Board Election Results

Moticha and Zais Join AFDCS Board

The Board of Directors has two new members: Michael Moticha and Mick Zais. They were running unopposed, along with incumbents Jim Tatum and Lloyd de Vries. The vote totals were:

Lloyd de Vries
Michael Moticha
Jim Tatum
Mick Zais

In addition, Fred Collins, Mark Gereb, Michael Rosenthal and David Lorms each received one write-in vote. The Election Committee chaired by Otto Thamasett (with Jack Ginsburg and Roy Souther) received 245 ballots, of which four were disqualified.

Tatum, who lives in Washington (state), was first elected to the board in 2020, de Vries, of New Jersey, in 1986. Moticha is a long-time active member of the Claude C. Ries Chapter (Southern California) and is part of the AFDCS Auction Committee. Zais is a former president of the American Philatelic Society who resigned that post to become Deputy Secretary of Education in 2018. He currently lives in South Carolina.

Four seats on the AFDCS Board of Directors are elected each year for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1. In addition to the 12 elected directors, the president, the editor of the official journal First Days, and the general counsel serve on the board ex officio, if not elected to the board in their own right.

AFDCS directors are not compensated for serving on the board nor reimbursed for their travel expenses.

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