in what are not official meetings but give guidance on issues to the Board’s Officers.
If you are interested, please send a notice of your candidacy and a biography, postmarked by January 1st to:
PO Box 165
East Aurora, NY 14052
Or E-Mail it to:
The biography will be printed in the February edition of Firing Lines. (We’ll help you edit it, if you need help.)
Below are some excerpts from SCOPE’s by-laws which outline the position, qualifications and procedures.
At-large directors shall be elected through ballots mailed to the members in advance of the annual meeting of members. (The ballots will be included in the Firing Lines which comes out in early February.)
Ballots shall be returned from the members and postmarked no later than the specified required postmark date. That date shall be no fewer than 14 days prior to the date of the annual meeting of members. (The date of the Annual Meeting will also be announced in the February Firing Lines.)
The At-large Directors shall be elected to hold office for two-year terms
Directors may be elected to any number of consecutive terms.
Directors must be at least 18 years of age and must also have been a member in good standing for at least 2 years prior to their notice of candidacy. The State Board of Directors may waive the two year requirement.
To become an at-large candidate a member must give a notice of candidacy and a biography by January 1st to the election committee. The member will become a recognized candidate unless the election committee can show cause for ineligibility.
In order to be elected as an At-Large Director, a candidate must get at least 35 votes.