There was little ringing in the New Year with some new Rumson Board of Education members on Thursday night.
And there were also some familiar faces returning to the dais and taking oaths for additonal terms.
In a quick, simple ceremony, newcomers William "Bill" Loughran and Maura Beyer were sworn in to full and unexpired terms, respectively, by Board Secretary/Administrator Denise Friedmann.
Loughran, who is principal of Holmdel High School, won his first term to the board. After being appointed to temporarily fill the unexpired term of Colleen Hodge, who resigned due to relocation, Beyer ran to fill Hodge's seat for two years and won against Russell Binns.
And John Connors took his oath, returning to the dais through 2015. Margaret Simons was absent and "will take her oath privately," Friedmann said.
As is protocol for an organization meeting, Friedmann ran the meeting until all were sworn in and a president, who normally runs the meetings, was nominated and appointed.
Colleen O'Connor, for the second year in a row, was appointed president and O'Connor, in turn, nominated Todd Havard as vice president, who took the spot on the dais for the first time.
The following are the committee assignments for the year 2013:
Education ~ Kim Swain, Colleen O'Connor, Todd Havard and Margaret Simons
Planning ~ Colleen O'Connor, Bill Loughran, Maura Beyer and Kim Swain
Finance/Facilities ~ Colleen O'Connor, Craig Pinsley (Chair), Peter Jarck and Maura Beyer
Policy ~ Colleen O'Connor, Todd Havard (Chair), John Connors and Bill Loughran
Personnel ~ Colleen O'Connor, John Connors, Craig Pinsly and Margaret Simons
Foundation Liaison ~ Craig Pinsly
PTO Liaison ~ Maura Beyer
NJ School Boards Association and GS Coalition ~ delegate, Bill Loughran; alternate, Maura Beyer