In accordance with the Rotary Club of Three Creeks bylaws, the 2020-21 board of directors voted today to fill three vacancies with the resignations of Audra Smith and Rian Davis.
Smith had previously been elected to the president elect nominee and club administration director positions, while Davis had been re-elected to serve as sergeant at arms in 2021-22.
The club board voted to appoint Nelson Holmberg as president elect nominee, Kinsey Dhoot as club administration director and Laura Miller as sergeant at arms.
Club bylaws require a vote of the sitting board with a simple majority to fill vacancies. In the case of the president elect nominee position, Holmberg will be on the ballot for the 2022-23 board later this year for confirmation in the club's leadership succession.
Andi Costello is the club's current president elect, and she will serve as club president in 2022-23. If confirmed by the club this fall, Holmberg would serve as Costello's president elect and be club president in 2023-24.
Club elections also allow for nominations in all positions, including the presidential line, as well as write-ins, if voters prefer different options.
Wendy Bukoski and Craig Riley have been introduced as the most recent proposed members of the Rotary Club of Three Creeks.
President Daniel Spanski-Dreffin conducted the first reading of both proposed members at the club's July 1 meeting via Zoom.
Bukoski was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and has lived all over the West Coast. She considers Honolulu, San Diego, and Portland my hometowns. Bukoski lives in Felida with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a handicapped kitten nugget. She managed operations at FISH of Vancouver for four years and currently works for Friends of the Children - SW Washington in development. She helped launch the Friends' new chapter during the pandemic and has a healthy respect for how much goes into building something new from the ground up!
In her spare time, she enjoys riding bikes, mushroom hunting and foraging, kayaking, and sledding with her family. She is an enthusiastic, yet "vertically challenged" snowboarder and former kickboxing instructor.
Riley is a former member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, having made the decision that the Three Creeks club was a better fit for him.
He is managing partner of Medicare Help Now. Having grown up in Southern California, Riley moved to Portland in 1969 to attend Lewis & Clark College. He never left the Pacific Northwest. Riley and his wife Karen have four children and nine grandchildren.
In his spare time, Riley enjoys swimming, pickleball, kayaking and travel.
Bukoski's sponsor is Carol Mackey, while Riley's is Susanne Holmberg.
Second reading for both proposed members will occur at the club's July 15 meeting, to be followed closely by an electronic vote by the board. If you have any feedback to share in regard to either proposed member, please contact a member of the board in writing.