The candidates have been nominated for the NM Men’s Wellness Board Election for 2010, the electronic ballot has been prepared and is available for download as an Acrobat PDF Form.  Ballots may filled out using the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer and be submitted electronically via Email attachment (or printed and mailed).  Ballots must be sent (or postmarked) by no later than Friday, July 30, 2010. Instructions are included on the ballot, and your Acrobat Reader will have a “Submit Form” button that allows you to start the process to send in your ballot.

Click on this link to download your ballot.

To make sure you download a copy (rather than just open it in your web browser), be sure to Right-click or Option-click on the link, and save the link to a file.

Any male who has attended any NMMW Event (Spring Retreat, Father-Daughter, Summer Gathering or Fall Conference) in the last two years (going back to Father-Daughter in 2008) is eligible to to vote.

If anyone has any problem dealing with opening, completing or printing the ballot, please contact Jim Connolly (the Webmaster) via Email (jrc347@gmail.com) or cell phone (505 550-2433) for assistance.


As per the bylaws of our 501(C)3 NM Men’s Wellness Organization, we need to hold elections. The current Board, which was always designed to be operative only until we attained formal legal status, made a number of decisions about this process.

  1. There will be nine Board members, with 5 constituting a quorum for major decisions (must include the President or designate).
  2. The nine members include President, Vice President, Past president, Secretary, Treasurer, current fall conference leader, and three at large members.
  3. Seven Board members will have 2 year terms with a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. The outgoing president will also serve an additional two year term as past president following his tenure as President. The remaining Board seat will change with each fall conference leader.
  4. The elections are staggered, so that 3 board members will change one year, then 4 the next year.
  5. Those eligible to vote include any male who has attended any of the yearly conferences within the last two years, including Fall, Spring, Father Daughter and Summer.

THIS YEAR WE ARE VOTING FOR PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY AND ONE AT LARGE MEMBER.

Barry Cooney will asume the post of Past President for the next two years.
Gaylon Duke will remain as Vice President for one more year.
David Pease will continue as Treasurer for one more year.
Charles Fisher and Vittorio La Cerva will continue as at large members for one more year.
Michael Wilkinson is the current chair for the fall conference, and he will be repalced by Shell Goldman as a Board member at the fall conference.

  • There are many issues that the new Board needs to address, some old, some new. These include:
  • The future of Man, Alive!
  • Establishing a more formal Liaison to Ghost Ranch
  • Creating a Conference leader book (basic instructions) to be passed down.
  • Reaching out to young people and men of color.
  • Strengthening the mechanism by which we support exisiting men’s local support groups, and encourage the creation of new ones.
  • Fund raising & special projects (with tax-exempt status)

PLEASE SEND NOMINATIONS FOR THE THREE BOARD POSITIONS BY JULY 21.

FEEL FREE TO NOMINATE YOURSELF!

ELECTIONS WILL OCCUR THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

Send nominations with their contact info to Vittorio by July 21: heartsongs3@msn.com
or to him by snail mail to Vittorio La Cerva, 52 Zambra Way, Santa Fe, NM 87506

Thank you!