Announcement of Special Election

Assistant Director Stacey Berry has had to step down from his post on the board due to time commitments for work and graduate school. The board thanks him for his service, particularly his help with our highly successful fundraising trip to the Karmapa’s teaching in New York last June. Thank you, Stacey! KTC wishes you all the best and looks forward to seeing you around the center when your schedule permits.

Consequently, in accordance with KTC elections policy, a special election will now be held to elect a member to fill the remaining term of the board member who is unable to serve. Any KTC member in good standing may be nominated for the position, but it is wise to check with the person first before nominating them. Nominees must receive two nominations from members in good standing to become eligible candidates for the office.

Nominations will be received by Rich Butchko at, or in writing to Rich Butchko, c/o Columbus KTC, PO Box 14946, Columbus, Ohio 43214. You may also call Columbus KTC at (614) 228-6546 to nominate someone by phone.

The nomination period for special elections is one week’s time.

All nominations–whether by email, phone, or postal mail–must be received by 1:00pm on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.

We also invite people who are considering membership in Columbus KTC to take this opportunity to become members and join us in this process; we welcome your input. To become a member, please visit our pledge page and/or contact Steve Phallen at

The election itself will take place Sunday, March 24th, 12:45pm, after the Dharma Talk.

For more details on the election policy, please see the attached document.

Columbus KTC Board and Elections Policy 14.1-1.


The Columbus KTC Board

Director: Kim Miracle
Treasurer: Steve Phallen
Secretary: Michael Stone
Member at Large: Eric Weinberg
Resident Adviser: Lama Kathy Wesley