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Election

November 2 -30, 2020

The nomination window is now closed for the 2020 election, and voting is now open. This year's election will select two Board of Directors positions for a term of two years and the Chapter President position for a term of one year. Additionally, members will vote on an amendment to the chapter by-laws.

Below are the bios for all nominees. Please review their bios before clicking the link to vote at the bottom of the page.

For President:

Philip Monk
Nominated for President of Board of Directors position
ACNA Member since October 2000

I am running for a second term as your Chapter President. I am a long time Audi enthusiast, having bought my first Audi, a 4000S, in 1984. Since then we've owned fourteen Audis, including my current TTS and my wife's Q5. I joined the Audi Club in 2000 and have been active in the chapter for the past fourteen years. I have served seven of those years on the Board of Directors, including five years as the Chapter's president. I am proud to have been involved in the planning of our Quattro de Mayo events over the past several years and the National event hosted by the Georgia Chapter in 2016. I am a retired architect, having served as the president of my firm for 10 years. My wife, Susan, and I live in Northeast Cobb County and have two children. My son is an attorney in Houston, TX and my daughter lives in Augusta, GA and is the parent of our five grandchildren.

For Board of Directors, alphabetically:

Lars Finderup
Nominated for Board of Directors position.
ACNA Member since February 2011

As I'm nearing the end of my first term as a member of the Board, I feel compelled to offer my service to the Chapter for a second term. The past two years have provided many opportunities to gain insight into the operation of the club, and jump into the work of organizing events and activities.

The past year has forced us to be stingy with events, but I have enjoyed getting a chance to organize some of our virtual gatherings. There is still a lot of room for growth in that arena, and I think it's a format that may stay for a while. It has given members outside Metro Atlanta a chance to participate more often.

Although there was a lot of trepidation on my part, I have also enjoyed being able to organize a couple of drives, last year's Cherohala Skyway and the Dragon Drive this past March. There is no question that those kinds of events are among the most popular of our club, and I aim to continue to help make them happen.
The most rewarding, of course, has been helping our flagship event, Quattro de Mayo, become one of the best run events of its kind in the Country. Even though we had to cancel it this year, it will continue to evolve into an even better experience as we begin to plan for 2021 in Asheville, and I look forward to being part of that effort.

For me, Audi Life began with an 01 allroad, went through a bunch of A4s, leading up to my current, second S3, which is about as close to the original B5 sweet spot as you can get, in my mind. Others have very different ideas of what a sweet spot means, and that's precisely the strength of the brand. There's room for every interpretation of greatness, in the lineup of cars, and in the quality of time we spend together in this club. I hope you'll continue to let me be part of it!


Chad Johnfroe
Nominated for Board of Directors position.
ACNA Member since May 2015

My partner Chris and I live in Cartersville, GA, and are both longtime sportscar and off-road enthusiasts.
As far back as I can remember, I have always admired Audis. In mid-2014, I wanted a new SUV, test driving MB GL-450, Lexus GX-460 and an Audi Q7 Prestige. Immediately upon driving the Q7, I was hooked. Straightaway, I configured and ordered a 2015 Q7 S-Line Prestige; then anxiously waited 6 months for delivery. We have since owned a 2010 S5 and currently own a 2017 Q7 Prestige, 2015 RS5 Cabriolet, 2010 Jeep Rubicon and 2017 Tacoma TRD 4x4.

We joined Audi Club in May 2015. Attending our first meeting in July the same year; we were welcomed with open arms, helping these first time Audi owners feel like old friends from the beginning. The warmth and enthusiasm of the group was far beyond our expectations. Since joining the Club, we have participated in every event our schedules allowed. Our first major event was QDM 2016, where we came to understand Ted's expression "the cars bring us together; the friends keep us coming back." Since then, involvement and enthusiasm for the Club has grown even more, including becoming a member of the 2019 QDM Event Committee, as well as "leading" and/or "tailing" past drive events. As someone that is a member of other organizations, I find Audi Club members are second to none and I felt honored being awarded "2019 Member of the Year" of the Georgia chapter.

Professionally, I am a Director of Information Systems. I served 8 years on the Board of Directors for the Coosa River Basin Initiative, 5-years as President, 1-year Vice-President, and 2-years Secretary. I also served on the Board of the Rome Area Heritage Foundation, Co-chaired my previous neighborhood HOA, and am currently a Committee member for the transition of our new neighborhood HOA from developer to homeowners.

As a member of the Board, I will work tirelessly with the Board and membership to ensure that Audi Club of Georgia remains the premiere Audi Club chapter. I will use my planning skills to help plan drives and other events, continue as a member of the QDM Committee, work with National Board as needed, and continue to promote Audi and Audi Club.

Thank you for honor of your consideration.


The Audi Club of Georgia recommends a change the bylaws as follows:

Current:

7.6. Chair Emeritus. The Chair Emeritus shall be reserved for outgoing Presidents for the purpose of providing continuity and guidance - especially to incoming Presidents. Closely working with the President, the Chair Emeritus will support general supervision, direction and management of the affairs of the Chapter. The Chair Emeritus is a member of the Board of Directors, and therefore has voting rights at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

Proposed (Changes are shown in bold):

7.6. Chair Emeritus. The Chair Emeritus shall be reserved for outgoing Presidents for the purpose of providing continuity and guidance - especially to incoming Presidents - for a one-year term. Closely working with the President, the Chair Emeritus will support general supervision, direction and management of the affairs of the Chapter. The Chair Emeritus is a member of the Board of Directors, and therefore has voting rights at any meeting of the Board of Directors during this one-year term. Following the one-year term, the Chair Emeritus may elect to remain on the Board of Directors as an Advisor but will no longer have voting rights.

Rationale for change:


One year to support the transition to a new president is adequate. Current wording potentially leaves a non-elected voting member on the Board of Directors for up to 4 years. This amendment was unanimously approved by the 2020 Georgia Chapter board of directors and ACNA board of directors.

Click here to cast your vote! You must be an active ACNA member in the Georgia Chapter to vote.