UPDATES OF MEMBERS DATA HAS BEEN PAUSED TEMPORARILY ON 4th JULY 2021
Hello Malibu Hindu Temple Members,
Malibu Hindu Temple’s member site will be available soon for all those who are members of the Temple before July 2000 to update their membership information, as a part of the overall effort to digitize all processes and procedures at the Temple. In an attempt to accomplish this, we are implementing this digitization drive in phases.
First and Second phase of the membership data update drive has been completed between February 2021 to July 2021.
We will be opening the membership site again for updating member data soon as part of our final phase of member data updates and digitization.
Please recheck here for more information about the site being available again for member data updates again.
Any questions or clarifications please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We Thank you for your continued cooperation.
Current Board Election Information
The Board of Directors of the Temple urges Members to update their contact information and encourage other Members to update their contact information, for wider Election participation. To update contact information, seethe last Q&A in this document. Deadline to update contact information is Saturday, July 3, 2021.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The last Temple Board of Directors Election was held more than 20 years ago, despite the Temple’s Bylaws stating that Board Elections are to be held every two years. The current Board voted to remedy this by calling an election for all eleven Board seats, in order to put the Temple and its governance on a regular, forward-looking footing.
Important decisions regarding the Temple and its Members need to be made, including financial decisions and decisions on who to formally admit as new (voting) Members, especially devotees who have been participating in Temple activities for some time as non-Members. The current Board believes that it should not be making those decisions. Instead, those decisions should be made – and need to be made – by a newly-elected Board that possesses the democratic legitimacy that comes from having been freshly elected in a fair, transparent, and properly run Election managed by independent persons. The current Board believes that the most urgent matter for the Temple is to elect a new Board, which will be able to make those important decisions. The current Board believes that delaying or dragging out the Election process would leave the current Board in charge for an extended period, making important decisions that should be made by a new Board.
None, other than calling the Election, appointing an independent Election Commissioner to run the Election and certify the results, and an independent company to manage the logistics of conducting the Election, and approving the entire Election process that was recommended by those independent parties, including putting all eleven Board seats up for Election. In addition, the Board approved two amendments to the Bylaws, one to allow for the Election to be held in the current circumstances (e.g., to elect all eleven Board seats in this Election, instead of only three Board seats every two years under the pre-existing Bylaw election provision), and the second to update the Bylaws to the 21st century, by making it clear that electronic communications and meetings are permitted, instead of only “mail and telegraph” communication and in-person meetings as stated in the pre-existing Bylaws.
The Board met on June 14, 2021 and voted to call the Election. On June 21, 2021, a Notice of the Election and instructions on how to nominate candidates for the eleven Board seats was delivered to the US Postal Service, which mailed the Notice on June 23, 2021 to Temple Members. The document that was mailed to each Member was approved by the independent Election Commissioner. A website (nomination.malibuhindutemple.org) was simultaneously opened so that Members can nominate themselves or another Member as a candidate for the Board seats. The website contains space for each candidate to submit a Qualifications Statement, which will be included in the Election materials that will be mailed, with the ballots, to Members.
All nominations are due by July 4, 2021. Shortly thereafter, a mailing will go to the Members, which will include the ballot, Election materials with the names of the candidates and their Qualifications Statements, and a stamped, pre-addressed ballot return envelope to be used by Members in submitting their ballots. The ballot return envelopes will be sent to a US Post Office Box. The Election Commissioner is the only person with a key to that US Post Office Box. All ballots are due by July 28, 2021. The Election Commissioner and an employee of the independent company managing the logistics of the Election will, sitting together, count and recount all ballots submitted by Members. On July 29, 2021, the Election Commissioner will certify and announce the results of the Election.
Yes. To update your contact information, go to https://members.malibuhindutemple.org, log-on, and enter your new contact information. In case you can’t log-on because your zip code does not match the one in the Temple records (try both current and former zip codes), go to https://members.malibuhindutemple.org/new-user-signup/ and upload your ID. If you use the upload-ID method, the Election Commissioner will review your information and either approve or, only incase of an abnormality, disapprove your proposed change. The Election Commissioner’s decision will be final. Please note that the last day for updating your contact information is July 3, 2021. Your new contact information will be used for mailing you the ballot, Election information, and return envelope.
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