NEA 2015 Officer nominees

Please forward the following to your members ASAP:


The 2015 Nominating Committee of NEA has asked me to forward their report for the upcoming elections to take place on Saturday, July 11 at the NEA Annual Business Meeting.  Time and place to be announced at the Rally.  All Chapter Presidents and National Directors (and all Alternate Delegates) are requested and encouraged to attend.  You will have voting rights for all motions brought before the Board and elections for any board positions.  Although any one is welcome to attend the meeting.  Only the above will be able to vote.  Therefore, if you have any concerns or questions you would like to bring before the board this is your opportunity to be heard.


Robert McCormick and Tom Rec will be leaving the board and plan to relocate to the south.  Because of this we now have 2 Vice President positions open.  This information was forwarded to the Area in a previous email and interested candidates were asked to get in touch with either the Nominating Committee or myself, Donna Merlino, NEA Secretary.   Since that email we have received one candidate for these 2 open positions. That candidate is listed below and I have also attached his letter of introduction.   Therefore, we are still in need of at least one more candidate.  Also, any and all nominations will be accepted at the Business Meeting (July 11).  If you or someone you know is interested in being a Vice President on the NEA Executive Board please come forward.  We need your help.  You don’t need any experience, just a great  attitude, and be willing to have fun.    AGAIN, PLEASE CONTACT ANY MEMBER OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE OR MYSELF, DONNA MERLINO, NEA SECRETARY IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

John Traphagen:

John & Sharon belong to several FMCA Chapters, Elks International, Racecar Fans, which they are charter members of and Sharon is the Vice President for the Eastern Time Zone, and newly formed Hudson Valley Allegros.  They were members of the Hudson Islanders until January 2015 of which John was the National Director for four years.

NEA Nominating Committee:

Fred Linberk – Bussin Buddies –

Sandie Zern – Bussin Buddies –

Harley Soulia – Green Mountain Chapter –

Thank you for your continued support of the Northeast Area.

See everyone in Vermont July 9th………until then,

Safe Travels,

Donna Merlino, NEA Secretary


o/b/o The NEA Executive Board


Below is John and Sharon’s resume