In addition to the rules in the ESNY by-laws, here are a few suggestions:
1. Each candidate selected must be a member of ESNY (check with Treasurer), but need not be a current officer. Each candidate must be qualified for the position. Each must be of good character. Each must attend ESNY membership meetings fairly regularly, or show some evidence of a willingness to do so. Each candidate must be willing to serve (ask them directly, and have them read about their duties in the by-laws).
2. The Committee should meet at least once in person, although a conference telephone call could suffice. Disagreements among the Committee must be settled by vote. Before the slate is announced, the head of the Committee should be sure that each Committee member is aware of the entire slate selection.