It also seems like so close to an election if a board member spot was being vacated that the club would have the spot held up for an election. Also I do not like the policy the board adopted in the first place.
The charter was adopted unanimously by 36 Club members at the first nominations meeting in December, 2008. The Club leadership at that time voluntarily turned over any controlling interest it had in Club to open the way for a broad-based Club leadership core. The current structure was born there and the first slate of Club officers was elected and inaugurated on its heels.