This past year the Board of Directors of the California Cotton Ginners Association and the Board of Directors of the California Cotton Growers Association appointed a joint committee to consider the merging of the two Associations into one organization. On September 14th, 2016, after several months of meetings, the Boards of Directors of both Associations voted to recommend to the membership to merge the two Associations. Both Associations currently already utilize the exact same staff and office, and this effort is proposed to the membership to streamline the Association’s operations.
This movement is an important evolution for the cotton industry in California, and will not impact our effectiveness in representing California cotton gins and cotton growers in any way. To finalize this effort, we need you to vote yes or no on the proposed merger.
If you would like to see a copy of the proposed new bylaws, you have a couple of options:
- Visit our website at www.ccgga.org and click on the “Proposed Joint Bylaws” link on the home page.
- Call our office at (559)252-0684 and we will fax or mail you a copy.
- Contact Shana Colby at our office at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will email you a copy.
Once you have reviewed the proposed bylaws and made a decision, please vote, sign, and mail, fax or email the attached ballot. It is imperative that everyone vote on this initiative. Please do so by Friday, November 11th, 2016.